Weekly Roundup – 28th July

It’s been a week of record temperature but despite some quite ridiculous heat we have some records of our own to celebrate this weekend.

On Friday night we had four Harriers in action at the Newstead Abbey Dash 5k. Paul Marriott and Steve Carr ran excellent times of 18:00 and 19:57 respectively but it Charlotte Jones and Stuart McCluskie who took the lime light with PB’s each of 22:01 and 23:35 each.

On Saturday it was parkrun day and this meant Harriers moving far and wide as Camilla and Barry Mercier visited a personal favourite of picturesque Crichton parkrun, Thomas Shaw was up in Todmorden, West Yorkshire to complete his 100th different parkrun, and Steve Carr was back in action at Sherwood Pines (joined by Woods brothers) following Friday Nights action with a very respectable follow-up of 20:44. Home parkrun of Clumber Park also had 5 Harriers taking part, including returning Danny Scott being hurled round by grandson Dalton knocking 3 minutes of his previous best time!

Away from parkrun on Saturday Brian Cherry also took part in the 10 mile trail race at Heckington Country Show, smashing his sub 1:10 target with an excellent 1:07 time.

On Sunday it might have been a soggy day of rain but that didn’t stop a little birthday party for the Clumber Park Trust 10k. Ten Harriers joined in the celebrations (you’d be disappointed if we didn’t when there’s cake on offer!) to celebrate the third year of Trust 10k’s at Clumber Park. Trust 10k’s are free events hosted at a select number of National Trust places that take place typically on the 4th Sunday of each month and offer the chance to run 10k in varied terrain on a marked and marshalled course if you are looking for a free event that is maybe a step up from shorter events. We are very lucky and grateful to have such an event local to us and for those interested in getting involved either as a runner or volunteer there is plenty of info either by googling Trust 10k or searching on facebook.

Emily Race was also not only representing Worksop wearing her England vest with much pride to compete at the highest level in the England Athletics Senior AAA and UKCAU Championships at Manchester. More details to follow.

Also on the Junior front, we would also give a special shout-out to Kitty Laurence, pictured below receiving both her certificate for athlete of the match as well as medal for achieving grade 1 in the 80 m following her recent performance in the Mini-league.

Hopefully, this Thursday won’t be another day of record high temperatures as the Worksop Harriers will be running our inter-club relay against local rivals Retford Athletics. The Canal-relay is a 9-stage relay race run in pairs and this year will start from the Worksop Club at Manton to Retford King’s Park and back, all via the Chesterfield Canal. With the scoring currently tied between Worksop and Retford after 30+ Years of competition we will certainly be giving Retford a run for their money to try and take the bragging rights this year!