Road Update – March 2024

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Road Secretary’s Report – March 2024

Dates for your diary

Please make a note of the following four very important dates for road races coming up in the next few months.  Click on the race name below for more information or to enter.

Name Where Date
Club 6 Farnley Tyas Saturday 16 March 2024
Club 5 Neiley Tuesday 21 May 2024
Joe Percy Invitational Storthes Hall Wednesday 12 June 2024
Club 10 Neiley Tuesday 9 July 2024

The Club 6, 5 and 10 are closed events for Harriers and are handicapped meaning that anyone can win.

The Joe Percy is a Huddersfield district team event for invited clubs.

All four races take place on roads that we use for our Tuesday and Thursday runs and all are within the capabilities of every member.

2024 Road Championship

The 2nd race in the Road Championship was the Settle 10 mile on 25th February.  Michael Sanderson was first Harrier home in 1:04:18 and Gary Putnam 2nd Harrier in 1:19:15.  Michael was also 2nd overall in the race which is an excellent achievement.

This means that the top 3 in each of the road championships look like this:

Road Championships – Standings
2024
Mens
No. of races Scoring Races Meltham 10k Settle 10m Total
Michael Sanderson 2 2 20 25 45
Gary Putnam 2 2 16 23 39
Jamie Wood 1 1 25   25
2024
Ladies
No. of races Scoring Races Meltham 10k Settle 10m Total
Lorraine Smith 1 1 25   25
Helen Standing 1 1 23   23
Debbie Hall 1 1 22   22
2024
AGE GRADED
No. of races Scoring Races Meltham 10k Settle 10m Total
Michael Sanderson 2 2 15 25 40
Gary Putnam 2 2 8 23 31
Jonny McLean 1 1 25   25

 

For the full table, see the website.

As a reminder, the next race is the Club 6 on 16th March (more about that below) followed by a choice of races at Wilmslow on 24th March. All the races in the series are:

Race Date Distance Category
Meltham 10k 28-Jan-24 10k Short
Settle 10m 25-Feb-24 10m Long
Club 6 16-Mar-24  6m  
Wilmslow Half 24-Mar-24 Half Long
Wilmslow 10k 24-Mar-24 10k Short
Monsal Trail 07-Apr-24 Half Long
Ripon 05-May-24 10k Short
Club 5 21-May-24  5m  
Penistone 23-Jun-24 10k Short
Hollybank Eccup10 (Leeds) 07-Jul-24 10m Long
Club 10 09-Jul-24  10m  
York 10k 06-Aug-23 10k Short
Sheffield 10k 29-Sep-24 10k Short
Yorkshire 10m 20-Oct-24 10m Long
Worksop Halloween Half 27-Oct-24 Half Long
Tadcaster 10 TBA 10m Long

 

Club 6 – Saturday March 16th at 09:30

The Club 6 is the first of the three member only road races and like the Club 5 and Club 10 is a handicap race meaning that anyone can win.  Details are on the website here.

So far (4th March) we have 26 runners entered but only FOUR volunteers.  The race cannot take place without marshals on the course so if you are not running please can you volunteer to help.  You can email me or fill in the form on the web page.

Other races

The results / races that I’ve been able to find this month are shown below.  Please let me know if you would like any of your results included in this monthly update.

The popular Snake Lane 10 at Pocklington continues to attract Harriers.  Well done to Lorraine and Matthew for being first lady and man home for the club.

Snake Lane 10m  – 18 February 2024
Name Pos Chip Time Cat Position
Lorraine Smith 267 1:10:50 4/127
Matthew Rose 282 1:11:19 35/139
Helen Standing 360 1:13:45 9/125
Leighton Moxon 421 1:15:36 61/114
Michael Hall 531 1:19:28 19/56
Julia Thomas 716 1:26:09 29/125
Richard Whale 1418 1:51:49 23/23

 

 

Further afield, Lucy Clark represented us in Cambridge

Cambridge Half – 03 March 2024
Name Pos Chip Time
Lucy Clark 8162 2:05:04

 

And finally Mike Hall continues to race for Holmfirth and his latest exploits in addition to Snake Lane are:

Mike Hall – February / March
Race Position Time
Haweswater Half 135 1:47:51
Stockport Trail Half Marathon 130 1:46:31

 

Congratulations to all our runners over the last few weeks and as always, if you’d like your races and achievements celebrated in the Road Update, please let me know by finding me at the club or dropping me an email

Kevin Dessoy / 06Mar24

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