Another red hot Bank Holiday weekend with plenty of Lions in action.
Hollingworth Lake 5K
Two Lions completed Race 4 of the popular Hollingworth Lake 5K series this week.
Results: Andrew Mackrill 21:53, Tara Sherwood 29:15
Hare and Tortoise Relay Race
Gerry Banham and Laraine Penson were victorious at this year’s Hare & Tortoise, the club’s annual relay race. Over 50 Lions took part in the event, which saw pairs of runners heading off in opposite directions to get their batons round the approx. 5.5 mile course. The very enjoyable evening ended with a presentation to the Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice of the £1,173 raised at the Fun Run held earlier this year organised by Caroline Ford and Mark Pigford, pictured holding the cheque.
Results: (1) Gerry Banham & Laraine Penson 44:31, (2) Tony Mott & Rachel Fay 44:54, (3) Jonny Cartwright & Julie Goddard 45:21, (4) Will Rushworth & Jenny Walker 45:24, (5) Richard Crombie & Alison Hesketh 45:31, (6) Mike Dunning & Tony Pinnington 45:43, (7) Tracy Mott & Jon Pybus 45:47, (8) Chris Hall & Jackie Barker 45:49, (9) Ian Hoskins & Ansar Farouk 46:07, (10) Jim Harris & Caroline Palmer 46:31, (11) Gareth Duckworth & Catherine McHugh 46:37, (12) Gareth Knight & Paul Butterfield 46:43, (13) Dan Marsden & Anne Cawdron 46:48, (14) Martin Wood & Alan Whiteley 46:56, (15) Tim Walker & Claire Guest 47:26, (16) Leon Severn & Richard Lambert 47:34, (17) Amjid Khan & Ali Audsley 47:41, (18) Andrew Mackrill & Paula Pickersgill 47:45, (19) Paul Patrick & Lin Devine 47:46, (20) Helen Armitage & Graham Robertshaw 47:51, (21) Robert Ashcroft & Nicki Cartwright 48:04, (22) Andrew Earnshaw & Justin Scargill 48:21, (23) Dave Culpan & Roger Smith 48:26, (24) Michelle Rogerson & Sue Cash 48:34, (25) Roy Lunt & Paul Armitage 50:07, (26) Rikki Hammond & Sarah Lunt 52:44.
Helvellyn and The Dodds Fell Race
David Culpan was the only Lion at this year’s Helvellyn and The Dodds Fell Race, a gruelling 16 miler with 4,500 feet of ascent taking in Clough Head, Raise and The Dodds before climbing up to the summit of Helvellyn and back. Conditions on the day were hot, with very strong winds on the tops.
Result: David Culpan 3:40:52
Saddleworth Fell Race
This short sharp three mile race climbs 950 lung busting feet up to Alderman’s Hill before dropping steeply back into the valley. The running on the top is described as “fast unless you pushed too hard on the climb”. Jim Harris was the only Lion to take on the challenge, finishing in 33:58.
Only one week after completing her marathon in Liverpool, Rebecca O’Neill was back in action in North Yorkshire on Sunday at the Melmerby 10K. Conditions were hot, with a midday start in 23 degrees heat and full sun. Rebecca ran well to cross the line in 51:43.
London Vitality 10K
Just one Lioness joined Mo Farah on the start line of this weekend’s big London race, the London Vitality 10K. The course took in many of London’s famous sights including Admiralty Arch, Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, Mansion House, the Bank of England, the Old Bailey, Somerset House, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Mo Farah won in 29:44. Lioness Anne-Marie Killeen finished in 62:13.
Ilkley Trail Race
Organised by Ilkley Harriers for the past ten years, this 7 mile trail takes in tracks through woodland, fields and moors, interspersed with some short road sections. Virtually all of the climb is on the way out, rewarding runners with views over the Wharfe Valley and Ilkley Moor before the very fast second half of the race. Lioness Tanya Blake holds the women’s course record at this event (44:21).
Results: Ian Hoskins 60:18, Paul Patrick 60:58, Michelle Rogerson 62:51