Race Report April to June 2022

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Harriers 5K Time Trial

29th June 2022

The third of the summer Time Trial was held at Castlefields on Wednesday night! Well done to everyone that ran in the event – how did your time compare to the previous one? Thanks to those who helped out with the timing, recording of results and marshalling.

First Name
Surname
27-Apr-22
25-May-22
29-Jun-22
Lucas
Willson
16:38 (18:03)
18:31
17:59
Phil
Hilsdon
17:08 (18:40)
18:56
19:06
Liam
Duggan
19:34
Matthew
Hilsdon
17:23 (18:56)
19:40
19:38
Jason
Littlewood
21:16
19:58
Roxanne
Clark
24:30
Darren
Mattocks
25:27
Gemma
Wingate-Bishop
26:27
25:36
Kerry
Delaney
30:06
Peter
French
38:53
 
 
4.59KM (5KM)
5KM
5KM

 

Stone St Michael 10K

26th June 2022

Pos
Name
M/F
AG
NSRRA
Chip
52
Ashley Jones
43rd
29th
 
38:41
65
Christopher Seale
54th
33rd
 
39:38
82
Neil Summers
64th
8th
 
41:29
96
Pete Chell
74th
12th
 
43:10
103
Ian Hodkinson
80th
13th
E
43:24
129
Antonio Treglia
98th
15th
 
45:48
139
Robert Mitchell
107th
16th
 
46:51
161
Romy Williamson
38th
15th
 
49:06
163
Alan Jones
124th
7th
 
49:31
169
Chris Skellern
42nd
1st
L
49:58
174
Tom Davall
132nd
54th
D
50:36
175
Charlotte Mitchell
43rd
10th
 
50:39
182
Paul Bentham
138th
21st
 
51:16
195
Melonie Deakin
51st
5th
M
52:30
241
Amy Oliver
70th
18th
 
59:42
280
Sarah Gray
92nd
6th
 
1:15:31

 

 

Gate Gallop

26th June 2022

Race Report by Leon Stringer

To Tamworth for this event which includes a Children’s Run, a Fun Run (4.4K) and a 10K. Race HQ was at Anker Valley Sports Centre with parking, changing and showers. The route is mainly on rural tracks across farmland so today this was hard mud. The scenery is very pleasant but don’t stop looking where you’re putting your feet or you could end up sprawled on the uneven ground. Between 1 and 2½ km the track is largely single file with thorn bushes making sure you don’t get ideas about overtaking.

Then you cross the River Anker and there’s a steady incline up to the halfway point and along the edge of North Warwickshire. At around 6 km you pass Statford farm which has a narrow-gauge railway – home to a few Bagnall’s locos – and you could hear train whistles as we passed. In the last few kilometres, there are a few stiles to clamber over slowing you up. It was a dry day with intermittent warm sunshine but a blustery wind, at one point you had a long run across a wheat field straight into this.

Well done to Adam on his first place in the Fun Run.

Fun Run (41 finishers)
1st Adam Lightfoot 19:46

10K (217 finishers)
59th Leon Stringer 48:04

POTTERS ARF MARATHON

12th June 2022

Chip Pos
Name
Gender
Gender Pos
Class
Class Pos
Chip Time
27
Richard Crump
Male
27
MO
14
1:24:07
565
Paul Bentham
Male
480
M50
50
2:04:44
736
Wendy Sears
Female
152
F60
3
2:15:54

 

WINCLE TROUT

11th June 2022

Photo by Tracy Haycock

Race Report Mel Deakin

The Wincle Trout is a race I’ve heard a lot about over the years but never got around to running it. It is a fell race which sounds quite challenging, and it sells out so quickly. This year, it is part of the Harriers Challenge, so I was determined to get a place. A friendly post on our Facebook page reminding other Harriers entries were open did the trick as others got places as well and we had a strong turnout.

The race is part of the Wincle village fete, so plenty of other things to look at and do whilst you wait to run or for spectators. It is technically a fell race, a first for me, I don’t know where an off-road race finishes and fell race starts (I’m sure google can assist if you want to know) but I expected it to be full of ups and downs. Conditions were good, dry, a little breezy but warm.

