Race results from the weekend of 17th/18th September covering Hardmoors 60, Leeds Golden Mile, Kirkstall Abbey 7 and the inaugural Harrogate Haverah Trail Race
Vale of York Half Marathon Back for a third year, The Vale of York Half Marathon is fast and flat. It starts on a race track and ends by a runway taking in scenic closed roads on the way. For the novice runner this is a perfect introduction to a longer distance. For the more [...]
I’ve Got a Bike, You Can Ride it if You Like, It's Got a Basket, A Bell That Rings and Things That Make It Look Good…. I have to admit to feeling a twinge of envy when I survey the exploits of the club’s legendary Team Turnip cycling through the website and Facebook on the [...]
A useful guide for group leaders on strategies that can be used to challenge and motivate members of mixed ability groups.
36 'country' miles and approx. 1, 200m of climb Race report by Caroline Thomas Half past four in the morning is not a time for getting up, in my book. Especially after only finally dropping off to sleep at about 2:30am. But the good thing about not getting into a deep sleep is that it [...]
Last week on the Horsforth Harriers Facebook page there was a posting which was a comprehensive set of questions on running injuries. To quote Frank Zappa (and I often do) “Questions, questions, questions, pouring into the mind of the concerned young adult of today”. I thought a reply on Facebook would take up too much [...]
Ilkley Incline 86 runners braved the sticky heat and midges for the Ilkley Incline. This is an uphill-only race, attracting fell runners and road runners alike. Six runners broke the 8 minute barrier with Jack Wood of Ilkley Harriers winning the race in 7.23. Nathan Crossley was first Harrier home in 21st position and a [...]
Race results from the weekend of 3rd/4th September 2016 - includes a race report on Derwentwater Trail Challenge by Philip Ramsden.
The Burnsall Classic Fell Race Burnsall, known as one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages, is renowned for its annual fell race. According to tradition, it began around 1870. A group of villagers discussed the idea in the Red Lion. The upshot of this discussion was that Tom Weston, a well-known local character, tested the course one [...]
We ran in a thunder storm the other Tuesday night, the full works – black skies, massive flashes of both sheet and forked lightning illuminating the gloom, constant rumbles of thunder and a soaking from a torrential, if mercifully brief, downpour. I can’t remember ever running in a thunder storm before, certainly not at night [...]