Sunday 14th April
Vale of York 10
21 Harriers made the trip to York for this year’s Vale of York 10 Mile. This is a relatively new race on the local calendar, but extremely popular – sold out again this year with 1000+ runners. It starts at Rufforth airfield and is well organised, with a decent t-shirt and medal. First Harrier home was Neal Edmondson in 59:56. He was followed by: Barney Plummer 1:02:10, Steve Large 1:03:01, Paul Beal 1:13:07, Helen Thomson 1:14:28, Leah Geldeard 1:14:37, Rob Webster 1:16:55, Jessica Jones 1:18:52, Giles Wilkes 1:19:28, Hannah Metheringham 1:19:09, Steven Allen 1:21:46, Andrew Harrop 1:23:09, Emma Harrop 1:24:42, Victoria Brides 1:28:25, Tommy Dickson 1:28:30, Rebecca Black 1:28:43, Louise Whitehouse 1:33:28, Phil Smedley 1:38:20, Karen Brook 1:47:14, Sheila Mason 1:48:02 and Julie Eastwood 1:48:26. 1216 ran.
Sheffield Half Marathon
The Sheffield Half Marathon attracts thousands of runners of all abilities and spectators to the city’s streets and raises many thousands of pounds for good causes. With a city centre start and finish, the event boasts a super scenic route with stunning views of the Peak District for those who conquer the climb to Ringinglow. The race even incorporates a ‘triple test’ giving entrants a chance to be crowned ‘King of the Hill’ or ‘Queen of the Hill’ in a timed hill climb, triumph in a 10K downhill sprint section and cross the finish line first to lift the Sheffield Half Marathon title. Five Harriers took part this year. Reece Milton was first Harrier home in 01:24:59. He was followed by: Lindsey Clegg 01:30:41 (2nd F35), Graham Cottam 01:44:48, James Pierce 01:45:44 and Elizabeth Clark 01:47:05.
Organised by the ‘It’s Grim Up North’ team. This event had something for every lady from first time 5kers through to those taking on an Ultra. A great atmosphere, brilliant support from fellow lady runners and cake provided! The route was flat and fast, out and back running along the reclaimed Spen Greenway. The surface was tarmac and great to run on but with a constant climb on the return legs. Hilary Wharam completed the marathon in 06:30:56.