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Leeds Trio Sweep The Board at Town Centre 10K !!

July 5, 2015

The Leeds City A.C. Winning Team (Daniel Oxtoby Photograpy)

The Leeds City A.C. Winning Team – L-R Mike Burrett, Tesfaye Debele & Jonathan Wills
(Daniel Oxtoby Photograpy)

The annual Harrogate Town Centre 10K proved to be a fantastic occasion with over 622 runners crossing the finish line in Crescent Gardens.  We enjoyed superb conditions for racing, a very light breeze and not too hot, it was always destined to be a good one.  And what a day it turned out for Leeds City A.C. – they dispatched a formidable team and claimed the first three places and with it the overall mens’ team prize.  First across the line in a superb 31:28 was Tesfaye Debele, followed by Jonathan Wills in 32:20.  Harrogate local Mike Burrett was third in 32:41.

The ladies race was claimed by Wetherby’s Pauline Munroe in a speedy 36:51 and 12th place overall, while last year’s winner Sharon Barlow finished second in 37:51.  Charlotte Wills of Leeds City A.C. added to their overall haul by taking third spot in 38:07.

First Harrogate Harrier across the line was MV65 Ben Grant in a stunning 38:10, this result places Ben at the top of the UK rankings for his age group, over a minute ahead of his nearest rival.  This is some achievement and confirms what we’ve known for years – Ben is a seriously talented runner!

Pictures from the race are available on the Harrogate Harriers Flickr page courtesy of Daniel Oxtoby Photography and are free to download.  If you enjoy the pictures, please consider making a donation to our supported charity Bowel Cancer UK via Dan’s Just Giving web page.  The 2015 race was held in memory of one of our founding members, Ken Fozard, who sadly passed away late last year as a result of this terrible disease.

Electronic chip timing was provided by our friends at Sports Entry Solutions.  Results here.

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