Katrina Oddy finished third in the F55 age group at Sunday’s Wilmslow Festival 10k in a time of 42:43; a new club record for her category.
Three Harriers competed in the Doncaster 10k on the same day. Will Stewart finished in 121st place in a field of over 2,500 runners, setting a personal best time of 37:33. April Caufield and John Moore completed the race in 40:08 and 53:37 respectively.
Martin Ellis ran in the London Half Marathon, recording 1:59:53 on the twisting course around the sights of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Ray Hall was awarded Club Leader of the Year at the England Athletics, Yorkshire and Humber Regional Volunteer Awards on Monday evening.
The Regional Volunteer Awards are organised in partnership with Regional Councils and provide an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic contribution that athletics and running volunteers make to our sport. Within local clubs so many people go above and beyond to provide quality athletics and running experiences. The awards are a great way to say thank you for the time and commitment volunteers put into their roles.
Ray’s award recognises the numerous roles he has undertaken at the club, his leadership and how he has supported others, and the improvements that he has helped to bring about at the Harriers. It is a recognition of Ray’s tireless work over many years and is a well deserved tribute to one of the nicest people you will ever meet.
Nineteen Harriers made the journey east for the Tadcaster 10 on Sunday morning; the latest race in the club's senior road challenge. Gareth Burrell was the first in club colours to finish, recording a time of 1:01:24 in 48th place on the flattish 10 mile course on fully closed roads. Will Carver (1:02:48) and Will Stewart (1:04:20) were next. April Caufield was the first of the eight Harriers women, clocking 1:06:33.
Three Harriers came third in their respective age groups: Erika Nightingale (FV45) in 1:13:37, Hazel Berrett (FV60) in 1:18:20 and Susan Hall (FV70) in 1:47:16. Hazel also broke her own age group club record for 10 miles by more than two and a half minutes.
Full results are on the website:https://www.halifaxharriers.co.uk/recent-race-results/
The next race in the club's championships is the Myerscough 10 near Garstang in Lancashire on the 4th December.
Conwy Half Marathon
Elsewhere, Stephen Rainbow took part in the Conwy Half Marathon in Wales on Sunday in fair but breezy conditions. The course took in a scenic route beginning on the bridge in front of Conwy Castle. The race made its way along the coast into Llandudno before proceeding up and over the Great Orme, which involved approximately 2 miles of sustained uphill then downhill running. The race returned via the same coastal route into a headwind.
Stephen finished in 22nd place overall out of just under 2,000 runners and was second in his age category (M40). Stephen's time was 1 hour 23 minutes and 45 seconds.