Road update – May 2023

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Hi all

Welcome to the latest road news where you’ll find updates for the Club Championship, results from club competitions and other races where Harriers have taken part.

2023 Road Championship

There were no races in the championship over the last month.  The next is the Club 5 on 23 May followed by the Buxton Half on 28 May.  At the time of writing only 7 Harriers have signed up for the Club 5 so please sign up by clicking the links above.

Summer monthly 5k series

The summer 5k series kicked off in April with 40 Harriers completing the two loops around Magdale and a few more on 2nd May.  This fun event is for all members of the club and always has a great atmosphere with everyone supporting everyone else.  The results for the May event are here, together with provisional start times for the next one on Tuesday 6th June.

Other races

Entries for the Joe Percy (14th June) are slowly trickling in.  A sign up sheet is on the noticeboard and on the website.  A reminder, we need at least 10 male and 10 female runners to make up a team (plus a couple of volunteers).  This race is well within the capability of all Harriers and members are encouraged to sign up.

The two big races this month were the Manchester and London marathons.

Manchester, 16 April 2023 – we had 11 Harriers take part.  The race report is on the website and the Harriers times were:

Position Name M/F Category Chip Time
195 Max Kaye M SM 02:43:57
250 Tim Street M SM 02:45:40
732 Paul Sammonds M MV35 02:55:57
1520 Julia Thomas F FV45 03:05:41
2328 Kevin Dessoy M MV55 03:15:04
2691 Helen Standing F FV45 03:19:04
3203 Neil Robins M MV50 03:23:54
4800 Harmonie Waterman F SF 03:35:54
6020 Naomi Shields F SF 03:44:24
10693 Heidi King F FV45 04:14:49
14676 Grant Clarke-Wood M MV40 04:51:37

An excellent performance from all runners with some very good times and at least one PB (Helen Standing, by 5 minutes).

London, 23 April 2023 – 6 Harriers made the journey to London as follows:

Name Category Chip Time
Capstick, Matthew 02:38:38
Brook, Tim V40 02:47:41
Croft, Helena 02:59:42
Woodfield, Liz F45 03:15:00
Ottaway, Nicky F45 04:32:11
Newman, Tracey F45 04:35:24

Some excellent times here as well with our top 3 all coming in under 3 hours.

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 / 03May23

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