I hear the race rotates between three different start points year on year, I don’t know of any other race that does this, so another first. This year, we started just the far side of the fete field. The first part was through a field of long (ish) grass which reminded me of cross country on Stafford Common, dodging the cow pats. It wasn’t long before we hit a queue (yes a queue of stationary runners) waiting patiently to navigate a tight right turn towards the river. Another short run and we hit the (first) river crossing. All so far had been downhill. The river crossing was quite straightforward if you took your time, then across the valley and the inevitable start of the uphill sections. We hit a mix of terrain. I was glad I had worn my trail shoes, but they were soaking wet, and the Gore-Tex seemed to keep the water in rather than let them dry out and for a good time my feet were squelching. We ran alongside the river, passing lots of people out for a walk. The paths were uneven in lots of places and rather than focusing on where I was going, I was distracted by the beauty of the scenery and BOOM I tripped over. Minor grazes, I was soon up and back running.

The next landmark I can recall is Luds Church, an amazing path through the woods it looks like it is cut into the rocks. I don’t usually stop in a race to take photos, but on this occasion, I made an exception!

Onwards, to the top of the hill (or fell), what a view! Distracted again and BOOM I tripped over again! This time my knees were the worse for wear, blood dribbling down my legs. At least I had an excuse to walk!! Just a couple more photos then ran onwards. A mix of paths and trails, you had to keep your wits about you and look out for the flags that told you where to go, not every turn was marshalled. Thanks to Ruth and Tom who ran with me (thank you both very much), we kept on the correct path. At one point I chuckled at a sign that said walkers only! Through a wooded area that led back to the second river crossing, then upwards towards the finish and some Harriers screaming from the top of the hill which made it much easier to get uphill to the finish line!

Wow, what a race! Despite my grazed knees, I really enjoyed the race, and getting a trout at the end was a welcome change. It was very different to Westbridge 5 last weekend, fast and flat which is what I like or thought was my favourite. I came to this event to tick it off my list as done – so why do I want to do it again??? Well done to everyone who ran and supported, a great day.

 

Pos
Name
Category
Cat pos
Time
37
John Scott
M50
7
54:13
84
Jason Littlewood
M
25
1:01:31
85
Jake Oliver
M
26
1:01:36
141
Nitesh Thakrar
M60
12
1:07:23
149
Antonio Treglia
M40
39
1:08:47
168
Pete Chell
M50
35
1:10:58
247
Tom Davall
M
45
1:29:51
249
Ruth Edwards
W60
7
1:30:17
250
Melonie Deakin
W50
17
1:30:40
263
Amy Oliver
W
25
1:39:12
264
Joanne Oliver
W50
19
1:39:24
267
Sarah Gray
W60
9
1:48:19
268
Julie Nokes
W60
10
1:48:19

 

 

GNOSALL 10K

11th June 2022

Congratulations to Rosie for 1st Female.

OverallPos
GenderPos
Gender
CategPos
Category
Name
Chip time
25
1
Female
1
Ages 21-34
Rosie Silvester
00:50:47
148
37
Female
10
Ages 21-34
Elizabeth Stork
01:11:57
244
99
Female
26
Ages 40-44
Charlotte Ward
01:24:28

 

Westbridge 5

5th June 2022

Photo by Mel Deakin

Pos
Name
Gender Pos
AG
AG Pos
NSRRA
Chip
 
8
Ashley Jones
8th
M Sen
6th
 
30:21
PB
14
Mark Silvester
13th
M Sen
9th
B
30:54
 
19
John Scott
17th
M50
2nd
 
31:45
PB
27
Christopher Seale
23rd
M Sen
13th
 
32:34
 
31
Liam Duggan
26th
M Sen
14th
 
33:06
 
35
Rosie Silvester
6th
F Sen
5th
 
33:56
 
39
Peter Chell
33rd
M50
9th
 
34:24
PB
54
Mark Duddy
47th
M55
4th
 
35:53
 
64
Antonio Treglia
51st
M40
7th
C
36:55
 
80
Alan Jones
65th
M55
7th
 
39:10
 
85
Chris Skellern
20th
F55
2nd
L
39:59
 
88
Tom Davall
68th
M Sen
23rd
E
40:35
PB
92
Mark Deakin
71st
M60
7th
 
40:51
 
95
Melonie Deakin
22nd
F50
3rd
M
41:05
 
105
Sally Haycock
29th
F45
5th
 
42:11
 
126
John Finney
88th
M75
1st
F
45:21
 
175
Sarah Gray
67th
F60
6th
 
56:43
 

 

buxton half

29th May 2022

No Harriers took part.

