Race Report 03/01/17

759 runners were pleased to participate in the annual Jolly Holly Jog 10k on Dec 27th, well organised by Ripon Runners on a beautiful morning.  The testing course enabled people to run off some of the Christmas excesses and 17 Harriers were involved in this popular race.  Rob Lickley, flying on every outing just now, was first club finisher, 66th in 43.54 with Charlotte Wilton, another member who just goes from strength to strength, 114th in 46.41.  Michael Lowther was 131st in 47.29, Paul Atkinson 132nd in 47.32, Lorraine Hiles 151st, and 1st F50, in 48.09, Rob Burn 155th in 48.14, Peter Richardson 227th in 52.21, Nigel Morgan 294th in 54.36, Alan Pollock 302nd in 54.38, Ian Crane 358th in 57.07, Trish Radford 502nd in 62.15, Tracey Lowther 580th in 65.32, Christine Burn 613th in 66.59, Paul Adams 619th in 66.16, Gillian Crane 667th in 69.12, Ian Codling 705th in 74.58 and Marian Codling 757th in 89.11.  The times given are chip times and there may be a slight anomaly on occasions with times and positions from the gun!

Harriers were busy on Christmas Eve, Charlotte Wilton coming 45th out of 295, and 3rd F, in 20.52 at Albert Park, with John Bishop 127th in PB 26.29.   At Darlington, Peter Richardson was 111th out of 339 in 24.11 and at Hartlepool, Malcolm Aitken came 67th out of 126 in 28.58.Phillip Craig and Paul Adams came 28th and 62nd respectively at Northallerton, Phillip recording a PB time of 26.05 and Paul taking 31.25.

The New Year got off to a bumper start, with no fewer than 27 Harriers among the massive field of 345 for Captain Cooks Fell Race on New Year’s Day, Race 4 in the Winter Series and the first event in this year’s Club Championship calendar.  Stephan Tomaszewski established his credentials coming 63rd, and 2nd M55, in 38.53, Ken Wood 113th in 41.21, Bryan Miller 123rd in 41.53, David Fawkes 126th in 42.01, Rob Lickley 131st in 42.29, Rob Burn 139th, and 2nd M60, in 42.53, Charlotte Wilton 153rd in 43.56, Michael Lowther 155th in 44.07, David Read 190th in 46.26, just pipping Martyn Coy, 191st in 46.28, Peter Richardson 206th in 47.44, Hilary Coventry 212th, and 1st F50, in 47.56, Graham Robinson 235th in 49.29, Andy Butcher 241st in 49.39, Fran Jeffery 249th in 50.31, Ian Crane 260th in 52.13, Martin Cummins 264th in 52.22, Nicola Booth 270th in 52.35, Duncan Fothergill 315th in 58.33, Faith Coy 321st in 59.29, Craig Ivey 327th in 60.12, Tracey Lowther 333rd in 64.06, Christine Burn 337th in 65.14, Cath Lumb 338th in 70.33, Alison Butcher 339th in 72.31, Gillian Crane 340th in 72.53 and Jane Cummins 344th in 79.31.  Several of these members were taking part in their first ever fell race – well done, all!

Harriers were at 6 Park Runs on New Year’s Eve, Charlotte Wilton once again on form to come 31st out of 262, and 1st lady, at Albert Park in 20.47.  Marc and Bev Davies were among the enormous field of 631 at the Edinburgh event, Marc coming 187th in 24.35 and Bev 565th in 35.10.  At Stewart Park, junior Archie Whitfield had another fine run to come 7th out of 263 in 19.28 and at Darlington, Peter Richardson was 141st out of 323 in 25.28.  Another large field of 444 at Fountains Abbey had Nigel Morgan 147th in 25.21, Heather Bell 222nd in 27.57, Chris Wordsworth 224th in 28.04, Liz Wordsworth 227th in 28.10, Sara Langstaff 237th in 28.34, Paul Adams 282nd in 30.31, Gillian Crane 334th in 32.15, Emma Adams 384th in 34.02 and Jane Cummins 398th in 35.11.

This was a bumper edition!  No doubt things will quieten down as the year progresses!

Happy New Year to you all.  Marian