Club news: Chafford Hundred runners take on the Las Vegas strip

PUBLISHED: 15:35 09 January 2015 | UPDATED: 16:22 12 January 2015

Members of the Chafford Hundred Running Group who took part in the Southend Rudolph Run

Members of the Chafford Hundred Running Group who took part in the Southend Rudolph Run


Tracy Smith, Linda Draper and Emily Rawlings travelled to Las Vegas back in November to take part in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon, all of whom successfully completed the 13.1 mile course.

The hugely popular Southend five mile Rudolph Run took place along Southend Seafront on Sunday December 14 2014, and CHRG was represented by a number of our runners.

John Sheppard was our first male runner to finish with a chip time of 37:58, and Emily Rawlings was our first female runner to finish with a chip time of 41:40.

Another Christmas run on Sunday December 21 was the Greenwich 10k with a number of our runners completing what I believe to be a very hill course.

Stacey Grabowski achieved a good time in her first event of 2015 on Sunday January 3 at the Queen Elizabeth Park 10k.

We are just about to start our first Couch to 5k training plan of the New Year on Monday January 19, which is being lead by myself and Karen with the help of Lynsey, Jackie and Sally.

It is now full, but should you be interested in participating in our next plan, please like our facebook page as details are always posted there first.

All our running and walking sessions are back in full flow after our two weeks Christmas break, though some of our runners lead by Lubna carried on over the Christmas holidays.

It really is amazing how time flies, as our group will be celebrating our third birthday in January.

We have seen so many new people join our group these last three years and we hope to see many more of you join us.

Check out the events section on our website; there may even be something you fancy training for, whether a 5k run or a marathon!

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