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Harrogate District Summer Race League

The start of the mid-week league is now just four weeks away, starting with the race at Ilkley on Tuesday May 8th. You can get your number from Jackie Keavney, if you haven't already done so. It would be great to see as many people as possible taking part, whether you can do just one race or the whole series. Last year there were age-category wins for Steve Brown, Jackie Keavney and Ronnie Cassar, the Supervets finished 2nd overall and the series finished with a decisive win for Nicky Logan in the handicap race. Let's see what we can do in 2014.



Members please be aware that our AGM will be held at the Swaledale Outdoor Club, 17 New Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire on 22 April 2014. The meeting will start at 19:00. Refreshments will be provided on the night.

As per our constitution here is a copy of the nomination form for members to use as necessary. The form is self explanatory.

With regards to any member wishing to propose a resolution at the AGM, please note that as per our constitution notice of any resolution should be given in writing to the club secretary not less than 14 days before the meeting (08 April 2014).


Chris Lamb (Club Chair)

Last Updated (Friday, 21 March 2014 19:15)


Club championship 2014

The results are now up after the first two races: see Club Championship above.


Christmas and New Year

The Richmond clubhouse will be closed on December 24th, 26th and 31st and will open again on January 2nd. There will be no runs at Northallerton on Christmas Day or New Year's Day.

Sunday January 12th is the date booked for the annual fancy dress run.The clubhouse will be open from 10:00, with the aim of setting out for a run round the Easby Loop (ice permitting) at 10:30.

Rather than the usual bring and share, soup and rolls will be provided, and the bar will be open. If you want to bring any goodies left over from Christmas to get rid of them, feel free!

Please let Geoff Kensett know if you are coming so that he can make sure we have enough soup.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 18 December 2013 21:04)


Welfare Officer wanted

I would like to stand down as Welfare Officer before I go away for the winter, so am looking for a club member to take over this role. Being a Welfare Officer is not a time consuming role, there has been very little to do over the time that I have been in post, but it is important for the on-going development of our club. Basically the role involves responding to any concerns that club members may have and making sure that runners' welfare is considered. The role is at 'arms length' from the committee, so it is only necessary to attend committee meetings a couple of times a year.

If you are interested in taking on this role, please contact me to discuss in more detail.

Ros Blackmore

Last Updated (Monday, 18 November 2013 21:32)


Reeth Trail 20K

Reeth-20K-Trail-RaceNew trail running event in Swaledale. A challenging 20k circular route, heading up the River Swale before climbing Harkerside and entering the hidden dale of Apedale (at around 5miles). After a fast descent another climb takes competitors over the Height of Greets before returning to Reeth on mixed terrain. Swaledale Outdoor Shop will be hosting and providing race HQ. Anyone who runs with Swaledale Outdoors shop will know it's a superb challenging route with stunning views throughout. Route is entirely on Public Rights of Way and will be fully flagged.

Ice creams on the Village Green or a refreshing drink in one of the three pubs not included but highly recommended!

Rich Gale

Here is a bigger version of the poster and here is a link for entries.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 18 March 2014 19:08)


Members' forum

More than half the club members have asked me for access to the forum, but this leaves quite a few people who have never seen it. You don't necessarily have to post any messages yourself, but there is often  extra information on there which you won't find on the main site. Among other things there is currently information about training sessions, races coming soon and some London Marathon news. Don't miss out: e-mail Liz if you are a paid-up member and want a password.

Liz Sowter

Last Updated (Friday, 10 January 2014 18:56)


Structured training

Here is Jess's latest training schedule, designed to prepare runners for a January half-marathon. If you haven't tried any of these structured sessions yet it is well worth giving them a try, whether it is for race preparation or just to improve your speed and fitness. 

Last Updated (Sunday, 15 December 2013 12:42)


Richmond Castle 10K prize winners

Congratulations to all the runners who took part in this event. Here is the list of 2013 prize winners:

Male open

1 James Askew Durham City Harriers 35.23

2 Alasdair Tatham North York Moors 35.41

3 Gavin Duffy Billingham Marsh House Harriers 36.03

4 Michael Elgie unattached 36.50

5 Tuomas Hapola unattached 37.00

Female open

1 Nicolene van Staden unattached 38.28 (new course record)

2 Sarah Tunstall Kendal AC 38.40

3 Sharon Barlow Ripon runners 40.05

4 Michelle Avery Sunderland Harriers 41.29

5 Abie Hearmon Sedgefield Harriers 42.46

Male 40-50

1 Darren Burnley Pudsey Pacers 37.23

2 Kim Brown unattached 37.55

Male 50-60

1 Gary Dack Billingham Marsh House Harriers 40.06

2 Russell Collins Teesdale AC 40.08

Male 60 plus

1 Gary Pemberton North East Veterans 42.09

2 Peter Richardson Sunderland Harriers 42.50

Female 35-45

1 Bernadette Caygill Darlington Harriers 43.01

2 Katherine Hackett Quakers Running Club 43.18

Female 45-55

1 Jackie Keavney Swaledale Road Runners 43.23

2 Christine Holleran Nidd Valley Road Runners 49.15

Female 55 plus

1 Judy Greenwood Nidd Valley Road Runners 1.4.56

2 Margaret Thompson Elvet Striders 1.6.29

Male team prize

Billingham Marsh House Harriers

Female team prize

Quakers Running Club

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