Weekly Round up w/e 8th January

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 club to provide us with any content that may enhance the information that is shared each week.

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Race Results

Before the new year we saw the return of the Dave Parry Lets Run Winter Fell Race Series 2022/23. It was the one kilometre under 9 and 11’s race that finished first with Poppie Phillipson U11G Birtley AC winning from our own Rhys Price U11B of Darlington Harriers.

We had three of our athletes in action at the new years day Captain Cook’s Fell race a 8km event which takes place in Great Ayton across different terrain and over a 1000ft of climbing. Of our three athletes it was Michael Harcourt who was first home in an impressive 16th place finishing in a time of 35.58 with Val Clarke in 200th place but first in her age category in 51.10 with Mark Tallon 15 places behind in 52.35.

Mark enjoying being back in the mud

We had five of our club runners in action at Harewood House Trail races on Saturday. Kelly Jordan, Karen Rafiq and Hayden Thompson took on the 5km run together although they all ended up running a 10km due to signage issues while Hilary Bevan and Lizzie Hugill ran the Half Marathon as a pair. Certainly not a flat run around the grounds at Harewood House and plenty mud for everyone to enjoy. The 10k runners finished the course around 72minutes while the half marathon duo finished in 3:16. Well done all of you.

Our 10km troops
Lizzie and Hilary

Saturday saw Peter Foulds return to racing and he certainly wasn’t starting easy after taking on the Saltaire 20mile race along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. The tow path for this race is usually great underfoot but not this weekend as well as the race including the pleasure (and challenge ) of five rise locks. Peter completed the race in 3:55:25 with full results of the day here. Good to see you back Peter.

Peter’s locks ran out
Peter in recovery mode

The Temple Newsam Ten took place on Sunday in the depths of Leeds. This race has it all with mixed terrain hills, mud and usually a little puddle to wade through! This is a tough race and anyone wishing to run a PB here, i’d probably look elsewhere. But saying all that, this is a great but challenging event so one to look out for next year. Some good running on the day with three of our athletes finishing in the top 10 for their Categories but kudos to you all for doing this and getting round. Steve Wilkinson was first home from the club in 62nd place in 73:52. Simon Daniels not listed as a Harrier below ran 1:30.26.

Full results for the TNT can be found here

The before photo…..
“Hollywood” takes a Turkish bath
Take it kneesy Jade
At least your hat will keep you warm Simon
Nikki copying Peter Crouch’s robot goal celebration
Jamie thought he’d leave his white vest at home…maybe a wise decision!
Hamish “Come out to Leeds Iain said, have a drink and a few laughs”
You put your left leg in…your right leg in as well. Anne loving the TNT

Another race to take place this weekend was December’s re-arranged Poultry Run which is approximately 8 miles and covers country lanes, bridleways, footpaths and muddy farmer’s fields. The course is generally ascending for the first half of the race, with a steep climb at approximately half-way to the Boulby mast. It is then an exhilarating downhill run down to the finish. Official results can be found below but it was Graham O’Hara who was first across the line in 64:06 just ahead of Val Clarke who was 29 seconds behind but won a duck in the process. Our third athlete was Graham Bell who finished in 71:13 for 109th position.

Full results can be found here

A Val between two Graham’s
Couldn’t give a Duck

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