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Harold Wood runners relishing racing challenges

PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 July 2017

Harold Wood Running Club members at the Southend Marathon

Harold Wood Running Club members at the Southend Marathon

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Members set for Spitfire Scramble 24-hour race

Harold Wood Running Club members at the Great Newham RunHarold Wood Running Club members at the Great Newham Run

Harold Wood Running Club members prepared for the upcoming Spitfire Scramble 24-hour race with a trip to the Southend Marathon.

The club are due to field two teams in the endurance event at Hornchurch and saw their athletes set personal bests on the Essex coast, despite hot conditions making it ‘incredibly tough’.

The latest exploits came after a group had also participated over the 10k distance at the Great Newham Run on the Olympic Park.

It was the fourth year the club had supported the event, with some having been among the first runners to run inside London Stadium in 2013, and more personal bests were recorded despite high temperatures on the day.

A club spokesperson said: “It’s a wonderful event, with a very memorable finish going through the tunnel to the sounds of ‘Chariots of Fire’ and ending the race in the Stadium.”

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