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Month: August 2016

Sunday 7th August: Blackpool Airshow 10k and Northern Veterans 10k championship

Sunday 7th August: Blackpool Airshow 10k and Northern Veterans 10k championship

Report from Mark Hall: I headed for Blackpool for the Northern veterans 10k championship race. The event was run along the upper and lower promenades, this would normally ensure a fast time. However, the 3 miles slog along the lower promenade was run into a massive headwind that slowed everyone considerably and even Andy Jones, (British team runner) only just got under 33 mins! I managed to win my Championship so the long drive was worth it even if the…

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Sunday 7th August: Asda 10K

Sunday 7th August: Asda 10K

Report from Howard: A big field of runners turned out for the Asda 10K today. I was surprised to make the start having spent yesterday, my birthday, feeling quite bad for some reason. The day was pleasantly warm but with quite a stiff breeze. Very well organised start in pens with expected finish times which were generally well respected. I expected a time of around 44 minutes and got to the 1K mark in 5 minutes. A bit slow but…

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Sunday 7th August – Round Hill Fell Race

Sunday 7th August – Round Hill Fell Race

Wharfedaler, Lee Athersmith repeated his win from last year in a very similar time.  First lady was Nik Tarrega from Knavesmire Harriers finishing 30th.  Reports back said the bogs weren’t too bad this time, but that no doubt depends on who you speak too…, however a strong wind probably wasn’t conducive to fast times. There was the odd sight on the climb to Round Hill, as an overly ambitious off road driver in their Mitsubishi 4 x 4 had got stuck in the…

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Saturday 6th August: Borrowdale fell race

Saturday 6th August: Borrowdale fell race

Report from Tom P: It was an uncomfortably hot day for fell running on Saturday. I was nervous about Borrowdale as it’s a race with a reputation, a “proper” fell race. Not only that, it was a championship race and there’s no better way to make yourself feel inadequate than lining up for the start of a race with Ian Holmes, Rob Jebb, Ricky Lightfoot and Nicky Spinks to name but a few. Tom Lynch had recce’d the route the…

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