Category: Club News | Date: Mar 3, 2018 | Author: Dave Mullaney
So, March is with us already! Where have the first two months of the year gone?
February has been relatively quiet as far as races are concerned!
........However we did have the Old Coach Road Handicap on Sunday 18th February
13 hardy Harriers turned up for this out and back race along the Old Coach Road to Healaugh.
A crisp and sunny day welcomed them and the scenic route did not disappoint with plenty of mud and puddles to make the race interesting.
Simon Tordoff used the race as part of his marathon training, warming up with a speedy time of 45:57 (coming home first) before heading off on the rest of his run home to South Milford. Meanwhile Sarah Collier took the handicap prize with a time of 58:46.
We have a bit of a break in the handicap championships now until early May when we have ‘One Lap of the Old Course’ a short and sharp race to see how your training for the 10k league has been going!
The main event for the Harriers in February was the Snake Lane 10 at Pocklington
Always well attended by the Harriers, we had 24 runners on the day and some cracking times.
The weather was almost perfect; not as cold as forecast; and just an occasional cross wind.
Andrew Sloan was first home with a chip time of 1:00:59. Meanwhile Jo Millican had a storming run of 1:15:21 to be the first Harrier lady home.
It was testament to the weather, route and some excellent training and fitness that 9 of the Harriers came home with a PB! These were Andy Sloan, Simon Tordoff, Ian Saynor, John Netherway, Jo Millican, Dave Mullaney, Sue Tindall, Suzanne Marshall and Gill Johnson.
As much as we haven't been that busy with races of 10k and above, we have still seen a lot of activity at Parkruns across the region and even further afield!
For the first time we have had runners at the newest Parkrun at Heslington, with David Rowe, Nathan Carter and Carolyn Jolley giving it a go!
Meanwhile Paul Dykes, not content with the local routes, headed out to the Parkrun at Bois du Boulogne in Paris! He bagged himself a 5K PB too with a 21:11 time!
Onwards into March, although it looks as though the first weekend will feature little activity due to the cancellation of a number of Parkruns and the Easingwold XC race! Brrrr….bring on the summer!