Report from Joanna Hobson:
This morning I went over to Harrogate for the Great Yorkshire Run 10k. This was a very well organised race by The Great Run Series and whilst it was the 10th anniversary of the Great Yorkshire Run it was the first time it had been held in Harrogate, having recently moved from Sheffield.
The course was a (more than expected) challenging, undulating route around Harrogate, mostly on paths off road, and took in the very beautiful Valley Gardens and up to Harlow Carr. For Otley AC I was joined by Louise Penny, John Davis, Gloria Jackson and Andy and Jackie Ackroyd. It was a very hot morning but despite the hills and the heat everybody had a really good run and we were rewarded with a very well stocked goody bag.
The winner of the race was Jason Cherriman, Leeds City in 32:55 and the first female was Sharon Barlow Darlington Harriers in 37:10. For Otley AC Andy Ackroyd 50:36, Jackie Ackroyd 53:16, Joanna Hobson 54:11 ( PB), John Davis 54:50, Louise Penny 1:02:19, Gloria Jackson 1:05:27.