Large contingent at the HDSRL event on Sutton Bank
On a warm, sunny evening on Sutton Bank, a large number of runners, 364, assembled for the latest HDSRL fixture, hosted by the club. Conditions were warm for running, and the long uphill pull on the road from the start did nothing for keeping cool! Once off the road and on to the Cleveland Way things became more level, though it wasn't always possible to admire the view when you were being careful on the uneven footing. It was good to see Tom Levi in race mode again, and he had a good run to finish an excellent 6th in 27.45 over the course of around 5 miles in 27.45 minutes. Matt Jones, 24th, took 29.47, and Freddy Wharton, 34th in 30.44. Richard Grant was next, 61st in 32.35, with Cameron Balmain taking 34.13, Andreas Kruger 34.35,  Adam Harper-Walker 34.44, Joe O'Keeffe 35.24, and Andrew Pollard 35.53, just pipping Rob Burn, 35.55, though Rob was again 1st in his age-group. Bronwyn Mayo was first club lady, 132nd in 38.06, Trudy Morrice 134th in 36.10 and Lorraine Hiles 152nd in 36.51. Brett Edgeworth came between the previous two, and following on were Paul Atkinson, Joe Joyce, Rosamund Kruger, Louise Mayfield, Kerri-Lee Wooding, with Pedro Carrasco, David Tervit and Clare Tempest finishing within seconds of one another. Next came Helen Ashworth, Kirsty Naylor, Geoff Bullock (age-group winner), Alan Docherty, Ruth Pollard, Rosie Gatenby, Kelly Grieve, Tess Grant, Faith Coy, Duncan Fothergill, Stuart Hill, Sara Armitage, Tracey Docherty, Phillip Craig, Steve Billings, Megan Richardson – in her first outing for the club, Beth Haggath, Laura Till, Christine Burn, Adrian Wood – another first timer, Carol Thompson and Hugh Jenyns.  
Congratulations and thanks must go to Marc Davies for his superb organising of the event and clear announcing at the start. Martyn Coy masterminded refreshments for the evening, with all considering them to be amazing! Martyn had requested that members bring only home made cakes and they responded well, resulting in a wonderful array which all tucked into with gusto – sandwiches having been supplied by Mr Morrison! Many complimentary comments were received from members of visiting clubs, and “a good time was had by all”!
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Tom Levi relaxing after his good run at the HDSRL event
At the monthly time trial, held this week in Kilburn Woods, a couple of new members were to the fore, young Harrison Bryant setting the pace in 12.11 and Ian Mc Auslan 13.14, separated by the ever present Paul Peacock, 12.28.  Fastest lady was Bronwyn Mayo with next, perhaps predictably, Trudy Morrice and then Kerri-Lee Wooding. Again, it was a warm, fine evening, with Rosie Gatenby kindly supplying midge repellent where needed. Thanks once more to Duncan Fothergill for sorting out the logistics and to Lorraine Hiles and Bronwyn Mayo for setting out the course.
Members were, of course, at various parkruns, with new member, Harrison Bryant setting the pace at Fountains Abbey to finish 13th out of 462 in 18.37. Also at Fountains were  Mike Cropper, 22.38, Paul Adams, Gillian Crane and Ian Codling. Adam Harper-Walker did Millfield for the first time, along with Faith Coy and Laura Till (PB), at Northallerton were Pete Jackson and Phillip Craig, and Nicky Hawkes was at Thorp Perrow. Bronwyn Mayo did the Conyngham Hall event and Gavin and Hilary Coventry were in the field of 55 at Colin Glen.
Finally, congratulations are in order to Dave Baker and Hannah Cook on their recent marriage  and we send them all good wishes for the future.