Osmotherley Phoenix 2014 Report

Five Knavesmire Harriers entered the Osmotherley Phoenix this year with Simon Collins, Phil Richardson and Margaret Metcalfe running the 17 Mile route and myself stepping up to the 26 mile route from the 17 last year along with Michael Denner. I had been hoping for a cooler day this year but once again the sun was shining and it was already starting to get quite hot. After a bit of pre race chat, mainly about how hot it was, everyone assembled at the start line and Paul Adams set the runners … [Read more...]

Calderdale Relay 2014 – Report

By Chris Roberts A few months ago we decided to enter a team for the 6 Leg, 12 person fell relay around the circular 50 mile Calderdale Way around Halifax. Despite a few dropouts we managed to find a dozen hardy Harriers willing to brave the mud and heavy rain to compete with some of the best fell running clubs in the country. All legs were successfully recced before hand and I wasn’t taking part so we were confident going into the race that nobody was going to get lost. Leg 1 – Simon … [Read more...]

Reeth 20k Trail – Report

By Jim MacDonald This 20k trail race takes place in Swaledale and is a circular route mostly on good bridleways with about 1,800 feet of ascent. Its difficulty rating is described as moderate to hard in Trail Running magazine so I approached this one with trepidation! Although not a stroll in the park, it turned out to be easier than expected. For some reason I find it much less tiring running uphill when off road and in the midst of such beautiful and peaceful countryside than when on … [Read more...]

Next Club Run – Ripon 10

The next York Knavesmire Harriers Club Championship race is the Ripon 10 Mile on Sunday 18th May @ 10:30am. Details can be found here If anyone requires a lift to this race or can give someone a lift can you let me know so I can arrange transport for members. You can contact me on 07720 710411 at mr_croberts@hotmail.com or leave a comment below. Thanks Chris Roberts … [Read more...]

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