Daily Archives: March 22, 2013
Three of the Harriers men went to the Ultrafit 10 mile Road race at St. Annes last week end with some good performances. Mark Almond who is training for his first Marathon and will compete in London led the way home in 15th place with a time of 59:43; next was Chris Davies who continues to improve at a rate of knots and he cam home in 27th place in a time of 62:13 in his first ever 10 mile road Race. Stalwart member of the Club, Paul Wilkinson finished in 110th place in a time of 76:06.
English School Cross Country Championships
Think everyone has had enough of the mud, wind and rain this year and the English Schools Championships seemed to round the season off with more of the same!! Nevertheless a number of the Harriers were competing and did really well given the conditions and the standard of ability within the fields. Grace Handley came home in 27th place in the Junior Girls Race (11:40); Liz Greenwood was 40th (11:55) and Jack Hindle came in in 171st place (22:07) in the Inter Boys Race.
Missed but not forgotten!!
Missed out on our last round up of Results were runs for Sarah Ridehalgh who competes as 2nd Claim for Blackburn on the Track. Sarah ran the Trafford 10k finishing 183rd in 38:18 and was 3rd V35 overall. Gary Pearse tackled the Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round Race on 9th March and had a fine race finishing 24th (79:50) out of a field of 199 runners.
Ben followed up his 29:58 10k run at Trafford recently by lining up at the Finchley 20 mile Road Race on the 17th March. He won the Race in 2011 and added to his growing reputation by winning it again this year, beating Phil Wicks in a fast finish by just 4 seconds in a time of 1:44.09, nearly three and half minutes faster than he won the Race in 2011. Ben’s target is to get the qualifying time for the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and he looks on course with runs like this.
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