Silver For Rob At European Championships

European Masters - Italy

Rob Macdonald has continued to gain International experience on the track, as a V55, representing GB at the Masters European Championships in Pescara, Italy at 200m, 400m and 4x 100m relay, where he became a European Championships silver medalist

Rob right of pic 

Gold For Hazel In Madeira

World Masters Mountain Running Championships in Portugal

Hazel Berrett travelled to Calheta in Madeira this week to compete in the 22nd World Mountain Running Championships Uphill Race.  The 5.6 miles (9.2k) course started in Ponta do Pargo and climbed 2,630' (800m) continuously to the summit at Pico da Fonta do Bispo on a mixture of steep forest tracks and rocky trails. 

Hazel competed in the Women’s 55-79 year age group and finished 34th overall in 1:19:16, securing the World Championship Gold medal for the Great Britain Women’s 60 team.  Italy and the USA were the other teams to make up the top three. The medals were presented at an official ceremony after the race.

Hazel said, "I was not sure until race day whether I would be able to compete as I had been injured a couple of weeks earlier.  It was a fantastic experience and I enjoyed being part of the GB team.  To stand on the podium and hear the national anthem and come home with a World Championship gold medal is something I didn’t expect.  I felt very proud to be part of the team there."

First And Second For April And Verity At Stainland Trail Race

Newlyweds Will and April Stewart led home the nine-strong contingent of Harriers at Sunday's Stainland Trail 10k. Bragging rights went to April on this occasion, finishing 11th overall in 52:35, one place ahead of Will who clocked 52:55. April was the race's first female finisher with clubmate, Verity Clements, in second place in 55:07.

There were also age group victories for Rachel Standish (FV40 in 1:04:09) and Stef Dickinson (FV45 in 1:04:38). Other Harriers: Amy Radford (57:55), Paul Hopkinson (1:05:42), Andrea Ackroyd (1:08:26), Jenny St Romaine (1:26:07).

The multi-terrain course incorporates 1,100' of total ascent and takes place on trails through woods and rural roads and tracks around Stainland Dean. Stef commented, "That's one of the nicest races I've done in a while."