There's only one place to start this week. Harrogate. I've always thought of Harrogate as a serene town. Well manicured and wealthy. Yesterday was a level playing field or should I say ploughed field. The mud was deep, the mud was wet. Much like leaping from one deep bowl of soup straight into another. The blokes spoke only of getting a frosty look when they took one step in the house before they were hosed down and allowed any further.
Yes it was hard but it was also fun. We had another good turn out from the Postal Harrier squad. It was an Ellwood double act with Mel and Glynn leading the way home for the ladies and gents respectively. To be fair, everyone completing deserved a pat on the back. Special mention for Amy as well. She will tell you that she didn't do anything special but stopping to help an injured runner is the stuff that YPH are made of. Those who help never think they are doing anything special but those who they have helped generally have a very different view. First class Amy!
Here's the full list of results and a selection of photos of the team in action. Many thanks also to our support crew, Reid in particular who ended up muddier than his Dad.
That leaves the parkrun results roundup from Saturday. The one performance to note is Jason, from now on to be known as Mr Consistent. The last 3 weeks have seen him churn out a 21.23, 21.25 and 21.24. Something tells me Mr Consistent is ready to knock some serious time off.
Danny Clayton 19.47
Jim Carter 19.51
Darren Baker 22.50 - a little bird tells me DGB was saving his legs for a charity race in the afternoon, that he won! No photographic evidence has reached us yet but we'll be sure to share it once it does.
Kevan Ford 26.45
Lucy Turner 32.31
Yeovil Montacute parkrun
Andy Heather 21.40
Jason Platten 21.24
Amanda Clark 24.19
Simon Middleton 42.10
Patrick Hough 21.46
The next PECO league race is on 9th February. Lets see if we can get another strong turnout. The men are now sitting pretty in 3rd place in the team league with the ladies in 5th. Keep it up folks!
I've also listed a number of localish races coming up over the next two months.
Hope to see lots of you down at club night on Weds, 6.30pm at the Minster Inn.
If you haven't already cast your vote in the club awards, it remains open for the rest of this week. Follow this link to vote (please only vote once in each category) https://www.yorkpostalharriers.com/annual-awards-voting
Awards will be presented at our quiz night on 7th Feb at the Knavesmire Pub - please bring your family and friends along.
Last but not least, don't forget the AGM taking place on 29th Jan with a club run to follow. 6.15 pm at St Olave's Church Hall, just down the hill from the Minster Inn.
26th Jan - Meltham 10K - https://bookitzone.com/andy_whitworth/zBjFFX
1st Feb - Kirkstall Calverley Cutter - https://racebest.com/races/62hc9
9th Feb - PECO League Race 4 - https://racebest.com/races/xsy4s
13th Feb - York 5K League - https://racebest.com/races/7v24e
16th Feb - Liversedge Half Marathon - https://bookitzone.com/gemma_bird/cOjFFX
Sun 23rd Feb - Settle 10K, 10mile or Half Marathon - https://bookings.itsgrimupnorthrunning.co.uk/book/107
8th March - Lightwater Valley 10K - https://racebest.com/races/96zv5
14th March - Dentdale Road Race - https://racebest.com/races/28k4g
15th March - Bradford 10K - https://racebest.com/races/vstav
31st May - Ripon 10 mile - https://www.runbritain.com/entries/EnterRace.aspx?evid=75bf0ac15e5f&erid=7dbe0cc9596b