Alan Harman Suffers From Wind

The NYSD Cross Country league got underway at Acklam at the weekend over a muddy 6.75 mile, three and a half lap course for men, but owing to a clash of fixtures with a Club Championship race at Ampleforth, only 2 members took part.  Phil Utley finished 17th out of the 130 entrants in a time of 41.02 and John Worrall was 50th, in his first cross country race for 18 years, in 45.35.  The Ampleforth results are, unfortunately,not yet to hand.
A few weeks previously, John Worrall had competed in the Great North Run and had finished in an excellent personal best time of 1.23.22.
Alan Harman was among the 89 finishers of the Shaun Lee Johnstone Memorial 10 mile multi-terrain race, with conditions dry underfoot but wild and windy for running!  He finished 55th in a time of 1.25.54.
The presentation event took place at Masham on Sunday for the Yorkshire Dales Series of races held at various venues over the summer.Nik Sutton-Haigh got the prize for 3rd  F40, with Lorraine Hiles crowning a superb year to win the F45 category, and Marian Codling came 2nd in the F65 group.  A meal followed the presentations and sincere thanks must go to Tony and Sue Mawson for organising this series and event so well.
The first in theThe National Points Series of cyclo cross races was held at the weekend at Temple Park, South Shields, over a dry, fast course which included a continental-style sand pit.  Noel Clough finished 3rd V40 and Pete Wilkin 20th V50, lower down than usual as a result of a fall and mechanical problems.
The Langdale Horseshoe fell race on Saturday saw two club members travel over for this Lakeland classic and both came away pleased with their times, Gavin Coventry in 135 in a time of 3.10.41 and Hester Cox in 283 in a time of 3.53.16. The poor weather and under foot conditions did not detract from the enjoyment of running in the Langdale fells.

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