Richmond and Zetland Harriers
THIS WEEK Team R&Z were out in force in a multitude of events from trail events, half marathons, 10k’s, the track and the very local James Herriot Trail race with a big turnout of our runners. The beautiful setting of Wensleydale was the venue for the 14k trail run over bogs, hills, dales and a bit of track near Castle Bolton. Mark Forrest stormed round to finish as the 2nd V50 in 8th overall, he was followed by John Gray in 25th (1:06:36), Nicola Simpson had another good run in 51st, the 3rd lady and the 2nd V40 runner (1:11:34), Rob Dashwood is returning to form and was just behind in 63rd (1:14:26) and Pete Richardson had another with a good run in 120th (1:22:17). It was also the midweek Darlington trail series held over 5k and it was another great set of results from our runners, Ian Christon took the victory (19:03), Tom O’Mahoney again storming round in 6th and the 1st junior (20:51), Lewis Moore was 8th (21:24), Shannon Robinson was 15th and the 1st lady/ girl (23:00), Kevin Bond was 24th (23:56), Pauline Whittaker was 48th (28:00), Peter O’Mahoney in 54th (29:01) and Jane Bond returning to club colours in 88th (40:02). The Ryedale festival of running had a couple of our runners involved with Ken Harker taking 5th overall and the 1st V45 in a very decent run (39:57) in the 10km and over the longer half marathon distance with a few more hills thrown in Steve Middleton took 2nd overall (1:22:52). During the week (think one of the extremely hot days) Jeremy Pattison took on the not so flat Durham 10km and was a very respectful 41st (41:09). Phoebe Haw was in action for the juniors of the club at the NEYDL and set some new personal bests in virtually everything she did. She ran the 800m (2:54, pb), another pb in the javelin (6:56, pb) and jumped in the long jump (2:78). Chester le Street was the setting for the British Milers Club night of running with Leon Reeve taking 3rd in his heat in a big new pb (4:35:32, pb), not to be outdone Joe Reeve took the win in the next heat again setting a huge new personal best (4:42:54, pb). Ian Christon was the 1st finisher at Northallerton parkrun (19:06), John Gray was 3rd (20:02), Tom O’Mahoney in 5th (20:19, sb), Alastair Wilkin in 10th (22:10, sb) and Shona Fletcher in 24th and the 1st lady (26:35). Shaun Purkiss-McEndoo was on his travels to Conwy parkrun finishing in 53rd (22:47). Ronnie Corbett was 3rd at Troon parkrun (19:24). At Northallerton junior parkrun James Wilkin was the 1st finisher (08:49), he was followed by Rebecca Wilkin in 3rd and the 2nd girl in a big new pb (08:54, pb) and Abagail Wilkin was 17th (10:39).

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Image: Team R and Z at the James Herriot Trail Race