Race Report 04/07/21

The Hooded Horse Trail race takes place each year – though not last year – as a memorial to Ben Cambell who died a few years ago at a young age, and who really enjoyed trail running.  This is a toughie, beginning at the foot of the White Horse and with various twists and turns, ups and downs, in the vicinity of Kilburn Woods, and with a sting in the tail uphill to the finish.  There were 85 finishers of this local, friendly, race of whom about 25% were Thirsk and Sowerby members, with several more acting as marshals.  Tom Levi, in tremendous form just now, was the winner in 46.05 minutes with Andrew Price in 5th place, 47.18, Matt Jones 8th in 50.40, Kieran Leppard 11th in 53.50, Joe Pooe 12th in 54.11, and Alan Simpson 14th in 55.18.  Gemma Tutty in 16th place was 2nd lady finisher in 55.43, Bronwyn Mayo 27th, and 4th lady, in 59.09, 32nd, Marc Davies in 61.18, Kirsty Naylor 41st in 60.33, Fran Jeffery 42nd in 63.33, Rosie Gatenby 47th in 66.13, Helen Ashworth 49th in 68.38, Dave Wood 55th in 73.13, Faith Coy 58th in 74.18, Steph Hawkins 61st in 75.15, Will Jagger 64th in 76.49, Ruth Pollard 68th in 78.46, Tim Waistell 69th in 79.29, and Molly Kirkhope 80th in 91.14.  All were universal in praise of this very enjoyable event – if you like that sort of thing!
 
The Club’s latest session for beginners, very successfully lead by Tom Levi and his team, has just come to an end, with 15 or so of them doing a park run type run laid out by Rob Burn on the track at Sowerby Gateway.  Present members were on hand to support and cheer, and afterwards, they could also run the course, sending in their times to the notaparkrun park run.  Rob Burn took 22.24, ever present Gary Wilkinson 23.54, David Tervit 23.56, Geoff Bullock 24.37, Pete Jackson 26.12, Ken Evitt 27.59, Dave Baker 29.34, Beth Haggath 29.40, Christine Burn 32.23, Sarah Harrison 32.51, Maureen Worley 35.50, Gillian Crane 36.55, Liz Stephenson 36.59, Denise Gandy 39.00, Bev Davies 39.28, Andrea Colls 39.41 and Hugh Jenyns 41.42.  We look forward to welcoming people from the Beginners’ Group into the club.  Well done everyone.
 

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