Late April Digest

Caity Rice was 1st lady  and 16th overall in a new course record time of 34.36 at the MASSON HILL FELL RACE. Carl was 45th in 37.56.


John Hewitt completed an hat-trick of V50 victories with his fastest time of 20.02 coming 3rd overall at the 3rd and final race of the CURLEY’S 5K TRAIL SERIES. Well done Mr Chairman!


Four harriers travelled to Dukinfield to race at Hyde Striders’ popular STRIDE THROUGH THE WOODS 5K and achieved excellent results in their respective age-group categories. Glossopdale results:-

8 Neil M 19.38 2nd V40
12 Steve C 20.21 3rd V45
44 Lawrence 24.19 2nd V55
73 Nev 26.51 1st V70
134 ran


We had several competitors in the iconic THREE PEAKS race over Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough from Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Mark Ollerenshaw was first man back for the harriers.


Mark descending from Pen-y-Ghent


Al toughing it out

GDH results:-



30 Mark O 3.24.50
50 Tim B 3.31.54
80 Chris J 3.39.01
88 Matt H 3.41.08
277 Alasdair 4.15.55
412 Carl 4.38.05




There were also four harriers racing at Saddleworth Runners’ popular CAKE RACE. Ben Tetler was first home for Glossopdale hotly pursued by the in-form John Hewitt who duly collected his 2nd V50 prize of the week.

Cake race

Excellent competition in the bake-off stakes

Club results:-

14 Ben T 1.16.51
15 John H 1.16.53
24 Steve C 1.18.09
116 Dez M 1.38.10

232 ran, 229 finished


Parkrun Corner

Stars of the show in Manor Park were Ian and Claire Oates who both celebrated their recent 20th Wedding Anniversary with personal best times at Manor Park. Ian went sub 22 for the first time and Claire has now lowered her pb by over 2 minutes in 2016. Congratulations Mr and Mrs O! Lynne Taylor, Paul Drury and junior runner Helen Litaba also registered new benchmark times. 79 Glossopdale Harriers have now ran at Manor Park since the inauguration in 2015. Uni trio Emma, Joe and Lizzy ran at Newcastle, Hull and Durham respectively, Kirsty was 2nd woman at Oldham and Matt C and Steven ran at Lyme Park where the former registered a course PB on this tough circuit. Great running everyone!

Photo of the Week


Caity, Kasia and canine chums on Kinder Corner


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