The virtual Ekiden relay
A number of our juniors took part in the Ekiden relay this year, a virtual one because of the virus. Here are some of them with their certificates.
Leaderboard update: week ending 19 July
Well done to everyone and in particular Benji and Sophie for achieving those distances.
Early July update
Training is now into its third week and we will be adding sessions on Thursday evenings from 9 July as the demand has been so high.
Meanwhile, our juniors have continued their own independent training. The Marathon Relay Challenge resulted in a total time of 3 hours 33 minutes for the ten runners (Adam, Emily, Kate, Charlie M, Ben, Harry, Jed, Juliet, Sorren and Benji).
Another highlight was Sophie claiming all three ‘leaderboard categories’ on Strava last week. Total distance: 42.3 miles, total time: 6 hours 19 minutes and total climbing: 2,909 feet.
Brilliant news at last as training will restart on Tuesday 16 June. We will be at a different location: Puddlebrook Playing Fields, Cleves Road, Haverhill, CB9 8NJ. It’s the venue for the Haverhill Parkrun and on the map on the website we will be meeting where the green arrow is shown.
We will be running two groups from 6pm to 6.45pm and 7pm to 7.45pm. Numbers are limited so you will need to sign up each week – you’ll receive an email from Wendy. If you have any questions please email Wendy on Wendy.Aldhouse@apha.gov.uk.
Kevin Henry week 3
Here are the results from the third 5km, the virtual Kevin Henry race.
Ben 17.53 (second HRC runner)
Harry H 28.05
And here are the results of the 3km race for members under the age of 14 (and others who choose to do the shorter distance!).
Charlie M 12.32
Charlie N 13.13
Harry M 13.44
Apart from that, a big shoutout to Kate and Sophie who went out to do their hills session on the Roman Road. Benji still has his mojo, doing two speed sessions and four runs a week from 7 to 3km. Ted I hear has broken in his new running shoes, so I am watching this space! Jed is keeping busy with his football training, a cross country run of over 10km and some reps and a long run to finish the week.
And Sil is sure it was Charlie M who zoomed past her on a bike on Friday, a very hot day.
More juniors in action (26 May)
Kate is still full of enthusiasm and has been keeping her mum company mixing 3km and 5km distances. And her sister Sophie is getting out too. Some photos of her in action below. (All you others, please do send Sil some photos.)
A drumroll for Jed please! He is really getting a handle on his training with three tough football training sessions and some running too – a 5.5 miler and a 6.3 miler! And not forgetting his fantastic 5km for the KH.
Another pair that should be really proud of their hard work are Harry and Charlie M. They’ve done an unofficial 5km parkrun, a Tuesday speed session, 8km run from Harry and both cycling over the week. Big brother Charlie totalled a massive 125km on his bike.
Also taking to his bike is Adam, who did a 15 mile bike ride with his mum and has also been keeping his parents company on their long runs.
Juniors in action
Rupert has been running 10km as well as cross training with cycling and football skills. Emily and Charlotte have been doing very well keeping up with their running. A thumbs-up to Benji for keeping up with his running routine (I saw him between Hildersham and Linton on a very hot day – and looking strong!). Charlie N and Ted have been cycling too.
Kevin Henry week 2
It’s the second Virtual Kevin Henry week (Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 May) and it’s fantastic to see some of you are already off the mark.
A big shoutout goes to Emily who has been very busy. Angus has also been out running and so have Charlie and Harry M. And many of you are keeping up with your exercises.
Kate has sent a photo of herself after her 3km run, which she did in 13.57.
More juniors in action
A big shoutout to Angus who has been cycling, circuit training and running. And also to Jed who has been training with his dad, doing hills, sprints and of course some footie exercises.
