6th December 2011
Five athletes represented Halstead Road Runners in the Essex Veterans Cross Country Championships held at Chigwell Row over a 5 mile course. Conditions were more favourable than last year when lying snow made the ground slippery. By contrast this season was soft but not particularly muddy although the undulating woodland course still presented quite a challenge.
First home for Halstead in the Menís over 50 race was Phil Davies with a great performance, placing 11th out of the 110 finishers in 36 minutes 32 seconds. Don English was next, crossing the line in 32nd place with a time of 38:43, followed by Mike Grealy 47th in 40:47. Completing the four man team was Andy Carter with 53rd position in a time of 41:55, placing the team 9th.
Halsteadís sole representative in the Womenís over 35 race was Wendy Carter with a fine performance, recording 35th out of 84 finishers with a time of 44:29
On Sunday 11th December Halstead Road Runners will be hosting round 3 of this seasons 53-12 Cross Country League. The 5 mile route will start and finish at Gosfield School and include a section in Broaks Wood. The senior race will be preceded by a junior fun run.
For senior membership enquiries please call Club Captain Wayne Kern 07801 722794 and for juniors (8-15 year olds) please contact Peri Collins 01787 223150.
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