Sunday 22nd September – Harewood House 10km Trail Race

Sunday 22nd September – Harewood House 10km Trail Race

Report from OAC’s Chris Wordsworth:

On a sunny Sunday morning I took part in the Harewood 10k trail race. A limited turnout from OAC because I understand the Kirkstall 7 mile race was taking place on the same day and it was one day after the Reservoir Ramble.

The route through the grounds of Harewood House was a delight, fine long distance views interspersed with sun-dappled woodland. The route was partly on tarmac roads but mostly on good trails, fairly dry and well signed/marshalled. I had been expecting an undulating course but found it very much on the hilly side of that description.

I made a reasonable start and was going well up to around the 5km mark when the first of two tough hills slowed things down a bit. I was able to make up a few places on the climbs but usually some were lost again on the descents. The last 2km was fairly flat and I managed to keep up a decent (for me) pace. I was pleased to finish a tough course in a time of just over 58 minutes. Another good and well organised race that I would like to do again next year.

Results to follow from ukresults.

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