Marian’s Weekly Race Report w/c 03/08/15

Nine Harriers were among the more than 5000 runners who completed the York 10k at the weekend, and good times were achieved in spite of a very crowded start.  Richard Harry is going from strength to strength and finished 198th in a personal best 40.56.  Rob Lickley, getting going again after injury, was 298th in 42.46 and evergreen Graham Robinson 298th in a season’s best 42.53.  Alan Harman took 48.11, another season’s best, Andy Butcher 51.09, Chris Sykes 54.30, Malcolm Aitken 63.01, Brian Smith 56.05 and Jean Sykes, in one of her occasional races, 80.32.

A new race this weekend was the inaugural Northallerton Park Run, and I imagine organisers were very delighted with a field of 181.  Rebecca Burgess was first club finisher, 31st in 22.19, Martin Cummins, in a change from the Fountains event, 52nd in 23.58, Nicola Booth 79th in 25.57, Steve Booth 85th in 26.42, Phillip Craig 107th in 28.26, Sarah Jones 129th in 30.22, Jane Cummins 133rd in 30.41 and Gillian Crane 154th in 34.00.

At Fountains Abbey, Charlotte Wilton did another PB to finish 22nd out of 211 in 21.09 with Tor Barker, having her first go at a Park Run, 144th in 31.11.

Carol Morrison had on an altogether tougher challenge in the Castle Howard Triathlon, with its 800m swim, 46k cycle and 8k run.  On a cold morning for July, the lake at Castle Howard was choppy and not for the faint hearted, and there were a few bumps and shoves along the way.  It was a 400m uphill to tansition for the 46k cycle ride, on a 2-lap course in the beautiful, hilly North Yorkshire countryside.  The 8k run through the grounds of Castle Howard was also hilly, and Carol was pleased to finish in a total 3.08.31, with a place on the podium as 3rd V50 lady finisher.  Very well done.