Halstead Road Runners trio Keith Thorogood, Stewart Ellis and Gavin Allen took part in the Howe Street five-mile race, near Chelmsford.

Allen finished third in 27 minutes and 32 seconds, Ellis in 31m 52s and Thorogood in 46m 42s.

The latter also completed the Kirton Friday Five – a five-mile road race – in 43m 42s.