Ellis impresses once again

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Halstead’s Stewart Ellis’ fine form continued on Sunday at Cambridge’s 10k Bonfire Burn.

The Halstead Road Runner put in a strong run amid a field of more than 1,000 athletes to finish just outside the top 10 in 13th place with a time of 38 minutes 34 seconds.

New member Danny Hewitt also put in a fine performance, picking up a personal best of 45.49.

Halstead Ladies’ Hazel Buist and Nia Fortuna also chose the 10k distance with both running in Billericay on Sunday.

Buist finished in 49.55 and Nia Fortuna in 63.09.

Bradley Doe chose a slightly different event on Sunday, picking the Nuclear Fallout 16k assault course.

This extreme assault course includes obstacles such as tyre pits, hay walls, zip wires, water slides, bomb holes, cargo nets and monkey bars to name a few.

Doe finished this ultra tough event 13th overall in one hour 54 minutes 21 seconds.

Marathon legend Andy Wilmot ran just two marathons this weekend.

The 70-year-old veteran continues to amaze and impress with his stamina.

He tackled the Thames 
Meander Marathon on Saturday in a time of four two 
minutes, then on Sunday it was the Stevenage Marathon in 4.12.

Saturday saw top-50 places for all five Halstead Road Runners at the Notley Park Run, times as follows: Juan De Gea 22.00, Dan Smith 23.19, Karl Hillman 23.29, Rosie Atkins 24.11, Jim Leaney 26.24.