With light summer evenings and warmer weather, fell races are coming up thick and fast, the latest being Inclined to Madness, so called because part of it is along an incline along the railway line used to transport ironstone in the past! The incline, coming in the middle of the race, is 1400metres long with an ascent of 200 feet and it's a killer, and with rough moorland to follow, a very testing race. In Race 6 of the Dave Parry Summer Series, Thirsk and Sowerby once again had a good turnout, many of whom came away with prizes at the end. Tom Levi was the first of these, 2nd finisher out of 91 in a time of 48.59. Freddy Wharton, really getting back into the groove since he returned to the club, came 16th, and 1st MU23, in 54.48. with Richard Grant 24th in 56.18, Gary Wilkinson 27th in 57.02 and Esther Harrison, in the prizes again, 30th and 2nd lady overall in 57.40. There was also a prize for Laura Heslehurst, 38th and 3rd overall lady in 62.17, in a sprint finish with Cameron Balmain, another young runner coming into his own, 39th and 2nd MU23 in 62.18. Unstoppable Trudy Morrice was 48th, and 1st F50, in 64.25 with Lorraine Hiles 52nd, and 1st F55, in 66.11. Alan Simpson took 66.53, Joe Joyce 68.53, Marc Davies 69.05, Lindsey Collins 69.15, Rosie Gatenby 70.06, Fran Jeffery, 3rd F40, 70.37, David Tervit 70.44 and Helen Ashworth, 2nd F55, 71,35, the latter 4 coming 66th, 67th, 68th and 69th respectively. Hilary Coventry took 74.02, Lucy Sillars 78.54, Janet Balmain 85.30, Sara Armitage 85.33 with a cheerful Beth Haggath bringing up the rear.
With such strong finishes, the Ladies won the team competition, with TaSH also taking 3rd, 6th and 8th places. The Men's teams were 2nd and 7th. Congratulations everyone.
Apologies to Tracey Lowther for missing her name off the list of finishers for last week's Gormire Gamble. She came 119th in 77.36.
Tracey Lowther at the Gormire Gamble
Freddy Wharton at Gormire Gamble
Will Jagger at Gormire Gamble
photos from Gormire Gamble – Paul Chapman
Bev Davies, Kirsty Naylor, Kimberli Werner and Bronwyn Mayo did the Hanging Stone Leap Half Marathon, but that wasn't enough for Alan Simpson, who did the full Marathon!
Bev Davies, Kirsty Naylor, Alan Simpson, Kimberli Werner and Bronwyn Mayo at the Hanging Stone Leap
Photo Bev Davies
20+ members did parkruns, many of them local, but going to a family wedding, and parkruns being held all over the country, Marc and Bev Davies were able to take in the Edgebaston Reservoir event before getting into their glad rags for the wedding! Martyn Coy was again at the Humber Bridge event and Lorraine Hiles was 3rd lady at the New Earswick parkrun.