West Yorkshire Cross Country League - Race 3 - 18th November

Last weekend saw the West Yorkshire Cross Country league return for race 3 at Middleton Park in Leeds. The rain held off, but mud remained and the wind surged across the fields. A special mention for the U11 girls who are currently 2nd place team overall and U15 boys who have already wrapped up the 1st place team prize! 

U11 boys - James Neil, James Sutcliffe

U11 girls (5th place team) - Beatrice Powell, Autumn Good, Orla Maden, Casey George

U13 girls - Alesha Atkinson, Lily Atkinson

U13 boys - Joey Thwaites, James Dix

U15 boys (1st place team) - Eli Cattermole (2nd), Sam Keighley, Ben Slow, Kai Sladden

U17 ladies (5th place team) - Nia Harrison-Sargent, Annie Thorp, Jayde Mcgregor

U17 men - Will Cattermole

Senior ladies - Katrina Oddy (1st F55), Bethan Davies

Senior men (6th place team) - Ben Crowther (1st M35), Lee Cattermole, Gareth Burrell, Andrew Greenwood, Niall Smith, Paul Bateman, Michael Gaughan, Ryan Barker, James O'Rourke, Ken Montgomery, Maksymilian Stytsun

Harry Johnson Wins Taddy 10

Many congratulations to Harry Johnson who won the popular Tadcaster 10 mile race on Sunday, setting a new personal best time of 53:19 and continuing his recent phenomenal form over all distances. There were nine other Harriers amongst the more than 800 finishers, competing on the closed road course around the town and along quiet country roads through surrounding villages. This was the latest event in the club's Race Championships.

Will Carver was next home in 1:04:53 followed by Simon Johnson in 1:05:14. Rachael Beaumont (1:14:23) won a closely fought battle with Joanne Arundale (1:14:28) to be the first female Harrier across the line. Other Harriers were David Ingle (1:15:57), Kirsty Carver (1:39:13), Martin Haigh (1:43:34), Deborah Kirkbride (1:46:38), Chris Kirkbride (1:50:15).

Two Harriers made the journey to north Wales to compete in the scenic Conwy half marathon on a wet Sunday morning. Marc Zeller finished in 141st place out of over 2,500 runners in 1:33:47 with Marc Rocheteau clocking 1:46:59.

Elsewhere, Stephen Rainbow competed in the Tatton Park half marathon in and around the beautiful grounds of the Cheshire stately home. Stephen finished an impressive 34th out of over 1,200 runners in a time of 1:20:52.

Last weekend three Harriers took part in a series of trail races around the Swinsty and Fewston reservoirs near Harrogate. Margaret Deacon (and her dog, Finn) was second in the Reservoir Dogs 6.6 mile race in 56:59. Andrea Ackroyd completed the half marathon in 2:10:03 and Jenny St Romaine clocked 1:09:49 in the 6.7 mile event.

Ryan Barker participated in the Saltergate Gallows Fell Race in the North York Moors, completing the 12.4 mile course with a total ascent of 1,640’ in 1:54:24.

Josh Hall-Brown ran in the Gran Carrera del Mediterraneo half marathon in Alicante in Spain, finishing in 23rd place in 1:16:20.


National Cross Country Relays

On a bleak day at Berry Hill Park in Mansfield, a selection of Harriers' athletes proudly represented their club at the National Cross Country Relays on Saturday. Mud, rain, and a bit more mud was the order of the day, and with determination they thrived in the conditions. With top athletes coming from all across the UK, the competition was fierce, and we salute the remarkable efforts of all our runners.

Our awesome juniors

Eli Cattermole, Ben Slow, Sam Keighley, Beau Clark, Oliver Powell, Tom Wright, Jacob Ewart, Faye Skilbeck, Abbie Brown, Jemima Jeffs

Our fantastic seniors

Verity Clements, Ellie Horrocks, Cara Bintcliffe, Josh Hall-Brown, Ben Crowther, Max Burgin, Harry Johnson