Brothers Harry and Charlie M have had another productive week. Charlie on Monday did a 21km cycle ride, on Tuesday a tough hill session, Thursday a 10km run, Friday a 30km cycle, Saturday the Clare Castle Parkrun plus a 30km ride, and Sunday a 50km cycle. He also ran 5km with Mo Farah on Zwift. Harry on Monday did a 10km run, Tuesday a tough hill session, Wednesday a 10km cycle ride and on Saturday the Clare Castle Parkrun. Wow!
Juniors in action
A big shoutout to Kate, who has been sticking to the training plan and did a 4km last week (photo below). Sister Sophie is also doing really well and keeping up with her running. Out there doing his stuff with gusto is Benji – a good routine so well done! Brothers Charlie N and George have been on their bikes quite a bit this week and so has Ted. It is very pleasing to hear that another set of brothers are keeping up with their running – that’s Sorren and Dan doing 3km daily runs. Charlotte is doing really well with three 3km runs and a 5km walk this week.
Here’s Kate doing a 4km run on Wednesday 6 May. Kate’s been out regularly on the local roads (and hills), doing 3km in 14:20 last Thursday. Well done Kate!
Achievements in week 6
Charlotte is getting stronger with another 4km, while Adam is mixing it up with a 5km every other day with his dad. Matilda is chipping away at her 5km and is now getting into sub 27 minutes. Harry has been out and we have got wind that Jed has been out there too! Well done to Benji who clocked an amazing 30 miles last week!
Our second anniversary!
HRC Junior Section celebrates its second anniversary on Friday 1st May. Congratulations to all involved in making HRC Juniors such a success. The whole club is very proud of you!
As part of our anniversary celebrations we asked members to choose a time trial distance and send us their times. Well done to everyone who took part.
Juniors in action
Quite a few of you are doing a time trial distance. Emily and William both picked 5km. It’s great to see her attempt a 5km again and William posted an absolutely fantastic time. Results of all the time trials will be here after this Thursday.
Charlotte, who is recovering from knee surgery, did her first run this week – 4km. Very wisely she’s taking it slowly, doing a workout every other day and a run inbetween. And here she is!
Ben and Rupert pick up the HRC flame
Ben picked up the flame on Monday 27 April. He ran 7.09 miles in 45.07 minutes. I’m not quite sure where he picked it up from but he ran from Great Thurlow to somewhere near the prison and then to Little Thurlow. Anyway, the photos are below.
Rupert also ran a leg from Linton to pick it up in Hadstock and then dropped it at Hildersham. Rupert didn’t stop there – he did a 10km time trial and absolutely smashed it. Fantastic effort!
Achievements w/c 20 April
As part of the Kevin Henry weekend, Kate ran a 3km PB of 13.57 and Benji ran a 5km PB of 18.02. Sophie has also been doing really well with an 11km run, her longest. Yasper, when he is not on his roller skates, is doing 5km, alternating with trampolining. William is also cross-training, moving up to 10km runs and Krav Maga, a form of self-defence.
Ted is running as well as cycling, as is Charlie N.
Next Thursday 30 April is the club’s 3km or 5km time trial. You can run your choice of distance anytime in the week and let Sil know by Thursday evening.
As a team, we are celebrating our two-year anniversary on 1 May 2020. It will be our day on the website so please send a photo to Sil, ideally wearing your Haverhill running vest. Also please write a short quote about the HRC junior club. Email both to Sil at email@example.com by next Thursday 30 April.
Juniors in action including Kevin Henry weekend 1
Benji is the first junior to run a leg of the HRC torch relay from Castle Camps to Bartlow. See below for photo and short report.
Then there was the Kevin Henry 5km challenge over the weekend. Ben showed us what he has been up to, coming first overall with a fantastic 18.07. That was followed by Juliet – she ran 26.37 at this time last year but timed in with 25.04. Angus also clocked 26.42 (see photos below).
Adam was also out there with a good effort of 28.34 and he is also keeping up with his speed training with his dad.