Edinburgh Marathon

29th May 2022

Pos
Name
A/G Pos
Time
 
2301/8555
Nitesh Thakrar
35
3:48:09
PB

5KM Time Trial

25th May 2022

The second of the summer Time Trials were held at Castlefields on Wednesday night! Well done to everyone that ran in the event – how did your time compare to the previous one? Thanks to those who helped out with the timing, recording of results and marshalling

27th April the distance was 4.59KM the time in brackets has been adjusted to show the estimated time for 5KM

First Name
Surname
J/S
* 27-April-2022 *
25-May-22
Lucas
Willson
S
16:38 (18:03)
18:31
John
Grigg
S
 
18:43
Phil
Hilsdon
S
17:08 (18:40)
18:56
Matthew
Hilsdon
S
17:23 (18:56)
19:40
Jack
Heath
S
17:16 (18:44)
20:22
Jake
Oliver
S
 
21:00
Jason
Littlewood
S
 
21:16
Ian
Heath
S
23:09 (25:13)
21:52
Leon
Stringer
S
 
22:00
Saffron
Latham
S
19:52 (21:38)
22:08
Rhys
McDowell
S
 
22:57
Robert
Mitchell
S
 
23:31
Richard
Booth
S
 
23:55
Nicola
Pestel
S
 
24:08
Brandon
Smart
J
 
24:10
Reuben
Willson
J
 
24:26
Sue
Jones
S
 
24:35
Mark
Burrows
S
 
24:49
Tom
Davall
S
 
25:27
Charlotte
Mitchell
S
 
25:28
Gemma
Wingate-Bishop
S
 
26:27
Amy
Oliver
S
24:03 (26:12)
26:49
John
Finney
S
25:15 (27:30)
28:12
Colin
Mitchell
S
27:02 (29:27)
28:28
Karen
Murray
S
 
28:30
Jo
Duggan
S
 
28:55
Sian
Pugh
S
 
28:55
Suzanne
Brotherhood
S
 
29:54
Bryan
Hynes
S
 
30:00
Sarah
Gray
S
 
34:59

 

SPRING HANDICAP

19th May 2022

Well done to all those who ran in the 106th Harriers Handicap Race on Thursday, and congratulations to Junior George Millinchip for winning the race. Thanks to all the marshals and timekeepers

Pictures by Ruth Edwards

 

Position
Name
Time
Handicap
Net Time
1
George Millinchip
0:41:05
0:10:30
0:30:35
2
Antonio Treglia
0:41:47
0:14:30
0:27:17
3
Ashley Jones
0:41:52
0:18:45
0:23:07
4
Phil Hilsdon
0:41:58
0:18:45
0:23:13
5
Lucas Willson
0:42:10
0:19:15
0:22:55
6
Reuben Willson
0:42:15
0:10:30
0:31:45
7
Matthew Hilsdon
0:42:26
0:18:15
0:24:11
8
Chris Skellern
0:42:34
0:11:45
0:30:49
9
Mark Willson
0:42:53
0:10:30
0:32:23
10
Romy Williamson
0:43:15
0:14:30
0:28:45
11
Leon Stringer
0:43:17
0:15:30
0:27:47
12
Liam Duggan
0:43:23
0:18:15
0:25:08
13
Mark Oliver
0:44:08
0:12:15
0:31:53
14
Ian Heath
0:44:23
0:16:15
0:28:08
15
Sarah Gray
0:44:33
0:00:00
0:44:33
16
Joe Atherton
0:47:18
0:11:45
0:35:33

