Halstead Road Runners pair of Nicki Pengelly and Val Kerrison ran the famous Great North Run on Sunday. This was Nicki’s first ever race over the 13.1 mile distance. Nicki Pengelly finishing in 3hrs :39mins and Val Kerrison in 2:30.
Elsewhere on Sunday Halstead Road Runners fielded an impressive 2 relay teams for the Essex Way Relay, ran the length of Essex, finishing in Harwich. The men’s team finished a very impressive 12th overall while the mixed team were 25th overall. A total of 61 teams completed this race.
Marathon Legend Andy Wilmot is currently day 5 of 10 through The Great Barrow Challenge, in Suffolk. This unique race of 10 marathons in 10 days climaxes on Saturday. Andy Wilmot, 70, so far has completed each day in unbelievable time under 5 hours per race day. Only 15 competitors from around the UK have taken on this challenge.
Parkrun results were as follows: Jim Clark 20:58, Dan Hollinshead 23:45, Jenn Langley 27:55 (PB) and Jim Leaney 29:12