Race Report 11/06/19

After days of dry weather, the evening of the latest HDSRL at Ripon was wet and cold – not at all the lovely summer evening one might hope for, though the setting was lovely in the environs of Fountains Abbey!  Feet were wet in no time at all, with water pouring down the first section of the race and pools throughout! Nevertheless, 29 members turned out for the latest Club Championship race, with Tom Levi continuing his superb form to finish an excellent 5th in 32.58, Josh Cooper 68th in 38.06, just ahead of David Fawkes, also in very good form, 70th in 38.19, Stephan Tomaszewski, always competitive and leading time after age adjustment, 86th in 39.30, Andy Butcher 134th in 42.13, Martyn Coy 156th in 43.03, Adrian Saunders 191st in 44.40, Gary Wilkinson 196th in 44.46, Alan Simpson 219th in 46.06, ever present David Tervit 225th in 46.13, Paul Bradford 237th in 47.00, Fran Jeffery 252nd in 47.25, Clare Tempest 309th in 52.04, Geoff Bullock 318th in 52.49, Heather Bell 325th in 53.08, Jill Libby 327th in 53.16, Trish Radford 356th in 54.40, Alison Butcher 366th in 55.36, Chris Wordsworth 372nd in 56.00, Joanne Hunt 375th in 56.43, Rosie Gatenby 382nd in 57.06, Gillian Crane 420th in 66.26, Margaret Wikeley 426th in 70.08, Alan Wikeley 427th in 70.15, Liz Stephenson 429th in 77.12, Ian Codling 430th in 82.48 and Marian Codling 431st in 83.12.

The following evening was much pleasanter for the Ossy Oiks Fell Race, organised by Gavin Coventry and team, with several club members in support.  There were 105 finishers, with Marc Davies coming in 63rd, and 3rd M55, in 60.41, Gary Wilkinson – out 2 nights in a row – 73rd in 64.43, Helen Ashworth 88th, and 1st F50, in 68.59 and Trudy Morrice 92nd in 70.45.

In contrast with both of the above, the Everyone Active 10k along the coast road between New Marske and Redcar at the weekend, was flat, and Ian and Marian Codling both achieved their best 10k times for ages, Ian finishing 209th in 77.11 and Marian 210th out of 212 in 78.39.

Phillip Craig has been heavily involved in the Northallerton Park Run since its inception, and on Saturday completed his 100th turn as a volunteer.  Well done, Phillip.  He was able to run as well, and completed his 107th Park Run in 28.48, 57th out of 93, not quite as quick as Gary Wilkinson, 23rd in 24.22.

At Fountains Abbey, Andy Butcher came 43rd out of 411 in PB 21.34, Lorraine Hiles 47th in 21.42, 2nd lady and once again effort percentage well over 80, Adrian Saunders 70th in 22.43, Ian Crane 179th in 27.28, Jemma Cropper 296th in 31.42 and Gillian Crane 331st in 33.54.

Gary Wilkinson was out again, this time at the Tees Barrage event, coming a splendid 45th out of 248 in 23.22.

Rob and Christine Burn like something a bit different and they were running in the Svalbard 10k near the Arctic Circle.  They could have chosen to do a marathon or half marathon, but were content with 10k, especially Rob, who has been struggling to overcome an injury.  He finished 14th out of 128 in 50.55 with Christine 63rd in 69.01, in temperatures of minus 6 and 40mph winds.  Stunning scenery, though!

Kirst Naylor retained her position for the 4th year running by winning the annual Finghall Barrel Push!

Christine and Rob Burn with friend at the Svalbard 10k near the Arctic Circle

Christine and Rob Burn with friend at the Svalbard 10k near the Arctic Circle

Christine Burn at the Svalbard 10k, with stunning Arctic views.

Setting for the Svalbard 10k

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