The second leg of the Harwich 5k series took place on Tuesday 27th May, and Chris Hayes ran it in 26:50, along with Scott Young, 21:47, Gary Hill 24:33, Mark Crittendon 26:40 and Brian Telford 22:35.

Friday 30th May saw the first race of the Friday 5 series held by Ipswich JAFFA RC at St Joseph’s College, Ipswich. This race is run over a testing, hilly route, particularly the last mile, but still some excellent times were achieved. First Blue Vest home was Michael Simmons in 31:51, followed by Jamie Schofield 34:40, Mark Ross 35:48, Marion Simmons 41:07, Eric Shaw 41:35, Jason Bennett 41:48, Frank Gardiner 42:23, Martin West 42:23, and Don Welsh 43:54. 15 year old Hannah Ross ran the junior race.

At the Colchester Parkrun, runners were Ben Ficken 18:51, Scott Young 21:51, Martin Owen 22:37, Sue Sorrell 27:15 and Ruth Metcalfe 36:23.

Joe Alexander was the overall winner of the Braintree District Triathlon on Sunday 1st June. This sprint event consisted of a 400m swim, 22k cycle ride and 5k run. Alexander finished in 1:03:34, winning the race by 2 minutes.