The final planning meeting for the 2012 Season of the HDSL took place last week.
Fixtures were finalised as follows :-
Tuesday 1st. May 7.45 pm Ikley Harriers
Tuesday 15th. May 7.45 pm Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers
Thursday 31st. May 7.45 pm Dragons RC
Thursday 21st. June 7.45 pm Swaledale RR (New Course to be advised.)
Thursday 28th. June 7.45 pm Nidd Valley RR ( Assisted by Vocallink RC)
Thursday 12th. July 7.20 pm Ripon Runners, Norman Smith Handicap and League Presentation.
At the Leagues meeting in December 2011 the Secretary was ask to review the Veteran Awards,
as a result of this a decision was taken at the January meeting to award an additional trophy for
the FV45 to 49 and V65+, with medals or similar for FV60+.
The main criteria for making additional awards was based on the fact that in the last two years
there has been ‘real’ competition in the relevant classes where new awards will be made, however
sadly there is a real drop off in FV 50 + classes with only one or two ladies competing over the series.
Water will be provided at the finish by all hosting Clubs.
Last year we hosted the first race and had 277 runners, a brilliant turnout and we can expect about the
same this year. The Harriers had 45 members registered to run, up 15 on the previous two years.
Lets see if we can get  half our members participating this year, for new members this is an excellent
series to dip your feet into competition, races are about 5 miles long and cater for ALL abilities.
At the end of the fun bit it is back to Club house’s for supper, and it costs you nothing as the Club pays
the £5.00 entry fee which covers all the races, real value for money.
Can all members who wish to take part please e-mail and I will add you to the Leagues spread sheet
and allocate numbers, but note you have to sign the League liability disclaimer to say you take part
at your own risk. e-mail ern26.2@btinternet.com
The closing date for the Club to send all members entry details to the League Secretary is
Wednesday 18th. April 2012.
The information that is required is Christian Name, Surname, and DOB.
League web site www.harrogate-league.org.uk where full series details can be found.
Ernie Huck

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