Saturday 27th April 2019
Three Peaks Fell Race
This race is billed as the “Marathon with Mountains” as it takes runners 23.3 miles over the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough with 5,279ft of ascent and descent. Four Harriers completed the gruelling course this year. Neal Edmondson was first home in 03:52:58 followed by Nathan Crossley 04:11:12, Garth De Roux 04:47:24 and Tim Knighton 05:27:07. 670 finished.
Main image: Left to right: Tim Knighton, Garth De Roux & Nathan Crossley at Three Peaks Fell Race
Sunday 28th April 2019
The London Marathon was first run on 29th March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since. More than 40,000 runners completed the tough 26.2-mile race, in what was a record-breaking year for applications.
Eliud Kipchoge won the men’s race with a new course record and second fastest time ever, while Sir Mo Farah finished fifth.
Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei won the women’s race with compatriot Vivian Cheruiyot coming in second – a role reversal from last year when she beat Kosgei to the crown.
13 Horsforth Harriers took part this year. Neil Burton was first Harrier home in a fantastic time of 02:38:52. He was followed by: Philip Boynton 02:59:36, Aisling Wall 03:08:12, Lindsey Clegg 03:12:46, Ian Fitzgerald 03:18:46, Hayley Lawrence 03:31:30, Helen Coutie 03:46:49, Robert Kettleborough 03:50:45, Kristian Henry 03:53:59, Graham Cottam 03:55:41, Charlie McNicol 04:03:32, Andy Smith 04:10:02 and Sarah Papadimos 04:48:19. Congratulations to you all!
This marathon is a two-lap course and is very flat for the PB chasers. As always, the event is run on Blackpool’s Promenade passing all the great landmarks and tourist spots. Two Harriers took part this year. Victoria Brides finished in 04:37:48. Unfortunately Helen Agar was a DNF after feeling unwell during the race. We hope you make a quick recovery Helen and are not too disappointed.