Good Night at Teversal
It was good to see a large number of Harriers out for the first Booth Decorators race of the summer. On a pleasant spring evening which was ideal for running, the thirty runners from the club put in some excellent performances.
This popular race saw nearly 300 runners from the eleven clubs take on the challenge of around 4.5 miles over a tough undulating course.
Our latest recruit, Alex Cook was the first Harrier home in ninth place while Meg McHarg, Richard Mayne and Helen Brunt who is running second claim for us were making their BDL débuts.
A couple of our runners were making their way back from injuries while it was good to see Phil Shaw and Jo Southcott back running for the club.
The other runners who made the journey to Teversal were Ed James, Krishna Madehaven, Craig Allen, Tom Jackson, Trevor Wilson, Simon Edwards, Dave Horton, Amer Armoush, Sharon Mellors, Malcolm Weir, Steve Meath, Theresa Hempsall, Zach Naylor, Tim Boursnell, Sean Ollier, Rob Pearce, Simon Hackett, Rosemary Arris, Len Foulks, Jane Armoush, Ian Hill, Geoff Stone, Rob Terry and Linda Simmonds.
A lovely evening and very well done to all our runners with the men finishing 4th the ladies and the combined team finishing 5th. Thanks to those from the club who were there supporting our runners and from all the supporters over the course.
The next race in the series is in four weeks time from Ilkeston Rugby Club with the presentations from the cross-country season afterwards. The club has some awards to receive, so I hope a number will stay for a drink after the race. We will be hosting the third race in the series on June 10th starting from Deb Products at Denby.
Advertised as the most beautiful run in Scotland, John Maddock was on the starting line with 561 runners which started and finished at Glenlivet Distillery. John went on to clock 52mins 57secs over the roads in the Cairngorms National Park and no doubt had a dram to celebrate at the finish. I am sure John will reveal all, the next time he is at training, as to why he ran so far from home.
Well done to all.