Sunday 25th February 2018
Snake Lane 10
Six Harriers headed over to Pocklington for the ever-popular Snake Lane 10. This is a fairly flat and fast 10-mile course, ideal as part of London Marathon training. As its name suggests, the course follows a winding route through beautiful Yorkshire countryside at the foot of the glorious Wolds. First Harrier home and 3rd F35 was Lindsey Clegg in a chip time of 1:06:14. She was followed by Jenny Oldridge 1:13:49 (3rd F45), Martin McCleave 1:17:58, Keith Park 1:17:59, Naakesha Seth 1:26:12 and Nicola Revill 1:32:25.
Harewood House 10K & Half Marathon
Runners could choose from either Half Marathon or 10K races across muddy off-road tracks and steep forest inclines, all set within the stunning grounds of Yorkshire’s historic Harewood House. Conditions were bright but very cold.
Nine Harriers took part in the half marathon. Mark Smith won the race in 1:23:45 – big congratulations to him. He was followed by: Kristian James Henry 1:46:48, Brendan Foley 1:49:34, Paul Beal 1:54:51, James Pierce 1:59:49, Sarah Papadimos 2:11:35, Louise Whitehouse 2:11:49, Ian Taylor 2:31:29 and Emma Harris 2:36:17. 818 finished.
Seven Harriers ran the 10K route. Andy Bisset was first Harrier home in 48:20, followed by Jessica Jones 50:20, Louise Bisset 52:45, Emma Harrop 54:23, Lisa Speed 1:02:41, Phil Smedley 1:06:26 and Sue Lumby 1:20:32. 854 finished.
Three Harriers took part in this year’s Huddersfield 10K, held on the last Sunday in February each year. The course is described as ‘undulating’ (Yorkshire Style) – what else can you expect in the Pennines – but with a fast finish. Max Rowell was first Harrier home in 42:53, followed by Greg Rowell 48:39 and Rob Webster 50:36.
Organised by the lovely folks at ‘It’s Grim Up North Running’. Starting in the Yorkshire village of Slaithwaite, this is an out and back along the Huddersfield canal. Runners could choose from distances of 5k ,10k, half marathon, 20 miles and marathon. Finishers enjoyed homemade cakes, a bespoke medal and a Yorkshire goody bag. Harriers results were as follows:
10K – Tommy Dickson 57:50, Kirstie Wormald 1:14:01, Jules Hastings 1:14:56
Half-Marathon – Steve Raby finished 4th in the half marathon in a time of 1:28:03. He was followed by Bev Hurst who was first lady in 1:40:40 and Sean Veal 1:42:12.
Marathon – Hilary Wharam 7:02:00
*Main image credit: Keith Park & Martin McCleave at Snake Lane 10 by Stephen Wilson