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Harrogate Town Centre 10K 2015

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

The Leeds City A.C. Winning Team
(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.

Harriers Chairman Tony Essex presenting a cheque to Bowel Cancer UK

Harriers Chairman Tony Essex presenting a cheque for £2175 to Bowel Cancer UK

The 2015 race was held in memory of one of our founding members, Ken Fozard, who sadly passed away late last year.   Harrogate Harriers & A.C. decided that for 2015, the race would be used as a fundraising vehicle for Bowel Cancer UK, also in memory of Ken and with the full support of his family.  Thanks to your incredible generosity  we were able to present a cheque for £2175 to the charity, club chairman Tony Essex making the journey to the 2015 Great North Run especially to present the cheque.

Pictures from the race are available on the Harrogate Harriers Flickr page courtesy of Daniel Oxtoby Photography and are free to download.

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