A great end to the 2016 HDSRL
The last of the 2016 Harrogate District Summer Road League races took place last Tuesday (28.06). This event had a handicapped start format which made for a rather hectic finish area! Based on actual times, Martin Brock was the first Strider across the line in 33:03, just staying ahead of Tom Calvert (33:17). Guy Close continued his ever improving 2016 form with a time of 34:16 and was closely followed by Rob Clarke (34:28), James Wright (35:28) and Dan Wilson (35:39). Nicola Carter completed the undulating course in 37:18 prior to collecting her Ladies V45 1st place trophy. Ian Mitchell (37:36) headed the rest of the Striders in attendance and was joined by Sima Lowery (37:54), Gareth Conkleton (38:07), Andy Robinson (38:38), Derek Calvert (39:51), Julian Carr (40:02), Sue Morley (45:29), Tony Everitt (46:53), Claire Killingworth (46:59), Natalie Hale (49:22), Tracy Allison (53:40) and Edna Wood (54:36).
A damp parkun day
A wet start to Saturday didn’t put off 18 Striders attending a parkrun, including 7 who visited the Oakwell Park event as part of the latest ‘First Saturday of the Month’ club visit. This parkrun, based at Birstall just off the M62, offered something a bit different to most of the parkuns in the area, sending runners through a mixed terrain and undulating course through a woodland setting. James Wright headed the Striders contingent, taking 4th place in 20:06. Nicola Carter was next, taking the 1st Lady placing with a time of 21:44. Ian Mitchell was next to complete the twisty course with a time of 22:28. He was joined by Julian Carr (23:55), recently joined member Mark Taylor (25:01), Edna Wood 31:54 and, after making a slight detour on the last lap (into a bog), Tom Burrell (35:25) completed the Striders line up. Watch out for details of where we will be visiting on the 6th August for our next club parkrun trip.
Striders at Oakwell parkrun
On the Stray, Gareth Conkleton (21:34) was first Strider across the line at the Harrogate event. Jason Green secured a PB with 21:46 and just behind was Andy Roberts (21:51). Graeme Kilvingotn, returning from injury, clocked 25:05 to finish just ahead of Paul Heywood (25:28). Katie Byrne secured a 33:26 and Emma Hall completed her 3 laps in 36:00.
An interesting battle is taking place between new member Rob Earl and Guy Close at parkrun. Both have recently dipped under the sub 19:00 mark and seem to be following each other around at recent events. This week they took on Fountains Abbey, with both securing PB’s. Rob stopped the timer on 18:30, with Guy following in 18:55. Sub 18 minutes this year chaps?
Tony Everitt ran at the Wetherby event and bagged a PB in a time of 27:10. Also achieving a PB was Sean Brennan who visited Dalby Forest and completed the course in 20:53.
Sunday = Raceday
Sunday was much drier for the six Striders out and about.
In the Lake District, James Warburton completed the full distance Windermere Triathlon in a time of 02:35:00 to take 7th place overall. Down in Derbyshire, Andy Robinson visited Chatsworth House – not as a tourist, but as a Triathlete! He took on the Peak District Sprint distance triathlon, finishing in 01:23:30.
Up in Newcastle, Nicola Carter took 2nd place in the V45 category at the Great North 10k. Finishing in the International Stadium at Gateshead, Nicola recorded a time of 44:00.
Closer to home, the club was represented at the annual Eccup 10 Mile race. Jason Green was the first Strider to collect his finishing t-shirt in a time of 01:16:17. Newly joined member David Halladay was just over t two minutes behind, finishing with the clock showing 01:18:47. Prolific racer Dawn Richardson completed the Striders line up, securing a time of 01:38:19.
Any results we have missed?
Please let us know if you have taken on an event that we have not reported on. We would love our members to write up short reports on the events they take part in – if you want to submit anything, please send to James Wright via email@example.com.