SeniorsFour Reservoirs Virtual Challenge

Four Reservoirs Virtual Challenge

The Harrogate Harriers "Four Reservoirs Virtual Challenge" will run throughout November 2020 (1st - 30th inclusive) and encompass timed circuits of the following local reservoirs:

Strava will be used in order to output your run data to a Challenge Table that displays your time for each circuit and your overall (cumulative) time, it will also display your relative age category position.

The winners will be those with the fastest (lowest) overall time at 23:59pm on Monday 30th November.

Rules of the challenge:

  • You must be linked to Strava in order to participate (click on the link below if not)
  • Each run should be recorded as a single event in Strava
  • Your run should be set to "public" in Strava, not private or only visible to your followers
  • You can do your timed circuits in any order, in either direction and at any time of day or night
  • You must start at the designated points and run the entire route.  No shortcuts!
  • You can have as many attempts as you like, your fastest will count
  • Both First and Second claim HH members are eligible to take part
  • Your age on 1st January 2020 will be taken in order to calculate age categories

General Guidance:

  • Age categories will be Male/Female Senior and  v35, v40, v45, v50, v55, v60 and v65
  • Off-road shoes are highly recommended for the Thruscross and Grimwith circuits
  • Remember you are on Yorkshire Water property and there may be direction restrictions in place
  • The start/finish locations for both the Fewston and Swinsty circuits are the same (see maps below)
  • Do not take the shoreline path on the SE side of Grimwith - stick to the main track please
  • You MUST traverse the mandatory wheelchair access path on the Fewston circuit - do not use the steps please

It is possible (though difficult) to take part in the challenge if you are not a Strava user.  In this instance, please forward a valid .gpx data file from your run to the Challenge coordinators (Martyn Price and David Oldfield) for validation and manual upload. No other forms of verification are allowed.

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Fewston

Fewston

Map | GPX File | Mandatory Section

Distance is 3.98 miles, start/finish by the YW Swinsty Plantation car park entrance (tall blue posts), the only caveat to this run is that competitors MUST run the wheelchair access at the NE corner of the route rather than using the steps. Most easterly point of the wheelchair access is at SE 18940 54313 while the start finish is at SE 18651 53772.

Thruscross

Thruscross

Map | GPX File | Starting Point

Distance 4.9 miles, start/finish at the YW car park gates @ SE 15322 57384, immediately facing the kissing gate that would lead you into the woods on a CW lap.

Swinsty

Swinsty

Map | GPX File

Distance 3.2 miles, start/finish at the same place at YW Swinsty Plantation @ SE 18651 53772.

Grimwith

Grimwith

Map | GPX File

Distance 4.25 miles, start/finish at the information board showing "Open Access in Wharfedale" @ SE 06364 64047



Current Reservoir Dogs


Name FewstonThruscrossGrimwithSwinsty Accumulated Average Category
Adam Prentis27:4840:5030:0321:5402:00:35 180930:09 MV55
Andy Laverick33:1749:4742:5827:2402:33:26 230238:22 MV45
Anna Thomas29:4835:1122:4201:27:41 175429:14 FV40
Ben Holmes22:4332:1725:0617:1901:37:25 146124:21 MV35
Carole-Ann Jones30:0242:3732:4923:1602:08:44 193132:11 FV50
Charles Casey56:5256:52 341256:52 MSEN
Colin Foster44:3201:12:5150:1134:1603:21:50 302850:28 MV60
Coralin Elaine Harrison50:0250:02 300250:02 FV70
Dave Askew52:3552:35 315552:35 MV55
Douglas Scott28:5835:4121:0401:25:43 171428:34 MV45
Elizabeth Sandell56:5044:4501:41:35 304850:48 FSEN
Elizabeth Turner31:3750:5735:5624:5202:23:22 215135:51 FSEN
Ellie Rowson35:1452:5037:4928:2302:34:16 231438:34 FSEN
Emma Robinson31:3448:1259:1702:19:03 278146:21 FV35
Gareth Somerville25:2038:4129:1219:0601:52:19 168528:05 MSEN
Graham Molyneux27:2843:1823:3401:34:20 188731:27 MV55
Helen Price30:2643:1333:1624:0202:10:57 196432:44 FV50
Helene Whitaker33:1147:0640:2928:3802:29:24 224137:21 FV55
James Strutt33:1529:5322:1001:25:18 170628:26 MV40
Joanne Day37:2337:23 224337:23 FV50
John Dalby31:4828:0159:49 179529:55 MV60
Jon Ireland39:4239:42 238239:42 MV60
Kevin-Malachy Murphy29:3348:3331:4722:2102:12:14 198433:04 MV60
Mark Bryant23:4934:5126:5419:0401:44:38 157026:10 MV45
Mark Hattersley41:3101:08:5746:4933:1103:10:28 285747:37 MV55
Mark Oakes30:5023:1254:02 162127:01 MV35
Mark Walker33:0358:0425:0801:56:15 232538:45 MV55
Martyn Price32:1645:4935:3825:5302:19:36 209434:54 MV55
Nick Andralojc48:3745:2542:3602:16:38 273345:33 MV55
Paul Richardson28:5835:4221:0701:25:47 171628:36 MV40
Rebecca Tunnicliff33:4452:4537:3326:5702:30:59 226537:45 FSEN
Richard Pennock31:2131:21 188131:21 MV45
Shaun Morrison28:2040:5330:1922:3502:02:07 183230:32 MV35
Simon Lawson51:0501:18:1301:02:1601:07:1804:18:52 388301:04:43 MV50
Simon Watson27:0942:5329:4921:0502:00:56 181430:14 MV55
Stephen Kirk52:5135:5224:5901:53:42 227437:54 MV45
Sue Moul31:0050:5634:1324:2002:20:29 210735:07 FV50
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