It’s the “Local Ultra” Weekly Report!

No official reports this week, so here’s a short round-up of what’s been going on…

Guy and Pete’s Manor Park Ultra

A tremendous effort by Guy Riddell and Pete Wallroth saw them complete 50 laps of the 1-mile Glossop Park Run course to boost donations for Glossopdale Foodbank. Setting off at 10pm on Friday, they ran through the night (joined by other Harriers for the occasional few laps) and finished by segue-ing seamlessly into the “standard” Park Run at 9am the next day.

Guy was interviewed in an article for the Glossop Chronicle recently, which includes more about the challenge and how you can support Glossop Foodbank.

Nicola Pennington’s charity ultra-run

Congratulations to Nicola on completing her first “ultra” – 32 miles (50km) to raise money for Mummy’s Star. Read more and donate via Nicky’s JustGiving page.

Windmill 10K

Great running by Tony Hillier and Kevin Ingham, with Tony coming in under 1 hour and Kevin finishing in a personal best of 48 minutes. Full results are on the Fylde Coast Runners website.

GDH Monthly Mash-Up: Road Score Course

This Thursday (25th November), 7pm, starting from Norfolk Square. In teams of two, you’ll have one hour to scour the streets of Glossop for a selection of lamp posts worth varying points values. The team with the highest score at the end will be declared the winners! This is open to all club members. You can cover as much or as little distance as you like within the hour, or you can even return before the hour is up if you like.

This is also the final chance of the year for the winning pair to win prizes from Harrier UK, courtesy of the club support programme.

If you’ve not entered yet, the entry form (complete with course rules!) can be found here.

Club Championships update

As the year draws to a close, the last couple of challenges are short, fast routes – November’s is the Beehive 5 road course (which plenty of Harriers have already posted great times for) and December’s is the Gravy Pud trail route.

To allow time for the Result-O-Matic™ to calculate the final champs standings, Gravy Pud attempts can be submitted from Monday 22nd November to Sunday 12th December (midnight). The deadline of 12th December also applies to the two “anytime” challenges – the Running Track Mile and Glossop Parkrun.

For all the details including route descriptions and maps, see the Club Championships page.

Other events coming up

And finally… 🎅

Save the date for the GDH Christmas Party on Sunday 19th December! Keep an eye on the GDH Facebook group for more information soon.

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