Weekend Roundup : Part 1

…by Cat J

Sunday 14th April was an extremely busy day in the race calendar! So many harriers representing the club in the UK and over the channel in Paris.

For those that didn’t fancy one of the many marathons on offer, there were lots of other brilliant races to choose from.

The most local was the Peats Pits Woods race, hosted by David Denton. A short but suitably challenging off road race. This was well attended by the club, and several harriers achieved stand out results. Ruth Keeley ran a super speedy race and was first lady back. Ed James claimed 3rd place overall. Andy Paisley, and Mark Beighton also placed in the top ten with some equally impressive times.

A little further from home, Laura Jane Cummings represented the club at the Sheffield half Marathon. A hilly course but with great views of the peak district, the friendliest atmosphere she’d ever encountered at a race, and great support. Emily Cartwright also completed a half marathon, at Rutland Water.

Clare Cooper and Debs Spendlove completed the Lakeland trails 16K Hawkshead Trail Race. An off road route taking in panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding peaks of the Coniston Hills, the Langdales and most of the Lakeland fell. Although the route was challenging and included the mile long, near vertical, killer climb of the ‘Coffin Trail’ they both highly recommend it!

A superb weekend of running and that’s not even all of it…!

Well done everyone!!!