Race Reports

Marian’s Race Report – wc03/11/2014

On a perfect morning for running, 11 Harriers were among the 815 finishers of the tough Guy Fawkes 10 based at Ripley Castle with the man himself in circulation!  This was race 15 out of 16 in the club championship series and Stephan Tomaszewski was at the forefront, 37th in a wonderful 1.07.21.  Next, the ever successful Graham Robinson, 143rd in 1.14.54, followed by Rob Lickley 159th in 1.16.09, Marc Davies 221st in 1.19.20, Bryan Miller 252nd in 1.20.55, Alan Harman 360th in 1.25.16, Stephen Billings 457th in 1.30.00, Duncan Fothergill 466th in 1.30.40, Claire Gillan 543rd in 1.34.19, Christine Burn 695th in 1.43.29 and Ian Codling 773rd 1.52.14 – a full 4 minutes quicker than his time for this race last year!  A huge apology to Claire Gillan for missing her result off the Filey Cross Country report last week.  Constantly improving, she came 44th in 27.34.

Duncan Fothergill, Marc Davies, Bryan Miller, Graham Robinson, Rob Lickley,  among the starters of the recent Guy Fawkes at Ripley

Christine Burn, Ian Codling, Marc Davies, Duncan Fothergill  cheerful at the finish of the hard race.

4 Harriers took part in the Guisborough Three Tops Fell Race on the same beautiful morning, with Charlotte Wilton first club finisher, 86th in 92.00, Hilary Coventry 97th in 95.13, Fran Jeffery 115th in 108.24 and Alan Wikeley 123rd in 120.28.

There were 210 finishers at the Fountains Abbey Park Run, David Shorrocks leading members home 40th in 22.27 in his first Park Run.  Steven Scott was 43rd in 22.49, Martin Cummins 56th in 23.48 and Jane Cummins 141st in a new personal best 29.21.

At Darlington Park Run, Brian Smith came 68th in 23.39, a PB for Park Runs but his first time at Darlington, Malcolm Aitken 105th in 26.27 and Joanne Richardson 179th in 33.58.

The previous weekend, when conditions were altogether wilder and windier, Alan Harman took part in the Castles Half Marathon based on Bamburgh Castle and finished 85th out of 216 in 1.52.50.

Marian’s Weekly Race Report – w/c 27/10/14

Julian Norton was selected for Team GB for the recent Middle Distance, Half Iron Man, Triathlon Championships in Mallorca, involving a 1.9k swim, 90k cycle and 21.1k run.  With temperatures in the mid 30′s, unusually hot for the time of year, wet suits weren’t worn, and conditions for cycling and running did not lend themselves to fast times!  Nevertheless, Julian finished 10th in his age-group, and 3rd GB member – a superb achievement.  Well done.

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Eight members were at the NYSD cross country fixture at Filey, with Laura Bosomworth in great form again, coming 7th in the 3.1 mile ladies’ race in 20.42, with ever-improving Gillian Crane 44th in 27.34,  Christine Burn 50th in 29.30 and Bev Davies 58th in 34.42.  It was good to have Gary Dunn back in the team, finishing 3rd in the 6.1 mile men’s race, in 26.38, followed by Dan Hodsworth, 8th in 38.07,  Bryan Miller 64th in 48.00 and Marc Davies 69th in 49.39.

On Sunday, it was a fine day for the Wistow 10k, a flat road race over a figure of eight course, with strong winds a regular factor.  Gary Holmes came 167th out of 190 in 63.04 and Ian Codling 176th in 64.42.

Conditions were warm, with winds on the tops and plenty of clart on the forest trails, for the recent Clay Bank West Fell Race, when Bryan Miller led club members home, 39th out of 92 in 42.28, with Hilary Coventry 51st in 46.37, Nicola Booth and Carol Morrison finishing together, 64th in 48.00, Hywel Smith 66th in 48.56,  Rebecca Burgess 71st in 50.38 and Alan Wikeley 84th in 58.33.  The Ladies’ Team won 2nd prize!

6 members were among the 222 finishers at the latest Fountains Abbey 5k Park Run at the weekend, Steven Scott coming 53rd in 23.16,  Brian Smith 74th in a new personal best 24.24,  Malcolm Aitken, also a new PB, 124th in 27.45,  Jane Cummins 151st in another new PB of 29.35 and Gillian Crane 196th in 33.37.