Posted by Ladies Captain Nat Rose
Firstly sorry for the very slow posting of January’s report, please forgive me this is my first Captains report.
Team Harriers have had a great month, hitting the ground running as we start the new century.
Starting out on a surprisingly dry cross country course, the Harriers team were out in force at the Hampshire Cross Country Championships, held at Fairthorne Manor. Running over a semi-flat but fast course, we finished in great times with both Men’s and Women’s teams.
Adam Tuck 44:57
Trevor McAlister 51:11
Nigel Eldridge 53:11
Ken Beak 59:01
Glenn Sharman 61:38
Charlie Metcalfe 33:19 (1st Vet 40)
Jodie Wilmott 39:05
Claire Campbell 42:38
Rosie Eldridge 47:23
Natalie Rose 47:59
Sarah Probert 53:05
Samantha Fancourt 53:05
11th Team of 21
7th Vet Team of 14
With Sam rising to the challenge of guiding Sarah over a technical course.
Great running by team Harriers!!!
January 12th – In a sea of red! team Ryde Harriers found themselves, at the regular meeting spot of Ryde pier head (at a silly time of the morning, some would say), on route to the start of the Stubbington 10k.
58 Harriers took on the field of 2,000 runners on the flat fast course (flat for Ryde Harriers that are used to the hills of the Ryde 10m and Tuesday evenings Dover Street and Well Street 10k).
There were typical pre-race discussions taking place amongst the harriers about the importance of base layers, stretching, and the all important best time to join the toilet queue.
However, many PB’s were achieved this year at Stubbington.
The full report of Stubbington 10km can be found Here.
Highlights, for the men:
Joe Wade led the race from the start to the finish, winning the race over all
Dave Hunt had a fantastic run, finishing 13th over all
Peter Jolliffe great running finishing 4th vet 70
Highlights, for the Ladies:
Charlie Metcalfe 1st vet 40
Jodie Wilmott 3rd vet 35
Sally Roberts 4th vet 55
Bridget Lewis 5th vet 55
In the team results Ryde Harriers achieved:
5th Vet Ladies
13th Vet Men’s
Great work teams!
January has also seen some harriers cross the water, and run a number of different Half Marathons.
Whilst in Marrakesh, Stuart Barton proudly represented Ryde Harriers in the their local Half Marathon, finishing in 02:46:14. Well-done Stuart.
Peter Young ventured to Farnborough for their Half Marathon, running an outstanding time of 01:35:19, giving him first V70. Above all, this gave Peter a qualifying time to represent England, in the Fleet Half Marathon in March. Good luck to Peter Young and all the Ryde Harriers at this years Fleet Half Marathon.
Well-done team Harriers, a great month of running and fantastic results
P.S. I promise to make progress at doing reports and get them out quicker
Regards Captain Buzz