Race Report April to June 2021

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gate gallop

27th June 2021

No Harriers took part.

Stone st michaels 10k

25th to 29th June 2021

A virtual race for 2021.

 

Pos
Name
M/F
AG
AG Pos
NSRRA
Time
13
Justin Green
13th
M50
3rd
B
41:03
56
Ian Hodkinson
34th
M50
6th
E
48:37
67
Chris Skellern
27th
F55
4th
L
51:15
112
Ruth Edwards
52nd
F60
3rd
W
57:49
141
Graham Williams
68th
M75
2nd
F
1:06:48
142
Kerri Delaney
74th
F Sen
7th
W
1:06:48
150
Julie Nokes
80th
F60
4th
W
1:10:31

 

grand prix race 12

21st to 27th June 2021

Name
15Km
NITESH THAKRAR
01:21:26
KAREN GRETTON
01:34:22
COLIN MITCHELL
01:46:31

 

grand prix race 11

14th to 20th June 2021

Name
8 Mile
NITESH THAKRAR
01:10:37
KAREN GRETTON
01:17:29
COLIN MITCHELL
01:24:31

 

Summer Handicap 2021

17th June 2021

Well done to Matthew, Ben and Marie.

A big thank-you to all the volunteers for making the event possible.

Position
Name
Time
Handicap
Net Time
1
Matthew Hilsdon
0:36:31
0:12:15
0:24:16
2
Ben Green
0:36:54
0:09:00
0:27:54
3
Marie Larnoire
0:37:37
0:07:15
0:30:22
4
Ian Heath
0:38:01
0:11:00
0:27:01
5
Graham Williams
0:38:24
0:00:30
0:37:54
6
Joanne Oliver
0:38:24
0:04:45
0:33:39
7
Ruth Edwards
0:38:25
0:04:45
0:33:40
8
Jack Heath
0:38:29
0:12:00
0:26:29
9
Matt Sargeant
0:38:41
0:16:00
0:22:41
10
Justin Green
0:38:42
0:14:00
0:24:42
11
Chris Skellern
0:38:44
0:07:15
0:31:29
12
Ian Hodkinson
0:38:45
0:11:00
0:27:45
13
Julie Nokes
0:38:48
0:00:00
0:38:48
14
Reuban Willson
0:39:01
0:06:30
0:32:31
15
Leon Stringer
0:39:03
0:11:00
0:28:03
16
Nitesh Thakrar
0:39:24
0:11:15
0:28:09
17
Tom Devall
0:39:33
0:04:45
0:34:48
18
Richard Crump
0:39:44
0:16:00
0:23:44
19
Al Langford
0:39:48
0:13:00
0:26:48
20
Phil Hilsdon
0:39:59
0:15:00
0:24:59
21
Mark Willson
0:40:07
0:08:15
0:31:52
22
Andrew Robinson
0:40:24
0:11:15
0:29:09
23
Tracey Burrows
0:40:34
0:02:15
0:38:19
24
Andrew Langston
0:41:01
0:02:15
0:38:46
25
Alan Jones
0:41:33
0:11:15
0:30:18
26
Pete Chell
0:41:35
0:11:15
0:30:20
27
Vanessa Welham
0:42:10
0:12:00
0:30:10
28
John Finney
0:42:21
0:07:00
0:35:21

 

Pictures by Chris Elsley

 

Harriers Grand Prix Race 10

7th to 13th June 2021

 

Name
7 Mile
NITESH THAKRAR
01:01:42
KAREN GRETTON
01:11:24
COLIN MITCHELL
01:18:40
IAN HODKINSON
01:31:02

 

westbridge 5

Harriers Grand Prix Race 8 and Harriers Challenge Race 11

23rd May to 13th June 2021

Pos
Name
M/F
AG
NSRRA
Time
2
Matt Sargent
2nd
B
28:56
19
Richard Crump
18th
2nd
B
32:05
23
Justin Green
22nd
6th
B
32:50
34
Adam Lightfoot
31st
7th
C
33:46
49
Sarah Dicesare
10th
3rd
 
35:28
84
Ian Hodkinson
57th
11th
E
38:58
86
Nitesh Thakrar
59th
4th
E
39:10
126
Chris Skellern
48th
5th
L
42:23
145
Joanne Oliver
60th
10th
W
44:14
148
Ruth Edwards
62nd
3rd
W
44:23
158
Kerri Delaney
66th
11th
W
45:07
193
Karen Gretton
91st
4th
 
48:30
203
Tracy Burrows
95th
19th
X
49:24
216
Wendy Sears
105th
12th
 
50:51
228
Graham Williams
114th
2nd
F
52:00
231
Colin Mitchell
115th
15th
 
52:28
267
Sarah Bromley
146th
27th
 
1:00:01
281
Amelia Daune
156th
21st
 
1:07:11
290
Valerie Stuart
165th
4th
Y
1:14:20

 

 

 

Harriers Grand Prix Race 9

6 mile race

31st May to 6th June 2021

 

Name
6 Mile
IAN HODKINSON
47:03
NITESH THAKRAR
49:10
KAREN GRETTON
57:09
COLIN MITCHELL
66:39

 

BatCh Bash Fell Race

Wednesday 19th May 2021

Race Report Dan Findlay-Robinson

With Lockdown being lifted, means one thing- Wednesday night racing is back.

