Saturday 31st March 2018
Daffodil Dash Temple Newsam
Organised by the ‘It’s Grim Up North Running’ team, this was a selection of trail distances through the grounds of Temple Newsam. Runners could choose from one lap of the course, 6.7 miles or multiple laps to complete the half marathon, 20 mile or full marathon distance. Jacqueline Stack completed the half marathon distance in 2:38:34. She said after the race: “My very first half marathon today at Temple Newsam. Undulating, muddy, raining, cross wind, just like doing PECO xc! Loved it! Fabulous scenery, variable terrain, great marshals, lots of cake at the finish.”
Hilary Wharam completed the marathon in 8:04:14.
Main image credit: Hilary Wharam at Daffodil Dash by Andrew Swales
Bramley Fall Park Tag Race
The second Bramley Fall Tag Team Race took place on Saturday 31st March attracting 53 pairs of runners for a 5k loop taking in Bramley Fall Woods. A pair of runners race as a team, taking the course alternately. One team member cannot start until the other tags or touches hands with them on finishing their lap. The team finishes when both members have completed two laps: 20km in total. Starting at the Abbey Inn on Pollard Lane, the race takes in some of the best trails that Leeds has to offer on a meandering course through Bramley Fall Park. Horsforth Harriers competing pairs were as follows:
Nicola Barnett & Fiona Waterhouse (45th) 01:57:19
Phil Smedley & Lisa Speed (50th) 02:03:13
Carol Ramsden & Philip Ramsden (52nd) 02:04:31
Sunday 1st April 2018
Introducing See York Run York’s latest running event – the Elvington Flyer. A flat and fast race around Elvington Airfield. The race marked the 100th anniversary of the RAF and goes straight down the runway of the airfield! There was a 5 mile and a 10-mile race, plus a 1-mile family fun run. Every finisher received a bespoke medal and goody bag with homemade cake and treats for all. Ian Brown was the only Harrier running, completing the course in 1:00:36.
20 Harriers headed to Guiseley for the annual multi terrain 10k race organised by Skyrac AC. This is a scenic undulating trail race along paths, tracks and canal side. With the winner finishing in a swift 37:36 the pace was quick for an off-road race. Philip Boynton was first Harrier home in 43:46. He was followed by: Max Rowell 45:27, Steve Large 46:45, Lindsey Clegg 48:53 (2nd F35), Garth De Roux 49:37, Ed Sanders 50:45, Phil McGeever 51:03, Judith Fox 51:07 (2nd F45), Wayne Avery 52:54, Rob Webster 53:59, David Womersley 55:17 (2nd M65), Steve Wood 1:00:21, Alison Traynor 1:02:35, Caroline Asquith 1:02:55, Kevin Watson 1:03:01, Natalie Wood 1:05:45, Jonathan Kirkby 1:06:59, Tommy Dickson 1:07:31, Victoria Brides 1:11:46 and Pete Scanlon 1:18:08. 457 finished.