Roding Valley Half Marathon is a success thanks to the support of Haslers

Roding Valley Half Marathon is a success thanks to the support of Haslers

Hundreds of runners have taken to the track and fields around Ashton Playing Fields to take part in the 39th annual Roding Valley Half Marathon, which has once again been sponsored by Haslers Chartered Accountants.

This popular event see’s competitors from across Essex, London and the South East face off against one another in a number of competitive categories.

Loughton firm, Haslers, has been a sponsor of the event and a supporter of the organisers, Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies, for some time and is proud of its long association with the historic group.

The overall fastest time on the day was set by Alex Gibbins of Blackheath and Bromley Harriers Athletic Club, who completed the 13.1-mile run in just 1 hour and 16 minutes.

The fastest female run of the day was Sara Bird of Ipswich Jaffa RC, who managed to set a time of 1 hour 24 minutes, putting her in fourth place overall.

In a message on the Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies’ website, David Hollingworth the Race Director thanked Haslers for “their on-going support”.

Jon O’Shea, Chairman at Haslers Chartered Accountants and a competitive runner himself, said: “Despite the rain and windy conditions hundreds still turned out to take part in the half marathon, so congratulations to all those who ran on the day.

“We are delighted to sponsor this event year-after-year and always impressed at how popular it is. We can’t wait to see it celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2020.”

Roding Valley Half Marathon is a success thanks to the support of Haslers

Roding Valley Half Marathon is a success thanks to the support of Haslers
Roding Valley Half Marathon is a success thanks to the support of Haslers