So it was off to the Shropshire hills near All Stretton to introduce Harriers very own Jason Littlewood to his first Fell Race.

The Batch Bash Fell Race is organised by Mercia Fell Runners and was this years first race locally.

The start is in a little valley which after a rapid couple of hundred meters leads into a steep ‘hands on knees’ climb where at least one of the two intrepid Harriers first started to regret one too many lockdown snacks over the previous year as the hardened locals started to pull away, the rest of the race proceeded to continue across the rolling hills on a beautiful evening as the rain had cleared away just before the start.

There were another two serious climbs on the circa 5km route, one long extended one and another sting in the tail steep one just before the end. Luckily what makes climbing hills a challenge helps on the descents and the good old Mass x Velocity calculation played out again and some fast descending let our boys claw back some places.

All in all good to be back, racing and a well organised friendly event to do it at.

Winner – Daniel Connelly, Mercia Fell Runners – 24.58

49th – Dan Findlay-Robinson, Stafford Harriers – 38.35

62nd – Jason Littlewood, Stafford Harriers – 40.40

Virtual Clayton 10K

Harriers Grand Prix Race 7 and Harriers Challenge Race 10

11th to 15th May 2021

 

Pos
Name
M/F Pos
AG
AG Pos
NSRRA
Time
 
16
Liam Duggan
16th
M Sen
4th
 
39:47
 
19
Justin Green
19th
M50
3rd
B
41:04
 
31
Adam Lightfoot
27th
M40
8th
C
43:14
 
32
Jake Oliver
28th
M Sen
6th
C
43:14
 
46
Jason Littlewood
38th
M Sen
11th
E
44:55
 
77
Ian Hodkinson
54th
M45
10th
E
48:31
 
81
Nitesh Thakrar
57th
M55
5th
E
48:59
 
122
Chris Skellern
46th
F55
9th
L
54:06
 
129
Kerri Delaney
51st
F Sen
6th
W
54:55
 
152
Ruth Edwards
62nd
F60
2nd
W
58:19
 
156
Joanne Oliver
63rd
F50
6th
W
58:28
 
175
Amy Oliver
74th
F Sen
12th
X
1:02:02
 
195
Graham Williams
104th
M75
2nd
F
1:06:17
 
207
Sarah Bromley
99th
F45
20th
 
1:09:33
 
238
Valerie Stuart
127th
F75
4th
Y
1:37:39
 

 

Harriers Grand Prix

Race 6 – 4 Mile with 4 Hill Reps

3rd May to 9th May 2021

Name
4 Mile
NITESH THAKRAR
32:55
KAREN GRETTON
40:42
COLIN MITCHELL
44:42

 

 

Lakeland Trails in Staveley

8th May 2021

Race Report Sally Haycock

Racing’s back! In the Lakes!

Fourteen long months of pure unadulterated lockdown meant we were all starved from our ‘fix’. This ‘fix’ is like no other, it is joyous, rewarding and exciting yet also painful, arduous and torturous.

So what better way to re-introduce our ‘fix’ than to head up to the Lake District and compete in an 18k (never happy using ‘k’, I am strictly a miles girl) Trail race which formed part of the Lakeland Trails series. And what a day to pick! From the moment we left home to drive North to when we returned, it did not stop raining! Meaning conditions were, erm, well not exactly ideal! I thought the rain may slow the others down putting us on a more even keel, but no, it slowed me down more! Haha!

The Staveley 11.25 mile race consisted of hills, marshland, ankle-breaking slippy slate, steep rocky descents, stiles, oh and a small amount of tarmac but most importantly it was marshalled by the happiest, friendliest humans ever! Got to love them, these folk gave up their time to cheer us all on in unforgiving conditions!

There were two separate races; The Challenge and The Trail Race. The Challenge was for folk like me, people that would take over the 2 hour mark and more, whereas The Trail was for runners like John who would leg it round in well under 2 hours. The Challenge race went off first and I started in my ‘pod of 6’ with every six runners going off at minute intervals. This was very different to any other race I have competed in, where we all charge off at 100mph until we settle into our rhythm. This format meant we paced ourselves or at least tried to. To be fair I think it was the 232ft of climb in the first mile that ‘paced’ us!!!

