Letchworth's only town centre running event is back by popular demand.
The races - over distances of 5k, 1 mile, plus a 1-mile fun run for all ages - will be held on Sunday 17 June. Roads including Leys Avenue, Eastcheap and the Broadway will be closed to traffic, providing a unique opportunity for runners of all abilities to race in the heart of the Garden City.
The event, billed as the Run Round the Garden, was first held in 2016 and is again being organised by North Herts Road Runners. The events will start at 10.00 with the 5k, followed by the 1-mile event at 11.00 and the fun run closing a great morning of running at 11.30.
The fun run will be free to enter, the 5k will cost £8 and the mile event will be £4. There is even a discount price of £10 for those keen enough to enter the 5k and 1-mile double challenge.
Race Director Richard Harbon said 'Run Round the Garden was a big hit when we put it on two years ago and people kept asking when we would be doing it again - so we are! You don't need to be fast - these events offer something for everyone. It will be a fabulous morning of running in the iconic heart of our Garden City'.
Full details and online entry is now open
It was a clean sweep for NHRR in this year’s Mid-Week League. A true team effort not only meant promotion to the top division as champions but also winners of the Men’s Team, Woman’s Team, Men’s Vet Team and Women’s Vet team.
There were lots of individual winners taking home trophies for the club with Jim McConnel 1st and Mark Vaughan 2nd in the Open Men’s competition. Nick Malpali won the MV50 category. The women’s overall winner was Astrid Mckeown. Natasha Pitman won the FV35 and Barbara Sayers was 3rd FV45.
Massive well done to everyone who ran, helped and supported this year, it was a real team effort.
Thanks to our social secretaries Ashley and Verity for last night’s superb awards evening. A chance to dress up and celebrate all the successes of the last year.
Congratulations to all our winners, for those of you that weren't able to make the dinner here is the list of winners for 2016:
Club Runners of the Year: Linda Aird and Mark Vaughan
Most Improved: Jo Summers and Darren Matussa
Short Course Champions: Yuko Gordon and David Annetts
Long Course Champions: Caroline Thrussell and Nick Mapeli
Overall best Runners: Yuko Gordon and Mark Vaughan
Yellow Group: Helen Govey
Green Group: John Cooper
Blue Group: James Keogh
Club Personality of the Year: James Walsh
101% Award: Richard Harbon
North Herts Road Runners were delighted to gain public recognition for a series of achievements during the club's 30th anniversary year with a strong showing at the Comet Sports Awards.
The awards recognise sporting excellent across Letchworth, Hitchin, Baldock and Stevenage and are hotly contested by local sports clubs. NHRR triumphed in three categories:
Brian Bailey won 'Coach of the Year' - a fine tribute to his hard work with Yellow Group.
NHRR President Richard Harbon won the accolade for 'Service to Sport' - recognising over 20 years of leadership and commitment with NHRR.
Finally, the 16-strong NHRR contingent at the awards ceremony carried off the 'Club of the Year' prize.
Club members Helen Giffin, Yuko Gordon and Mark Vaughan were also shortlisted for individual awards. Congratulations to all!
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