Saturday 23rd September 2017
Dublin Half Marathon
The start of this year’s Dublin Half Marathon was delayed for half an hour due to major traffic delays for people driving to the race. Numerous motorists parked their cars on the side of the motorway and began walking to the event due to the traffic. Several people on Twitter reported they were unable to make it to the race start point in time. The organisation and traffic management of the race were heavily criticised by those caught up in the traffic delays. Sean Brendan Veal luckily did make it to the start line and crossed the finish line in 1:42:08.
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 Reece Milton in 5:24.7. He was followed by: Steve Raby 5:35.2, Kristian James Henry 5:47.2, James Mangeolles 5:52.0, Rob Webster 6:21.9, Bev Hurst 6:27.7, Jane Webster 6:42.3, Kate Ritchie 7:20.3, Marianna Henry 9:07.3, Sue Lumby 9:41.9 and Hilary Wharam 11:00.4.
Sunday 24th September 2017
East Grinstead 10K
A largely flat and multi-terrain 10K. Most of the course is on footpaths and the scenic Worth Way, a disused railway line. The last 3k is on local roads. There was a T-Shirt and medal for all finishers. Ciaran Forde was 2nd male in 35:01 and Emily Forde was 5th lady in 46:22.
Stainland Trail 10K
This year marked the 5th annual Stainland Trail Race, a 10km multi-terrain race through the stunning West Yorkshire countryside. Starting and finishing at the Stainland Recreation Ground, the race runs through woods and beautiful rural roads and trails around Stainland Dean. Philip Ramsden completed the challenging course in 1:20:11.
Harrogate Haverah Trail Race
The Harrogate Haverah Trail Race is approximately 10 miles of trails and designated pathways, wonderfully situated in the scenic Yorkshire setting of Haverah Park and within easy reach of Harrogate. The course follows a circular route from Beckwithshaw, taking runners down Pot Bank and into Haverah Park, then around Beaver’s Dyke and John O’Gaunts reservoirs, including the castle remains. Five Harriers took part in this year’s race. Jane Webster was first home in 1:32:57 followed by Rob Webster 1:35:40, Theresa Duckett 1:37:01, Cath Gray 1:48:12 and Jackie Ford 1:50:18. 177 finished.
*Main image: Harriers at Leeds Golden Mile