Saturday 15th September 2018
Leeds Golden Mile
Organised by Even Splits and held at Leeds Beckett Carnegie Athletics Centre. This is a track race over the classic one-mile distance suitable for runners of all abilities. Runners provide a predicted time and are placed in heats with others of a similar standard. A perfect opportunity to experience the excitement of racing on the track! 11 Harriers took part this year. Fastest Harrier was Philip Boynton who completed the mile in 05:03.4. He was followed by: Reece Milton 05:28.5, Steve Raby 05:40.0, Brendan Foley 05:45.5, Hayley Lawrence 05:53.4, Naakesha Seth 06:25.0, Marianne Burgess 06:57.7, Bev Hurst 07:07.6, Tommy Dickson 07:15.5, Sarah Papadimos 07:45.7 and Jacqueline Stack 07:52.3.
*Main image credit: Harriers at Leeds Golden Mile
Meanwood Valley Trail
Hosted by Valley Striders AC, this run made a welcome return after a gap of 3 years. An undulating trail race covering approx. 7 miles of woods and parkland in Adel Woods and Meanwood Park. Run under one of the famous “Seven Arches”, past the ‘Blabbering Baby’ and through the dark spooky tunnel under the Leeds Outer Ring Road. Start and finish was at “Old Leo’s” Rugby Club. 7 Harriers took part. First Harrier home was Ciaran Forde in 5th place overall and a time of 45:36. He was followed by: Tim Knighton 59:55, Becky Lawrence 1:02:15 (1st FV40), Emily Forde 1:04:30, Leah Geldeard 1:05:01, Sarah Papadimos 1:12:53 and Emma Harrop 1:14:41.
Robin Hood 100
This is a fully marked ultra on nice underfoot, runnable and scenic trails. The 100-mile route heads into Sherwood Forest to take in Robin Hoods homeland before returning back to South Wheatley. Relatively flat with no major climbs, just steady undulations on occasion, make it a ‘fast’ course. Garth De Roux completed this massive feat of endurance in 24:48:06 (28th place). Congratulations Garth.
Sunday 16th September 2018
The route followed a loop around Tadcaster centre before heading out East, taking in the villages of Catterton, Healaugh and Wighill. 10 Harriers took part in this year’s race. First across the line was Hayley Lawrence in 1:13:34. She was followed by: David Womersley 1:15:47, Mercedes Martin Nevado 1:21:13, Steven Allen 1:29:47, Tommy Dickson 1:36:26, Nicola Barnett 1:36:38, Jacqueline Stack 1:43:09, Julie Norman 1:46:14, Sheila Mason 1:53:48 and Julie Eastwood 1:53:59.