Saturday 28th October 2017
It was windy conditions for this scenic, fast and flat, out-and-back route along the Leeds canal tow path, great for achieving PBs. Another event organised by the ‘It’s Grim Up North’ running team. Runners could choose their distance, from the ultimate challenge of the Ultra to the sprint of the 5K with Marathon, 20-mile, Half Marathon and 10K distances in between. First Harrier home in the 10K distance was Sarah Papadimos in 56:40. She was followed by Charlotte Allen in 1:32:25. Three Harriers chose the half-marathon route. Abigail Fairbairn was the first home in 1:54:08 followed by Philip Ramsden 2:17:43 and Emma Harris 2:21:56.
This is a tough circuit of Snowdon starting and finishing in Llanberis, predominantly on road with just two short sections on unmade tracks. The three climbs total 2,800 ft with a very steep descent back into Llanberis. Conditions were overcast with low cloud and some drizzle. 2210 finished. Neil Burton finished in 2:56:11 and 16th place (2nd MV40). Congratulations on a fantastic result Neil!
Sunday 29th October 2017
Bradford 10K & Half Marathon
This unique format includes three races on one course. Based upon a 5K loop of Bradford city centre, the course takes in City Park, Bradford University, the Broadway and Little Germany. One lap gets you 5K, two gets you 10K and 4 (and an extra bit) gets you a half marathon. Bev Hurst had a fantastic result in the 10K – finishing second lady and 2nd F45 in 45:47. She was followed by: Phil Smedley 1:03:23 and Lisa Speed 1:04:45. Victoria Brides finished the half-marathon distance in 2:08:53.
*Main image credit: Abigail Fairbairn at Hubble Bubble by Andrew Swales