Jolly Holly 2013

After the excesses of the Christmas period, it was time for the 10th and final club run of 2013, the Jolly Holly Jog in Ripon. 27 Harriers arrived to tackle a multi-terrain course taking in parts of the Studley Royal deer park and the surrounding area. The route takes in a couple of reasonable climbs and a few mucky off-road sections, before a quick descent to a bridge (careful Stef!) and a final sharp climb to the finishing straight. The strong wind of previous days had died down to give … [Read more...]

Guisborough Woods

Two days after the Festive Feeding Frenzy we burned most of the calories off at the Guisborough Woods race. Being a two lap race we had the pleasure of repeating the same gruelling climb twice, on the second bigger lap the race went beyond the shelter of the forest onto the open Moor, where we were assaulted by a ferocious head wind which made forward progress quite difficult, once back into the woods the wind subsided and we could enjoy the long descent to the finish. Our men claimed the team … [Read more...]

West Yorkshire League – Nunroyd Park

Nunroyd Park was the scene for the final race of the West Yorkshire League Cross Country series. We arrived in good time and were ably supported by Team Manager Andy Neale, who was threatening to throw his pork pie at any York Acorn runners who got in our way. We headed out for a warm-up and to inspect the course, as has been the case for most of the series the conditions were dry and mild with only a hint of mud. The women’s race was up first and was roughly 5k in length. Learning from her … [Read more...]

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