Saturday 7th April 2018
The race starts from Braithwaite, taking in Grisedale Pike, Eel crag, Sail and Barrow – 9miles and 3000ft climbing. Tim Knighton finished in 2:01:12. This was his first fell race in the Lakes. He described it as “a cracking day, tough run, fine views”.
*Main image: Coledale Horseshoe Fell Race image from Tim Knighton
Sunday 8th April 2018
This is a fast road race in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside around Thirsk. Martin Critchley was first Harrier home in 1:07:23. He was followed by: Rob Webster 1:17:45 and Julie Norman 1:41:13. 676 finished.
Baildon Boundary Way
This is Baildon’s own trail half marathon, encompassing some challenging terrain and is open to runners and walkers. The race was won in 1:22:09 by Pudsey & Bramley’s Joe Baxter. Paul Freeman was first Harrier home in 1:43:11. He was followed by: Lio Achard 1:47:47, Vicky Miller 2:02:20, Angela Pattinson 2:04:27, Jim Hopkinson 2:14:01, Keith Park 2:18:07, Ruth Hodgson 2:18:08 and Ian Taylor 2:43:51. 337 finished.
This is considered the flattest marathon route in the UK, starting on the A56 near the White City roundabout, just a short walk from the race village at Emirates Old Trafford. First Harrier home in a fantastic time of 2:48:06 was Philip Boynton. He was followed by: Victoria Brides 4:22:05, Helen Barber 4:29:12 and Helen Agar 4:49:05. Tommy Dickson was unfortunately a DNF due to injury.
Rome marathon gives runners the opportunity to combine athletics and sightseeing in Italy’s capital, a city bursting with culture and history. Lee Greenhalgh finished in 3:57:03.
Sheffield Half Marathon
The Sheffield Half Marathon attracts thousands of runners of all abilities and spectators to the city’s streets and raises many thousands of pounds for good causes. With a city centre start and finish, the event boasts a super scenic route with stunning views of the Peak District for those who conquer the climb to Ringinglow. The race even incorporates a ‘triple test’ giving entrants a chance to be crowned ‘King of the Hill’ or ‘Queen of the Hill’ in a timed hill climb, triumph in a 10K downhill sprint section and cross the finish line first to lift the Sheffield Half Marathon title. Reece Milton was first Harrier home in 1:26:08. He was followed by Lindsey Clegg 1:29:07 (1st F35 and 9th lady finisher), Jenny Harrison 1:51:42 and Ian Griffiths 1:56:50.