Weekly Roundup – 17th September

It was a GP Race by the sea for this Sunday as seven Harriers made the trip over to Sunny Cleethorpes for the Humber Coastal Half Marathon. The run is flat but some blustery coastal winds made for challenging conditions as there was little shelter from said winds between miles seven and ten. Still, finishing with the last three miles finishing along the promenade and post-race ice cream included in the entry made for a worthwhile trip! Thomas Shaw was first home for the Harriers in 8th place overall in 1:20:05, followed soon by Craig Wolstenholme (1:26:23). Amy Ogden was the first lady home for the Harriers (1:39:02), then rounding off the team we had Charlotte Jones (1:42:14), Stuart McCluskie continuing to improve with a PB (1:49:26), Cathy Mhembere (1:53:58) and Emma Shaw (2:16:21).

Also on Sunday was the Notts County Champs 10k race over at Mansfield. A two lap course taking in the ups and downs around Mansfield town centre make it more a course for racing than PBs and the Harrier’s had a sole entry here with Caroline McGinley hoping to add to her 10 mile county medal from earlier in the year. Caroline didn’t have the race she would have liked but still put in an excellent performance to record a very respectable time of 50:37, finishing 7th in her category from 67.

Away from the racing we had more cause for celebration as the ‘Sisters on Sunday’ a partner group of the Worksop Harriers celebrated their 16th birthday. The ladies celebrated with a group meal at the Chequers inn, Ranby, a lovely evening run around Langold Lake and of course some birthday cake. The Sisters on Sundays are a friendly and supportive group who cater for all levels, from complete beginners, through to those comfortable running up to 10k. To find out more about the sessions they offer, visit https://groups.runtogether.co.uk/WorksopRunners
Our juniors also continue to do us proud as Matthew Forrest and Teegan Page represented Nottingham at County Level in the Hull Track & Field inter-counties. Matthew competed in the Discus and Shot and Teegan represented in the High Jump and Hurdles.

Finally, sticking with the half marathon theme, Worksop Harriers & AC are very much looking forward to hosting our popular and scenic half marathon, starting in Worksop before heading out to, and around Clumber Park. It’s a fantastic event with great scenery, support and the perfect Autumn Marathon. With just 6 weeks until the event on October 27th, time is running out to get your name in. More information is available at:

https://www.worksophalfmarathon.co.uk/