Weekly Roundup – 21st August

A quiet week for the Harriers with plenty enjoying their summer holidays so it’s a short and sweet one this week.

First up, on Thursday four harriers made the trip over to Elsecar for the interestingly named Stan’s Toffee Run. Quite a few runners ended up quite a sticky situation as the lead runners headed off in the the wrong direction, letting our very own Camilla Mercer briefly lead the race before the pack realised they had made an error! Camilla’s lead didn’t last long unfortunately but I’m sure she enjoyed her stint on the front and we did have further success post-race as Charlotte Jones collected not only her post-race toffee but also a bottle of wine to go with her age category win. Camilla and Charlotte were also joined by Stuart McCluskie and Barry Mercer on the 4+ miles of fells.

Speaking of holidays, Kate and Same Thorneloe managed to stumble across a small local race whilst holidaying in France with Same remembering his Harriers kit to get the green and black seen across the channel.

Saturday was a day for parkrun’s and we had eight Harriers taking part in Clumber parkrun, including a new course PB for Bryan Cherry (19:13) and a first lady place for Anna Maddocks. Sticking with the holiday theme, Thomas and Emma Shaw took in a bit of parkrun tourism visiting Woolacombe Dunes parkrun in North Devon. Identified as one of the toughest parkrun courses in the UK, its also one of most unique offering the chance to run along the beach as the course heads down and up the sand dunes of the beach including a long stretch alongside the sea as the runners look for which bit of sand is the easiest to run on depending on where the tides are!

Coming up this week we have several Harriers taking part in the local charity Sinclair Mile hosted by our friends over at Retford AC, and then this Sunday (25th August – 9 a.m) is the Clumber Trust 10k open to all who fancy taking part in a free event in the beauty of Clumber park. The event is just turn up and run, whatever your pace and hosted by our friends at the National Trust. If you would like further information please search for Clumber Trust 10k