Noel And Pete Fight The Heather And Bog

The Yorkshire Dales Series of races concluded with the Burton Leonard 10k on a warm afternoon over a fairly testing course.  Nine club members were among the 170 entrants, with Graham Robinson continuing his good form to finish 28th in a time of 44.40.  Paul Atkinson, also going well, came 31st in 44.57 with Les Sutton Haigh 38th in 46.07, Angela Eilbeck, re-entering the club in flying form, 81st in 52.23, Nik Sutton-Haigh 96th in 54.38,  Hilary Coventry 105th in 56.48,  Cath Lumb 136th in 62.42,  Ian Codling 143rd in 66.29 and Marian Codling 156th in 72.07.
The Harrogate 10k took place at the weekend with more than 500 runners, and again the weather was warm and dry for the 2 lap course starting and finishing in Crescent Gardens.  Faith Coy showed great promise in coming 456th in 60.11 – to get under the hour must surely be her target, and on an easier course, this should be well within her grasp.  Husband Martyn Coy ran to give his support, coming 457th in 60.27, with Ian Codling 480th in 63.22 and Marian Codling 493rd in 66.56.
Hester Cox, always looking for a sterner challenge, was among 187 participants in the high class field at the Ingleborough Mountain Race,part of the Ingleborough Show festivities.  With a climb of 1968 feet and a straight up and down course, it was not for the faint hearted and Hester finished a very good 92nd in 68.59.
The Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon took place at Bishop Wilton on Saturday, on a day which was far too hot for running!  Steve Middleton had another superb run to finish 4th out of the 213 starters in 1.24.16 with Alan Harman 125th in 1.55.13.
Noel Clough and Pete Wilkin have taken part in tough fell races recently, at Cracoe, Grassington, with 900 feet of climb and at Holm Moss. Pete finished 15th and 1st V50, and Noel 16th at Cracoe.  The race at Holm Moss, Holmfirth, involved 4000 feet of climb on a fine day with generally good visibility.  The course was along tracks and flags, and through bog and heather and Noel came 32nd in 3h 26 min and Pete 36th in 3h 28.