A busy early October weekend has been had by the Harriers, lets start off with our Glorious Chairman – John Hewitt at Saddleworth Edges – coming in at 1:18:15, being chased all the way by the race-addicted David Boundy in 1:24:06.
This weekend always spells a bit of racing in the Lake District with 8 intrepid souls representing the Club in the annual Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay. Emma Rettig and Jo Brack spearheaded the team on Leg 1, handing over to Chris Jackson and Jamie Helmer for the Leg across Angletarn Pikes to Kirkstone Pass. Kasia and Jen Ross picked up the baton for the surge up and over Red Screes, and Matt Huxford and Rich White brought the team home on the glory leg across St. Sunday Crag. As far as I know, no-one got lost, and much fun was had on a simply beautiful day in the Lakes. 53rd overall, I believe – so a great day out.
Steve Pepper stepped up to the plate in Cardiff Half Marathon for a distance he now seems to regard as a training run. Steve has evidently been doing something right as he cruised in with a 10 minute PB at the distance in 1:48.
Andy Burnett was out at Littleborough 10k, burning up some of the opposition and making headway into regaining his speed, coming in at 49:09.
Lins Palmer was across the hills to the North, enjoying the Last of the Summer Tri – in her own words, the transitions were hilariously long (I wonder if she ended up taking a flask of tea…?) but 116th is a pretty decent placing for a first Tri. To be honest, it sounds delightful – good effort.
Parkrun corner: PBs at Glossop for Amy Riddle, Adam Crompton, Rebecca Smith, Dan Ellingworth, Lawrence Fennelly and Ian Oates – plus lots of other great runs by club members at our local run. Further afield, we were represented by Jo Travis and Emma Peters at Newcastle; Andy Fox, Paul Drury, Jayne Morton, Steven Rea and Marie Williamson at Marple; Lizzie Leason at Gibsie; Nick Ham at Lyme Park
And a short “honorary members” postscript – Mike Mawby, previously of Glossopdale Harriers has just posted a superb 2:41 marathon time at Chester marathon. It has been inspirational to see him work hard and go from strength to strength. Well Done Mike.
Jasmin Paris – also previously Glossopdalian, (and perhaps Glossopdalian by spirit) spend Sunday running around Snowdonia, finishing the last of the big 3 rounds this year and completing a hat-trick of records. She finished her Paddy Buckley in 18:33, about 30 mins faster than the previous record. Julien Minshull and Tim Budd helped pace the attempt on legs 4 and 3 respectively .