Report 503 HDSRL 4 & NY Schools

Eight Richmond & Zetland junior athletes took part in the North Yorkshire Schools Track and Field Championships at York on 14th June. There were two gold medals for Adam Walker in the Junior Boys for 300m, which he covered in just 38.3 and the triple jump, with a distance of 11.35m. Will Riley also competed well, finishing 6th in the high jump with 1.35m.

For the Inter Girls, Issey Starkey finished 4th in the 1500m with 5.10.7 and 7th in the high jump with 1.35m. Holly Hammett had a great run over 300m to finish in 5th place with 46.3 and was also 6th over 800m in 2.35.8. Owen Goundry took a silver medal over 100m for the Inter Boys, with an excellent time of 12.1 and Luke Hack finished 7th over 1500m with a great time of 4.34.8. In the Junior Girls age group, Laura Kirkham finished 6th over 1500m with 5.23.1 and Eleanor West 10th in the long jump with 3.89m.

The fourth event of the Harrogate and District Race League, hosted by Dragons Running Club, took place at Esholt on 19th June, which covered approximately 5.5 miles on an undulating route. Given the travelling distance, a low turn- out of just six Richmond athletes saw the team finish in 11th place on the night.

Ken Harker was first Harrier home once again in 12th place and a time of 34.24 and Rob Scott continued his excellent form with 24th place in 36.17. Simon Withers had another strong outing with 41.50 and 85th across the line, while Andy Everard was the next runner home, finishing in 119th, with a time of 44.44. Ray Robson continued his comeback to finish in 171st with 48.49 and Ian Hepworth rounded off the team effort, taking 233rd place in 56.22.