 

MoW COP KILLER MILE

12th May 2022

Part of the Harriers Challenge

Pos
Name
Time
Category
Cat Pos
47
Jake Oliver
10:33
MSEN
22
52
Jason Littlewood
10:42
MSEN
24
60
Pete Chell
11:38
M50
4
63
Antonio Treglia
12:02
M40
16
66
Mark Oliver
12:06
M50
5
68
Richard Booth
12:11
M40
18
82
Mel Deakin
13:06
F50
2
84
Amy Oliver
13:08
FSEN
8
85
Paul Bentham
13:11
M50
10
92
Ruth Edwards
14:00
F60
3
93
Joanne Oliver
14:00
F50
4
106
Valerie Stuart
19:43
F70
1

 

clayton 10k

11th May 2022

Part of the Harriers Challenge

Pos
Name
Gender Pos
AG
AG Pos
NSRRA
Chip
 
7
Mark Silvester
7th
M Sen
4th
B
37:44
 
9
John Grigg
9th
M Sen
6th
 
37:55
 
20
Christopher Seale
19th
M Sen
13th
 
40:04
 
25
Liam Duggan
24th
M Sen
14th
 
40:23
 
26
John Scott
25th
M50
3rd
 
40:35
 
53
Jake Oliver
49th
M Sen
29th
 
43:59
 
56
Peter Chell
51st
M50
8th
 
44:22
PB
69
Antonio Treglia
62nd
M40
10th
 
45:05
 
127
Alan Jones
107th
M55
8th
 
50:49
 
128
Sally Haycock
21st
F45
4th
 
50:50
PB
131
Melonie Deakin
23rd
F50
3rd
M
51:26
 
165
Joanne Oliver
38th
F50
5th
 
55:29
 
174
Ruth Edwards
45th
F60
2nd
W
56:55
 
196
Suzanne Brotherhood
56th
F50
8th
 
1:01:57
 
203
Graham Williams
143rd
M75
2nd
G
1:03:44
 
226
Sarah Gray
76th
F60
4th
 
1:11:58
 

 

MARKET DRAYTON 10K

8th May 2022

Pos
Gender Pos
Name
Cat
CatPos
Time
81
76
Justin Green
M50
8
00:39:39
353
299
Alan Jones
M55
19
00:48:29
357
53
Chris Skellern
F55
3
00:48:31
437
70
Melonie Deakin
F50
10
00:50:23
458
375
Ian Williams
M50
61
00:50:50
541
430
Keith Wilson
M40
72
00:52:39
789
239
Elizabeth Stork
FS
47
00:57:48
1329
726
Simon Bromley
M45
114
01:11:26
1331
592
Sarah Bromley
F45
94
01:11:27
1441
684
Deborah Garcia
F50
104
01:19:39
1443
685
Sarah Gray
F60
44
01:19:40
1442
686
Jo Probyn
F45
117
01:19:40

 

LCP DK10K

4th May 2022

No Harriers took part in this event.

UTTOXETER HALF

1st May 2022

Pos
Name
Gender Pos
AG
AG Pos
Time
127
Chris Skellern
22nd
F55
2nd
01:50:31

 

Birmingham great runs

1st May 2022

10K Race

 

Position
Name
Time
PB
561
Jackie Allen
51:53
PB
327
Rosie Silvester
01:33:05
 
1395
Robert Mitchell
01:48:35
 
1605
Charlotte Mitchell
01:50:59
 
2112
Alan Jones
01:55:43
 
5456
Sarah Gray
02:57:11
 

 

 

SPring treble series

The results for the individual races are listed below. However, as a series, we had a number of prizes.