In the 3km Kevin Henry challenger for juniors under 14 years, we had four runners. Charlie M and brother Harry, who I think have been eating some serious Weetabix and all the pasta I can’t find in the shops, clocked 11.29 and 13.25 respectively. Tom posted 15.51 and Seb G 17.02.
Away from the Kevin Henry, a big shout out to Charlotte who has run her first 2km since her knee surgery and is keeping up with her exercises. Josh is also getting out, two runs and a bike ride. Kate and Sophie have been out running and cycling. And Kate tells me she has been keeping up with the training plan and worn out her skipping rope. Angus and his brother Hector have been running, walking and cycling clocking up 27 miles in the week and also doing a mini circuit in their garden.
Charlie M completed 49km cycle, 10km hilly tempo run, 6 x 1km reps and a 10km easy run. And Harry M did 7km cycle, 5km hilly tempo run, 5 x 1km reps and an 8km easy run!
Rupert is missing his kayaking but is out there clocking up some mileage with his mum and brother and keeping up with their pace. And finally, Yasper is now running 5km every other day (building up pace, then he is going to build up distance), with at least 5km rollerskating and trampolining on the days inbetween.
Kevin Henry weekend 1, 18 and 19 April
Angus and his younger brother Hector did the 5km time trial route. Here are the before and after photos.
Benji picks up the HRC flame
Benji collected the HRC flame from Castle Camps and ran with it to Bartlow, just under 6km. He dropped it off but didn’t stop there. He then ran back to Linton via Hadstock, a total of 13km in 52 minutes 38 seconds. His furthest distance yet!
Achievements after Easter!
Matilda has been running 5km three times a week. Angus and his younger brother have stepped up and are out running together, keeping each other company. Charlie N has been out covering a few miles on his bike.
Achievements over Easter
Juliet has a good routine going, doing two miles daily, some serious speed training sessions and some Joe Wicks thrown in! A few of you are also joining Joe Wicks which is fantastic for your running, overall fitness and well-being. Sorren has also maintained his 2.5km morning run. And a big shout out to Benji who covered 20 miles last week.
Juniors in action
More achievements just before Easter
Harry posted his longest run – 14.7km (missing football!) and has been conditioning and strengthening in the garden and running with his mum. Adam is keeping it in the family too and has been on a 4 mile cross country run and done some road running with his dad. Benji has been really disciplined with his training. It is paying off as he ran his first ever 10km in 40 minutes 57 seconds – a fantastic achievement. Charlie N not to be left out recorded 5km in 19 minutes 25 seconds.
Charlie M’s week has been a busy one, doing a 10km PB in 45 minutes 25 seconds, fartleks, as well as cross country running with a 60km bike ride on a turbo trainer. His brother Harry did 5km and hills with his dad.
A shout out too to Emily who is balancing her running and swimming plan. And well done to Kate who has been running and skipping (see photos below). And not forgetting Ben who has busy clocking up the miles.
Juniors in action
Achievements in week 3 of CV
William has already got himself sorted with a 5km run daily before breakfast. Sophie HI has joined the skipping challenge as well as general running. Rupert is doing his agility, strength and conditioning sessions plus running. Yasper is roller-skating, trampolining and doing daily family exercises. Ted is cross country running across fields as well as cycling. Sophie R has been out running including a fantastic 10km effort! Josh has been exercising little and often.
The GREAT Haverhill Olympic Torch Relay
Sil has come up with the idea of a torch relay and has been the first relay runner taking the torch from her home in Ridgewell to Clare. Follow the torch on the club’s Facebook page as it moves round the area. Sil is encouraging juniors to take part too – as long as you (and your parents) follow government guidance by not travelling specially to pick the torch up in the car, not exceeding your daily quota of exercise, etc. Look out for an email from Sil to explain how to get involved.
Juniors in action
Harry M and Charlie M doing intervals and then Charlie out on his bike.
I have a video of Benji with his parachute but it’s not uploading. I’ll try to find out why not!
And here’s Sil doing 159 skips without stopping. She managed 73 on her first attempt last week so is improving very fast!
