Marian’s Weekly Race Report w/c 2nd May

More and more members are becoming interested in the 5k Park Runs and 11 of them were among the 186 finishers at Fountains Abbey at the weekend. The spectacular setting was at its best on a beautiful sunny morning and Rob Burn was in fine form to finish 13th in a personal best time of 19.56.  New young member Josh Fothergill showed tremendous promise by coming 14th in and excellent 20.13, with another young member, Charlotte Knowles, 24th in 22.23.   Duncan Fothergill was 29th in 22.55,  Steve Scott 54th in 24.37,  Louise Knowles 67th in 25.52,  Christine Burn 99th in 27.57,  Jane Cummins 122nd in 29.45,  Ian Codling 140th in 31.35,  Marian Codling 158th in 34.56 and Pam Sherlock 166th in 37.35.
 
The following day, five Harriers were among the 1331 finishers of the Riverside 5k, which started outside the stadium, progressed round local streets and finished inside the stadium – a special feeling for any Boro supporters!  Again, the morning was beautiful and Gary Dunn had a superb run to come 13th, and 1st M45, in 16.02.  Steve Middleton was delighted to break 17 minutes for the first time, finishing 30th in 16.43 – an excellent result.  Graham Robinson was pleased with his 21.08 to finish 253rd, with Ian Codling 880th in 30.24 and Marian Codling 1112th in 34.55.

Alan Harman was at the Mulgrave Castle 10k, a hilly race all on estate roads, with a quarter mile uphill at the finish.  Again, it was warm and sunny and Alan came 46th out of 77 in 56.45.

The previous week saw the 2nd race of the Summer Fell Race series, the testing Ossy Oiks, on a fine evening for running.  Pete Wilkin led club runners home, 26th in 49.26 with David Read 49th in 54.32,  Bryan Miller 54th in 54.52,  Lorraine Hiles 57th in 56.17,  Rebecca Hartley 79th in 64.45 just ahead of Hilary Coventry 80th in 64.49,  Fran Jeffery 82nd in 66.11,  Faith Coy 88th in 69.32,  Claire Gillan 91st in 71.45 and Nicola Jenkins 92nd in 72.42.  The ladies’ teams were 3rd and 5th.  Well done all!

Don’t forget the “Running for Beginners” group wich starts at Thirsk Athletic Club on Wed June 11th at 7pm.  The cost is £10 for a 10 week course, taken by qualified UK Athletics coaches.  Booking essential.  Contact 01845 526550 to sign up or for further details.  All ages over 11 welcome, but those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.