Dan Keeps Up His Good Form At Kirby Malzeard

The Yorkshire Dales Series continued with the running of the Kirkby Malzeard 10k, a scenic village run with its fair share of undulations – and a lovely tea to follow!  Dan Holdsworth, in excellent form just now, finished in 6th place in 36.42, with Stephan Tomaszewski, also flying,15th in 38.45,  Graham Robinson 42nd in 41.42,  Paul Goacher 120th in 48.55,  Richard Easby 192nd in 57.29,  Lisa Brown, together with Lynne Jackson, 195th in 58.17,  Cath Lumb 201st in 58.28,  Ian Codling 213th in 62.20 and Marian Codling 228th in 68.16.
Five members were among the 81 finishers on the Broughton Woods Wobble Fell Race, race 4 in the summers series, on a pleasant evening for running.  Conditions underfoot were very muddy in places and there were some stiff climbs, but Lorraine Hiles continued her fine vein of form to come 45th in 53.55, with Carol Morrison 69th in 62.15, Hilary Coventry 71st in 62.57,  Alan Wikeley 73rd in 64.57 and Pat Kirby 74th in 65.00.
At the 7.1 mile Ilkley Trail Race just a couple of days earlier, Alan Harman was 144th in 63.53 and Hilary Coventry 156th in 65.48.  There were 219 finishers in this testing race.
Alan Harman was among the 94 finishers of the Mulgrave Castle 10k over a hard, off-road course alternating between very muddy and long grass, and came 49th in 59.50.
Hester Cox took part in the Abbey Anniversary Fell Race on a wet Thursday evening, with conditions described by one runner as “perfect for fell running”!  The 5 mile race with 1800 feet of ascent, began at Kettlewell and went over the top into Arncliffe and back again.  Hester took 53.52 minutes and was 3rd lady finisher.
In a totally different environment, Phil Utley, Dan Holdsworth and Steve Middleton took themselves back to their schooldays to compete at Clairville over 800 metres, with Steve having his first experience of a tartan track.  All acquitted themselves well, with Phil finishing 6th, and 1st V40, in a superb 2.18.4,  Dan 8th in 2.20.9 and Steve 11th in 2.27.4.
Arrangements are well in hand for the inaugural running of the Sessay Swift 6k on Aug 23rd starting at 7.30 p.m.  This fast, flat rural course, based on the village of Sessay, lends itself to a good time.