Achievements in week 2 of CV
Sil is drawing up a table to keep up with the skipping challenge achievements so please keep sending her your times. If any of you want to add to it we can do a weekly challenge – please send Sil your suggestions.
Charlie M who was training for a triathlon in June has not given up. Last week he ran a 5km and went for a 22km bike ride, but where to practise swimming is proving a little tricky! But he has stepped in with the skipping challenge which is really good cardio and has been joined by his brother Harry. Charlie N is doing really well with the skipping challenge and has also clocked in another fantastic 5km. Ben managed to run a total of 22km by last Friday and is still going strong. Fantastic that Tobin and Erin are joining in with their dad’s PT on YouTube among other things. Benji has been busy with his reps clocking in 7km on just one day. And Isla managed to run a mile nursing an injury. Ted has been taking his dog out and that counts! Go out in trainers just in case you fancy a run.
Do send any photos direct to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Achievements in week 1 of CV
Kate has set the bar at 80 skips in 1 minute 16 seconds. I hear there are a few doing this so let’s have times please! Charlie N has posted 18.55 for 5km. Harry was spotted in Linton doing his reps. Sorren is out for a run most mornings and well done for getting his brother out too! For something different as well as running, Benji has found a new way of building strength running with a parachute. Juliet is running, skipping and hula hooping. Emily has been out as well, as has Isla though her knee is still painful.
As for the coaches, I’ve taken up hula hooping (Suzanne that is). I watched this video on YouTube, and after two days I’m up to about 12/15 turns. You need technique of course (getting there) and as big a hoop as possible (thinking about ordering a bigger one).
Do send us your achievements and photos.
Coronavirus stops all HRC activities, including our sessions with juniors
The club has followed England Athletics guidance today (Tuesday 17 March) and ALL club activities will be suspended until further notice. We are so sorry that this affects our new intake of runners, due to start this evening.
See our Training page for our suggestion for home training during this period.
Suffolk Winter League – some results
Here are two sets of results from the third and fourth races:
Pakenham race, Bury, Sunday 1 March
Woodton race, Bungay, Sunday 8 March
The last race in the series is our very own on Sunday 29 March at Castle Manor Academy, Eastern Avenue (CB9 9JE). Just read that this has now been cancelled.
Milton Keynes Festival of Running, Sunday 15 March
Charlie M came 16th out 354 in the 5km race. He did it in a fantastic time of 20.07, making him the first in the U13 age category. Here are the results.
English Schools Cross Country Championships, Liverpool, Saturday 14 March
Ben took part in the junior boys event representing Cambridgeshire. He finished 76th out of 334 boys in a time of 15.52 for 4.4k. First boy home for Cambs. Full results are here.
Suffolk Winter League, Woodton, Sunday 8 March
The fifth race of the series was a muddy and cold one. Here’s Charlie M and the results from his U13 race are here.
UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships, Loughborough, Saturday 7 March
Ben represented Suffolk in this national event. More details and results to follow – just a photo for now.
Suffolk Winter League, Pakenham, Sunday 1 March
A brave group of juniors took part in the fourth race of the series. Here’s a photo of them warming up in the cold. Results are out now here.
Southern Cross Country Championships, London, Saturday 25 January
Ben ran at Parliament Hill and came 88th out of 317 under 15 boys, with a time of 16:14 for 4.5k.
Please note that the training programme for February to April 2020 now appears on the Official stuff and training page. (I’ve had issues with the training page which seems to have disappeared!)
Suffolk Winter League, Haughley Park, Stowmarket, Sunday 19 January
A big group of juniors took part on a very cold but sunny day. Here are some photos and the results are here.
Suffolk Winter League
Results for the the Woodbridge race are here.
Suffolk Cross Country Championships, Culford School, Sunday 5 January
Several juniors took part in the county’s annual championships. Full results here.
