Essex Senior Road Relay Championships, Harwich Saturday 16th March 2019

Havering Senior Men rounded off a fantastic season with by retaining their county Road Relay title at a very windy Harwich on Saturday.

The A team of Ben Davis (15:58), Jamie Buckley Stanton (16:35), Rob Warner (16:19) and Grant Twist (16:13) had a great tussle with the Colchester squad with the lead changing hands several times. In fact it wasn't until Warner handed the baton to Twist with a slight advantage that the win looked possible. Grant ran a superb leg to lengthen the winning margin to over half a minute.

The B team of Paul Grange (16:26), Harry Jones (17:17), Louis Berrett (18:19) and James Stewart (16:59) was a mixture of experienced athletes and young talent were the first B team home in a very good 7th place.

The C team of John Whitehead (17:37), Tony Collins (22:33) and Richard Rowe (20:45) were unfortunately incomplete.

The club had two teams in the Vet 40 event. The team of Barry Smith (17:31), Martin Chester (18:1) and Gavin Maley (18:35) finished just outside of the medals in fourth place. With the team of Rob Trevor (17:42), Paul Berrett (22:13) and Alfie Waithaka (17:47) taking the eighth place in a competitive race.

The squad also managed to put out two teams in the Vet fifty category, with the team of Tony Pecoraro (19:06), Matt Bland (17:52) and Steve Walker (20:09)taking the silver medal in their event. Matt was also the fastest Vet 50 on the day. The second team of Vet 50 comprising of Darren Priestley (20:19), Russ Middleton (21:52)and Gary Robbins (25:50) finished in a good thirteenth place.

Retaining the county road relay trophy and winning numerous team medals was a good end to a great season




Photos - Peter Warner