Harriers Race Reports: 2010
A good run by
Kathy Horsman who set a new LV50 club best
time for the 10k of 43.07 at Silverstone.
Veronica Singleton won the ladies vets team award at the race.
A belated well done also to
Linda Wilding who
set a new LV60 club best time for the marathon of 4.40.23 at
43 Harriers ran in the London Marathon including a
number who were running their first marathon. Many others achieved pb's. The
first three Harriers were Neil Loader (3.14.21), David
Sharman (3.22.38) and Tony Cormano (3.23.01).
The first three Harrier ladies were
Marianne Williamson (3.33.20) Sarah Lee
(3.36.35) and Kathy Horsman (3.38.50). Kathy's time was a new LV50
club best time for the marathon.
Harriers Weekend Races - 11th April 2010
Tremendous performance by
Veronica Singleton who ran in the
Des Sables a
6 day / 151 mile (243km) endurance race across the Sahara Desert in Morocco.
Veronica completed the race in an overall time of 63 hours,
24 minutes and 24 seconds.
61 Harriers ran in the Sandy 10,
the club's 10-mile championship race. The first Harrier to finish was Marcus
Cookham in 65.01 followed by David Holt in 65.33 and Jerry Pullinger in 65.35.
The first lady Harrier was Gil Fullen in 67.13 which was a new LV45
club best time. Gil was also the 1st LV45 to
finish at Sandy. The second lady Harrier was Carla Fisher in 70.01 (Carla was
also the 2nd LV35 in the race) and the third lady Harrier was Julie Clarke in
74.18. Gil, Carla and Julie won the ladies team prize. Well done also to Martin
Leach who finished in new MV65 club best time of 71.43. Quite a few Harriers
also ran pb's at Sandy while other ran their first race over the distance.
In other races:
Tinkler ran in the
Rotterdam Marathon and
finished in a new pb of 3.19.40.
Rob Bishop and
Fiander ran in
Blackpool Marathon and finished in new pbs of 3.33.20 and
Fiander and Keith Lakin
ran in the
Blackpool Half Marathon and finished in 2.24.55.
Ian Baker ran in the
finishing in 4.01.40 and 4.45.12 respectively.
Gary Finch and
Lovesey took part in the
Half Marathon and ran 1.38.37 and 1.48.16 respectively.
took part in the
Duathlon 10k/40k/5k which is a qualifying race for the
Championships. Richard was 3rd in his category in 2.22.32 and qualifies for the
20 (and Other Races)
Saturday/ Sunday 27th/28th March
31 Harriers ran in the
Oakley 20 .The first to finish was David Holt in a new pb of 2.18.25 followed by
David Sharman in a new pb of 2.23.15 and Dan Hayes in 2.28.01. The first lady
Harrier was Marianne Williamson in a new pb of 2.36.34 followed by Andrea Sewell
also in a new pb of 2.43.29 and Juliet Smith in 2.46.54. Among the other
Harriers achieving pb's were Darren Miller and Trish Miller. A number of other
Harriers also ran their first 20 milers. Well done to them.
In other races,
Pauline Bambury set a new LV55 club
best time for the 5 mile at
36.59. Pauline was also the first LV55 in the race. Nice one Pauline.
Rob Bishop ran in
Marathon and finished in 4.42.15,
Jones ran in the
and finished in 5.34.06 and
Bob Wells was the
1st V3 in the
de Montauban in a time of 1.28.10.
crossed the line in the
Victoria Park 5 in
Joe Warren ran
21.01 in the Milton Keynes Park Run
Harriers Weekend Races - 7th April 2010
40 Harriers ran in the Grizzly and Cub. David Holt (3.00.45),
Matt Burgin (3.17.31) and Alastair Vile (3.29.28) were the first three Harriers
to finish in the Grizzly and
Viv Kilgour (3.43.06),
Marianne Williamson (3:46:31) and Andrea Sewell (3:46:31) were the first three
Around 35 Harriers ran in the Milton Keynes 10k and Half
Marathon. David Sharman (1.28.08) was the first Harrier to finish in the half
and amongst those achieving pb's were Gary Butler,
Tim Price, Julian Winn,
Mark Taggart and Jude Toasland.
In other races, Dave Bamber ran in the
Bath Half marathon
and finished 1.56.47. Penny Duffin and Linda Wilding took part in the
Newham Classic 10k
and finished in 58.48. Kathy and Joe Horsman completed the
Wymondham 20 in 2.39.55 and 2.48.44 respectively and Bob Wells was
the 2nd MV60 in the
Semi Marathon de Blagnac in
Harriers Weekend Races - 27-28th February 2010
49 Harriers ran in the fifth and final race of the 2009/2010, 3-Counties XC race
Bedford. The seven Harriers men to score were Alastair Vile, Morgan
Walters, Dave Holt, Neil Lovesey, Tony Barnes, Rob Miller and Tim Price. The
three Harriers ladies to score were Sally Cartwright, Carla Fisher and
Rachel Moss. The full results from Bedford and from the
series overall will
be put on the site when available.
