A bit wet for the ‘Summer’ road league
The 3rd race of the Harrogate District Summer Road League certainly didn’t have a Summer feel to it with cold, wet and windy conditions experienced up at Swaledale last Tuesday. The weather conditions didn’t put off 21 Striders attending however with all enjoying strong runs in anticipation for the top buffet afterwards!
The first yellow and blue vest across the line was Tom Calvert (37:29) who managed to hold off Martin Brock (37:42) and Rob Clarke (38:28). Andy Robinson was next, completing the undulating course in 39:14. Guy Close crossed the finish line on his HDSRL debut in a time of 39:45, with James Wright (40:08) and Dan Wilson (41:48) following. Nicola Carter was the first lady Strider (42:44) and she was joined by Gareth Conkleton (43:20), Ian Mitchell (43:46), Stewart Hymas (45:17), Andy Roberts (45:19), Sean Brennan (45:35), Derek Calvert (47:19), Sue Morley (53:41), Tom Burrell (55:13), Tony Everitt (55:37), Natalie Hale (56:40), Claire Killingworth (57:37) and Tracy Allison (58:31).
Club parkrun visit to Dalby
A 07:15am rendezvous didn’t put off 9 Striders heading over to the Dalby Forest on Saturday morning for the latest club parkrun trip. This new event (this was the 12th run) offers something a bit different to some of the more local parkruns. Simon Shaw recorded his first sub 19minute parkrun of the year with a time of 18:55 to lead the Striders contingent home. He was joined by James Wright (19:29), Andy Robinson (20:35), Nicola Carter (21:20), Tony Everitt (27:22), Tracy Allison (27:42), Natalie Hale (28:08), Tom Burrell (29:35) and Edna Wood (32:40).
At Harrogate, Tom Calvert had a strong run to complete the three lap course in 18:43. New member Rob Earl was next, clocking a PB time of 20:06. Also recording a PB was Graham Yare in a time of 20:19. He was followed by Ian Mitchell 21:12, Andrew Roberts 21:36, Gareth Conkleton 21:57, Jason Green 22:10, Derek Calvert 22:41, Julian Carr 23:43, Paul Heywood 25:55 (26min pacing) and Rob Charlesworth 29:02
Fountains Abbey regular Dawn Richardson smashed another PB out of the park, stopping the timer on 27:47. What a year so far for Dawn!
Guy Close recorded a sub 19 minute parkrun for the first time by achieving a time of 18:56 at the York event.
Down South at St Albans, Alison Jackson visited her 4th different parkrun and finished in a time of 31:34.
Galloping in Grasmere and Climbing up Penyghent
Up in the Lakes, James Warburton and Charlotte Hines took on the Grassmere Gallop 10km Trail Race. James Warburton finished in 4th place with a time of 41:57, with Charlotte following in 1:06:45.
Sue Morley was also competing on Saturday, taking on a 5.9 mile route up and down Penyghent. The route involved 1850ft of climbing but Sue had a strong race, finishing in 01:30:05 to take 1st prize in the LV60 category.