Weekly round up: 26th May to 2nd June. By Cat J

It’s been a very busy week for the club with members representing the Harriers all over the country.

Sunday 26th May saw 2 harriers take on the Edinburgh Marathon. The course takes runners past iconic local landmarks with plenty of scenic coastal views. Despite the horrible wind and rain, Lois Linda achieved her first sub 4 hour marathon, & finished in 03:56:12, and Mark Riches finished in an equally respectable 05:00:12 hours. Well done to both of you!

The next day on bank holiday Monday, a few Harriers headed to London to race in the Vitality 10k. Malcolm Weir ran a fantastic race and was first in his age category with an outstanding time of 42:42 (4 minutes ahead of the next competitor in his category.) Jasmin Smith & Georgie Bestwick both ran sub 55 minute times and did a great job of representing the club at such a big event.

Tuesday 28th was the monthly pub run which was well attended as usual, this time from the Bulls Head in Shottle. The route was bobbly/hilly with plenty of stinging nettles, but enjoyed by all! Although some were disappointed by the lack of deep fried gherkins they were promised….

The following weekend on the 2nd June, Rosemary & Robert Norman ran the Clumber 10K. Despite the hot weather, Rosemary ran 58:56, and Robert 45 minutes.

Also on Sunday 2nd, Josie Lockwood & her team completed the Samworth Brothers Challenge in Exmoor. This Charity Challenge is a biennial fundraising triathlon style event to encourage employees, customers and suppliers in activity to support their local communities and chosen charities.

She competed with 3 other colleagues in the challenge, which included a 2 hour cycle, 3 hour run and 3 hour mountain bike ride. You had to follow a map and get as many checkpoints as possible. Josie’s team not only won the challenge and got a stag trophy, but raised £2080 for Cancer Research and got an extra £1000 from Samworths because they won! A Fantastic effort!

A very busy week, and fantastic results from so many club members. Well done all!