Saturday 14th April 2018
Old Colliery Canter
Another race from those lovely folks at ‘It’s Grim Up North Running’. Held at Rabbit Ings Country Park in Barnsley – home to an array of wildlife – including newts, snakes and herons. Runners could choose from a range of distances from 5K to marathon. There was apparently a slight hiccup with the route so some runners ran a little further than anticipated! Three Harriers took part. Results were as follows:
10K – Jules Hastings 1:03:11, Kirstie Wormald 1:22:23
Half-Marathon – Philip Ramsden 2:32:20
Sunday 15th April 2018
Vale of York 10
24 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 already – 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 across the line was Neal Edmondson in 1:00:45. He was followed by: Steve Large 1:04:42 (3rd M50), Tracy Carroll 1:13:22, Becky Lawrence 1:15:16, Jenny Oldridge 1:16:43 (2nd F45), Charlie McNicol 1:19:54, Jessica Jones 1:23:30, Steven Allen 1:26:33, Emma Harrop 1:27:36, Kelly Houton 1:29:15, Victoria Brides 1:29:47, Gini Knight 1:30:15, Nicola Barnett 1:34:39, Jacqueline Stack 1:36:57, Sam Foster 1:40:35, Emma Harris 1:40:40, Carolyn Weir 1:40:48, Fiona Waterhouse 1:44:59, Deborah Lightowler 1:46:32, Nadine Sweeney 1:46:36, Phil Smedley 1:47:54, Sarah Mills 1:53:05, Lisa Speed 1:53:23 and Sue Lumby 2:10:42.
Boston Marathon UK
This claims to be the flattest marathon course in the country, held on the Sunday preceding USA Patriots Day (3rd Monday of April), the day of the more famous US Boston marathon. The race starts at Boston Market place and ends at Boston College. Hilary Wharam completed the course in 6:25:04. Another one to tick off her 100 marathon list. Well done Hils!
Main image credit: Harriers assemble at Vale of York 10