Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Danefield Relay 2018

68 teams took part in this year’s Danefield Relay held at Otley Chevin and organised by Horsforth Fellandale. This is a 3 x 3-mile relay with grass, tracks and woodland paths including some very tough climbs and tricky descents. It was a warm summers’ evening on the Chevin, with 8 Harriers teams taking part. Team results were as follows:

Horsforth Men’s Vets A Team (10th place) – Nathan Crossley, Andy Perkinson & Martin Critchley
Total team time: 01:02:43

Horsforth Open Team A (15th place) – Phil Boynton, Tim Knighton & Reece Milton
Total team time: 01:06:44

Horsforth Men’s Vets B Team (18th place) – Paul Freeman, Mark Smith & Alan Squire
Total team time: 01:07:09

Horsforth Ladies A Team (22nd place) – Lindsey Clegg, Jenny Harrison & Aisling Wall
Total team time: 01:10:10

Horsforth Men’s Open C (31st place) – Paul Beal, Martin Coates & Greg Brant
Total team time: 01:13:57

Horsforth Harriers Yoga Bears (42nd place) – Phil McGeever, Joanna Shevlin & Serena Blackburn
Total team time: 01:17:39

Horsforth Open B Extra Plus (60th place) – Janette Freeman, Keith Park & Tommy Dickson
Total team time: 01:28:43

Horsforth Harriers LVA (68th place) – Jacqueline Stack, Sheila Mason & Joanna Mingham
Total team time: 01:44:15

Special congratulations to Aisling Wall who got fastest female in 20:42. Well done to everyone who took part! Full results are available here.

*Main image credit: Harriers ladies warming up at Danefield – photo courtesy of Philip Bland

Harriers ladies at Danefield Relay 2018

Reece Milton at Danefield Relay by Philip Bland

Joanna Shevlin at Danefield Relays by Philip Bland

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Colliery Canter Evening Race Series

The Old Colliery Canter Evening Race Series was held at Rabbit Ings Country Park, located on the former colliery yard and spoil heap of the Monkton Colliery and then the Royston Drift Mine. The 64-hectare site, situated near Royston in South Yorkshire, is home to an array of wildlife – including newts, snakes and herons.

Runners could choose from a 5-mile or 10-mile route. Victoria Brides finished 3rd lady in the 10-mile race, crossing the line in 01:35:17. She commented after the race:

“Based at the rather impressive Rabbit Ings Country Park, It’s ‘not so’ Grim up North hosted a 1 loop/5 mile and 2 loop/10 mile race on a rather warm Wednesday evening. The course had a bit of everything – woodland, gravel paths, a lake, hills, flat sections and plenty of midges to contend with on the way round. As if the medal, beer and chocolate bar weren’t enough, we were greeted at the finish with an ice lolly, just what was needed as we all try to persist with running through the heatwave. Also, a top 3 female finish for the Harriers, albeit a slow one… you got to be in it to win it!”

Congratulations Vicky!

Vicky Brides 3rd lady at Colliery Canter 10 Mile