Tuesday 4th July 2017
123 teams took part in this year’s Danefield Relay held at Otley Chevin and organised by Horsforth Fellandale. This is 3 x 3-mile relay with grass, tracks and woodland paths including some very tough climbs and tricky descents. It was a mild but slightly damp summers’ evening on the Chevin, with 14 Harriers teams taking part. The Men’s Team finished in 3rd position – team members were Sam Fisher, Neal Edmondson and Ciaran Forde. The Men’s Vets Team finished in 11th place – Neil Burton, Steve Large and Paul Gidlow. The Ladies A Team came in 56th place – Lindsey Clegg, Vicky Miller and Caroline Thomas. The Ladies Vets A Team came in 74th place – Bev Hurst, Angela Pattinson and Jane Webster. Well done to everyone who took part! Full results are available here.
Wednesday 5th July 2017
Even Splits 5K Series Race 1
Even Splits has launched a brand new 5K race series, held at the Brownlee Centre Cycle Circuit. The series consists of six, monthly, 5K road races, the first of which was held on Wednesday 5th July 2017. Each event comprises of two races: the A race for those who expect to run sub-22:30 and the B race for those who expect to run 22:30 or above. In order to run in any or all of the races, you must buy a race number (a chip timing bib tag) for £3. This number is valid for any and all 6 races in the 2017 season. Each race then costs £4.00 (affiliated) or £6 (unaffiliated).
Three Harriers took part in the first race. Martin Critchley finished in 18:42, Tim Appleyard in 20:47 and David Womersley in 21:26.
There are 5 more races in this series – highly recommended to all road runners and anyone else who wants to test themselves on tarmac. The next race is on 26th July 2017. More details here.
Helen Windsor 10K
A popular summer’s evening 10km road race around the moorland roads of Greetland near Halifax. Very scenic and always attracts a large field. The route is one small loop of 3k and a large loop of 7k. Hilary Wharam was the only Harrier taking part this year, finishing in 79:29.
Main image credit: Danefield Relay by Philip Bland