The whole Levi family were involved in the Lakeland Trails events at Hawkshead over the Easter weekend in beautiful sunny weather. Tom went first, in the 10k run, actually more like 12k, over mostly trails and farm tracks, with some boggy bits and only one serious climb. In a good atmosphere he finished in 2nd place in about 52 minutes, and part of his prize for finishing in 2nd place was a free place in next year's event!
Tom Levi at the Lakeland Trails in Hawkshead
Following the family tradition, Matilda was next, in the children's fun run and is certainly following in her father's footsteps. Mum, Faith, was last to run, covering 16k in her event, and, with food, live music and plenty of friendly faces, a good time was had by all!
Matilda Levi enjoying a Fun Run at Hawkshead
Photos – Tom Levi
Josh Cooper and Beth Haggath were also in the Lake District, at the JK Orienteering event based on Lancaster University and High Dam. On the first day, Josh did the M21 Elite sprint course in 17.18, coming 78th in a competitive field. Beth in her first ever attempt, managing to get lost in places and finishing 30th in 23.59.Day 2 was at High Dam, with only Josh competing to finish 2nd in the M21 short course in 42.31.Day 3 was the long event at Bigland, certainly a Big day for Beth, who “got lost most of the time” but managed to find all the controls and came in 75th out of 99 in 2.06.36, enjoying the long run to the finish with the support of the crowds to spur her on and completing the course when several others didn't! Well done, Beth.Josh did the M21 short class, coming 6th in 73.45, though even he got lost occasionally. It was the culmination of the weekend and he finished 3rd overall taking into account all the events.Jamie Bentley had a more straightforward race at New Marske, completing the East Coast 5 mile, formerly the Mermaid 10k, on Good Friday and finishing 47th out of 189 in 32.32.There was a good turnout of Harriers at various parkruns, and it was pleasing to see former member, Gary Dunn getting back into gear by coming 11th out of 408 at Fountains Abbey in 19.43. Others at Fountains were Tracey, Paul, Gillian and Ian. 9 members were at Millfield where Gary Wilkinson continued his good form to come 11th out of 172 in PB 20.10, with Esther Harrison 15th, and 2nd lady, in 21.37. There were PBs for Olivia Mulligan, Craig Atherton and Allison Whiteley and others taking part were Thomas and Clare Gwillam, Lorraine Hiles and Rob Lickley. Stalwart Phillip Craig, involved in the organising as well as the running at Northallerton, was accompanied by Diana Williams. Rosie Gatenby was at Hull, Dave Baker at Harrogate, Jason McLoughlin at Gloucester North, Anna Whitham at Chipping Norton and Richard Grant at Grove Fields.
Stalwart, Phillip Craig, at the Northallerton park run
Photo – Phillip Craig