Documentary to chronicle inaugural Haverhill races

From left: Gary Pontin, HaverHalf race director Jack Tappin, Matthew Hancock MP, and Ron Walker
From left: Gary Pontin, HaverHalf race director Jack Tappin, Matthew Hancock MP, and Ron Walker

A documentary is being filmed to chronicle the inaugural HaverHalf and Haver10 races.

The team behind Man Alive, a documentary showing Haverhill in a positive light created as a riposte to the original 1968 BBC documentary, have teamed up with HaverHalf to show both the inception of the race and participation on the day.

Filming has begun, with Ron Walker and Gary Pontin shooting as race director Jack Tapping has interviewed a number of sponsors and supports, with more to follow.

The pair will also be filming on the day of the race to see how the entrants, which now number over 100, get on and find it.

HaverHalf and Haver10 will be held on May 11, setting off at 9.30am from the recreation ground in Camps Road.

Entry is £16 for HaverHalf (£14 for affiliated club runners) and £12 for Haver10 (£10 for affiliated club runners).

Entry costs rise by £2 on the day.

Entry is free if you raise £100 – pay the entry fee and then submit the amount raised minus that fee.

Entry can be made at, at or by collecting a form Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill Leisure Centre, and Sanofi (Genzyme) reception in Rookwood Way.

Alternatively you can request a form.

There will be trophies and premium goody bags for first, second and third, first over 40, first over 60 (both male and female, both races).

All finishers will get goody bags and medals.

T shirts featuring the logo are available for £10.

All money raised goes to St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The event has been made possible thanks to funding from Sanofi (Genzyme), Real Bodies Health and Fitness, Haverhill Town Council and Suffolk County Councillors Anne Gower, Tony Brown and Julian Flood.

Other sponsors and supporters are Stylize Display Graphics, GreenAir Cars, Perform Sports Therapy and Castle Manor Academy

For the full story and all the latest news see Thursday’s (February 27) Echo