Richmond and Zetland Harriers

This week had a more autumnal feel to it and was not quite so busy for Richmond and Zetland Harriers, but that’s only if you discount 10KMs, parkruns, throws competitions and longer more testing courses.

It was the local Middlesbrough 10km, which is always very well supported by our runners and this year was no exception. Ian Christon was the 1st finisher for the club in 32nd and again just off his pb with another good run (36:35), Jeremy Pattison was next in 48th and a seasons best (38:06, sb), Ken Harker followed in 64th (38:56), Rob Dashwood also had a good run (43:30), the flying Kimberley Reeve was the 10th lady, the 1st V45 and added a new pb in the process (43:40), Garry Malton took another chunk off his pb (44:16, pb), next was Alastair Wilkin getting back to his best (45:37), Rebecca Quinn another with a big new pb (46:38, pb) and the flying Peter O’Mahoney in a huge new pb by over 10 minutes (57:48, pb).

Wetherby was the other local run taking place and Steve Sadler had a good run and finished as the 2nd V55 (40:39) and Pete Richardson also competing (49:21). Rob Lickley ran the Tholthorpe 10k finishing in 85th (45:02). Pauline Whittaker was in the prizes at the Princess Short ‘n’ Sweet Challenge, run over 8.5 miles and had a strong run, finishing as the 2nd lady (1:42:38).

Three of our junior runners took to the start line at the Middlesborough 3k, with all three in fantastic form, Tom O’Mahoney was 3rd overall in a new pb (9:44), just behind was Josh Hammett in 4th and another with a new pb (9:46) and Joe Reeve, who had a few logistical issues to deal with in 6th (10:01).

Dan Upton was in Southport for the Waterloo Open Meeting and continues his excellent form in the throws events, winning both the shot (12:50) and the discus (38:83) and he also had a go at the javelin.

Steve Middleton was the 3rd finisher at Northallerton parkrun (19:47), Jonathan Gray was 4th (19:50), Kevin Bond in 9th and a new pb (21:41), Alastair Wilkin in 12th (22:18), Elaine Watters in 28th and the 3rd lady (25:03), Kiki Fletcher in 50th (27:57), Shona Fletcher in 52nd (27:58) and Jane Bond in 82nd (35:05).

At Norwich parkrun Paul Simpson was 23rd (20:14) and Nicola Simpson was 60th (22:09). Rob Scott was the 1st finisher at Fountains Abbey parkrun (16:38) and Elly Robertson was with her dog (28:57). Leon Reeve was 6th (18:25), Anthony Jefford was 8th in a new pb (18:30) and Ian Hepworth was 199th at Catterick parkrun (27:40). Garry Malton was 3rd at Cotsford Fields parkrun (22:06).

Further information on the club and training nights can be found on the website

Image: Steve Sadler 2nd V55 at Wetherby 10km.