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1.  Stuart Waters cheerful after his Half Ironman event.
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2,  Paul Peacock and Duncan Fothergill before their Hardmoors 110
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3.  Ruth and Andrew Pollard at the Aberdeen park run.

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4.  Duncan Fothergill just past Saltwick

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5.  Fox and Hounds Fell Race team, Lucy Sillars, Josh Cooper, Helen

Ashworth, Trudy Morrice, Gavin Coventry, Marc Davies, Brett Edgeworth,
with David Tervit in front.

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Some members undertake the most gruelling of events, for instance, Fran
Jeffery with her Coast to Coast challenge a week or two ago, but the
Hardmoors 110 – exactly what it says on the tin – is 110 miles over hard
moors, ie the North York Moors!  The start is at Filey Brigg before
encircling the North York Moors and Cleveland Hills – following the
coastline via Scarborough, Ravenscar, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Staithes,
and Saltburn, then across the moors to finish at Helmsley.  36 hours is
allowed, which, of course, involves running through the night, and no
runner could attempt this without huge support from family and friends –
our 110 race entrants, Paul Peacock and Duncan Fothergill are extremely grateful
to you all.  The resilient and determined Paul Peacock, who will finish
high up in any event from 5k to 110 miles, finished in 4th place in
under 24 hours, a superb result.  The equally determined Duncan
Fothergill almost ran himself into the ground, and despite his best
efforts, had to give up after 90 miles.  Imagine having run all that
way, having to stop and being unable to complete the last 20 miles – no
mean distance at any time.  Many congratulations to both of you on even

setting out on such a challenge.
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If you didn't feel you could manage the whole distance, you could
enter as a relay team, which Hannah Anderson, Adam Harper-Walker, Jess
Lewis and Heidi Lewis decided to do, coming in 3rd finishers.  Well

done!
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Not quite as daunting, but hard enough, was the Fox and Hounds fell
race, latest in the Dave Parry series, taking in Danby High Moor and
Castleton Rigg, with 1903 feet of climb over 8.5 miles.  Josh Cooper was
first club finisher, 20th out of 84, in 1.38.18, with Gavin Coventry,
Brett Edgeworth and Trudy Morrice coming in close together in 2.01.33,
2.01.42 and 2.01.45 respectively.  Helen Ashworth took 2.09.37, Marc

Davies 2.11.45, Lucy Sillars 2.39.34 and David Tervit 2.40.03.
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Stuart Waters, meanwhile, took on the Outlaw Half Ironman for the
second time , from Holme Point, Nottingham.  This involves a 1.2 miles
swim in the regatta lake, a 56 mile bike ride through the
Nottinghamshire countryside, and a half marathon run round the lake. 
Stuart finished in 6 hours 35 minutes, a full 10 minutes quicker than
last year, in a blazing sun which made an already tough event even

tougher.
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After all that, it seems trivial to talk about park runs, but the 16
members who undertook the various 5k events were still puffing and
panting at the end!  They were at Fountains Abbey, Millfield,
Northallerton, Harrogate, Dalby Forest, and Darlington South Park, with
the furthest travelled this week being Andrew and Ruth Pollard, at
Aberdeen for the first time.  The fastest time of the day was by Joe
O'Keeffe at Fountains Abbey in 22.22 with Rob Burn not far behind,
22.43.  Bronwyn Mayo was 2nd lady at Harrogate in 23.21, 49th out of the
371 entrants.  The slowest was Ian Codling, but still 1st in his age
group at Fountains Abbey!  You've got to be “in it to win it”!