Calderdale Heroics

May 15, 2014

Tim Richardson in Action at Leeds

Tim Richardson in Action at Leeds

11th May:
The Leeds Half -Marathon took place in the City Centre and many Harriers made the short trip to take on the renown (hilly!) course. The club’s results were fantastic with many members crediting the club’s excellent hill training regime in helping with their finishing times:  Tim Richardson was first Harrier over the line in 1:24:06, earning a new PB and an impressive 56th position overall while Adam Prentis was next, also with a new PB of 1:29:30.  He was followed by Dave Pullan in his first half-marathon, so obviously a PB time (and an impressive one at that) of 1:34:51.  For the lady Harriers, first to finish was Ros Moore with a PB of 1:38:38 and 44th lady. Next was Nicola Gray in her first half-marathon for the club, finishing in 1:48:51, followed by Debbie Dilasser in 1:58:23.  Other results were:  Darren West, 1:35:02; Simon Reiter, 1:39:01; David Blackshaw-Howell, 1:42:08; Alex Green, 1:38:18 (PB); Raphael Ploix 1:45:24; Rob Athey, 1:47:58; Neil Hindmarch, 1:54:56; and Sean Somers 2:11:56.  Results

Following last years fantastic performance at the Calderdale Fell Relays, all eyes were on our team for the 2014 event, the 30th Anniverary of what is becoming a Blue Riband event in the off-road world.  It’s a proper challenge, a 6-leg relay event ran in pairs, traversing 50 miles of the Calderdale Way – scene of so many local off-road heroics.   We had a powerhouse of a team comprising Jake Turnbull & Jonny Johnson; John Young & Barry McGuire; John McNerney & Simon Watson; Chris Miller & Andy Grant; Ben Grant & Brian Miller; Ashley Brook & Chris Gibbins.  Conditions underfoot were not good following recent heavy rain and the strong headwind didn’t make things any easier, but the Harriers putting in a truly great, spirited performance to scoop 11th place – quite an achievement out of 90 high-calibre teams!  Results

On the same day Coralin Harrison was running Up Hill and Down Dale at the Ravenscar Half-Marathon. She comments that it was a tough race with strong winds across the cliff tops, so she was very pleased with her finish time of 2:27, and of the funds she raised for the local Mountain Rescue team.  Results

Previous post:

Next post: