Northern Road Relay Championships – September 25
Great turnout by the Harriers yesterday in the Northern Championships at Sportscity with the Men’s Senior ‘A’ Team finishing tenth overall with a combined time of 1hr 45.33 out of the 100 Teams completing.
Senior Men’s RESULTS
Rob Warner went off on the 1st leg (17.40) coming home in 33rd spot, handing over to Jack Hindle (18.00) who picked up eight places followed on Leg 3 by Zac Howe (17.58) who pulled back another place to bring us up to 24th place. Leg 4 saw Tim Raynes (17.19) pull back 6 places and Ben Fish running the fastest Leg of the day for the Club (16.42) pulled back another 7 places to put us in reach of a top ten finish. Joe Monk (17.54) picked up that vital place on the last Leg to bring the Team home in 10th place.
The U17 Women’s Team also finished in the top 10 on the day being led home by Maddie Elliott on Leg one (11.46), and backed up by Hannah Cookson on Leg two (12.30) and Natalya Irvine Leg three with a time of 13.10. Maddie handed over to Hannah in 12th place who pulled back four places to 8th and Natalya hung in to ensure the top ten spot.
U17 Women’s RESULTS
Back to the Senior Men with the ‘B’ Team who ran consistently well with just a minute between the slowest and fastest Legs. Andy Buttery took Leg one (18.41) to hand over to Conrad Mckee in 55th place who posted a time of 19.47 handing over to Shaun Livesey (8.57) who took back four places to bring the Team into 56th position. Chris Davies took Leg 4 running the fastest leg of the day for the Team in 18.15 and as result clawed back a huge 12 places to leave us 44th place. Tom Blaney (19.21) pulled back another 5 places to leave Derek Reilly on the last Leg in 39th place finishing with a time of 19.41 and placing the Team in 43rd place.
The ‘C’ Team showed some consistent running with four of the runners having just 22 seconds between them – new member Ben Costello ran 20.24, John Sutton 20.02, Sean Proctor 20.09 and Stephen Schofield 20.22. With Joe Howe running 19.27 on Leg one and the fastest Leg for the Team on Leg 2 (19.07) the Team finished in 63rd place.
Unfortunately the ‘D’ Team got disqualified with one of the runners having gone in early along with a number of other runners in other Teams which led to six disqualifications altogether. Results for the Team were Paul Wilkinson (26.10), John Cookson (22.26), John Chaplin who had a heavy fall during the Race (22.35), Danny Maynard (21.46) and fastest Leg of the day, followed by Michael Sharp (25.35).
Two Teams out in the Senior Women’s Race with the ‘A’ Team of Samantha Murray, Liz Greenwood, Rachel Wood and Grace Handley putting in a pretty good performance to finish 14th overall in the 64 Team competition. Again in the Women’s Race four Teams were disqualified with a runner in each team going into the finish too early which really shouldn’t be happening in a Championship.
Senior Women’s RESULTS
Olympian Samantha Murray, led the ‘A’ Team off on the first Leg in 40th place in a time of 20.07. Having attacked the first lap, Sam found the second lap much tougher and handed over to Liz Greenwood coming back from injury (18.48) who ran a very good Leg to improve the Team position by 13 places. Rachel Wood who is training for a half marathon was strong and posted the fastest leg for the Team (18.35) and pulled back another 12 places in handing over to Grace Handley (19.35), another athlete coming back from long term injury who held onto 14th spot.
The Women’s ‘B’ Team saw Carly Edwards on Leg one with a time of 20.42 with only one other athlete in the ten teams in front of the ‘B’ Team running faster. Carol Reilly, another athlete coming back from long term injury went on Leg 2 (22.17) followed by Lindsay Davies who was feeling under the weather on Leg 3 (31.22) and new member Annabel Farrar on Leg 4 posting a time of 26.00.
The U15 Boys had a pretty good run finishing 14th out of the 32 Teams competing. Matt Ramsden had another fine run on Leg one, running sensibly in the first part to work his way through to 9th place in a time of 9.38. Leon Thomas maintained the place on Leg two (10.10) to hand over to new member Sam Hodkinson in only his second ever competitive race who posted a time of 10.27.
U15 Boy’s RESULTS
English Schools Fell Running Championships – September 25th
Ninety three Boys and Girls went off in the Year 7 Race with Edward Lee coming home 34th overall and 27th in the Boys Race (22.53) – Rory Teare just behind in 36th overall and 29th in the Boys Race (23.01). Hollie Cubbon gave both boys a run for their money placing 37th overall and 8th in the Girls Race in a time of 23.02.
Year (7) Individual Results
Jamie Teare went in the Year 8/9 Race which featured a big mixed field of one hundred and fifty one runners and finished 23rd overall and 22nd in the Boys Race in a time of 24.17.
Year (8/9) Results
Yarrow River Splash 10k Trail Run
Madness sometimes takes over and Blackburn Harrier V40 John Cookson certainly threw himself into the ‘drink’ along with one hundred and sixty other runners. After finishing a very good 15th overall in a time of 50.34 he told the Club “What a cracker. The course was a real mix. The terrain was a bit of trail mixed with XC, Witton trail relay , millennium way relay, road and the course undulated from start to finish. Add to that 2 river crossings and it was treat of an event. Contrary to the photos it did not include open water swimming. On the plus side I came 15th. Nose bleed territory that for me. Time of 50.34 which sort of indicates how tough the course was”. V45 Michael Sharp also threw himself into the event and finished 58th in a time of 61.52.
(In and out!!!)