Orme-azing in Llandudno 

As a few of us looked outside our windows this morning and checked the temperature heights of this sunny sunny Sunday; as we thought twice about donning our trainers and more about our flip-flops (although I have witnessed people running marathons in flips flops who have beat me), some of us were about to do anything for a beer…

Proudly filling four of the 12 spaces for the Cheshire team, Amy Grace, Katie Latham, Steven Crowe and Paul Hancock ran against North Wales, Shropshire and Staffordshire up and over the Great Orme in sweltering conditions. Starting and finishing at the famous prom, Steve finished 3rd for Cheshire in 37:00, Paul Hancock came first in the V50 category and the women’s team won the competition!

In the words of Steve “What better way to celebrate a hot and hilly 10k and 3rd degree sunburn? A cider that went out of date 2 years ago and a BBQ, of course!”

Off-road Brilliance at Betley 

A race of a different kind for many of our Harriers today as they took on the Betley Court Farm 10k. As a largely off-road run in the heat which Sunday threw upon us, the turnout of Harriers was brilliant! 19 members braved the heat and proudly represented our club in the NSRRA championship race.

We had Anne-Marie Taylor, Claire Harrison and Jennifer Edwards all take first position in their age categories with Anne-Marie also finishing the course in the top 10 for all females.

Darren Beach was first over the line for the gents in forty-three minutes and forty-four seconds followed by Alexander Garnett in 44:08 and Peter Harris in 45:37. Anne-Marie was the first for the Harrier ladies in 45:45, closely followed by Claire in 46:33 and Catherine Farrington in 46:50.

Also competing were the amazing David Kivlin (47:10), Claire Kivlin (47:51), Susan Poole (48:26), Jennifer (50:06), Dennis Robinson (50:27), Norman Hindle (52:02), Phil Cliffe (52:04), Rachel Beach (58:25), Cheryl Pickston (59:49), Micheline Tremblay (01:02:33), Juliet Carter (01:02:59), Kerry Podmore (01:04:09) and Colin Earp (01:04:51).

Charged at Chester  

After being cancelled last year, the Chester 10k was back this weekend and what a weekend for it to fall on! 30 degrees or not we had a team flying, almost literally!

Sean Dyer completed the course in 37:14 finishing in an incredible 18th position out of a field of 2322.

Russ Gibbons was next in 40:10, Robert Baker (44:28), Sharon Grattan (58:22), Alan Cragg (01:00:56), Chrissy Barrow (01:09:56) and Philippa McCulloch (01:14:22).