Major Stone Half Marathon 2022 Race Report

Nine Harriers made the trip to Lockington in the East Riding for the Major Stone Half – one of the ‘long’ races in this year’s road championships.  This race is organised by East Hull Harriers and doubled up as the YVAA 2022 Half Marathon.

The pre-race forecast was a bit mixed… rain/no rain, calm/breezy, warm/cool but in the end the conditions were about perfect.  18-20 degrees, dry and whilst there was a slight headwind on some sections overall it made for a good run.

The course runs through the rural lanes around Lockington with a short out and back section at Watton at just over the half-way mark.  There was a cycle challenge on at the same time (starting and finishing in a different place) but the cyclists avoided the runners and vice versa so it wasn’t a problem.  So long as runners ignored the signs saying 25km route and 50km route!

The 3 water stations were well manned and the course was well marshalled and signed throughout with direction arrows on the bends and distance markers every mile.  The course was described as undulating which it was, although nothing like the type of undulations we see on a club training run.  It made for a quick course with the mens winner (Niall Gilchrist – Ealing Eagles RC) finishing in 1:13:26 and ladies winner (Venika Moverley – East Hull Harriers AC) in 1:24:19.

Harriers results are:





Name Cat Cat Position Chip Time Gun Time
1 29/141 Kevin Dessoy MV55 7/19 1:32:47 1:32:53
2 35 Anthony Waring MV50 4/15 1:34:45 1:34:51
3 36 Matthew Rose MV50 5/15 1:35:00 1:35:06
4 61 Adam Sunderland MV50 8/15 1:44:16 1:44:21
5 71 Naomi Shields FS 5/9 1:47:01 1:47:07
6 72 Nicky Ottaway FV45 4/12 1:47:41 1:47:46
7 92 Michael Hall MV55 15/19 1:54:07 1:54:14
8 123 Phil Hanson MV65 6/7 2:09:50 2:09:58
9 138 John Field MV45 11/11 2:25:40 2:25:47

Full results can be found by clicking here.

Nicky was also 3rd FV45 in the vets championship race and takes home a trophy (presented by Rob on behalf of YVAA)

A grand day out, much enjoyed by everyone.

More News