Taking part in races is a personal choice and not one that we expect all members of our group to do. Some may have other commitments on Saturday mornings when we offer regular racing, while others may not have joined the club to compete.
For those members who are competitive and wish to race, we offer 3k and 5k races on Saturday mornings:
- 3k race at Motts Field (CB9 0LP) starting at 9am. This is our regular distance and is ideal for this age group.
- 5k Haverhill Parkrun at Puddle Brook Playing Fields (Greenfields Way, CB9 8NJ) at 9am. We suggest members only do this event once every four weeks, for which we require parental permission.
Members are informed of other races in the region, both individual and relay events. In the summer of 2018 we organised a 2k race for juniors in Kedington as part of the club’s event in the Kevin Henry series. See the results at the bottom of this page.
Please let us know if you compete in races that we may not be aware of. We would love to share your results, as well as any photos, with the rest of the group.
Friday5 Series, Sudbury, Friday 14 June
Several juniors took part in the first 2k race of this summer series. Ben came first in his age group (U13) and third overall. Full results on Friday5 Series website.
Ben: 6:37; Tobin: 6:53; Peter: 7:03; George: 7:36; Jed: 7:38; Ted: 7:41; Sophie: 8:19; Juliet: 8:35; Adam: 8:56; Leonie: 8:59; Kate: 9:34
Haverhill 5k Parkrun, Saturday 8 June
New member Peter got a massive PB of 22.02. At previous parkruns he’s done 23.17 (Tyne Green on 25 May) and 22.49 (Haverhill on 18 May).
Kevin Henry 5k series, Thursday 6 June, Newmarket
Four juniors (including newbie Peter) ran in the third race of the series, a warm, lovely evening. Although it’s a flat course, some of it is through sand! A few possible PBs.
Sophie: 24:35 (PB?)
Juliet: 25:37 (PB?)
Club 5km time trial, Thursday 30 May
Kevin Henry 5k series, Thursday 9 May, Witchford, Ely
Four juniors ran in the second race in the series. It was a bumpy and muddy running surface and a cool evening but that didn’t stop them…
Ashdon 3k fun run, Monday 6 May
Benji came first in a time of 10:42 and George was 9th in a time of 12:32. Results here.
Gorleston junior parkrun (2k), Saturday 4 May
Adam took part in the Gorleston junior park run coming 16th out of 60 and in a time of 9:49. A PB and fourth in his 11–14 age group.
Club 5km time trial, Thursday 25 April
Ben, Sorren and Adam took part, with Ben recording a brilliant PB and coming third.
Ben: 18:58 (PB)
Adam: 36:45 (pacer)
Kevin Henry series, Thursday 18 April, Impington
Four juniors joined over 100 runners at the first race in the Kevin Henry series:
Full results on the club’s Facebook page.
Club 5km time trial, Thursday 28 March
Ben and Adam took part in the monthly time trial and both got PBs. Ben ran a stunning 19.41 and came ninth and Adam beat his dad in a time of 25.06.
Cross country racing
Haverhill Suffolk Winter League Race
The club hosted the final race in the Suffolk Winter League on Sunday 24 March and it saw an amazing turnout from our juniors – 14 of them altogether, including our three recent joiners. It looked like a gruelling course but they all rose to the challenge. Well done to all of them and here are the results with the age group position.
Ben U13 2
Tobin U15 6
Benji U15 8
Harry U13 10
Sorren U15 9
Ted U13 14
Jed U13 15
George U15 11
Josh U13 17
Juliet U15 7
Adam U13 19
Leonie U15 8
Sophie U15 9
Charlotte U13 10 (injured)
Here are the runners soon after the start.
And at the end with just 50 metres to go.
For the full results click here.
You might have wondered where Tobin was. Well, he wasn’t wearing an HRC vest so he wasn’t picked up by our photographer, but someone else spotted him.
Ben and Harry had also both taken part in four races in the league qualifying them for a final league position: Ben 3rd and Harry 9th, both in the U13s.
Weekend of 9/10 March
Ben took part in the UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships held on Saturday 9 March at Loughborough, representing Suffolk in the U13s Boys race. He came 193 out of 300 – a really good experience for Ben. Results are here.
Harry took part in the fifth race in the Suffolk Winter League, held at Fritton Lake on Sunday 10 March. Cold and muddy! Official results here.
Sunday 17 February
Six runners took part in the fourth race of the Suffolk Winter League held in Bury St Edmonds on Sunday 17 February. Described as lumpy!
The results for the boys: Ben 11th (2nd in age group); Benji 20th; Harry 21st; Jed 24th; George 30th; and for the girls: Juliet 16th. For the full results click here.
Suffolk Cross Country Championships
Seven of our juniors took part in the Suffolk Cross Country Championships, held on Sunday 6 January at Culford School. They all performed brilliantly against the best opposition in the county. Here are the results:
U13 boys: Ben (3rd) and Harry (15th)
U15 boys: Benji (16th), Ted (19th), Tobin (21st) and George (22nd)
U15 girls: Juliet (17th)
For the full results go to Suffolk County Athletic Association.
From top left to right: Ben, Benji, Tobin, George; Ted, U15 girls start; Juliet and Ben
For a full listing of all the fixtures go to the HRC fixtures page.
Kevin Henry results 2018
Here are the results for the first ever Kevin Henry Junior 2k race:
|1||07:07.41||Archie Tweed||Newmarket Joggers||14||Male||1st Male|
|2||07:12.72||Benji Darken||HRC||13||Male||2nd Male|
|3||07:22.62||Sorren Spall||HRC||13||Male||3rd Male|
|5||07:40.37||Ben Sanford||Saffron Striders||12||Male|
|6||07:46.79||Austin Taylor||Newmarket Joggers||12||Male|
|7||07:48.19||Ruby Davis||Newmarket Joggers||14||Female||1st Female|
|9||08:02.12||Isabel Mansley||C&C||12||Female||2nd Female|
|11||08:42.44||William Taylor||Newmarket Joggers||13||Male|
|12||08:52.84||Charlotte Huyler||HRC||12||Female||3rd Female|
|14||09:00.30||Kitty Tweed||Newmarket Joggers||9||Female|
|15||09:16.62||Sophie Russell||Saffron Striders||14||Female|
|17||09:36.79||Bobby Thurston||Saffron Striders||8||Male|
|18||09:37.30||Kate Russell||Saffron Striders||10||Female|
|20||09:54.59||Francesca Coole||Saffron Striders||8||Female|
|23||17:30.97||Harley Tindale||Newmarket Joggers||7||Female|