Saturday 2nd February 2019

Pateley Pie n Pint

Another race from the lovely folks at It’s Grim Up North Running. Starting in the picturesque North Yorkshire town of Pateley Bridge, the course is mixed terrain and undulating. Conditions were challenging this year due to ice. Runners could choose from 5 mile, 10 mile, 15 mile, 20 mile, Marathon or Ultra distances. Finishers received a pie and pint, homemade cakes and a bespoke medal. Hilary Wharam completed the marathon in 7:55:07.

Main image: Hilary Wharam navigating the tricky conditions at Pateley Pie n Pint

Rombalds Stride

On Saturday 2nd February, it was time for Harriers to ‘get ready to Rombalds’ at the Rombalds Stride, a 22.5-mile romp across Baildon and Rombalds Moor. The weather was cold and bright with ice and snow making for treacherous conditions over some parts of the course. First Harrier home was Philip Boynton in 02:50:44. He was followed by: Neal Edmondson in 03:08:20, Nathan Crossley 03:16:49, Andy Perkinson 03:49:21, Garth De Roux 3:52:24, Helen Coutie 04:04:26, Andy Smith 04:06:36, Tim Knighton 4:17:41, Jane Webster 04:19:46, Jill Hobson 4:44:34, Theresa Duckett 04:44:38, Catherine Gray 05:20:21, Sarah Papadimos 05:21:05 and Angus Teanby 07:06:54. 454 finished.

Garth De Roux at Rombalds Stride 2019

Cath Gray & Sarah Papadimos at Rombalds Stride 2019

Sunday 3rd February 2019

Dewsbury 10K

Excellent conditions for this year’s Dewsbury 10K. An out and back course with a gentle incline all the way out followed by a downhill 5k to the finish. A great course for anyone chasing a personal best. First Harrier home was Martin Critchley in 39:09. He was followed by: David Womersley 43:27 (1st M65), Jenny Harrison 44:16, Giles Wilkes 46:47, Steven Allen 49:07, Tommy Dickson 49:32, Victoria Brides 50:53, Merry Hill 51:19, Fiona Waterhouse 55:02, Jacqueline Stack 55:06, Philip Ramsden 55:21, Phil Smedley 58:50, Deborah Lightowler 59:07, Sam Foster 59:31 and Lisa Speed 1:02:40.

Happy Harriers at Dewsbury 10K

Fiona Waterhouse in action at Dewsbury 10K – photo by Matt Blakeley