Well it is safe to say a lot more people overtook me than the other way round! In spite of this, I did enjoy myself, apart from the ankle giving way (again – it is a design fault, my ankles are just not designed to carry this much weight….)This culminated in a gravity-defying save from a fall which meant my back contorting in such a way that I did not think possible! Anyway, that was the least of my worries, as at mile 6 (387ft climb) I was shuffling along and was almost overtaken by someone walking. There was nothing else to do but walk myself, to save face from the embarrassment of someone walking faster than I was ‘jogging’ (shuffling)

Just when you thought you couldn’t be any higher in the world came ‘The Sting in the Tail’ A cheeky little climb at mile 10 and guess who was at the top…..the photographer!! Standing, ready to pounce, snapping you at your worst! I would like to say how wonderful the views were at the top, but you really couldn’t see a thing! Hey ho, nothing to see here, let’s leg it downhill to the finish!!

I finally made it round in 2 hours 16 minutes (not my finest performance) but nevertheless, I had finally run a race, I had got my ‘fix’. I only just had enough time to change into dry clothes ready to cheer home John. Needless to say, he romped home in 1 hour 31 minutes finishing 35th in the Trail Race and 38th overall out of 480 runners. I think he enjoyed his ‘fix’ more than I did and judging from the smile on his face he is looking forward to his next!!!

Bring it on!!!

Uttoxeter festival of running

29th April to 5th May 2021

Half Marathon

Race 5 Harriers Grand Prix and Race 9 of Harriers Challenge

Pos
Name
AG
AG Pos
NSRRA
Time
15
Richard Crump
M Sen
5th
B
1:28:09
18
Liam Duggan
M Sen
7th
 
1:29:52
36
Justin Green
M50
4th
B
1:36:20
76
Nitesh Thakrar
M55
6th
E
1:49:44
78
Spencer Holland
M50
6th
C
1:50:20
87
Ian Hodkinson
M45
6th
E
1:53:08
95
Chris Skellern
F55
5th
L
1:54:37
98
Jason Littlewood
M Sen
16th
E
1:55:14
100
Vanessa Welham
F Sen
6th
 
1:55:35
107
Adam Lightfoot
M40
15th
C
1:57:01
147
Sarah Dicesare
F Sen
11th
M
2:08:17
155
Kerri Delaney
F Sen
12th
W
2:09:23
161
Tom Davall
M Sen
27th
E
2:13:19

 

10K Run

No Harriers took part

 

Harriers grand prix 3 mile

19th to 25th April 2021

Name
3 Mile
IAN HODKINSON
22:44
NITESH THAKRAR
23:41
KAREN GRETTON
28:30
COLIN MITCHELL
32:20

 

Harriers grand prix 2 mile

12th to 18th April 2021

 

Name
2 Mile
IAN HODKINSON
14:53
NITESH THAKRAR
15:23
TOM DAVALL
17:11
KAREN GRETTON
18:04
JULIE NOKES
18:57
COLIN MITCHELL
20:24

 

Harriers Grand Prix 1 mile

5th to 11th April 2021

Name
1 Mile
JUSTIN GREEN
5:40
JAKE OLIVER
5:43
JASON LITTLEWOOD
5:50
LIAM DUGGAN
5:51
VANESSA WELHAM
6:30
AL LANGFORD
6:43
IAN HODKINSON
6:51
NITESH THAKRAR
7:08
RICHARD BOOTH
7:09
MARK OLIVER
7:12
AMY OLIVER
7:25
JODIE CLARKE
7:37
JOANNE OLIVER
8:16
SARAH BROMLEY
8:44
JULIE NOKES
9:14
COLIN MITCHELL
10:03
VAL STUART
13:51

 

Virtual Air Products 10K

1st April 2021 to 6th April 2021

 

Part of the Harriers Challenge, Harriers Grand Prix 2 and NSRRA

 

Pos
Name
M/F
AG
AG Pos
NSRRA
Time
5
Matt Sargent
5th
M Sen
3rd
B
36:38
18
Richard Crump
17th
M Sen
6th
B
38:57
26
Liam Duggan
23rd
M Sen
7th
 
39:57
49
Jason Littlewood
41st
M Sen
12th
E
43:07
51
Justin Green
43rd
M50
6th
B
43:19
52
Jake Oliver
44th
M Sen
13th
C
43:23
89
Spencer Holland
66th
M50
11th
C
47:35
108
Ian Hodkinson
73rd
M45
11th
E
49:40
117
Mark Oliver
79th
M50
13th
E
50:32
120
Chris Skellern
41st
F55
5th
L
51:23
135
Kerri Delaney
51st
F Sen
9th
W
52:37
145
Karen Murray
57th
F55
8th
M
53:38
156
Joanne Oliver
63rd
F50
9th
W
54:56
163
Tom Davall
96th
M Sen
28th
E
55:57
164
Nitesh Thakrar
97th
M55
13th
E
56:01
171
Lindsey Foster
73rd
F55
11th
W
56:45
181
Ruth Edwards
78th
F60
2nd
W
57:55
202
Tracy Burrows
87th
F45
19th
X
1:00:43
225
Rachel Marsden
106th
F45
24th
X
1:07:02
228
Sarah Bromley
109th
F45
25th
 
1:07:20
269
Valerie Stuart
144th
F75
3rd
Y
1:57:28

 

 

 

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