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Month: June 2016

14th of June Meanwood Valley Junior Races

14th of June Meanwood Valley Junior Races

A small group of Juniors travelled to Meanwood on Tuesday evening to take part in the 1 and 2 mile Junior trail races. The races were hosted by Valley Striders, who after training on the course for several weeks took some of the top spots. Our Juniors finished well and recorded some quick times. See results below- Meanwood Trail Junior Races 14 June 2016 Results School years 3-4 (now loads correct spreadsheet) (1 mile approx) School years 5-6 (1 mile…

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Sunday 19th June: Wakefield half marathon

Sunday 19th June: Wakefield half marathon

Report from Howard: If you wish to unsubscribe from these regular reports please click on the link below and nothing will happen they will just keep on coming! I did this race last year and it is a very low key but really pleasant mainly off road and undulating run through what I guess are old quarry and mine workings now a country park. There was a marathon taking place at the same time, they just went round twice. The…

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Sunday 19th June: British vets 5km championship

Sunday 19th June: British vets 5km championship

Report from Mark Hall: A trip west to this well established event. It is 3 laps of a hilly circuit, no PBs available! I made a big mistake by not looking at the race details thinking it was 2 laps when it was 3! I went off at a pace suitable for 2 laps and paid the price on lap 3 getting passed in the final 200 metres. I distanced all of the favourites but missed the unknown winner. I…

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Saturday 18th June: York Summer league

Saturday 18th June: York Summer league

Some great results from our juniors – Report from James Rawstron: Charlotte and Amber went to the York Summer League meeting yesterday. Long Jump Charlotte 2.85m 10th (of 16) Amber 3.11m joint 6th (of 16) 1 League Point Obviously both PBs as they’ve never competed in it before – they knew where they’d gone a bit wrong so did a few more practice ones later and I’m sure you can help them both to do more like 3.70/3.80m 600m Charlotte…

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Saturday 18th June: Buckden Pike fell race

Saturday 18th June: Buckden Pike fell race

Report from Tom P: I woke up early on Saturday ready to make the long drive to Borrowdale to recce the route ahead of the classic Borrowdale Fell Race in August. Unfortunately I then “rested my eyes” briefly and an hour later woke up to the realisation that I was both lazy and not going to the Lakes. Plan B soon came together in the shape of Buckden Pike Fell Race – a traditional fell race in the sense that…

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Sunday 19th June – Windy Gyle Fell Race

Sunday 19th June – Windy Gyle Fell Race

Report by Andrew Robertshaw: Thanks to Colin Best’s hospitality at his Northumberland holiday home at Adderstone, nr Bamburgh the pair of us traveled to the remote start near Alwinton,  deep in the north Pennines. Fell racing is often a case of ‘horses for courses‘ and I think this one was pretty much a perfect course for me.  Long climbs, no tricky, technical sections and relatively gentle descents, covering 8 miles & 1800ft of ascent. After a short road section and climb, there…

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Runner of the Month for May

Runner of the Month for May

Robin Outtersides and Kirsty Pomfrett were awarded this month’s awards,  Robin for running well in lots of races of the month from Park runs, Harrogate League & Yorks. Vets races, similarly for  Kirsty all of the Harrogate League races and Great Lakeland 3 Day, not to mention the Chevin Fell Race just creeping into June.  Well deserved by both.

Thursday 16th April – Thirsk Harrogate League

Thursday 16th April – Thirsk Harrogate League

Report from the Hon. Handicapper: The final counting race of the summer saw Jamil takes his second win & the Harrogate League title.  Not the most inspiring route but ideal for those with a liking for flat and fast courses.  Scott and Jamil made up the elite team with top ten finishes and Phil Robinson was first in his category.  Runner of the month Kirsty was first lady back for Otley  20 seconds or so ahead of Sara Elliott.  Just…

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12th June World Triathlon Series Leeds

12th June World Triathlon Series Leeds

On Sunday with an amazing event on our doorstep it seemed silly not to go watch the World Triathlon Series in Leeds to inspire the Juniors! The race was amazing! Afterwards we headed to Leeds City Museum in hope of seeing some of the athletes. Jenson, Aston and Holly were delighted to meet Jonny Brownlee( again), Tom Bishop and Gomez! You can tell by Becky’s face she was pleased to meet Gomez too!