Thunder Run – report

Report by Sarah Attwood. Last weekend saw my second Thunder Run (TR24), a tough, hilly 24 hour off-road relay race. You can enter this race as either a solo runner, as a pair or as a team (of either 3-5 or 6-8). Last year I was entered in a team of 8 with some friends I met at the runnersworld bootcamp, this year we met back up (in bigger numbers) and ran as several teams of 5. You can set up camp from friday mid day so we headed down to Catton Park, Derbyshire in the afternoon. We arrived … [Read more...]

Knavesmire’s Nick Griffin Runs the Race to the Stones Ultra Marathon.

Race to the Stones Race - report by Nick GriffinOn Saturday 19th July I completed my first ever Ultra-marathon with my brother Steve. We wanted to do something really challenging and raise some money for charity as we knew we would only do this once? This was an experience like no other. I laughed. I cried. I believe I may have even reached some kind of higher plane at moments.   The thing about going longer than a marathon is that speed becomes almost irrelevant (for most) so as a regular … [Read more...]

Northumberland Coastal Run – Race Report

  20th July 2014, Northumberland Coastal Run ("roughly 14 miles") - report by Sarah Attwood.   Having run this race back in 2012, I was quite looking forward to it....little did I know that it was going to be one of the hottest days of the year and I was going to be running with 850+ other people in the mid day sun.Back in January when entries opened I quickly entered the fast filling up race and managed to sell the race to both Ewan Cochrane and Stephen Robson before it … [Read more...]

Strong showings at the Washburn Valley Relays

Report by Stewart Creasey The Washburn Valley Relays – a race of three legs around the Fewston and Swinsty reservoirs near Otley – attracted approximately 60 teams this year. Among them were both a Men’s and a Ladies’ team from Knavesmire Harriers. The Men’s team consisted of Chris Roberts, Neil Stabbs and I, whilst Sarah Attwood, Cassie Holmes and Nik Vogan represented the Ladies. Sandwiched between the hottest day of the year so far and some pretty strong thunderstorms, the conditions … [Read more...]

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