Off-road runners take on the mud

Halstead Road Runners Jo Hinkley and Chris Hill completed the Thurlow 10, a 10-mile race predominantly off-road and muddy.

Hinkley stopped the clock at one hour 30 minutes and Hill 1.28.

Multi-sport athletes Peri Collins and Wayne Kern completed the Epping sportive, a 60 mile bike ride completed in 4.05.

The course was reportedly hilly and the weather cold and damp. This is the start of their training for Lands End to John O’Groats next year.

Stewart Ellis competed in the Wix five mile race organised by Harwich Running Club. In wet conditions Ellis, running for Braintree Athletic, completed the course in 30 minutes eight seconds.