Sunday 9th September 2018

Vale of York Half Marathon

This is a fast and flat half marathon in aid of Sue Ryder. The race starts on a race track and ends by a runway and takes in scenic closed roads on the way. For the novice, this is a perfect introduction to a longer distance. For the more seasoned racer it is a genuine PB opportunity. Those training for an autumn marathon will find it fits perfectly into their training schedule.

18 Harriers took part in this year’s race. First Harrier home was Neil Burton in 1:17:25. He was followed by: Reece Milton 1:27:12, Steve Raby 1:27:41, Greg Brant 1:28:19, Colin McFadden 1:28:17, Lindsey Clegg 1:29:32 (2nd F35), Martin Critchley 1:35:48, Stuart Little 1:36:29, Carly Pettett 1:39:19, David Womersley 1:39:23 (2nd M65), Kate Ritchie 1:40:05, Joanna Shevlin 1:42:53, Paul Beal 1:44:48, Steven Allen 1:59:19, Sarah Papadimos 2:04:30, Ben Whitehead 2:06:46, Jacqueline Stack 2:06:46 and Merry Hill 2:07:58.

Main image: Harriers at Vale of York Half Marathon 2018

Neil Burton at Vale of York Half Marathon by Philip Bland

Reece Milton at Vale of York Half Marathon by Philip Bland

The Yorkshireman (Half & Full Marathons)

The Yorkshireman route covers open moorland and the highest point in West Yorkshire. The event includes a classic marathon off-road event for walkers and runners, either competing as individuals or in pairs, as well as the half marathon route. The race starts on Haworth Main Street, next to the Fleece Public House and finishes at Haworth Primary School, Rawdon Road in Haworth.

Results for the Yorkshireman Half:
Serena Blackburn 02:36:14
Jane Webster 02:35:13

Results for the Yorkshireman Full:
Hilary Wharam 08:38:56

Hilary Wharam & Olu Jatto at Yorkshireman 2018

Great North Run 2018

A capacity field took to the streets of South Tyneside, for the 13.1-mile run from Newcastle to South Shields, with the 38th staging of the Great North Run forming the centrepiece of a packed weekend of athletics.

Neal Edmondson was first Harrier across the line in 01:27:02. He was followed by: Robert Paul Wells 01:30:42, Graham Cottam 01:41:48, Jessica Jones 01:56:05, Natalie Wood 01:57:13, Steve Wood 01:58:13, Ian Robertshaw 01:59:14, Emma Harrop 02:07:15, Karen Allan 02:39:57, Amy Hannell 02:41:37, Karen Weddle 02:44:13, Helen Agar 02:46:41, Frances Wilson 03:06:02, Sue Lumby 03:15:33 and Suzanne Mann 04:05:48.

Suzanne Mann at GNR 2018

Amy Hannell at GNR 2018

Karen Allan & Frances Wilson at GNR 2018