Race Results - February 2018

Bourton 10k - 25th February

A cold start to the 2018 Bourton 10k, although the sun was shinning and it didn't take long for the 9 Harriers to warm up - with 3 PBs achieved today! This popular local 10k continues to attract Harriers to the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water every year. Sera and Julian Relton even made the trip down with Archie the dog to cheer on and take photos - very much appreciated!

 

39:18     David Bannister

41:20     Royston Williams (PB)

41:58     Martyn Banham

44:54     Simon Preston (PB)

54:29     Lisa Preston (PB)

57:37     Graeme Hackland

58:46     Rachel Bannister

1:07:57  Lisa Moulder

1:07:57  Sandra Heryet

 

Congratulations all!

 

Full results: Here

Clwydian Sheeptracks fell race

25th February 2018

 

A moment of fell-racing glory for the Hook Norton Harriers: Simon Pipe won a prize. True, it was a thermal hat for the fastest person wearing race number 298 - the raffle ticket remains taped on the front - but a prize is a prize. Simon's strategy for the unmarked double traverse of the Clwydian Range in north Wales was simple: follow other runners when they took a bad line, and never when they took a good one. And when leading a group, go really badly off-course. Conclusion: a recce has limitations when done on Google Maps.

 

17.4 miles (at least)

4,600 feet of ascent (and then some)

Time: 3:43:10 

 

Race map here

Full results here

MK Winter Half

On Sunday 18th February - six Hook Norton Harriers took on the delayed Milton Keynes Half Marathon. Beautiful weather and a lovely course (undulating not flat!!). A really tough day for some, good results for many and a first time for Sera! Congratlations all:

2:05:08  Graeme Hackland

2:15:31  Rachel Bannister

2:15:31  David Bannister

2:42:56  Jo Woodbridge

2:59:35  Jules Relton

2:59:36  Sera Relton

 

A few words from debutatnt Sera: 

Postponed from December due to stupid snow! It was my first half marathon race, and I'm really proud of my time - aiming for a sub 3 hours and I got it ... just ? Strava records PBs for 15K, 10 mile and 10K 

 

I had a fab day running with so many Harriers and friends, thank you everyone of you for all your support, seeing so many lovely friendly faces at the end was just bloody lush!

 

Full results: Here

Ilmington 10k

Three Harriers took on the final Ilmington 10k of the Winter series on Sunday 18th February:

50:18  Paul Taylor

51:03  Ian Malcolm

53;10  Vince Blake

 

Paul was the only Harrier to complete the entire series and earn the coveted gilet! Congratulations - we need a photo of you in your gilet Paul

 

Full results: Here

Bramley 10

Three Harriers took on the Bramley 10 on Sunday 11th February:

1:15:28  Martyn Banham

1:24:52  Anwen Greenaway

1:33:11  Bethan Greenaway

 

Bethan described it is windy but a lovely rural route, the highlight seems to be the chips they had afterwards

 

Full results: here

Draycote Water Winter 10k

Two Harriers took on the Draycote Water 10k on Sunday 11th February:

1:11:47  Jo Woodbridge

1:14:43  Sera Relton

 

Jo described it as chilly and stupidly windy, her injured knee held up (just) and it was her first race of the year

 

Sera said "I was mildly disappointed with my race time today. Considering it was running into headwinds fluctuating between 19 & 30 odd miles, I don’t feel quite so bad about it now  ? #hardcoreharrier"

 

Full results: Here

Moreton Morrell Mad Dash 10k

Two Harriers took on the Moreton Morrell Mad Dash 10k on Saturday 10th February:

0:58:24  Rachel Bannister

1:18:40  Claire Upton

 

Their chief cheerleader, David - described it as "bloody freezing"

 

Rachel said "Love the route - "undulating". Wasn't quite expecting my face to flap around up the last hill with the wind against me!"

 

Full results: Here

Christmas Reindeer 10k Fun Run

Claire Upton took on this delayed 10k on the 4th February in a time of 1:20:03. Claire's longest run since October, although the sun was out it was freezing! Despite a red eye and a swollen foot and on reflection she'd have liked to have been 4 seconds quicker #HardcoreHarrier

 

Full results: Here

Long Mynd Valleys Race

Long Mynd Valleys Race

4th February 2018

 

Simon Pipe conked out on the final hill last year, but a comfortable pace this time meant he had something left for the three brutal climbs at the end of this famously "arduous" fell race, finishing 19 minutes quicker. Despite crazily steep, unstable descents he largely stayed upright, which he attributes to loud and frequent profanities. 

 

11.5 miles, 4,501 feet of ascent

2:21:28

 

Full results: Here

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