Weekly Roundup – 7th October

As we move in to the final quarter of the year we kick off our reports with plenty of action. On Saturday, five Harriers made their way up in to the Peaks for the Curbar Commotion Fell Race. The 10+ mile/1,400 ft elevation gain course certainly had Autumn condition as a very wet and muddy course added to both the challenge and the fun. We also had a strong showing of the Green-and-Black at local Clumber Park parkrun as 14 harriers took part, including a 5k PB for Shaun Chadwick off 22:14

Moving on to Sunday but staying with muddy fun, we had five senior harriers and three juniors take part in the Offtrac 10 mile run and fun run respectively. A great local run at Tickhill was supplemented with some great success as Charlotte Jones took 2nd place for the ladies, Bryan Cherry gained a top 10 finish and our three juniors took 2nd, 3rd and 5th place in the fun run.

Cassie Worton took part in the Sheffield 10k, which despite starting in Endcliffe park, also manages to find plenty of mud as the two loop course takes in some of the trails around the park (including the hills!) finishing in 1:05:21

We also had a strong showing and more success in North Lincolnshire with three Harriers taking part in the Hedgehog half marathon. An undulating course and strong winds, our Harriers still ran strong with Paul Marriott finishing 7th overall (1:23:34),Charlotte Rushby (22nd – 1:49:43) and Tracey Hamilton with an excellent 2nd in Age Category in 1:54:53). A tough run was rewarded with one of the most creative looking medals going!

Over in Chester, Steve Carr bravely tackled the Chester. Steve hadn’t quite had the run-up to the Marathon he’d have liked in the last two weeks, but still produced a very respectable time of 4:23:37 in some very wet conditions to get his forth marathon complete.

Finally Nat Cunningham continued her preparation for the upcoming Limestone way Ultra by completing the half this week for some good course experience. Covering the 17 miles and 1750 ft of elevation gain in 3:14 was enough to bag Nat a course silver standard as well as 10th female overall!

Next week will see plenty of harriers in action as we field three full teams as well several individuals for the Round Rotherham Run, a 50 mile ultra around the trails of Rotherham that can be run as either a relay team or one big run for those looking for a challenging ultra, so make sure you’re following our like and share page to keep spreading the good word!