HDSRL Clean Sweep!

July 19, 2016


Simon Childs at Nidd Valley HDSRL

The Harrogate and District Summer Race League has been around for many years now and our fortunes have been mixed, however we’ve never failed to put on a good showing and be competitive.  2016 may well prove to be our Best Ever Year though, because we swept the board and won every category!  It’s hard to believe, but this has been a fantastic team effort that goes to show our depth and commitment, our members have turned out in droves and fought for every point, tooth and nail – you can’t ask for much more than that.   Much of the credit goes to our Evening League Coordinator Sue Moul, who ensured that an incredible 103 members participated across the four races, showing just how popular the league is and why other local clubs have sought to join in recent years.  Runners can of course compete both individually and for team honours, plus the social gatherings afterwards are very popular, all in all it’s a winning formula!  There were some outstanding individual performances, here are just a few of note:

  •  Jonny Johnson – 2nd Male overall
  • Andy Grant – 3rd Male overall/1st V45
  • Andy Dobby – 2nd V40
  • Lorraine Mitchell – 2nd Lady overall/1st FV40
  • Emma Robinson – 3rd FV35
  • Sarah Gill – 2nd FV50

The final scores – and it was by no means an easy victory, it was very close in some categories are below.  The 2nd place totals are bracketed:

  •  Main Team 3747 (3631)
  •  Ladies 1846 (1707)
  •  Ladies Vets 1126 (1118)
  •  Vets 1871 (1852)
  •  Super vets 1810 (1584)
  •  Elite 363 (326)

So WELL DONE Harrogate Harriers, take a bow – you have served your club and town well.

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