Witham Running Club was formed in 1983 to support those who want to train, race and run for fun, on and off road. We are based at Bramston Sports Centre in Witham and we now have over 170 members. We have a thriving juniors section and our ratio of ladies to men is about 40:60.
More information is in the "About Us" section in the menu on the left.
Marc writes "In this great British summer we are having it is not clear whether we should lament the lack of warmth and sun or be grateful that the rain and hail of earlier today held off for tonight's race. So the 35 runners were faced with cool, mildly breezy conditions for tackling our new 5k course for the first time.
There doesn't seem to be any clear consensus of whether it is easier or not than last year's course but it was pleasing to hear so many say they enjoyed it. And I know of several PB's, and I don't doubt there are some others I don't know about, so I'm going to also claim it is easier!!!
Before I get on with the results, it is worth repeating that we can't hold these races without people helping to marshal, timekeep, keep results, set out the course etc. So I'd like to express my sincere thanks to Fozzy, Roger, Carmel, Dave Jobling, Anthony Smith, Dave Smith, Mark Jeary, Mick Moy, Tracey D, Claire B, Martyn, and Theresa. Thanks also to the Angel for hosting us and it looked like a lot of you were enjoying some fine food afterwards.
Hopefully the weather will be warmer for the next race on 20 June and we will see even more members tackle the new course. Results below when you click read more.
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Saturday Cycling - This week, The Booking Hall Cafe at Rayne Station
Lots going on this weekend and something a little different, so please read the following carefully to ensure you don't loose out, if you intend joining us on our Saturday Cycling.
SATURDAY 9am Grouppeto from Morrison's There
will still be a group ride from Morrisons at 9am. In summary, this is
the usual loop around Terling, The Walthams, Pleshey, Howe Street and Rayne.
10am from The Angel, Kelvedon There
is a separate route for those wishing to leave a little later from
Kelvedon, this is the usual 14 mile route via Cressing and Ranks Green.
Full route details for these two rides are available from me - if you are not on the weekly e-mail circulation please contact me via the Contact Us link on the left if you do not have my e-mail address and I will send these to you and add you to the list if you wish.
Brick Session from Rayne Station Meet at Rayne by 9:15 and be ready to ride by 9:30, especially if you've packed your bike away in the car!
intention is to do approximately 23 miles around Shalford and the
Gosfield Tri loop. Then a run afterwards, this can be as long as you
want it to be, but a maximum of 2 miles should be quite sufficient,
especially if you are new to these or haven't done one for sometime.
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 10am from Morrison's I am intending to do a 4 - 5 hour steady ride
out around the Dengie Marshes. This will be a similar route to the one
we did on the last Bank Holiday. But a bit longer and ridden at a slower
pace. I expect we will cover in the region of 60 - 75 miles.
is no stop planned. Therefore please ensure you have adequate rations
and energy drink with you, though we may make a "petrol station stop" if
This is to say a very big thank you to all of you who helped make this year's event a great success. Numbers were, actually, down on last year, but this in no way detracted from a really successful day. Our marshals were many and excellent, the water stations well staffed and efficient as ever, HQ help was great. Levit's Corner, always the busy point in the race, worked well this year with a bypass route to the large car park and loads of help from our friends at Havering 90 Joggers.
Really, I can't thank you all enough. We're so grateful to all of you, whether part of a team or organisation or simply as individuals. I do not have everyone's e mail address, so I'd be really grateful if you'd pass on my thanks to other helpers from your club or society. I do hope you enjoyed the day. When the dust has settled, we again look forward to giving support to deserving local charities and organisations.
Those clubs and societies who turned out en masse, perhaps manning a water station, who had team mates competing in the marathon, don't forget that we'll happily refund you for up five entries. Please do take advantage of this offer. If you have not already done so, please provide:
1. the names of up to five team entrants
2. correct payee name for your club/society
3. name and address of the club representative to whom you'd like us to send the cheque
Do this as soon as possible please - we're keen to finalise the accounts and distribute proceeds.
Next year's marathon will be on Sunday 11th May 2014. Please put this date in your diary and let me know as soon as you like if you'll be available. If you'd like a different position next year or have any good suggestions as to how the event can be improved, do please let me know.
Thanks Friends, it's greatly appreciated.
On behalf of the Halstead Road Runners and athletics in Essex,
stewart writes "Last Friday saw Trev Johnson taking part in the Property Tri at Eton Domey Lake, Windsor. Despite a painful achilles he managed the 750m swim; 21K bike ride and 5K run in 1:18:57 finishing 8th in his age group and 149th overall out of a field of nearly 1000.
On Sunday Lee Pembroke did the St Neots Super Sprint Tri. After a 400m open water swim, 8.5K bike ride and 2.5K run he was 4th man home and 7th overall."
stewart writes "TUESDAY 21ST MAY: 7.30 pm sharp please at The Green Dragon, Gt Leighs, CM778QN, for our fourth pub run of the summer. Hopefully a bit drier than last week but certainly less undulating and a tad quieter. The usual 'as usuals' - please car share where possible; wear a club top to help promote the club; order and pay for food before the run and please try to support the pub! A choice of two routes - 5.6 or 4.2 and we welcome back our New2Runners for their third session with us which will be led tonight by Claire B.
THURSDAY 23RD MAY: The first Summer 5K race on our new course from The Angel, Kelvedon CO5 9AN. Please see seperate postings for full details.
SATURDAY 25TH MAY: 9.00 am Morrisons, Witham. Cycling. Further details here later.
stewart writes "A brilliant club turnout for Sunday's 10 miler at Gt Baddow with some excellent times and a few PBs. James Farren led the 23 strong Witham contingent finishing in 13th place with a great time of 58.35 (it is worth noting that the winning time was an impressive 52.59!). Please see Read More below for the full results. Photos of the race will be in the gallery soon."
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