There ain't no club like a Postal Harriers club. So said many of us as the group of Posties stood cheering their club mates across the finish slowly swelled as the evening went by. Before long they were the noisiest bunch out there, making sure every last Postie turned the corner into the finish straight and finished as if it were an Olympic final.
A lovely if slightly windy evening greeted us as we gathered in Tadcaster for the second event in the Road Race League series. Over 30 Postal Harriers eager to take on the undulating route. I've gone back and looked at the results history, the corresponding race in 2012 saw 17 Posties taking part.
There's a reason why this club is growing. There are probably several reasons to be fair. It's a great place to be, it feels like we all know each other, we are all equal. Take Jordan for example. He's an immense runner, winning his second race of the series in times that haven't been seen for a few years. You'd forgive him for having a touch of arrogance about him but there's not a hint of it. Down to earth, humble, one of us. Sticking around to cheer on all of his club mates, long after many other clubs had departed.
As well as winning the overall race, we had new PB's to shout about. New club captain Harriet for example going sub 51 for the first time and our first four finishers were all under 38 minutes.
Thanks to Si's mum for the photo. What a team. What a club.
We gather again on Tuesday 24th May in Easingwold for a 7.30pm start. Last night's turnout equates to almost 50% of our membership base. Can we beat it in Easingwold? We would love to see you there.
Here's the full results, https://my.raceresult.com/199998/results#1_9AEFB9
Club night is on tonight (11th May) at 6.30pm as usual. Meet at Bootham Park if your legs are up to it!
Our next social event is the Award's evening at Spark on 20th May. Thanks to Elliot for organising this.