Matt Capsey

Weekly Round Up w/e 19th June

The Weekly round-up of club activities covering all disciplines and age groups. This report will not provide you with a detailed account of each event but should give you enough information about what’s occurred the previous week, who’s participated and links to photographs and results. We encourage all members, parents and anyone associated with the …

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Lakes in a Day

50 miles, 4000m ascent – a journey on foot from the very top of the Lake District at Caldbeck to the very bottom, at Cartmel, via the stunning Helvellyn Ridge and the western shoreline of Lake Windermere.This was what awaited ultra runners Matt Capsey and Ian Morris. In a race where the GB athlete Ricky …

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Matt’s Life

Mountain goat, Matt Capsey, was in action last weekend as he tackled the Glen Coe Skyline a 52km race with 4750m of ascent to tackle…a race for the experienced off road runner and not for the fainthearted. To give you some idea of what Matt had to tackle over the distance… Curved Ridge The route …

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Matt’s On The Edge

Classified by Skyrunning UK as a “Sky Extra” race in 2018 and part of the continued Skyrunning UK series 2019, the Lakes Sky Ultra is officially the most extreme mountain running event in England. 60km+ of Lake District paths, trails and rock with 5,000m ascent tests runners endurance to the limit. Runners definitely need a …

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NYMAC Relays

Thursday night saw another large turnout at the NYMAC relays at Stewarts Park. This event is always well organised and an excellent chance for members to get together and form teams of 4 regardless of speed. Some great performances of the night including a 1st place for Bernadette Caygill, Sue Phillips, Linda Noble and Tori …

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Does Three into Fifty Five go?

Saturday saw three of our runners in action at the Hardmoors 55, an Ultramarathon which sees participants running from Guisborough to Helmsley. The 55 mile race takes competitors through the North York Moors and the Cleveland Hills in tough conditions. The race contains over 2000metres of ascent and has a time limit of 16 hours …

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Capsey has No Ego

Matt Capsey, renowned for his ultra runs took on Dalby Forest’s ‘No Ego’ race, a 5 mile event which requires competitors to wear a headtorch and is the first of three headtorch races in the first two months of the year.In a field of 420, Matt finished 25th in a time of 39:55.

Solo team at the NYMAC relays

One of the popular events on the race circuit is the NYMAC relays (Tom Wall Relays) at Stewarts Park. Normally the Harriers would flood the park in White and Blue but due to the clash of events with the Move Festival we only had one team, made up from Matt Capsey, Mark Tallon, Darren Stockdale …

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Some Lyke it Hot

On Saturdaymorning a small number of Harriers headed over to Osmotherley to take on the Lyke Wake Challenge, an approximate 42 mile run, walk, hike in full kit finishing in Ravenscar. Now you see the likes of Mark Milner pictured far right, Matt Capsey, Mike King, Peter Foulds, Darren Gee and Heather Ford completing these …

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McKenna loves a Growler

David McKenna was the first Harrier home at the Gribdale Growler, a 5.5m race with over 280 metres of ascent near Great Ayton. Some great performances on the day including Val Clarke 1st V55, Linda Noble 2nd V50 and Sarah Tomlinson 2nd V40. We also saw Allan Harder, Michael Watson, Tony Williams, Barry Foster and …

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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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North East XC Championships

On Saturday afternoon at Redcar we saw another large turnout of runners from the club for the North East XC Championship. The course was three laps 12km for men and 8km for the ladies, around the racecourse so fairly flat with a couple of speed bumps, long grass and some muddy patches but nothing to …

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Anyone for a Fryup

Matt Capsey and Kim Reeve were in action on Saturday night at the Fryup Thriller Night race, a 10km race in Whitby. A race in the dark is always fun but one where Head torches and waterproof gear is essential. Two strong results from Matt and Kim on the night, well done both of you…so …

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