Saturday 7th October 2017
Round Ripon Ultra
The course follows a very scenic 35-mile route with stunning scenery, picturesque villages and a world famous heritage site, all in the Yorkshire Dales. Just one Harrier took on the challenge this year. Lindsey Clegg completed the course in 6:06:46 and was 2nd lady. Congratulations Lindsey.
Sunday 8th October 2017
This is a two-lap course run on roads starting and finishing at Bramley Park in Leeds. Organised by the lovely folks at ‘It’s Grim Up North Running’. We had a fantastic turnout of blue and whites this year with 18 Harriers taking part.
Aisling Wall was first Harrier home in 40:07 – achieving 6th position overall and 1st lady. She was followed by: Mark Smith 41:36, Greg Brant 42:13, Jenny Oldridge 45:06, Jonathan Eagle 46:18, Jane Webster 47:26, Janette Freeman 48:35, Rob Webster 48:49, Jill Hobson 49:40, Steven Allen 51:28, Jonathan Shaw 54:27, Philip Ramsden 57:13, Tommy Dickson 58:39, Fiona Waterhouse 58:40, Sam Foster 1:00:59, Nicola Barnett 1:03:09, Phil Smedley 1:03:14 and Deborah Lightowler 1:09:57.
Yorkshire Marathon Festival 2017
It was near perfect conditions for the 2017 Yorkshire Marathon, which seems to be getting more popular each year. The race has quickly established itself as one of the highlights of Yorkshire’s sporting year. This popular and picturesque run, with fantastic PB potential, takes participants past some of York’s splendid historic sites and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities. Described by the Daily Mirror as the Number 1 alternative to London and by the Guardian as a course on which to smash your PB, this race has written its own place in the running calendar.
The 10 Mile takes place as part of the Yorkshire Marathon festival. It boasts a largely flat and fast course and a great atmosphere. Starting and finishing at the University of York, the route heads into the city centre and out into the Yorkshire countryside before returning to finish at the university. First Harrier across the line in the 10-mile race was Chris Roebuck in 1:02:35. He was followed by: Reece Milton 1:04:28, Chris Kilner 1:12:48, Brendan Foley 1:17:31, Emma Harrop 1:23:55, Ben Whitehead 1:35:02, Julie Norman 1:35:08, Nadine Sweeney 1:44:48 and Sue Lumby 2:09:17. 3177 finished.
Four Harriers took part in the full Marathon distance. Abigail Fairbairn was first Harrier home in 4:06:12. She was followed by: Laura Hughes 4:25:25, Victoria Brides 4:57:24 and Hilary Wharam 6:29:25 (1st F75). 4139 finished.
Boggy conditions for the 26th Withins Skyline, a FRA BM (cat B, medium length) fell race – 12km/300m from Penistone Hill Country Park, near Haworth. Theresa Duckett was the only Harrier taking part this year. She completed the course in 75.25.
*Main image credit: Harriers at Bramley 10K