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Storm Ciara beats some of us but not all...

This was the weekend when an angry lady called Ciara came knocking. She dashed the hopes of some of us and we will live to fight another day. Plenty of us still got the opportunity to sneak a race in though, getting under Ciara's radar. We had the Cross Country crowd racing through muddy puddles, we had Hardmoors Sam and we had Drew (remember him!?) taking on the Victoria Park 1/2 Marathon in that there London.

Elsewhere on the calendar Muddy Boots 10K in Ripon and Mad Dog 10K in Southport fell foul of the weather. I can attest to the impact of the storm in Southport with cancellation definitely being the right decision. Lucy, our champion fancy dress runner will have to wait for another day to chase the £250 first prize for best outfit.

Meanwhile on the other side of the country we also had a top step of the podium to cheer about. Sam Lynn was taking on the 10K ish Hardmoors event in Saltburn. 2nd place and 9 seconds away from winning the thing. Slowed down by his Norwich shirt. You'd have won in Postal blue Sam! I can't tell you his time as he was watchless but a podium finish in a Hardmoors event is well earned. It's not called Hardmoors for nothing.

Last time Drew ran in London he was taking on the marathon in his kilt. I'm guessing he was back in more normal running kit this time as he clocked 1:42:04 in the Victoria Park Half Marathon.

We also had 7 hardy Harriers at West Park in Leeds for the latest outing in the PECO Cross Country league. Starter numbers were well down due to the weather so even the cross country crowd were crying off. Cracking effort to all 7 of you in what I hear were very challenging conditions.

Di pipped Mel by a mere 7 seconds to be first lady back with Amy & Dee not too far behind. On the men's side Glynn lead us home followed by Jim and Andy.

Finishing up on the results, it was great to see so many down at the quiz on Friday night. Big thanks to Carl for organising and raising over £300 for local charities. The two club awards were presented on the night with the top 3 in each category as follows:

Most Improved

1st - Deanna Dawkins

2nd - Jim Carter

3rd - Helena Senior

Club Person of the Year

1st - Andy Heather

2nd - Mark Whitby

3rd= Deanna Dawkins & Simon Middleton

Many congratulations to Deanna & Andy, both well deserved winners as I'm sure you will all agree.

What was great to see was the amount of different people who received votes, suggesting that the club is in a great place. 12 different runners collected votes in the most improved category and 9 of us received votes in the club person category.

PECO League Results

York parkrun

Mark Thompson 19.15

Darren Baker 19.34

Jim Carter 19.40

Dom Carter 20.29

Kevin Armstrong 22.02

Mark Dodsworth 22.12

Sophie Johnson 24.12

Deanna Dawkins 24.29

Harrogate parkrun

Andrew Halcro-Johnston 23.28

Stewart parkrun

Jess Hayward 23.44

Heslington parkun

Danny Clayton 19.26

Simon Middleton 19.48

Andy Heather 21.57

Ian Smithson 24.32

Amanda Clark 24.42

Phil Raddall 29.26

Lucy Turner 29.48

Sam Lynn 29.54

Dalby Forest parkrun

Karen Travis 34.00

New Earswick parkrun

Ben Briffaud 22.02

Chris Thompson 23.23

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