Race Report 14/6/16

The event of the weekend was undoubtedly the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Series Race in Leeds, organised, and won, by the Brownlee brothers! 2 Harriers were involved in the Sprint race, which included a 750m swim, 20k, cycle and 5k run with Carol Morrison completing the distance in 1.20.37 to finish 15th lady overall, and Laura Bosomworth 1.25.13 to come 33rd, and 4th in her age-group. A wonderful achievement.

Several members took part in the Bedale Bypass 10k investigating the new stretch of road. Full results are not yet to hand, but Richard Harry finished 10th out of 207 in 44.14 over the hard out and back course.

At New Marske, Graham Robinson competed in the Everyone Active 10k, part of the Coast Road Series. On a perfect morning for running, no wind, rain or sun, and a flat 2-lap course along the coast, he finished 78th out of 220, and 2nd M60, in 42.36 with Ian Codling 216th in 68.18, a full 3 minutes quicker than when he had done the course earlier in the year!

There were 6 Harriers in the Fountains Abbey Park Run, with Gary Dunn beginning to show some of his previous good form to win the race in PB 17.14. Veteran Martin Cummins was 59th out of 215 in 24.07, Ian Crane 137th in 29.36, Paul Adams 142nd in 30.06, Gillian Crane 159th in 31.15 and Jane Cummins 190th in 33.33.

Ken Wood was 5th finisher at Northallerton in 21.12, and it was good to see Cameron Choules back in action, after a long lay-off for injury, 8th in 21.38, with Phillip Craig, once again acting as sweeper, 81st in 55.58.

Joanne Richardson tried out the Redcar event for the first time and came 134th out of 157 in 37.00.