Heather Ford

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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Hardmoors 55

After a couple of weeks waiting for the Hardmoors results these have been finally released. On a day with crazy weather and stoppages for many of the runners, three Harriers finished the Hardmoors 55 in really excellent timescales. Tremendous achievement from you all. 41 Heather Ford 11:32:28 69 Matt Capsey 12:21:50 138 Mark Milner 13:49:13

Hardmoors 55

Whilst Thirsk 10 and East Hull/Locke Park 20 races fell victim to the weather Hardmoors 55 went ahead as planned with runners advised to put a long sleeved top on! These races are for the hard-core and even in good weather so add conditions of biblical proportions and it adds another lair of difficulty. Full …

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A Ford a smile, even when racing

Heather Ford was back in competitive action last weekend at the Hardmoors Roseberry Topping marathon. This race takes place over the North Yorkshire Moors, climbs to the highest part and stays there for some miles. Heather, pictured here left with good friend Shelli Gordon finished 1st lady and 10th place overall in 5:15:43. Shelli finished …

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Hardcore Harriers

On Saturday we had a small number of Harriers taking on the Hardmoors 60 mile race. I’m not sure if you all deserve a medal or just locking up and having the key thrown away! Massive respect to you all. Official results have yet to be released but here is what we know.

Group head to Gribdale

On Wednesday night we had a number of Harriers head towards Great Ayton for the evenings Gribdale Gallop race with a new course after organisers were unable to get access to the Forestry Commission land. This years race is around 9km (2km shorter than the established route and takes out some of the ascent…which is …

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Heather Ford’s a smile

Last week, flying under the radar was the ‘unique’ Heather Ford who was competing in the Crenel Ultra. This run is in the stunning Northumberland National Park. The Cheviots are some of the biggest hills outside of the Lake District as England flirts with the Scottish border. Heather who is regaining her fitness finished in …

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Trio at the Lykewake

We had three of our athletes in action at this years Lyke Wake Challenge, an event which sees essentially competitors crossing the North Yorkshire Moors from Osmotherley to Ravenscar. This event is a 42 mile challenge that sees runners setting off at different times based on ability/expected time to complete and go through several check …

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Nine go to Swaledale

The usual suspects were back at the Swaledale marathon, the 24 mile race is very popular and has been running, pardon the pun, since 1979. Dave McKenna was the first of our athletes home finishing in 28th place but great performances from all our athletes on the day. Full race results can be found here

King of the Whitehorse marathon

Mike King was in action this weekend at the White horse marathon tackling the hot weather conditions, the latest in the Hardmoors Marathon series. Mike finished 14th in 4hrs 40. Full results can be found here

Heather hits her Peak

This 12.12 mile (19.5km) route takes in some of the best scenery on the edge of the Peak District, following trails over rolling hills from Whirlow Hall Farm and back. Challenging, yet runnable, the Trail 12.12 is once again proving to be a popular addition to many runners calendar. Official results have yet to be …

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Wainstone marathon

Heather Mochrie was in marathon action again this weekend, this time at the Hardmoors Wainstone marathon. Our super girl really is a machine on this type of terrain and once again she came up trumps finishing 1st lady and 7th overall. Incredible. Full results can be found here

Heather’s Hanging Stones

Heather Mochrie was in action this weekend for the 24 mile long 3,500 feet ascent LDWA Hanging Stone Leap event on Saturday 6 August. A cooling breeze on the highest peaks of the course was a relief to runners in the warm temperatures, as they climbed Captain Cooks Monument and Roseberry Topping before returning to …

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Heather wins at Swaledale

We had two of our athletes in action this weekend, at the Swaledale marathon. Heather Mochrie was once again first lady home and our other runner, Dave McKenna battled away finishing 90th despite being unwell. Full results can be found here

Heather has a fling

Heather Mochrie was in Ultra action again this weekend at the 53 mile Trail marathon through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland. The race route follows the first 53 miles of the West Highland Way footpath from Milngavie to Tyndrum.  The route is signposted by WHW marker posts. For the race, the organisers …

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