Harriers Sizzle In Warm Weather 30/5/18
Harriers Sizzle in the Warm Weather
This week Richmond and Zetland's athletes were competing on the track, road, track and hill and dale from Northallerton, Melmerby, Edinburgh, Jarrow, Loughborough, Pen-y-Ghent and even the odd 110 mile ultra marathon across the North Yorkshire coastline and the Cleveland Way for good measure.
Kimberley Reeve was the endurance runner of all endurance runners for the club this week, by taking on and completing the 110 mile ‘Hardmoors Ultra’ run from Filey, visiting Scarborough, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Saltburn and then heading across the North Yorkshire Moors and the Cleveland way to finish in Helmsley. It's not an amble however, with no time for fish and chips or an ice-cream, it has to be completed in under 36 hours!
Up the road at Edinburgh Nicki Buckett finished the Edinburgh half marathon in a very good time (02:05:45). Ken Harker, Pauline Whittaker and Natalie Wood competed in the North East Masters track league at Jarrow with new PBs and seasons bests. Ken was 10th in the 3000m and the 1ST V45 runner (10:20:2, sb). Pauline was also in the 3000m and was the 2nd V50 lady (13:50), the 1st V50 in the 400m (01:17) and the 1st V50 in the javelin (17:12). Natalie ran the 100m and was 2nd in her heat (18:5) and was 7th in her 400m in a new pb by 5 seconds (01:37:4, pb).
Luke Hack was also out on the track and ran another new pb in the 800m at the Loughborough Open (02:03:29, pb). The Melmerby 10k and fun run had our runners to the fore and Carl Jones just missed out on the top spot but was an excellent 2nd and the 1st V40 (33:58), Lewis Moore was 65th (43:27) and Pauline Whittaker was 146th (52:10). The junior runners went one better in the 3.7km fun run with Tom O’Mahoney winning (14:03) and Shannon Robinson the 2nd girl (15:01).
The 3rd Northallerton 10K was also run the same day with Rob Scott the top club runner in 5th (35:09), Ian Christon in 17th (40:11), Harry Robson was 25th and the 1st U20 (41:03), Carl Loughney in his first 10km in a very good 37th (42:24, 4th V40), Alastair Wilkin in 113th (47:55), Ryan Greer in 205th (51:26) and Karen Greer in 612th (70:03).
Lucy Verill ran her first fell race and choose not the easiest one for starters, taking on the Austwick Amble which involves 8 miles of outstanding beauty, however involves climbs of 1200ft to see these views around Pen-y-Ghent and had a pleasing run to finish 116th and the 22nd woman (01:17:20).
Ronnie Corbett was 23rd at Catterick parkrun (19:29).
Further information on the club and training nights can be found on the website www.richmondzetlandharriers.co.uk
Images: 1734, Richmond athletes at the Northallerton 10k