Archives for May 2015

Dukeries 40 mile Ultra report by Kirsty Harvey.

Dukeries Ultra report by Kirsty Harvey. Under new management this year Dukeries offers a choice of three distances, 10, 30 or 40 miles & I chose to do the 40 - partly for the challenge but also because I'm doing a multi-day in July where the long day is 42m so I felt that this would be great practice. My race started at 7.30 so I stayed in a nearby Travelodge (so I didn't have to get up too early) and with a surprisingly sunny morning ( why do I ever check the forecasts?) everyone was in … [Read more...]

Great Team Effort at Calderdale Way Relay

Knavesmire Harriers returned on 17 May for a second attempt at the Calderdale Way Relay Race. A massive event , comprising six legs run in pairs over the steep  hills and along the canals and valleys  of the Halifax area. The hotly contested race is now in it's 31st year and regularly attracts nearly 100 teams of 12 from across the North . In the weeks prior to the race most of the  Knavesnmire contingent had on a least one occasion made the trip over to West Yorkshire to recce their leg, and … [Read more...]

Vets GP Series Race 2 – Details

Calling all YKH vets Full details of the 2nd race of the 2015 Grand Prix series to held at Kirkstall Leeds can now be found on the yvaa website. This race is on Tuesday May 26th at 7.30pm. If you are aged over 35 then you are eligible to compete for your club and earn us valuable points – why not give it a go? The £5 race entry fee (paid on the day) includes after race food and a chance to get to socialise with team mates and the opposition. All you need to do is register on line before … [Read more...]

Knavesmire’s Numbers Triple @Transvulcania 2015

Marathon Report by Tom Ratcliffe Out in the Atlantic Ocean exists a place known as the ‘green’ and the 'beautiful’ island; Isle de la Palma. It is a rugged and remote volcanic landscape with jagged rocks and long sharp ridges which from the ocean weave their way up to and beyond 2000 metres. This challenging environment is the venue for Skyrunning and hosts the race which is known as Transvulcania. I first found out about Transvulcania last year when Giles Hawking ( report from last year … [Read more...]

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