Leeds Christmas 10K Challenge

Over 300 runners took part in this year’s Leeds Christmas 10K Challenge. The run is advertised as a varied, multi terrain off road course. After leaving the springy flat track at John Charles Stadium, runners take a dash uphill through the trees on woodland paths, before speeding faster than Rudolph on the long descent through Middleton Park. Victoria Brides was first Harrier home in 1:02:34 followed by our very own Mrs Claus Hilary Wharam in 1:17:35.

Hilary Wharam at Leeds Christmas 10K 2015

Hilary Wharam at Leeds Christmas 10K 2015

PECO XC League Race 2 – West Park

Also on 13th December, 26 Harriers took part in Race 2 of the PECO XC League at West Park. First Harrier home was Neal Edmondson in 31st place and a time of 31:36. He was followed by: 32 Tom Feather 31:41, 79 Dan Whittle 33:38, 113 Lee Greenhalgh 34:36, 114 Steve Raby 34:46 (2nd M55), 123 Jon Eagle 35:14 (3rd M55), 132 Nigel Monaghan 35:44, 160 Mark Smith 36:48, 205 James Mangeolles 38:08, 222 Mike Cummins 38:52, 272 Ian Chappell 41:22, 331 Keith Park 45:38, 392 Peter Scanlon 51:57. First across the line for the ladies was Ruth Moran, finishing in 8th place and a time of 35:49. She was followed by: 10 Sarah O’Sullivan 36:00 (2nd F35) 2nd claim, 25 Jac Billington 37:45, 43 Liz Huby 39:43, 56 Emily Turner 41:20, 60 Bev Elliott 41:32, 62 Bev Hurst 41:54 (3rd F50), 94 Charlotte Davison 44:21, 101 Joanna Shevlin 45:06, 110 Nakeesha Seth 45:41, 121 Sarah Papadimos 46:23, 142 Emma Drake 48:02 and 180 Nicola Revill 51:01.

Ladies at PECO Race 2 by Nicola Revill

Ladies at PECO Race 2 by Nicola Revill

Photo credit for main photo: Harriers men at PECO West Park by Steve Raby.