Report from Frank Beresford:
I decided to enter the harewood 10k and us it as a tempo training run for my London marathon training. The race was well organised apart from a late start which is never ideal. The course took the participants round the pleasant yet undulating footpaths that surround Harewood house.
I came to the race with relatively tiered legs from marathon training but looking forward to 10km trail race. The race started at a reasonable pace and it felt easy throughout the race. I injected a few surges during the first 7km to disrupt the pace slightly. At the 7th km on a reasonably steep incline I pushed myself hard for 2km and found myself with a clear lead. During the 9th km I eased up the pace and enjoyed the race.
I really enjoyed the race and it was quiet refreshing to run for place rather than time. I am beginning to feel the benefit of my marathon training under the guidance of Peter Shields as my recovery and endurance are showing good improvements. It was good to see a large number of “Black and White” runners at the race. Robin Outersides had a cracking race finishing in fifth. Next week I will be making a trip to London to compete in the North London Half Marathon, which I am very excited about!
Ed. Results: 1st Frank Beresford 34:54, 1st Lady Charlotte Wills, Leeds City 40:32, 5th Robin Outtersides 36:41, Melvin Hoare 51:47, Tom Hannah 52:51, Phil Robinson 53:07, Colin Best 55:35, Lisa Maughan 59:09, Elaine Ransom 1:02:23, Lucy Mowat 1:03:01.
Full results here.