Sunday 12th September – Vale of York Half Marathon

Sunday 12th September – Vale of York Half Marathon

Report from Richard Smith:

On a busy race weekend,  4 Otley runners participated in the Vale of York Half Marathon. The course loops around country lanes on the outskirts of Selby. A slight breeze but near perfect conditions on what is a notoriously flat course.

Once again the star of the show was Scott Harrington, who tucked in behind the race leader for the first 4 miles before progressing and eventually winning comfortably by almost 90 seconds to record his FIFTH successive race victory. This currently ranks Scott as 5th fastest V40 runner over Half Marathon distance in Otley. Oh no wait, the UK!

Scott recorded a fantastic time of  1:09:22. First lady was Georgia Malir of Leeds City AC in 1:16:16 and 15th place overall.

For Otley, Richard Smith finished 16th place in a PB time of 1:16:26, Claire Howard finished 103rd in an excellent time of 1:28:36 whilst Caroline Rafferty also ran a new PB in a time of 2:07:39 finishing 376th overall.

461 participants took place in the event.




One thought on “Sunday 12th September – Vale of York Half Marathon

  1. Fantastic run by Scott H. who achieved another splendid victory crossing the finish line in a super fast 1.09 , well done Scott . Also Caroline R. had a good half finishing in a strong 2.07 with a PB , well done Caroline . Richard S. is in great form he did this 13 miles with a PB. finishing in 1.16 , well done Richard . Claire H. had a great day in York finishing in a fantastic time of 1.28 , well done indeed Claire .

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