The last race in the HDSRL took place on Thurs, (the night England lost to Uruguay!) hosted by Dragons Running Club, and 25 Harriers were among the 262 finishers over this scenic, testing course. Cameron Choules came an excellent 19th in 35.33, Stephan Tomaszewski 31st in 37.03, Walter Busuttil 47th in 38.39, Graham Robinson 67th in 40.32, Bryan Miller 88th in 42.08, Martyn Coy 89th in 42.15, Hilary Coventry 117th in 44.38, Sonja Van Der Westhuisen 123rd in 45.07, Marc Davies 126th in 45.23, Peter Richardson 131st in 46.03, David Shorrocks 152nd in 47.31, Nicola Jenkins 157th in 47.52, Steven Scott 170th in 48.37, Duncan Fothergill 175th in 49.14, Geoff Bullock 184th in 49.44, Faith Coy 205th in 51.42, Julie Forster 206th in 51.43, Rebecca Hartley 210th in 52.12, David Goddard 213th in 52.41, Claire Gillan 225th in 54.53, Nigel Morgan 231st in 55.40, Sharon Keegan 250th in 62.27, Ian Codling 255th in 64.09, Bev Davies 260th in 65.46 and Marian Codling 261st in 75.16.
The lovely Staveley 10k took place at the weekend on a warm, fine morning and Ken Wood, in his first outing for the club, had a very good run to finish 20th in 42.40, Paul Atkinson 27th in 43.25, Rob Lickley 35th in 45.01, Ian Codling 121st in 66.16, Pat Huck, in her first race for more than a year, 133rd in 70.15 and Marian Codling 139th in 76.08.
The previous day, 15 year old Laura Bosomworth was at the Fountains Abbey parkRun. Laura goes from strength to strength and had a superb run to come 14th out of 162 starters in 19.55, her first finish under 20 minutes, but certainly not her last.
At the Whorlton Fell Run, Pat Kirby was 71st in 64.59, Fran Jeffery 73rd in 66.12 and Alan Wikeley 80th in 78.00.
Pete Wilkin did the recent Kettlewell Fell Race over a steep 1.5 mile course and finished 25th out of 105, and 1st V50. At the Hawkswick Fell Race, Grassington over a steep 1.2 mile course he was 2nd V50.
Hester Cox competed in the recent Abbey Anniversary Fell Race at Kettlewell and came 30th in 52.45, winning the prize for the 2nd lady. At the Penyghent Fell Race over 5.5 miles with 1600 feet of ascent 2 days later, on a wet and stormy day, Hester was 55th out of 106 in 68.58. The race was part of Horton in Ribblesdale Gala, but sadly, the rest of the gala was washed out!
Although the course for the Nidd Valley fixture of the HDSRL is described as flat, the difficult terrain underfoot made it quite a hard race for the massive 366 competitors in this very enjoyable league, and 2 dozen Harriers turned out for the event – some of them barely recovered from the hard Ripon 10 at the weekend! Once again, ever youthful Rob Burn was first club finisher, 76th in 36.36, with Matt Jones, flying at the moment, 103rd in 38.07, Hester Cox 115th in 38.22, Charlotte Knowles, a young runner who improves with every outing, 125th in 38.55, just ahead of Graham Robinson 126th in 39.03, Sarah Glover 151st in 40.24, David Fawkes 161st in 41.01, Marc Davies 168th in 41.26, Peter Richardson 171st in 41.29, David Shorrocks 174th in 41.38, Martin Cummins 197th in 43.00, Geoff Bullock 233rd in 44.28, Steve Scott 236th in 44.30, Louise Knowles 271st in 46.46, Julie Forster 287th in 47.59, Christine Burn 325th in 51.23, Andrea Almack 329th in 51.37, Clare Goacher 330th in 52.07, Nigel Morgan, making a welcome appearance after lenthy injuries, 343rd in 53.43, Joanne Richardson 345th in 54.47, Jane Cummins 351st in 56.16, Sharon Keegan 352nd in 57.04, Ian Codling 354th in 57.59 and Bev Davies 363rd in 61.02.
There was a good club turnout for the popular local Melmerby 10k, a road race which is not completely flat but which allows for a good time. It was a perfect morning for running, the rain just about holding off until the last runner was in. Paul Atkinson,running really well, and getting better all the time, came 37th out of the 242 finishers in 40.35, with Liam Allisson, another young runner who just keeps improving, 51st in a personal best time of 42.30, Graham Robinson 63rd in 43.47, Richard Harry 65th, pleased with his time of 43.58, Laura Bosomworth in her first ever 10k, a superb 71st in 44.32, Martin Cummins 105th in a very good 47.29, Duncan Fothergill, improving with every outing, 110th in 47.59, Stuart Waters 129th in 49.32, his first 10k under 50 minutes, Chris
Sykes 167th in 54.12, Andrea Almack 201st in 57.43, Richard Easby 205th in 58.25, Jane Cummins 211th in 60.07, Ian Codling 224th in 63.53- well inside his target time of 65 minutes, Joanne Richardson 233rd in 67.40 and Marian Codling 238th in 70.46, getting near 70 minutes for the first time for ages! Congratulations to the new organising team on an excellent event.
At the weekly 5k prkrun at Fountains Abbey, 4 club runners were among the 176 finishers, with Bryan Miller 24th in a very good 22.05, new member Danielle Donohue 81st in 26.35, Claire Gillan 102nd in 27.44 and Sharon Keegan 118th in 29.56.