Sessay Swift 6k

A new venture for the Harriers this year was the Sessay Swift 6k based on the lovely village of Sessay, with 2 dozen Harriers taking part on an ideal evening for running with just a hint of rain.  The flat course lent itself to a fast time and Aidan Adams of Leeds City AC sped round the 6k course in and amazing 19.48 minutes.  Dan Holdsworth had another great run to come 2nd in 21.06 with Phil Utley 4th in 21.17, Julian Norton 8th in 21.43, Steve Middleton 9th in 22.14,  Merv Burn 14th in  24.02,  Rob Burn 18th in 25.06 in a competitive sprint finish with Hester Cox 19th in 25.07,  Sarah Glover 23rd in 26.35,  new member Elizabeth Wadey a very good 26th in 27.35,  Sonja Van der Westhuisen 30th in 28.28,  Fran Jeffery 31st in 28.49,  Ken Evitt, in his first race after a long lay off, 34th in 29.43,  Sune van der Westhuisen 36th in 30.04,  Jennifer Wilkin 43rd in 31.29,  Janet Balmain 46th in 32.02, Lyn Jackson 50th in 32.35,  Christine Burn 52nd in 32.49,  Phillip Craig 53rd in 33.33,  Lisa Brown 54th in 33.55,  Bryan Miller, potential new member, 58th in 34.16, Claire Gillan, another potential member, 56th in 34.21,  Richard Easby 57th in 34.29,  Ian Codling 58th in 35.16, Cath Lumb 59th in 35.24,  Pam Sherlock 65th in 39.54 and Jean Sykes 66th in 50.20.   Dan Holdsworth won a prize for coming 2nd, and Phil Utley, Janet Balmain, Sonja van der Westhuisen, and Ian Codling all won age-group prizes.  A big thankyou to Brian Flintoff of Sessay Cricket Club for his help and support of this successful event and, of course, to all the club members and guests who helped with marshalling.
The previous weekend, four Harriers were among the 505 finishers of the ever more popular Escrick 10k trail race on a very warm morning for running.  Paul Atkinson was first club finisher in 64th place in 43.12 with Alan Harman 156th in 48.48,  Ian Codling 391st in 61.37 and Marian Codling 489th in 75.35.
Graham Robinson, meanwhile, was at the Ray Harrison Memorial 10k at Billingham, a 2-lap race which is harder than it looks, and came a very good 60th out of 238 finishers in 42.40.

                                                                               Results Sessay Swift 2012