Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Harold Wood Running Club had 17 members take part in the Virtual London Marathon at the weekend.

Another sunny day and warm conditions produced a glut of personal bests as Havering Athletics Club hosted their second members-only meeting at Hornchurch Stadium on Sunday.

Harold Wood Running Club had five members running at the Kew Gardens 10k with some spectacular times.

Five club records fell on an impressive day of competition at the London Club: Connect Relays and Hurdles Meeting at Lee Valley on Saturday.

Havering Athletics Club athletes returned from the Southern Counties Covid Games event at a cold and windy Chelmsford at the weekend with two victories and a trio of third places.

The fourth week of open competitions in the Covid-19 delayed season saw the Havering AC sprinters take advantage of the following breeze to post a series at career bests at Chelmsford and Dagenham.

Havering Athletics Club had 20 athletes return to action at the second round of the London Inter Clubs Challenge at the weekend.

Havering AC’s endurance athletes got back to proper head-to-head racing on Sunday – and enjoyed their share of success.

Havering athletes began the coronavirus-delayed 2020 season at the first round of the London Inter Clubs Challenge at Lee Valley.

Havering Athletic Club were sad to report that long-standing life member Dave Holland passed away suddenly on July 14, aged 76.

Havering’s women had to settle for the runners-up spot in the virtual Essex 6 & 12 Stage Relay over the weekend.

As a journalist I was fortunate to cover the London 2012 Olympic Games in a working capacity during a never-to-be-forgotten 19-day period eight years ago.

Harold Wood Running Club members took on contrasting challenges at the weekend.

Like with many aspects of our society, the world of sport has historically assumed a ‘male default’.

Sir Mo Farah will be making an ambitious attempt to smash the men’s world one-hour record in his long-awaited track return at the AG Memorial Van Damme Diamond League event on September 4.

Havering Athletic Club have got the go-ahead to restart training at Hornchurch Stadium from Monday (June 22).

It will be “extremely difficult” to hold the London Marathon this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the founder of the Great North Run Brendan Foster has said.

Havering 90 Joggers celebrated their 30th anniversary at the weekend, but not as originally planned.

With gyms closed and fitness classes cancelled during the coronavirua pandemic, many people have been choosing to use the government’s unlimited exercise time to opt for a daily jog.

Havering athletes excelled at the Essex Clubs Virtual Mile challenge organised by Chelmsford AC last week.

Harold Wood Running Club members took part in a special rainbow-themed virtual relay during the Bank Holiday weekend.

All competitors and coaches returning to training amid the coronavirus pandemic must have a one-to-one meeting to ensure they understand the risks of returning to their specific sport and the steps being taken to mitigate those risks.

British Athletics has announced the cancellation of the Muller Anniversary Games, scheduled for July 4 and 5 at the London Stadium, due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The Great Run Company has launched #GreatRunSolo, a brand new virtual running challenge encouraging the public to stay healthy, be active and run solo to raise vital funds for the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.

Thousands of runners across the UK are being urged not to lose heart ahead of Sunday, the day the now-postponed London Marathon was scheduled to take place.


The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

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