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Great North Run 12th Sept 2021

This year, the race started and finished in Newcastle with runners crossing the Tyne Bridge twice. The start line remained on the Central Motorway (parallel to Claremont Road) in Newcastle upon Tyne, as in previous years. The finish line is now on the Great North Road in Newcastle upon Tyne, adjacent to the Town Moor.

Several of our members took part some for charity and some for fun, well done to all of you and we hope you enjoyed your day out in Newcastle.

Wasim Hussain 1:47:41

Mike Peel 1:59:24

Phil Lickley 2:01:11

Jo Fortune 3:28:30

Julie Hepworth 3:28:32

Robin Hood 100 mile Ultra 11th Sept 2021

This is a fully marked ultra on nice underfoot, runnable and scenic trails.

From South Wheatley Village Hall you head out towards the Chesterfield Canal. Once the route hits the towpath runners simply follow this all the way Worksop to eventually join part of the Dukeries race route which enters into the heart of Sherwood Forest. Navigation on the canal could not be simpler as the towpath hugs the canal water. Once you hit the forest it will be well taped.

The race loops 30 miles in Sherwood Forest twice, before returning on the same towpath once again. The Dukeries lap offers some of Nottinghamshire’s most famous, finest and picturesque trail.

Following forest trails, minor roads and footpaths, the route passes charming lodges, through Creswell Crags and skirts the Welbeck Estate.

It then crosses Clumber Park and through peaceful farm land before looping back to pass by the Thoresby Estate before returning to the thick of the Forest again.

Chris Hillam took on the difficult challenge managing a fantastic 112.8km/69.9 miles, unfortunatly not finishing the event but still a pretty decent effort, well done Chris

Off road Yorkshireman Half+Full Marathon 12th Sept 2021

The annual running of this event attracted a decent field from far and wide, starting as usual on the Main St. Haworth with the marathon off at 9.30 and the half an hour later at half 10, another superbly organised event.

Both routes climb up and onto Pennistone Hill, heading over to Ovenden Moor windfarm at which point the routes split just past Top Withins, with the marathon heading left and into the distance as the half continues past Halifax Sailing Club, heading back to wards Haworth both sets of runners have a final last climb up Butt Lane and towards Haworth Primary School.

Some fabulous runs from eveybody, with Paul managing a great 3rd place in the Half, and Zoe, Vikki and Pauline completing their 1st off road marathon

Half Marathon

3rd Paul Greenwood 1:49:16 (1st V40)

56th Neil Windle 2:21:59

Full Marathon

15th Carl Heron 4:09:26

21st Simon Brady 4:20:04

90th Pauline Naylor 5:38:52 (3rd V60 + club record)

108th Zoe Hipwell 6:09:25 (Club record)

125th Vikki Bean 6:36:36

Well don everbody.

Liverpool 10 mile 12Th Sept 2021

Starting at the Pier Head in the shadow of the famous Liver Building the Half Marathon course meanders up to the most scenic parkland in the city at Sefton Park before heading back along the waterfront promenade overlooking the River Mersey. The route takes in many of the famous landmarks that most will be familiar with… and some you won’t.

​The 10 mile race held in conjunction with the half marathon sets off at the same time and finishes in the same location. The 10 mile option cuts out the Sefton Park section with both half marathon and 10 mile runners merging on Aigburth Drive at the seven and four mile point respectively as the course heads toward the waterfront.

Amy Mckechnie raced the 10 miler finishing with fabulous 1:06:14 and 1st Lady, 1st V40 and 10th place overall.

Fantastic running Amy, well done, you’re on fire

Tholthorpe 10k 12th Sept 2021

The race is now in its 25th year and is a well-respected, friendly event, attracting entrants from a wide area. The attractive course passes through local countryside and finishes on the Village Green by the duck pond.

Steve Brook was once again a keen regular visitor to this event, Steve ran well finishing with super 130th pace, 1st V70 with a time of 50:38.

Awesome racing Steve, awaiting photos

Blackpool Marathon 12th Sept 2021

The race is often described as a flat and fast coastal marathon. The course takes runners along the Blackpool seafront past the many sights, including Golden Mile, St Annes and Lytham. It is very popular with runners looking to achieve a PB.

The race starts in Blackpool. From there runners head south to Lytham st Annes where they turn and run back towards Cleveleys before turning south again. The half marathon finish line is back in Blackpool near the start, while marathon runners continue on to repeat the route.

Martin Firth once again raced in this annual event finishing 56th with a fantastic 3:37:31 and 1st V60

Great racing Martin, no photo’s as yet

Brun Valley 10k Trail Race 12th Sept 2021

The popular Brun Valley Trail 10k is back for its third year! This 10k trail race follows clear but varied paths and trails. Starting and finishing in Thompson Park the route heads out through Netherwood, taking in Rowley Lake and the trails of the picturesque Brun Valley Forest Park. 

10th Pete Hughes 44:01 (1st V60)

12th Mick Coe 44:19 (2nd V55)

Great stuff lads, good to see Pete back racing, no photo’s will update should some appear

Leeds 10k + Half Marathon 5Th Sept 2021

The Leeds 10K + Half Marathon was Jane Tomlinson’s vision. Jane founded the race using funds she raised by completing a series of astonishing endurance challenges, all whilst battling terminal cancer.

Jane died in 2007 soon after launching the first 10K. Today, the event has grown to become the highlight of the city’s running calendar; a hugely popular, inclusive and superbly-supported race for participants of all abilities.

The 10k

84th Gary Rowling 40:55

131st Jo Horan 42:56 (3rd FV40)

Half Marathon

Phil Lee 1:54:27

Tracey Stewart 2:14:38

David Bean 2:28:43

Nicola Smith 2:57:43

Well done to you all great running.

Lakeland Trails 5Th Sept 2021

Starting and finishing at Fitz Park, in Keswick, the 5k Derwentwater Sport Trail, 10k Derwentwater Trail Run, 15k Derwentwater Trail Race and 15k Derwentwater Trail Challenge are circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Derwentwater, the surrounding peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra and the northern fells. 

Karol and Phillip had a good old jolly up with Karol racing the 5k and Phillip taking on the 15k route.

Karol finished in 42:37 with a fab 10th place finish, with Phillip taking just 1:32:59 for a 67th place finish in the 15k.

Well done to you both.