Saturday 1st September 2018
Leeds Country Way Relay 2018
Leeds Country Way (LCW), now in its 28th year, is held annually around the end of August or the first week in September. The race comprises of 6 pairs of runners in each team, running a leg around the actual LCW route. An approximate total of 64 miles are covered, at a total time of around 7 hours. Route descriptions are given to each participating team, and teams are encouraged to run or walk the routes before the race.
The race is split into 6 sections or LEGS of similar lengths, each starting and finishing in set places. These places are known as CHANGEOVER POINTS. The LCW is made up of 6 legs and each leg is raced by two people from the same club. These are known as PAIRS. Each pair races against other pairs from other clubs. 6 pairs are therefore needed to make up a TEAM. All the pairs on leg 1 set off together and run as fast as they can along a prescribed route to the changeover point which forms the start of leg 2. A baton is handed over and the next pair set off on the next section and hand over to the pair on leg 3. This continues until leg 6 runners get to the end of their leg which is where it all started hours before.
It was scorching hot conditions this year. Congratulations to all our runners who didn’t let the heat stop them putting in a top effort for the club.
Team results were as follows:
Horsforth Harriers Men’s A – 8th position overall – 08:04:56
Horsforth Harriers Men’s B – 27th position overall – 09:39:42
Horsforth Harriers Ladies – 35th position overall – 10:21:25
58 teams took part in this year’s event. Full results can be viewed here: https://kippaxharriers.org.uk/results-2018/
Sunday 2nd September 2018
A well-established, fast and flat scenic 10K. A mixture of road and track with the highest point on a bridge over the A1 motorway. Four Harriers took part this year in very hot conditions. First Harrier home was Steven Allen in 56:47 followed by Emma Harrop 57:47 and Jacqueline Stack 1:06:58. Phil Smedley also started the race but had to pull out at just over 2 miles due to a twisted ankle. Hope you’re back running soon Phil! 873 ran.