Dave Riches

Harriers Fly On Home Soil

Today saw the annual Darlington 10km race, and for a nice change the weather was kind to the runners with cool conditions and even a little bit of light rain to keep runners cool. For those who haven’t ran the Darlington 10km before, this race starts behind Boyes leading up to Stanhope road and on …

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Back to the park

Kevin Wilson let a large number of Harriers home at the midweeks Darlington Trail Series. The weather in Darlington during the week in excess of 40 degrees in some locations making running difficult for all competitors. On the evening and in a field of 115 runners, Kevin finished 14th in 22:52 with wife Sarah first …

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Cross Country Results

As reported last week the cross country finale took place at Richmond. Results have now been released which saw Darlington Harrier Ladies finish 4th overall and the men 6th.Well done everyone who has competed over the cross country season.

Young Beats Old

Four Harriers made the short trip to Bishop Middleham to take part in Gerry Kearsley handicap event which is based on competitors 10km times. The event is over multi terrain and free to enter. Nicola Young picked up the fastest woman trophy this year after posting the fastest time versus the time submitted. Well done …

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Podium finish for Harrier ladies

Last Sunday saw the first race of the Cross Country take place at the Flatts, Thirsk. Results are now out which saw our ladies senior team take 3rd spot and the men in 6th. Great to see many Harriers making their debut on the day.

Harriers Move against

On Thursday evening, Paul Cook organised the Move Festival in support of the Move Charity which helps young people who have had cancer, get active through sport. The founder of the charity, Gemma Hillier-Moses kicked things off with a warm up with the kids in the 1 mile run while husband Lewis was the man …

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Harriers run at Kearsley event

The Gerry Kearsley Handicap is run in January and July over a multi terrain route on trails around Fishburn and Bishop Middleham and is free to enter.Handicapping is based on 10k times. The name of the winner is engraved on the Gerry Kearsley Handicap shield. Results are shown below. Well done all of you.

Some Young Guy at Viking Chase

On Sunday we had three of our runners on show at the Viking Chase, a race in aid of the Cleveland Mountain rescue team. This race takes in parts of Lordstones, Carlton Bank Top and Carlton-in-Cleveland and is only 7.5miles long….oh and 1877ft of ascent. A tough run by anyone’s imagination….but that didn’t stop Dave …

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Drags to Riches

On Saturday we had a small number of runners taking on the 39th Swaledale marathon. Despite being called a marathon it’s actually only 23.2 miles but with an ascent of over 4000 feet it will feel more than your standard marathon.Dave McKenna finished in an excellent 16th place in 3hrs 44, Val Clarke 91st in …

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Royal display by Allan

On Saturday afternoon a large contingent of runners headed to Heaton to take part in the road relays, a 4 person team event for women and 6 for men over a 2.2m course. The course, a 2 lap undulating route with two climbs on the loop to test the legs, especially on the second lap …

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