Saturday 24th March 2018
Leeds Liverpool Canal Canter
Organised by the lovely (and increasingly busy) folks at It’s Grim Up North Running this a scenic, fast and flat, out-and-back route along the canal tow path, great for achieving PBs. Runners can choose from the ultimate challenge of the Ultra to the sprint of the 5K with Marathon, 20 miler, Half Marathon and 10K distances in between. Four Harriers took part in the 10K race and three in the Half Marathon. Results as follows:
Gini Knight 55:38, Philip Ramsden 57:12, Carol Ramsden 58:48, Ian Brown 1:14:26
Sarah Papadimos 2:10:38, Lindsey Lobley 2:23:31 Helen Agar 2:23:32
Lightwater Valley 10K Challenge
This was the rescheduled race from 4th March due to snow. It is a multi-terrain 10K that runs through the theme park and on surrounding roads. Jacqueline Stack was the only Harrier taking part, completing the race in 1:01:25.
Sunday 25th March 2018
East Hull 20
The race starts at East Hull Harriers and Athletics Club’s clubhouse in Saltshouse Road and follows a circular route out of the city taking in the villages of Swine, Benningholme, Arnold and Long Riston before returning to Sutton along the disused railway track. The route is notoriously fast due to the absence of any major elevation changes. Three Harriers took part this year, with two of them coming second in their age categories. Steve Raby was first Harrier home in 2:16:35 (2nd M55-59), followed by Bev Hurst 2:39:49 (2nd F50-54) and Victoria Brides 3:15:55.
The inaugural Dishforth Dash 10K was held at the recently decommissioned MOD Airfield near Ripon North Yorkshire in support of the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF). The route took runners around the airfield perimeter road with the second loop incorporating the length of the main runway. Two Harriers took part in this new event. Dave Maycock finished in 40:55 (2nd M60) and Jacqueline Stack 58:58.
Main image credit: Carol Ramsden at Leeds Liverpool Canal Canter by Andrew Swales