Senior Harriers weekly update w/c 27th February

Also last week we saw a handful of Harriers at the midweek Pie and Pea night trail race, a 5k trail race as part of the Muddy Road series.

Results are now in and we Saw Alison Matthews finish 2nd overall in 18:45, Hamish Laishley 46th in 25:02 with Neil Embleton one place and eight seconds behind, Brian Burdon 72nd in 28:04 and Johanne Pinkney aka Julian 90th in 29:44.

Shelly Allan, Andrea Reese and Danielle Clarke finished 96th to 98th in and around 31:30, Louise Matthews 108th in 33 mins dead, Leigh Hindle 115th in 34:47 and Penny Ivison 127th in 36:14. Well done everyone.

Last week we told you that a number of Harriers headed to Cumbria to take on the High Cup Nick Fell race…well we finally have those results!

Paul Lowe was first to finish in 1:12:57 despite carrying an injury with Michael King 1:24:16 and David McKenna 1:28:36. Darren Stockdale was next home in 1:34:17, Ian Morris 1:35:44 and Steven Elliott 1:37:54. Peter Foulds finished in 1:43:02, Mark Robinson back on the scene finished in 1:49:08 (good to see you back Mark) with Sarah Tomlinson 2:08:15, Laura Clark 2:08:16 and Stephen McAllister 2:11:32.

Well done all, looked a toughie.

Another race to take place last week was the final race of the Winter trail 5km series with Tom Addison ,the only Harrier to cross the line home finishing 46th in 23:55.

Well done Tom, good running.

Last Sunday saw a handful of Harriers head to Leeds to take on the Harewood half marathon. David Bracken was first home for the club finishing in 1:43:20 for 110th Graham Garvey next in 1:48:41 for 193rd and Tina Corah 2:28:36 for 924th. Amanda MacDonald finished in 2:49:47 for 1077th running with Sally Dale who finished in an identical time for 1078th place with Lisa Smedley, 2:52:10 for 1085th. Tough course and you all did fantastic!

363 runners turned up at a very wet South park, parkrun after a constant downpour throughout Friday evening into the early hours with several Harriers nursing hangovers and lack of sleep due to the Charity Ball activities at Central Hall. Colin Taylor was not deterred finishing 3rd in 17:24 with Simon Rogers 8th in 18:02 and Paul Cook 16th back on pacing duties this time for Steven Wilkinson who finished the morning with a storming parkrun personal best of 19:06 one second and one place behind. Mark Haymer finished 26th in 20:16, Kevin Wilson 32nd in 20:36 and Graham Hindmarsh returning to the park finishing 42nd in 21:15 one place and fourteen seconds ahead of Barry Bell. David Aiken finished 45th in 21:35, youngster Dylan Wilson making up the top 50 in 21:44 ahead of Tom Leighton in 51st in 21:45 and Peter Armstrong, also on pacing duties 59th in 22:16. Steven Elliott was four places and three seconds further back alongside Andrew Glencross both finishing in 22:19 with Pauline Brown 66th in 22:21. Graham Garvey finished 69th in 22:31, Barry Foster 87th in 23:20 ahead of Stephen Gardner 90th in 23:27 with Linda Noble, David McKenna and Dave Bracken 93rd, 94th and 95th respectively in 23:33 as part of a longer run before and after parkrun.

Vivianne Pow finished 98th in 23:44 ahead of Andy Gibson 102nd in 23:54 and Jonathan Boyle 123rd in 24:39. michael watson finished 163rd in 26:17, John Brant 176th in 26:36 with Brian Burdon 185th in 27:17, martin McGregor 188th in 27:27 with Jonny and James Hindmarsh 214th and 234th in times of 28:48 and 29:42. In 250th place was Amanda MacDonald in 30:47, Joanne Hindmarsh 255th in 31:11 and Sarah Neve 259th in 31:24. Paula Roberts finished 263rd in 31:42 ahead of Stephen Dauber 270th in 32:08, Julie Bell in 288th in 33:25 with Barry Talman singing his way to 299th in 34:10 with Amanda Garvey Kovac 336th in 39:17, getting quicker every week! Hackworth parkrun were celebrating their 200th event with 82 runners on show. Dom Colley was first home in 21:05 with Shirley Gibson 36th in 26:47 whilst Julian Waller finished 33rd in 22:39 at Sedgefield.

At Tees Barrage Phil Teece finished 8th in 19:57 one place and twelve seconds ahead of Bernadette Caygill, Jade Hutchinson 22nd in 21:45, Simon Daniels 34th in 22:56 and Andy Williamson 39th in 23:14. Anne Hutchinson and Iain Girard were next home in 100th and 101st in 27:34 with Maria Daniels 123rd in 28:25. Down at Huddersfield Neil Addyman finished 102nd in 22:51 with Emily Halstead 323rd in 28:11 in a field of 696 whilst Nathan Hemingbrough finished 7th in 18:58 at Chipping Sodbury Excellent running everyone.

On Saturday Mal Dunn tackled a 50km run (around 31 miles in real money) taking part in his first Ultra , the Welcome Ultra run.

Mal who had only trained to around 10 miles finished the event in 6hrs 27. I reckon I’d have still been out there!

Well done Mal, great work.

A handful of Harriers headed to Lightwater valley on Sunday morning to take part in the 10k race probably with the expectation of a ride on the carousel and candy floss to follow…unfortunately this was not to be on this mixed terrain course in wet and slippery conditions.

Joseph Reece started proceedings in the junior race finishing in an impressive 5th place over the 3k distance! Well done that boy!

In the main race Paul Cook was first to finish for the club in 7th place in 39:19 followed by Leon Reeve 39th in 44:55 , wife Kim 62nd in 47.36 taking 4 minutes of last years event and the legend Shirley Gibson 159th in 55.54.

Penny Skilton was next home finishing 284th in 64:40, Julie Richardson 313th in 67:37 and Andrea Reese and Leigh Hindle running together in 366th and 367th place in 1:16:44.

Well done everyone.

Peter Armstrong headed to Manchester to take part in a 20 mile trail race in the Irwell valleys. Peter had a solid run breaking his personal best in the process finishing in 19th in 2:22:28 shaving 4 minutes of his previous best and a bit from his head it looks like!

Great running Peter

Alison Matthews and Darren Stockdale were the only two Harriers on show from the 458 runners at the Haweswater Half marathon on Sunday morning. Alison finished in a superb 36th in 1:26:45 for a new personal best as well as finishing 2nd lady with Darren Stockdale in an excellent 87th place in 1:36:37.

Well done both of you.