Race Results - May 2018

Cinque Ports 100 - 26-27th May 2018


Simon Pipe lost four pounds - 3% of his body weight - in 31 hours and 29 minutes on the Long Distance Walkers Association's annual 100-mile challenge, knocking a little over four hours off his best time. This year's event passed through the Cinque Ports of Sussex and Kent. Highlights included crossing Romney Marsh at night during a prolonged lightning storm, with frogs croaking loudly all around. Simon lost a lot of time with navigation problems through mental fatigue from 50 miles onwards, but revived after a 20-minute sleep at 80 miles and was able to run strongly into the finish. Chafing on both arms meant he ran/walked the second half of the event without a shirt, which is why he was topless when photographed with the mayor of Sandwich at 89.5 miles. She said: "It's nice to meet you but it's probably best if I don't touch you."


Full results can be found HERE


Casterbridge Half Marathon - 27th May 2018


David's run report: Given the temperatures, we'd hoped for the predicted heavy showers to materialise but sadly they all came before the race start! So, it was ridiculously hot!! A beautiful and extremely well presented run though, which is what we've come to expect from White Star Running! Fantastic support on route, and the awesome Love Station at mile 7 with a all manner of food, drink (including beer) and music on tap for everyone. I suspect some decided to just stay there for the rest of the day! It did also include a large and very heavy medal!! 


Half Marathon

2:28:48  Rachel Bannister

2:28:48  David Bannister


Full results can be found here: 


Westminster Mile - 27th May 2018


Two Harriers took on the Westminster mile - an iconic distance which stopped being raced for a while - great to see it on its way back


Bethan was kind enough to write some words about the experience:

Such a fun event!  A quick blast to wake us up of a morning.  The route went down The Mall and through Horse Guards and finished in front of Buckingham Palace.  A very well organised event and with over 8000 finishers there was something for everyone.  There was a family wave, a parkrun wave and some ‘normal’ running waves.  Mo Farrah was in attendance but we didn’t spot him.  A fab medal and goody bag.  Anwen and I had a lovely time and then mooched around an exhibition and had a picnic afterwards.  We’ll definitely be on the lookout for more mile events.


6:33  Anwen Greenaway

7:04  Bethan Greenaway


Full results HERE

Tempo run for Beer relay - 25th May 2018


Royston was good enough to let us know about our fantastic Beer Relay team (organisers describe them has having a combined age of 160+ years):


Hooky Harriers put a relay team out last Friday to compete in the Stratford Beer Relay.


Under the name of ‘Old Hooky’ Dave Thame, Dave Molloy, Darren Nash & Royston Williams came a respectable 4th out of 78 teams and 2nd in the veterans category


Full results HERE


Westonbirt 10k - 23rd May 2018


Bethan's thoughts on the Westonbirt 10k:

A lovely route around the Westonbirt Arboretum, featuring beautiful plants and trees covered in blossom.  A particular highlight was spotting a carving of the Gruffalo half way round!  The start was delayed due to a shambolic system for collecting numbers and they ran out of water at the end.  The route was a wee bit long but meant there was more pretty to look at.  Big congratulations to Donna who was 2nd lady on the night.


44:24     Donna Allen 

50:01     Anwen Greenaway 

1:00:10  Bethan Greenaway

1:01:23  Jessica Hickman-Woolcott 

1:09:16  Sandra Heryet – 69:16


Full results HERE


Shakespeare Half and Marathon - 13th May 2018


Nine Harriers took on the Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon in very warm conditions.  ☀️


Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Kat for completing her first ever marathon! Welcome to the marathon club, Kat!


Special mention to Simon and Vince who set new half marathon PBs!



3:33:10  James McLaughlin

4:00:11  Kathryn Payne



1:34:12  Royston Williams

1:43:03  Sam Rees

1:44:57  Simon Preston (PB)

1:53:29  Vince Blake (PB)

2:11:43  Lisa Preston

2:11:48  Kate Roseblade

2:37:39  Sandra Heryet


Full results can be found HERE

Oxford Town and Gown 10k - 13th May 2018


This extremely popular race in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK, only had 2 Harriers this year


42:41     Martyn Banham

1:08:55  Lillian Carpenter



Full results can be found HERE

Deddington Four Farms Challenge - 13th May 2018


Despite the warnings about the Blandford fly, the Relton's took on the challenge



1:01:56  Julian Relton



51:19  Sera Relton


Full results can be found HERE

39th Copenhagen Marathon - 13th May 2018


Ian Malcolm ran the Copenhagen Marathon, described by the organisers as a really hot day (24 deg Celcius) which took its toll on the field, although the winner ran a new course record time! 9,120 runners took part and a single Harrier! Well done Ian


3:50:18  Ian Malcolm 


Next year is the 40th - maybe more Harriers might want to give it a go - ask Ian about the course


Full results can be found HERE

Silverstone 10k - 9th May 2018


It was a great turnout from the Harriers with 15 entrants in among the massive record number of runners (1657) at this East Midlands Grand Prix race. It was a great evening for a run, despite the usual wind whizzing around the circuit. The only down side was the usual (totally expected from any event at Silverstone) queue sitting to get out of the venue afterwards. Fantastic running all round from the Harriers though, and some well earned PB's into the bargain!


38:33  David Bannister

39:52  Thomas Footitt

41:09  Martyn Banham (PB)

44:18  Paul Taylor 

47:41  Anwen Greenaway

48:51  Huw Williams

49:32  Steve Frame

53:14  Bethan Greenaway

54:11  Robert Madge-Miall

57:16  Graeme Hackland

58:00  Rachel Bannister

59:16  Jane Fletcher

65:15  Lisa Moulder

76:30  Julian Relton

76:31  Sera Relton


Full results can be found here (East Midland Grand Prix Series)

Northampton Cakeathon Challenge - 5th May 2018


Claire described here experience at this local cake themed event:

Today's run was in two halves. First 10.2 miles was jogged mainly with a few little walks, then due to heat I fell apart. So I decided I had enough in me to walk the third lap at the end of which I was going to time out on a shorter distance than I wanted to achieve. But I meet a fantastic runner today, who encouraged me to go out for my fourth lap, which I did it was a bit of very slow jogging, then walking on the grass then shuffling/walking using lamp posts as makers. So 20 + miles achieved today.


5:57:06  Claire Upton


Full results can be found HERE

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