The club hosted its annual Roding Valley Half Marathon successfully on Sunday, around the streets of Woodford, Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill. There were 541 finishers, similar to the figure in 2016.
George Gurney of Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC was first man home in a time of 72mins 35secs, while the women's race was won by Lindsey Colman of Southend AC in 89mins 06secs. Our own Bertie Powell finished 2nd overall in 74mins 05secs, less than 24 hours after finishing 197th in the National Cross Country Championships over 7 miles of mud.
The team race was won by Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC.
A special thanks goes out to all those who assisted in any way at the event, including: around 35 marshals, 13 helpers on registration, baggage claim and canteen, plus about 15 people on the two water stations (Young Athletes and Cowsi Magol with his colleagues from the Rotary Club).