Racing

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.

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Sorren at Parkrun

 

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.

Other races

Members are informed of other races in the region, both individual and relay events. We organise a 2k race for juniors in Kedington as part of the club’s event in the Kevin Henry series.

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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).

Peter pk

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.

Peter: 23:27

Angus: 23:51

Sophie: 24:35 (PB?)

Juliet: 25:37 (PB?)

 

 

Club 5km time trial, Thursday 30 May

Ben: 18:19

Jed: 23:00

Ted: 24:21

Sophie: 25:25

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… 

Benji: 20:09

Sorren: 22:18

Juliet: 27:21

Sophie: 27:21

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.

Adam in Norfolk

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)

Sorren: 22:26

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:

Benji: 19:37

Sorren: 20:40

Angus: 25″07

Juliet: 25:58

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. 

 

Kevin Henry 2k, Kedington, Friday 2 August

A number of our junior group, plus other young HRC members too young to train with us, took part in the 2k race held before the main Kevin Henry race. For the full results go to

1st Benji 6:55

2nd Harry 7:14

3rd Tobin 7:15

5th Charlie M 7:26

6th Sorren 8:07

7th Angus 8:09

1st girl Juliet 8:44

2nd girl Charlotte 8:58

17th Adam 9:31

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.

Tobin copy

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:

PositionTimeRunnerClubAgeGenderTrophy
107:07.41Archie TweedNewmarket Joggers14Male1st Male
207:12.72Benji DarkenHRC13Male2nd Male
307:22.62Sorren SpallHRC13Male3rd Male
407:36.94Jed RandallHRC12Male 
507:40.37Ben SanfordSaffron Striders12Male 
607:46.79Austin TaylorNewmarket Joggers12Male 
707:48.19Ruby DavisNewmarket Joggers14Female1st Female
807:53.02Angus Duckworth-SmithHRC13Male 
908:02.12Isabel MansleyC&C12Female2nd Female
1008:13.19Ted SaltHRC13Male 
1108:42.44William TaylorNewmarket Joggers13Male 
1208:52.84Charlotte HuylerHRC12Female3rd Female
1308:53.37Isla WilliamsHRC12Female 
1409:00.30Kitty TweedNewmarket Joggers9Female 
1509:16.62Sophie RussellSaffron Striders14Female 
1609:35.16Adam EverittHRC11Male 
1709:36.79Bobby ThurstonSaffron Striders8Male 
1809:37.30Kate RussellSaffron Striders10Female 
1909:52.47Dougie MillardHRC6Male 
2009:54.59Francesca CooleSaffron Striders8Female 
2110:52.37Freddie MillardHRC9Male 
2212:58.37Stanley MartinHRC7Male 
2317:30.97Harley TindaleNewmarket Joggers7Female