Another busy weekend for the club with 3 great local races!
-Friday saw the infamous Hairy Helmet relay take place. We had a fantastic turnout of 48 Harriers donning their finest outfits (and hairstyles) for the occasion, with some more practical than others…
Excellent performances from all teams, but the following did exceptionally well for the club.
3rd Female open. Belper Belles: Helen Morley, Karolina Kucharek, Louise Rowley, Ruth Keeley.
2nd Male Open. Belper Bipeds: Shaun Bott, Simon Fisher, Joe Parkin, Wykeham Bosworth.
Male Super Vets combined age over 200. Belper Barnstormers: David Horton, Malcolm Weir, Ashley Flint, Jim Feeney-
2nd Male Vets combined age over 160. Belper Billy Goats: Mark Beighton, Anthony Beardmore, Ian Hays, Ian Adkin.
4th Mixed super vets combined age over 200. Belper Bounders: Rosemary Arris, Rob Terry, Kathy Mitchell, Trev Wilson.
Well done all & especially to Rosemary and Lucy Norman for your great face painting skills!
-On Saturday, 11 Harriers took on the local Cromford Killer fell race.
Ed James & Ruth Keeley were 1st Male & Female back, a tremendous double win for the club!
Several others survived the killer, including David Horton, Simon Fisher (who was 2nd male), Louise Rowley (who was 2nd female,) Jonathan Marshall, Richard Hickling, Helen James, Dan Charr, Rachel Clark & Kathy Mitchell.
A great local race to put in your diary for next year.
-Sunday 16th was the Ripley 10K road race. Even after the exertions of Friday and Saturday, 6 harriers represented the club with very respectable results!
Darren Singleton ran a swift 43:42, just behind Ed Godber who finished in 43:41. Louise Rowley wasn’t far behind and completed the race in in 44:13 and was 3rd in her age category!
Phil Butt ran 45:06, Helen James 53:26, and Riva Francis crossed the finish line in 52:49 managing to knock 6 mins of her personal course record for this race.
A fantastic 3 days of racing, well done to all of you Harriers, keep it up!