Winning logo for HaverHalf is chosen

Students have been designing the logo for HaverHalf and Haver10. ''Pictured: Those involved and Jack Tappin holding the winning design'
Students have been designing the logo for HaverHalf and Haver10. ''Pictured: Those involved and Jack Tappin holding the winning design'

A logo for the inaugural HaverHalf and Haver10 races has been chosen from among schoolchildren’s entries.

Castle Manor Academy youngsters honed their creative talents to come up with logos for the half marathon and 10k races, which will set off from Haverhill recreation ground on May 11, and from the ideas a shortlist was complied for judges to choose from.

Matthew Hancock MP looks at the entries

Matthew Hancock MP looks at the entries

Event sponsors Sanofi (Genzyme), Suffolk County Councillors Anne Gower and Tony Brown, Real Bodies Health and Fitness, Stylize Display Graphics, Greenair Cars, Castle Manor, supporter Matthew Hancock MP, St Nicholas Hospice Care and race director Jack Tappin all judged the entries.

Their scores combined to make Thomas Claydon the winner with his design depicting a runner behind the town’s iconic Spirit of Enterprise Roundabout sculpture and the name of the event underneath.

Also supporting the event are county Cllr Julian Flood, Haverhill Town Council and Perform Sports Therapy.

Matt Hancock MP said: “Thomas’s design for the HaverHalf logo was brilliant.

“He obviously thought about the brief very carefully and created a logo which captures the spirit of the event and Haverhill superbly.

“I am really excited about taking part in the HaverHalf marathon on May 11.”

David Ramsey, head of house and design and technology teacher at Castle Manor, led the design competition and was pleased with the result: “The key stage four students really engaged with the competition, demonstrating their creativity and commitment to their community.

“I am very proud of all of the students work.”

Race director Jack Tappin said: “I was really please to see such a creative plethora of designs and could tell by the scores that the judges found it hard to choose.

“We’ve ended up with a really good design that demonstrates where the race is and what it’s all about, and I look forward to seeing used to promote this inaugural event.”

You can enter both races online at or grab a form from the arts centre

HaverHalf costs £16 to enter (£14 for affiliated running club members) and Haver10 costs £12 (£10 for affiliated running club members).

Both events go up by £2 for on the day entries.

Both races will set off from Haverhill Recreation Ground at 9.30am on May 11.

If you are able to volunteer as a marshal you can e-mail Jack at

For all the latest news see Thursday’s (February 13) Echo.