Age group winners

Age Group
Place
Runner
F45
1st place
Sally Haycock
F50
2nd place
Mel Deakin
F50
3rd place
Tracy Haycock
F55
2nd place
Chris Skellern
F60
2nd place
Ruth Edwards
M Sen
2nd place
Mark Silvester
M35
3rd place
Christopher Seale
M50
1st place
John Scott
M60
2nd place
Nitesh Thakrar

 

spring treble race 3 – barlaston downs

28th April 2022

Pos
Bib
Name
AG
Time
10.
471
Mark Silvester
MSen
34:22
12.
469
John Scott
M50
34:40
29.
470
Christopher Seale
M35
37:08
35.
6
Liam Duggan
M35
37:49
45.
403
Dan Findlay-Robinson
M40
40:19
49.
438
Jason Littlewood
MSen
40:36
53.
480
Nitesh Thakrar
M60
41:03
61.
483
Antonio Treglia
M40
42:30
67.
288
Richard Booth
M45
43:35
70.
473
Chris Skellern
F55
44:02
76.
363
Simon Bromley
M45
45:00
79.
420
Sally Haycock
F45
45:33
80.
183
Alan Jones
M55
45:37
87.
386
Tom Davall
MSen
46:32
89.
391
Melonie Deakin
F50
47:10
104.
377
Paul Bentham
 
49:46
106.
398
Ruth Edwards
F60
50:14
108.
421
Tracy Haycock
F50
51:03
114.
356
Mark Bentley
M55
54:32
119.
365
Suzanne Brotherhood
F50
59:06
121.
413
Sarah Gray
F60
1:03:59

 

5KM  Time Trial

27th April 2022

The first of the summer Time Trials was back at Castlefields tonight! Thanks to those who helped out with the timing, recording of results and marshalling. Due to safety concerns of traffic, a new start and finish point were used which resulted in a slightly shorter course. — 4.59KM
 

First Name
Surname
J/S
27-Apr-22 (4.59KM)
Lucas
Willson
S
16:38
Phil
Hilsdon
S
17:08
Jack
Heath
S
17:16
Matthew
Hilsdon
S
17:23
Justin
Green
S
17:38
Jack
Dawson
J
19:47
Saffron
Latham
S
19:52
Ian
Hodkinson
S
20:20
David
Adams
S
20:35
Rob
Mitchell
S
20:44
Ben
Green
S
21:59
Charlotte
Mitchell
S
22:03
Mark
Willson
S
22:59
Ian
Heath
S
23:09
Amy
Oliver
S
24:03
John
Finney
S
25:15
Alex
Ward
S
25:50
Colin
Mitchell
S
27:02

spring treble race 2 – Kibblestone

21st April 2022

Pos
Bib
Name
AG
Time
7.
469
John Scott
M50
39:47
16.
269
Richard Crump
MSen
41:22
24.
471
Mark Silvester
MSen
42:39
27.
470
Christopher Seale
M35
43:38
51.
480
Nitesh Thakrar
M60
48:29
71.
420
Sally Haycock
F45
51:37
73.
377
Peter Chell
M50
51:58
74.
363
Simon Bromley
M45
52:39
83.
473
Chris Skellern
F55
54:23
92.
421
Tracy Haycock
F50
57:21
95.
391
Melonie Deakin
F50
58:09
99.
398
Ruth Edwards
F60
1:01:55
101.
386
Tom Davall
MSen
1:02:36
105.
356
Mark Bentley
M55
1:03:05
108.
272
Amy Oliver
FSen
1:05:31
111.
271
Joanne Oliver
F50
1:06:51
116.
365
Suzanne Brotherhood
F50
1:14:36

 

St Albans 10K

15th April 2022
Race report by Leon Stringer

Good Friday found me up at the crack of dawn and trundling down to M1 junction 9 for this race. Despite an 09:30 start, the weather was already on the warm side. This event was well attended and the start funnel and first few kilometres were narrow making it difficult to pass.

The route starts in Highfield Park, passes through woodland, briefly follows residential roads then heads out down Alban Way, a tarmacked disused railway line similar to Isabel Trail. You then turn right to run alongside the A414 dual carriageway where there was no hiding from the sun. Just past halfway you turn left back onto Alban Way for a long straight drag towards the finish. There are a few gentle inclines but it’s pretty flat.

635 took part.

