Autumn Good, who is only 8, took part in her first ever 5k run at Happy Valley Pride on Sunday 30th July. She was joined by Alan Brady on a course which took the runners from Hebden Bridge park to Mytholmroyd then up towards Old Chamber and back to Hebden Bridge.
Autumn came in at 30.14 minutes in 9th position, with Alan coming in at 32.13 minutes at 15th. Both were also awarded a trophy for being the youngest and oldest entrants respectively.
Many congratulations to Jane Hobson and Stef Dickinson who today joined the club’s growing band of hardy ultra-marathon runners. A group that should perhaps have their own annual dinner?
Jane and Stef took on the new Yorkshire Wolds Ultra; a 50km (31 miles) circular route, starting and ending on the edge of Pocklington, near York. The route took the competitors through the picturesque Wolds, visiting a number of pretty villages en route and including just over 1,100m of climbing. The two Harriers supported each other all the way round, listening to each other (at times) moaning and offering suitable encouragement in return! Both finished in 6 hours 35 minutes with Stef coming in a few seconds ahead of Jane with the two in 15th and 16th place respectively out of 62 female runners.
Jane commented, "First ultra and it was brilliant! Lovely route, great weather and so well organised. Thanks to Stef for keeping me going all the way around. Also thanks to [daughter] Rachel and [husband] Mike for your support." Stef said, "Ouch. Lovely route. Thanks to Jane for getting me round!"
Great running. Very well done to both!
Stephen Rainbow took part in the Aintree Half Marathon for the first time on Sunday 23rd July 2023. Having travelled through torrential rain, it’s safe to say that the going was soft, but the rain mercifully eased off during the four laps around the race course. Fortunately for Stephen, runners were not advised to jump the fences, but there was a bit of jockeying for position to be done during the latter laps of the race in order to avoid the odd collision with some stray runners. Nevertheless, Stephen galloped around in a time of 1 hour 23 minutes 21 seconds finishing as the 3rd M40 runner and 20th overall. But, whisper it, two members of Stainland Lions beat him by only a matter of seconds. So no doubt there will be much exasperation back at the stables!