Noel Jones ran in the
Belvoir Challenge and completed the
27.25 miles in 5 hours 54 minutes.
Six Harriers ran in the
Wellingborough Multi-terrain 5k, 10k 15k.
In the 5k race, Renee Corbett was the 1st lady in 19.41.
Two Harriers ran in the
Milton Keynes Park Run. Joe Warren finished in 21.13 and Katarina
Ian Baker ran in the
Hotelympia 10K and
finished in 51.44.
Harriers Weekend Races - 6th - 7th February 2010
Rob Bishop completed the
“Pilgrim Challenge” a 66 mile multistage race along the North Downs track way,
the oldest trade route in England and route used by Pilgrims for Winchester,
Canterbury, Dover & the Continent. The route follows the North Downs Way from Farnham in Surrey through to Merstham in Surrey. The race is run over 2 days
covering 33 miles each day of challenging terrain and hill.
Rob completed day 1 of the race in
6.30.44 and Day 2 in 6.44.25.
Miller ran in the
Watford Half Marathon and finished in a new pb of 2.10.23.
McGilligan also ran 1.44.54.
Five Harriers ran in the
Wellingborough Multi-terrain 5k, 10k 15k series including
who was the 2nd male vet in the 10k in 41.40
Three harriers ran in the
Milton Keynes Park Run with
Joe Warren the
first Harrier to finish in 23.30.
Harriers Weekend Races - 24th January 2010
Harriers finished in sixth position in the
3-Counties XC at Northampton. The Harriers men scored 421 points and the
Harriers ladies 26 points. The Harriers ladies -
Renee Corbett, Sally Cartwright and Carla Fisher -were
the 1st ladies team. 58 Harriers ran in the race.
16 Harriers ran in the
Folksworth 15. Gary Butler was the 1st Harrier in 1.47.56,
followed by David Sharman in 1.48.21 and Andrew Moore in 1.52.56. Juliet Smith
was the 1st Harriers lady in 1.59.53
Mills was the 2nd man overall in the
Hughes 10 in a time of 56.38.
Darren Miller and
Miller finished in 1.17.58 and 1.42.30 respectively.
Rob Bishop ran his
third marathon of 2010 at
Gloucester . Rob's time was 3.50.09.
Joe Warren ran in
Milton Keynes Park Run and finished in 21.10.
Jones ran in the
45/90 and finished the two-day 90 mile event in 18 hours 17 mins
and 39 secs. Noel reports on the race:
"This weekend I
ran a Rory Coleman ultra race from Northampton to Tring and back.
9am start on Saturday at the Park Inn saw about 40 runners set of down the road
only to miss the first turning down towards the canal after 50 yards and my 2nd
place suddenly became last but one. For a flat race along a canal I found it
rather tough. There are few variations in the terrain where you would usually
vary the pace and no hills to use as an excuse for a walk break. After 2 hours I
was beginning to wonder how I was going to keep going for another 9 or 10 hours
when a friend happened along doing a 25 minute run with 5 minute walk strategy.
I tried it for a bit with her and it saved the day - if there are no hills then
make up your own! 5pm saw the end of the light with a few miles still to go,
which turned into a few more because the Garmin finally clocked close to 47.5
miles. Running in the dark on a muddy path next to a canal was a bit nerve
wracking, especially when the path came to an abrupt end. I should have crossed
over bridge a few miles back and had to gingerly make my way across a lock. I
managed to keep the pace up to arrive at Pendley Manor in Tring in just under 9
thought of a second day of the same was almost too much, but having entered, and
more to the point paid, I was duly dropped of by Sylvia at 9am. The legs had
made a remarkable recovery overnight and the only blister was slathered in
Vaseline. I used the 25/5 strategy right from the start, even though I didn't
feel I needed to after the first 25 minutes. It was nice to be able to see the
bits I couldn't see the previous evening. The path on the other side looked a
whole lot narrower than I remembered! The section through Milton Keynes from 20
to 30 miles seemed to go on forever, not helped by the checkpoints being
unevenly spaced. Darkness fell again accompanied by a bit of sleet. I was kept
company from Wolverton by another runner doing his first ultra. He hadn't run
the previous day and he was a bit uncomfortable finding his way in the dark.
After a final hiccup when I mistook a multi-storey car park for the hotel we
arrived back in just under 9 and a half hours. This time the Garmin made it 46.7
miles but we did have to cut a small corner to avoid an angling contest".