Peter: 26.58 (10th) over 5k in U17s
Ben: 16.21 (8th) over 4k in U5s
Tobin: 19.28 (20th) over 4k in U15s
Sorren: 21.22 (23rd) over 4k in U15s
Juliet: 22.1 (18th) over 4k in U15s
Emily: 27.05 (22nd) over 4k in U15s
Charlie M: 13.27 (16th) over 3k in U13s
Josh: 17.35 (40th) over 3k in U13s
Adam: 18.45 (41st) over 3k in U13s
Harry M: 8.50 (9th) over 2k in U11s
Tom: 8.54 (10th) over 2k in U11s
Cambs Cross Country Championships, St Neots, Sunday 5 January
Other juniors who live in Cambridgeshire took part in the annual championships. Full results are here.
George: 30.10 (22nd) over 5.8k in U17s
Benji: 20.58 (22nd) over 4.8k in U15s
Harry: 23.10 (32nd) over 4.8k in U15s
Sophie: 25.35 (12th) over 4.8k in U17s
Charlie N: 11.54 (27th) over 2.9k in U13s
Kate: 14.15 (22nd) over 2.9k in U13s
Training schedule February to April 2020
Over the winter we will meet at the leisure centre at 6.30pm – and return at 7.30pm.
14 January Hills
21 January 600m reps
28 January Astro bleep test
4 February Hills (short and sharp)
11 February Strength and conditioning
18 February 400m reps
25 February 500m reps
3 March 4k group run, Fartlek
10 March Hills (long and continuous)
17 March Strength and conditioning
24 March 400m paired effort
31 March 600m reps
7 April 500m reps
14 April Hills (progression)
Over the summer months we will be training at Castle Manor.
21 April Strength and conditioning
Clare parkrun, Wednesday 1 January
A number of juniors took part in a special New Year’s Day parkrun in Clare. Here are the results.
Christmas celebrations, Tuesday 17 December
Following a shorter than normal training session on the astroturf, we ran up to the chippie on the hill and returned to the leisure centre for sausage and chips plus Christmas presents (beanie or gloves).
Suffolk Winter League, Woodbridge, Sunday 15 December
This was the second race in the series and several juniors took part. Not Benji though unfortunately as he was injured after a football match. The results are here.
Pre-Christmas training, Tuesday 10 December
Bryan was in charge while Sil is in Barbados visiting family and running a marathon. The hour started with a tough 10-minute run round half the astroturf pitch, followed by a 5-minute run in wellies, and to finish off a three-legged race in wellies. Ben won the 10-minute run with 13 laps, George won the welly race with three laps and Harry and Angus marched away in the three-legged race.
Suffolk Winter League
Results for the first Suffolk Winter League held at Framlingham on 3 November are now available.
Hadleigh Junior Fun Run, Sunday 17 November
Charlie M came first in the 2k fun run, winning his first piece of silverware.
Gorleston parkrun, Sunday 17 November
Adam took part in the junior parkrun (2k) and came fourth out of 53 runners.
Suffolk Winter League, Framlingham, Sunday 3 November
Several juniors took part in the first race of the county’s cross country league. So far we’ve just got some photos. Results are finally out on the Winter League website.
Ipswich Jaffa Juniors XC Relay race, Sunday 20 October
We had five teams racing in this cross country event and our juniors did brilliantly. For full results go to the Ipswich Jaffa website.
U13 Boys A team, 2k, 4th place (Tom 8:46, Charlie N 8:20 and Charlie M 8:06)
U13 Boys B team, 2k, 5th place (Josh 9:15, Adam 10:07 and Harry 8:46)
U15 Boys, 3k, 2nd place (Tobin 11:21, Benji 11:09 and Ben 10:43)
U15 Mixed, 3k, 3rd place (Emily 16:15, Juliet 14:20 and Ted 12:54)
U17 Boys, 3k, 1st place (Sorren 13:30, George 13:12 and Peter 11:43)
A14 Great Ouse Challenge (7k), Saturday 12 October
Peter took part in this one-off event before the opening of the new A14 north of Cambridge. He came 7th overall in a time of 30:06.
