Valentine Weekend

Saturday was the last counter in the MANCHESTER AREA CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUE at a very muddy Wythenshawe Park. Excellent running by all but special mention for Caity and Kirsty who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the five race series. This represents a tremendous achievement in a highly competitive league. Well done also to Jo Brack who finished 9th in her age category in her first full season,  Zoe for running with mini-pixie and to Jamie and Dan for fine individual performances.


The all-conquering Senior Womens team

 Glossopdale results:-

4 Caity 31.29
12 Kirsty 33.15
80 Zoe 38.42
97 Jo 39.23
194 ran
94 Jamie 41.17
105 Dan O 41.52
300 ran



Chris Jackson had another outstanding performance to finish 5th in the popular PARBOLD HILL RACE. Chris clocked 46.57 for the 6.75 mile course. Matt Crompton was 83rd in 57.32. 442 ran


Matt going for it


Ben Tetler is also having an outstanding early season and was 12th in 66.54 at the 14.5K/390m WINDY HILL fell race.

ben T

Ben giving his all on the climb, courtesy Woodentops


John Hewitt was 155th clocking 1.11.57 in the tough CARNETHY 5 race held in snowy conditions. 499 ran.


Photo courtesy Matthew Curry


Eight harriers travelled to North Wales to race at the VILLAGE BAKERY WREXHAM HALF-MARATHON, the first counter in the Road/Trail Club Championships. Phil Pearce was first back smashing his PB en route to claim the 30 points, closely followed by Neil McGraw who also registered a personal best mark. Alice Wilson was first GDH woman back and there were excellent performances all round. Results:-

74 Phil Pearce 1.22.27 30
90 Neil McGraw 1.23.36 29
154 Tim Culshaw 1.27.20 28
602 Steven Pepper 1.58.23 27
266 Alice Willson 1.36.04 30
482 Lins Palmer 1.48.39 29
597 Vicki Hamilton 1.57.33 28
602 Liz Dowd 2,01.32 27


Andy Burnett ran 44.03 in the Sunday race at the VALENTINE WEEKEND 10K in Lancaster

Very well done to Caitlin Swan who was awarded a special wristband for completing 50 junior Parkruns at Marple!


Congratulations are due to our good Carnethy cousins Hadfield born ex Glossopdale Harrier Jasmin Paris and her partner Konrad Rawlik who completed an under the radar Winter Bob Graham round in 22 hours 28 minutes. Absolutely amazing, well done from all at Glossopdale!

You can read Jasmin’s account here

jasmin konrad

Parkrun Corner

PBs for Dan Ellingworth and Anne McBride at Manor Park. Anne is in training for the STANWICK 10K and is raising money for Willow Wood Hospice in her mum’s memory. You can find more information here if you wish to support her. Runners also at Hull, Ludlow, Newcastle and Southwark. Consolidated results here


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