Weekend Round Up 16-17 April. Boston, Victories at Guisborough & more….

Vale of York 10.

report by Phillip Elliott-Dick

With a new 10 mile road race on the doorsteps of York, 41 harriers took part in what was described as a flat and fast route, which actually turned out to be a more undulating route, but yet with fully closed roads and a field of 750+, made for a good course and race.

First 3 harriers home (Phillip Elliott-Dick, 4th and 2nd M40, David Smithers, 7th and Jason Higgens 12th) meant we took the male team prize. John Oliver took the 1st M60 and Janet Hanes 1st F65. Overall a great race and turn out by the harriers we’ll done to all,definitely  one for the calendar next year.

Results are here :  https://racebest.com/results/vale-of-york-10

Kanavesmire were the victors in the Men’s team competition.

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Boston Marathon.

Several club members made the trans-Atlantic trip for this famous marathon, first run in 1897 , it is the world’s oldest annual marathon.

Stephen Maddison took only 2:53:49 and Sarah Attwood finished with a time of 3:20:11,

Completing the ‘big 6’  world marathons were Colin Lea and David Darton (4:12:54 & 4:18:31 respectively).

Sarah Atwwod finishes Boston

Sarah Atwwod finishes Boston

Stephen Maddison at Boston

Stephen Maddison at Boston

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Guisborough Moors Fell Race.

 

Harry Holmes giving it his all climbing out of Gribdale.

Harry Holmes giving it his all climbing out of Gribdale.

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Scout Adkin powering uphill

Knavesmire had yet another great day out on the North Yorkshire Moors , Harry Holmes won the tough 12 mile race , Scout Adkin was first Lady( 7th in race overall)  and we won the Men’s Team prize.

Tom Ratcliffe  ran well  to be well up the field in  6th, Barry Atkinson was 1st M50 and Simon Collin’s completed the Men’s team .

Full results are not yet available but also running were Giles Hawking (day after Anniversary Waltz in Lakes ) , Petra Chapman Gibbs and someone whose name i don’t know. (hope to amend)

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Anniversary Waltz.

This is a fantastic fell race over the  stunning Newlands Valley Horsehoe  in the Lake District . The 11.5 mile race takes in 3700 ft of ascent , climbing Robinson , Hindscarth , Dalehead and  HighSpy before descending along the sinous ridge alongside Derwent Water via Catbells.

Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts

Knavesmire’s Mens Team Captain had a great run , after the early 1.5 mile Road/Bridleway section he was in second place to eventual winner Karl Bell. As the horrendous climb of Robinson  progressed Chris slipped back to 11th, over the latter more runnable parts of the race Chris managed to regain some places to finish 9th ( 1h:44m) at this very popular and highly regarded  Lakeland race.
New Club member Tim Harvey also had a great run , though someway behind Chris he commendably got round the arduous route in under two hours. Trailing a further 15 minutes back was Giles Hawking and also enjoying the fine weather and scenery was Andy Gibbs.

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York Parkrun.

YKH’s Kim Critchley was fastest runner on the day with 17:26.

There were 40 YKH members running with parkrun PB for  Jonathon Champion.

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