Sunday 10th September 2017
Great North Run
The world’s biggest half marathon got even bigger after a record amount of people took part in this year’s Simplyhealth Great North Run. More than 43,000 runners crossed the start line of the world-famous half marathon from Newcastle to South Shields, with the event now in its 37th year.
Sir Mo Farah became the first British man to win four Simplyhealth Great North Runs on a day where Mary Keitany ran the fourth quickest women’s time in the event’s 37-year history to take her third title. Farah won in 60:06 with Jake Robertson 60:12 and Feyisa Lilesa third in 61:32.
11 Harriers took part this year. Ed Sanders was first Harrier home in 1:33:37, followed by David Womersley 1:40:35, Ian Robertshaw 1:48:57, Stephen Wood 1:52:49, Helen Agar 1:59:08, Sophie Meredith 2:13:18, Sheila Mason 2:21:09, Nadine Sweeney 2:21:49, Caroline Faithwaite 2:25:50, Karen Allan 2:38:23 and Michelle Little 3:13:58.
The Yorkshireman (Full & Half 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. Three Harriers took part in the full marathon and two in the half. Results were as follows: Nathan Crossley (Full) 4:04:11 (11th and 3rd V50), Garth De Roux (Full) 4:31:16, Hilary Wharam (Full) 8:34:38, Andy Smith (Half) 2:19:38 and Jane Webster (Half) 2:38:57. 226 finished.
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. 15 Harriers took part in this year’s race. First Harrier home was Neil Burton in 1:18:21 (3rd M40). He was followed by: Reece Milton 1:25:33, Aisling Wall 1:28:46 (2nd FSEN), Martin Critchley 1:29:20, Philip Boynton 1:30:11, Mark Andrew Smith 1:33:02, Ron Taverner 1:34:16, Richard Sunley 1:35:22, Jenny Oldridge 1:37:02, Martin McCleave 1:39:55, Becky Lawrence 1:41:22, Sean Veal 1:42:08, James Mangeolles 1:43:24, Victoria Brides 2:12:45 and Julie Norman 2:12:58.
The Chestnut Tree House Littlehampton 10k is fast and flat, suitable for both experienced and novice runners. The route takes place on closed roads in Littlehampton and Rustington, as well as along the beautiful promenade. Chris Smith crossed the line in 47:18.