Richmond and Zetland Harriers
It was a quieter week for Richmond's finest, but a storm did get in the way and ended a few trips out due to cancelled events, however plenty was achieved both at home and also further away – a lot further away!
It was the Northern Schools Inter-Counties Cross Country at Lowther Castle in the Lake District. Charlie Stephenson had another storming run and performance to finish 2nd overall in his age group, representing North Yorkshire. Tom O’Mahoney was also running and representing North Yorkshire.
Craziest run of the weekend goes to Rachel Ross-Russell, who took Storm Ciara head on over the Hardmoors Saltburn Marathon route, which runs along the coast over 28 miles; the best place to be facing a storm head on. It didn’t seem to bother Rachel and in fact she prospered in the conditions, finishing as the 2nd lady and the 1st V50 (05:11).
At Catterick parkrun, Joseph Smith was 11th and went sub 20 for the first time, smashing his PB in the process (19:37pb), Garry Malton was 33rd (22:04) and Ian Hepworth was 79th (25:51). John Gray was 3rd at Northallerton parkrun (19:56), Anthony Jefford was 5th (20:43) and Elly Robertson was the 30 minute pacer (30:00). Paul Simpson was 25th (20:34) at Fountains Abbey parkrun and Nicola Simpson was 130th (25:40) pacing her son to a new PB. Rob Lickley was an excellent 8th at Millfield parkrun at Easingwold (21:34).
The prize for the longest distance travelled for a Parkrun this week goes to Steve and Ann Sadler, who travelled to Australia for Newport Lakes parkrun in Melbourne. Conditions weren’t much different than Steve's usual Catterick parkrun, if you take away the wet, wind and tarmac and replace it with off-road, no wind and over 25 degree temperatures! Steve held the club name up high finishing in 4th overall (21:20).
Further information on the club and training nights can be found on the website
Image: Charlie Stephenson – 2nd in the Northern inter counties cross country championships – representing North Yorkshire