Race report 10/10/17

The Club’s AGM last week saw a change of leadership with Duncan Fothergill being elected Club Chairman after Rob Burn came to the end of his stint in the post.  He has served the club in the role for about 7 years and thanks and a presentation were made to him for his loyal and enthusiastic service.  Martyn Coy was elected Men’s Captain and Olivia Mulligan Ladies’ Captain. Three new members were elected to the committee.

Another busy weekend saw four Harriers among the 3177 runners at the Yorkshire 10 mile race at York, with Phillip Craig, running superbly just now, 887th in 1.26.50, Alan Harman 901st in 1.27.02, Hannah Bates 1794th in 1.36.42 and Malcolm Aitken 1997th in 1.39.29.  Steven Scott  was among the 4139 strong  field who tackled the Yorkshire Marathon, finishing in 4.15.03.  This was a remarkable result considering that the previous day he completed the far from easy Kielder 10k, coming 101st out of 875 in 48.51.  Well done Steven!  Three members were among the field of 306 at the really tough Richmond Castle 10k with its regular undulations and 4 long, tough hills!  At least the day was beautiful! Alan Simpson came 137th in 53.14, Ian Codling 299th in 76.53 and Marian Codling 302nd in 82.42.  It was back to normal for club members at the Fountains Abbey Park Run after the celebrations of the previous weekend. Cameron Choules had an excellent run to finish 4th out of 328 in 18.28, Jody Sygrove 31st in 21.16, Andy Butcher 78th in 24.38, Martin Cummins 99th in 25.39, Alison Butcher 173rd in 28.52, Paul Adams 182nd in 29.23, Gillian Crane 213th in 30.54, Jane Cummins 265th in 34.18, Ian Codling 260th in 34.30, Wendy Bennett 284th in 36.52 and Marian Codling 295th in 39.06.Ken Wood at Northallerton came 21st out of 92 in 25.29.Rob and Christine Burn had an away day to compete in the Temple Newsham event, with Rob finishing 8th out of 161, and 1st M60, in 22.21.  Christine came 92nd in 30.51.  Hayley Tyson was once again at Sheffield Hallam, coming 207th out of 704 in a very pleasing 24.55.  7 members were among the 48 runners at the recent difficult Lockton Limping Fell race, the latest club championship race.  Cameron Choules was 11th in 62.48, the revitalised Rob Burn 19th, and once again 1st M60, in 67.08, Hilary Coventry 31st, and 1st F50, in 77.48, Sonja van der Westhuisen 35th and 2nd F50 in 80.41, with Helen Ashworth 39th and 3rd F50, sweeping the board for the F50 age group and those three coming away with 2nd Team Prize.  Fran Jeffery was 43rd in 85.51 and Alan Wikeley 48th in 110.46.  Ian Crane was racing at the Oulton Park racing circuit in Cheshire at the weekend, not in any form of motorised race but in the Xtra Mile Duathlon, consisting of  2.7 mile run,  13.5 mile cycle, and finishing with a 2.7 mile run, all round the race track.  His total time, including transitions, was 1.25.30, a full 11 minutes quicker than at the event last year, and he came 295th out of 370 competitors.  Another excellent performance.

Alan Harman and Phillip Craig at the Yorkshire 10 mile race at the weekend.

Marc Davies at his favourite race of the year, the recent West Witton Fell Race
Photo courtesy Bev Davies