Race Report 25/04/2017

Three Harriers were among the 40,000 or so starters at this year’s London Marathon on a beautiful morning.  Charlotte Wilton had the quickest time, an amazing 3.41.15, with Rob Lickley not much slower, 3.46.10, and Phillip Craig 4.31.27, outside his target time, but a massive 48 minutes quicker than his previous best.  All enjoyed the support and encouragement of the large crowds and many congratulations go to all of them.

Rob Lickley and Phillip Craig proudly sport their medals and tee shirts

Rob Lickley and Phillip Craig proudly sport their medals and tee shirts

Charlotte Wilton and Rob Lickley at the Green start in Greenwich Park

Charlotte Wilton and Rob Lickley at the Green start in Greenwich Park

The Ben Cambell Memorial races took place on the area around the White Horse and Sutton Bank in memory of local man, Ben, who died a few years ago at the age of 36 from a septicemia related illness. In the 5k race, Rob Burn was delighted to be in 2nd place in 20.08, Rosie Gatenby 8th in 28.37, Christine Burn 10th in 30.59 and Alan Wikeley 16th in 34.01.6 members completed the 10k event, Lorraine Hiles coming 13th in 52.39, David Baker 15th in 53.05, Duncan Fothergill 34th in 63.09, Sonja van der Westhuisen 36th in 64.20, running with husband Paul, 37th in 64.21, with Faith Coy 42nd in 66.55.

The beautiful Hamsterley Forest was the setting for the Hamsterley 10k, on a course which was fairly level and largely on roads and firm tracks.  Ian Codling was 259th in 72.42 and Marian Codling 269th in 80.31.

366 runners completed this week’s Fountains Abbey Park Run, Cameron Choules again running well to come 9th in 19.02, Linda Bamforth 224th in 29.16, Gillian Crane 250th in 30.59, Paul Adams 272nd in 32.14 and Tracy Hayden 281st in 32.36.  At Northallerton, it was good to see Ken Evitt running, 28th out of 86 in 26.16.  Peter Richardson was at Stewart Park and came 118 out of 376 in 25.17.  There was a massive field of 607 at the York event, with Pam Sherlock coming 582nd in 41.42.