Abington 2k Fun Run, Sunday 6 October
Several juniors took part in this annual event, with Ben winning by more then two minutes. (I wrote this not realising that Ben had mistakenly taken a wrong turning so he ran a bit less than 2k – he would have still won!)
Sophie 8:44 (first girl)
HRC time trial (5k), Thursday 26 September
Four juniors took part in the regular 5k time trial (every month from now to the start of the Kevin Henry series in the spring).
Ben 18:16 PB
Kevin Henry 5k, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, Thursday 5 September
Four juniors took part in the last race in the series. Some fantastic PBs.
Peter 20:21 PB
Sophie 22:38 PB
George 23:00 PB
Kevin Henry 5k, Kedington, Thursday 1 August
Following the 2k race, a number of our juniors took part in the longer 5k race up the dreaded Cock Hill, along a false flat for far too far and then thankfully downhill into the village of Kedington. Tobin and Peter both made incredible times while Harry and Benji jogged along to collect points for the team.
Benji and Harry 28:25
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 the HRC website.
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
And some photos from the award ceremony with HRC chair Karen Martin.
Ekiden relays, Woodbridge, Sunday 14 July
Four junior teams took part in this fabulous event attracting adults and juniors from all over the region. Our U12 boys came 3rd, the U12 mixed came 9th and the U11 boys came 7th. And Ben got the quickest time in his age group. For full results go to the Jaffa Ekiden website.
Under 12 boys
Photos to come but plenty on the club’s Facebook page.
Kevin Henry 5k, Carver Barracks, Thursday 11 July
Seven of our juniors entered the fourth race in the series of six races. Some PBs in there for sure? (I know Peter got one as he told me.)
Peter 20:48 PB
That was the last of the six events in the series and we had two runners on the podium: Ben was first in the U13s and Sophie 3rd in the U15s.
See Saturday’s racing results for Mott’s Field race on Saturday 6 July.
Friday5 series (2k), Great Bentley, Friday 5 July
A local race and a good turnout from our runners. Ben came first overall and not just first in his age group! Full results on the Friday5 series website.
Charlie M 7:42
Awards event, Route 66 Diner, Sunday 30 June
Such a fantastic and fun afternoon for our juniors and parents. Burgers, chips, sausages, drinks, quizzes, games (remember Henry?) and awards!
In case you’ve forgotten, the awards were as follows:
2k TT handicap – BEN
Motts Field Male/Female – BENJI/CHARLOTTE
XC Series – HARRY
Best overall performances – BEN
Most improved – GEORGE
Member’s member – SORREN
Coaches Choices Male/Female – SORREN and JULIET
Best sprinter – JED
Best at warm up/cool down – SORREN
Newcomer award – SOPHIE
Friday5 series (2k), Stowmarket, Friday 28 June
A total of 11 of our juniors raced in Stowmarket. Ben came third again overall but first in his age group (there is a pattern emerging!). For full results go to the Friday5 Series website.
Steeple Bumpstead 3k, Sunday 23 June
Another good turnout of juniors for this local race.
Ben 11:18 (1st), Jed 12:3 (3rd), Sophie 15:05 (1st), Angus15:41, Charlotte 16:24, Leonie 17:30. Results on Steeple Bumpstead website.
Friday5 series (2k), Bury, Friday 21 June
A huge group of juniors entered the second race in the series.
Ben 8:00, Benji 8:20, Tobin 8:25, Peter 8:40, Jed 9:11, George 9:16, Ted 9:27, Sorren 9:38, Charlie N 9:42, Sophie 10:25, Juliet 10:30, Adam 11:06, Charlotte 11:16 and Leonie 11:38. Full results on Friday5 series website.
Ben receiving his third place trophy from Sil for the Suffolk Winter League series U13 boys.