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All Smiles at the Haverah Trail Race …

We are pleased to announce that The Harrogate Haverah Trail race will return in 2017 following a successful first outing in 2016.  This is a rare opportunity to race in the little-known Haverah Park, a corner of Yorkshire unknown to most.  The race follows a fantastic series of trails and pathways that take you up and around Beaver Dyke and John O’Gaunts before returning you back to the picturesque village of Beckwithshaw, it’s all going to happen on Sunday 24 September.

More details available on our dedicated race page.  You can enter this year’s Haverah Trail race via SI Entries, please click the banner at the top of the page.  We look forward to seeing you!

Rory Stead, Aberdeen AAC

We had a marvellous, sunny break in the weather for the 2017 Harrogate Town Centre 10K and as always, there was a tremendous vibe in Crescent Gardens as the 600 competitors prepared for the race.  And what a race it was!  Harrogate Harriers Club Captain Andy Grant and Leeds AC’s Mike Burrett lead from the start with Aberdeen AAC’s Rory Stead close behind.  Andy and Mike battled it out, with Andy just leading after the first lap, however Rory ran a fantastic tactical race and overtook both on the second lap to finish in a storming 32:33.  Emma Clayton of Leed A.C. lead the ladies race from the start, the breezy conditions just preventing her from a proper assault on the course record.  Her finish of 35:09 was truly fantastic and we hope she’ll be back next year to give it another go.  Harrogate Harrier Crystal Goecker was next lady, followed by Caroline Bollon of Ripon Runners.

Emma Clayton, Leeds AC

Of course there was lots of action further down the field and those running the race for the first time discovered that the Harrogate Town Centre 10K really does have one of the fastest finishes in the business, everyone enjoyed the flying mile down Cornwall Road to Crescent Gardens and to the finish line, some tremendous sprint finishes ensued and kept the cheering crowd very entertained.

Many thanks to all those who took part and especial thanks to our generous race sponsors, we literally couldn’t have done it without you.  Hope to see you next year!

Full results available via Sports Timing Solutions

Race Photography by Dan Oxtoby

We’re pleased to announce that after a year’s absence, the Harrogate Town Centre 10K will return in 2017 and is planned to take place on Sunday 2nd July, starting at 10.00.   We hope to build on all the fantastic support Harrogate received in staging the Great Yorkshire Run in 2016, especially as this is an important year for athletics in our area:  Harrogate Harriers and A.C. have teamed with Ashville College to bring a state-of-the-art athletics track to the town and the race will support this initiative directly.  Please visit our Entry Page for more details.