Marian’s Weekly Race Roundup – 29/10/13

After a night of heavy rain, the course for the Harewood 10 Mile Trail race was very muddy in places – and extra factor in what is always a tough, hilly, race.  Though the rain had mostly subsided, gale force winds were prevalent at the start, but once in the shelter of the woods, were less noticeable.  Stephan Tomaszewski was first club finisher, 25th in 71.05 with up-and-coming Craig Lee not far behind, 27th in 71.12, Walter Busuttil 37th in 72.39,  Rob Burn 44th in 73.47,  Bryan Miller 137th in 86.19,  Marc Davies, improving with every run, 140th in 86.42,  Carol Morrison having a good run to come 186th in 92.21,  Geoff Bullock 189th in 92.42,  Steve Scott 205th in 94.22,  Alan Harman 217th in 95.45,  Christine Burn 269th in 108.05, Faith Coy 270th in 108.26,  Cath Lumb 288th in 113.37,  Claire Gillan, struggling with an injury, 289th in 114.41, and Ian Codling 297th in 119.36.
Marian Codling completed the 5 mile race, which cut out most of the mud, and took 74.17, with Bev Davies taking 21.01 in the 2 mile race.

Three members were among the large field of 142 for the Guisborough 3 Tops Fell Race, taking in Roseberry Topping and the Hanging Stones, where again, gales were a factor, with some hail at times. Lorraine Hiles finished 100th in 94.24,  Fran Jeffery 135th in 110.53 and Alan Wikeley 139th in 114.03.

Noel Clough took part in the recent Yorkshire Points cyclo cross event at Thornes Park, Wakefield on a fast, dry course and was 2nd M40 finisher.