Racing Round Up – w.e 25th Feb’ – Malta Half Marathon, Leeds Winter Warmer 10k, High Cup Nick & Settle 10k.

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Due to waterlogged car parks the National Cross Country Championships, that should have been held on Saturday have been postponed until September. Entries will be started afresh so hopefully we may get more club members interested in the new date when it’s announced.

—Leeds Winter Warmer 10K: A Muddy Adventure!
Report by Victoria Wilkie.

Buckle up for a wild ride through mud galore! The Leeds Winter Warmer 10K at Temple Newsam was an absolute blast, sprinkled with challenges and a whole lot of mud. Picture this: 5K laps featuring a gloriously muddy hill that, after the first ascent, turned into a slippery, slidey challenge on the second go-around (imagine the half marathoners conquering it twice by this point!).

As I tackled the course, I couldn’t help but embrace the chaos, especially when gravity seemed to be playing tricks on me, sending me backward at one point. The sunny day added an extra layer of joy as I gleefully splashed through muddy puddles.

With three distances on the menu – half marathon (with an extra loop around the house for good measure), 10K (two loops of madness), and 5K (a single loop of muddy mayhem) – participants had options galore. And if the challenge seemed too much, there was also the option of dropping down a distance.

Kudos to the fantastic volunteers who were nothing short of amazing, especially the one blasting out “Glory Glory Leeds United” after their triumphant 3-1 victory the night before. A massive shoutout to the heroes of Group 4 on the Thursday social run – their support has been a game-changer, helping me rediscover the joy of racing and running.

Time 1:20:03

—Malta Half Marathon.

17th David Smithers 1:14:43      2nd M50

—High Cup Nick Fell Race.

31st Ewan Sewell 1:13:03
44th Victoria Sewell 1:16:14   4th Female

—Settle Road Races 10k.

3rd Jordan Kettle 42:38

—York Area Parkrun PB’s.

-Millfield ( Easingwold) parkrun.

Hannah Strange 22:42