On Sunday 18th March 3 Harriers headed across the Pennines to Lancaster to tackle the Trimpell 20, a popular training race for those taking part in spring marathons. Richard JOHNSON ran an impressive time of 2.05.52 to finish a superb 8th overall, whilst John CUTHBERT was 104th in 2.38.01 and Laura McLEAN Jr was 255th in 3.04.06.
The previous day Andy STEPHENSON was in action in the Hardmoors 55, a race from Helmsley to Guisborough, in what he described as the worst weather he’d ever encountered with a wind chill factor of -16. Andy finished in 13.06.40 which was over 2 and a half hours faster than last year, a brilliant performance. The weather was so bad that the local mountain rescue team were called into action to help over 100 runners after it was deemed unsafe for them to carry on. He’s some man is Andy!
Also that day at a cold and muddy Druridge Bay Alice TETLEY-PAUL was 1st female finisher in 23.23 to finish 13th overall. Also for the ladies Mel STEER was 3rd finisher, whilst for the chaps David BARNES was 11th overall. Results:
11-David BARNES 22.57
13-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 23.23
19-Mel STEER 24.50
38-Ian STEPHENSON 28.34
42-Jennifer KNIGHT 29.18
50-Linda PATERSON 30.57
61-Lorna STEPHENSON 35.10
Elsewhere David HINDMARSH rounded off a week at the Cheltenham Festival by finishing the local parkrun in 25 minutes dead, whilst Kim BRONZE was 268th in 28.12 at the Sheffield Hallam Parkrun.
Finally 3 Harriers were in action in the High Fells Of Thrunton Night 10k. Held in pretty grim and freezing weather Dave and Maureen BARTRUM ran together to finish 32nd and 33rd respectively in 2.03.44 and 2.03.47, whilst Helen DICKINSON was 45th in 2.09.38.