Deerstalking, Relay Running, parkrunning and Ten Miling

A few missed but not forgotten results
We start our latest results round-up with some finishing times missing from last week.

Jason Green took on the ‘Mighty Deerstalker’ obstacle challenge in Scotland. The description on the event website states “This is probably the hardest off-road-Tweed-clad-pipe-lit-plus-four-and-headtorch-wearing run that exists. We send you across rivers, through forests and over a mountain or 2 in the pitch dark of a chilly March night.” Jason competed well, finishing in a time of 02:00:12 – top work Mr Green!

At the last event of the PECO Cross Country series, Nicola Carter was part of her age group representative team, completing the 2nd leg of 3 in a time of 24:19. Striders had two relay teams entered in the event with first team back been made up of Claire Killingworth (34:40), Jez Wilkinson (27:36) and James Ireland (22:16). The 2nd Striders team consisted of Sue Morley (32:38), Charlotte Hines (34:46) and Sam Keen (29:27). Well done to all those that competed in a PECO XC event during the 16/17 series….only 8 months until it starts again!

Worldwide parkrunning
Moving onto this past weekend, at Harrogate parkrun Ian Mitchell was the first Strider back (21:53) and he was joined by Gareth Conkleton (23:03), Nick Wallen (25:27), a PBing Kirsty Jones (32:32) and Emma Hall 37:51.

Two of our recent Zero to Hero graduates made the trip over to Roundhay Park in Leeds for their parkrun fix. Claire Baxter and Annika Mcdonald ran the course together to finish in 40:24 and 40:25 respectively.

On the revised course at Fountains Abbey Rob Earl led the way for the club in a time of 20:20. The other Striders taking on the National Trust venue course all achieved Personal Bests so a BIG well done to Fiona Slight (31:08), Danielle Greenwood (37:37) and Lauren Downs (38:16).

Local parkrun ambassador (although he tells me that he doesn’t carry a tray of Ferrero Rocher around with him – how disappointing!) Sean Brennan took on the Catton event whilst visiting the Norfolk area, finishing in a time of 21:17.

A little bit further afield….ok quite a fair bit further afield…Alison Jackson visited the Western Springs parkrun in New Zealand. The Auckland based parkrun was completed by Alison in 34:27.

Yes Sargent Major!
Jason Green competed in his second obstacle course event in as many weeks by visiting Bramham Park for the Major Series on Saturday. Jason finished in 59:03 to take 5th place overall.

Hard up on the Moors
Graham Yare continued his epic running challenges by completing the Hardmoors 55 Ultra event on Saturday. This race takes particpants from Helmsley to Guisborough along the Cleaveland Way. He finished the gruelling event in 13:25:02 (and in doing so complete his 52nd marathon) – massive kudos to you Graham!

Ten Miling in Thirsk
17 Knaresborough Striders made the trip to Thirsk on Sunday for the annual 10 mile, which this year also formed the first event in the club’s championship calendar.

James Cornforth ran a very well-paced race to finish in 82nd overall in a big PB of 01:03:48. Martin Brock was next Strider home in 01:05:38, closely followed by James Ireland (01:05:54). Dan Foley (01:11:21) was next home, just over a minute ahead of first Striders lady Nicola Carter (01:12:34), with next lady Sima Lowery (01:14:17) also dipping under the 75 minute mark. Philip Cornforth (01:15:19) was next back with David Halladay (01:19:03) also breaking the 80 minute barrier. Paul Heywood (01:26:16) and Claire Killingworth (01:26:17) were separated by just one second. Anna Cornforth (01:31:11) led the remaining Striders home, all of whom broke the 1hr40 mark, with other finishers being Fiona Slight (01:35:15), Edna Wood (01:37:14), Dawn Richardson (01:38:16), Laura Baker (01:38:30), Roy Cooley (01:39:38) and Mark Shelton (01:39:38). Well done to all who completed the race on what was a very windy day.
thirsk striders
More photos from the event can be found here.

A few more to finish off..
Meanwhile, James Wright travelled to Humberside to continue his training for the Rotterdam marathon by competing in the East Hull 20 mile event, running well to finish in 02:25:32.

And the Striders were also represented at Bradford’s 10k. A strong run from Guy Close saw him finish in 18th place from over 1,700 finishers in 37:54, while Mark Taylor came home in 45:18.

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