Harriers:
174th Leon Stringer 00:45:41 (chip time)

Spring treble race1 – Hanchurch

14th April 2022

Pos
Bib
Name
AG
Time
8.
469
John Scott
M50
33:36
9.
471
Mark Silvester
MSen
34:01
25.
470
Christopher Seale
M35
36:10
38.
189
Jake Oliver
MSen
38:42
43.
498
Alex Langford
M35
39:48
49.
480
Nitesh Thakrar
M60
40:13
63.
483
Antonio Treglia
M40
42:07
70.
377
Peter Chell
M50
43:42
76.
473
Chris Skellern
F55
44:20
79.
363
Simon Bromley
M45
44:44
80.
420
Sally Haycock
F45
44:45
97.
391
Melonie Deakin
F50
49:11
100.
386
Tom Davall
MSen
49:55
101.
398
Ruth Edwards
F60
49:56
104.
421
Tracy Haycock
F50
50:08
110.
356
Mark Bentley
M55
51:48
116.
365
Suzanne Brotherhood
F50
59:36
118.
413
Sarah Gray
F60
1:03:51

Cannock Chase Running Festival

10th April 2022

5K race

No Harriers

10K Part of Harriers Challenge 2022

Pos
Name
Chip Time
Category
Cat Pos
Gender
Gender Pos
5
LIAM DUGGAN
00:41:59
V35
2
Male
5
16
ANTONIO TREGLIA
00:45:45
V40
3
Male
15
108
RUTH EDWARDS
00:57:48
V60
1
Female
29

Half Marathan

No Harriers

Eaton Mess 10k Saturday

9th April 2022

Through the picturesque lanes of Church Eaton.

 

Position
Name
Time
Gender Pos
Category
Cat Pos
PB
8
John Scott
39:32
8
Ages 50 – 59
2
PB
45
Sally Haycock
52:15
17
Ages 40 – 49
6
PB
47
Jackie Allen
52:50
18
Ages 40 – 49
7
 
60
Tracy Haycock
55:36
24
Ages 50 – 59
7
 

Manchester Marathon

3rd April 2022

 

Position
Name
Chiptime
Category
Category Position
13316
Charlotte Ward
05:42:10
FV40
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Cathedral to Castle Run

10-mile multi-terrain

Sunday 3rd April 2022

Race Report Leon Stringer

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking 08:30 for the start of this race which begins in Lichfield and finishes 10 miles away in Tamworth. The dashboard said -1.5°C requiring a decision on clothing warm enough to get through the freezing start but not regret wearing it an hour later.

The recommendation for transport is to park in Tamworth and take the coach – an optional £5.50 during race entry – to the start. I was lucky to get a lift with some other Harriers straight to Lichfield which meant an extra half hour in bed.

The route starts in Beacon Park and heads round the cathedral close before heading south-east. The route is mainly on country lanes with a few off-road sections. One of these takes you through the Whittington firing range with red signs warning you to stick to the path!

I’d been told this event was flat but wouldn’t agree. Notably, between miles 5 and 6 there’s a steady rise in woodland with a steep descent on the other side. After this, you cross the Coventry canal to join the towpath with the River Tame below on your left. From here you can see the tower blocks of Tamworth in the distance.

Emerging from a foot tunnel at around 8½ miles there were two marshals giving energetic support which was needed at that point. With a fairly twisty route, and with the need to have people at both start and finish locations a lot of marshals were needed. Thank you to all of them for turning out on a cold morning.

You enter the castle grounds and think you’re nearly done, but no! You exit the castle grounds cross the river and have a trek around the perimeter of the park before crossing the line. The consensus from people’s trackers was that the distance was slightly shy of the full 10 miles.

879 took part

1st M: Tom Chell (City Of Stoke A/C) 00:56:16

Harriers:

 

 

Position
Name
Time
Category
Cat Pos
Gender Pos
PB
1
Tom Chell
56:16
 
1
1
 
39
Adam Lightfoot
01:08:32
40-49
11
37
PB
81
Nitesh Thakrar
01:14:14
60
2
73
PB
82
Antonio Treglia
01:14:19
40-49
28
74
 
86
Leon Stringer
01:14:38
40-49
29
78
PB
214
Alan Jones
01:23:05
50-59
44
175
 
382
Marie Larivoire
01:31:58
 
 
 
 
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