Richmond and Zetland Harriers

The clubs runners were out and about this week, with destinations from Ingleborough, Dumfries, Sheffield, Ballater and the more local but slightly challenging James Heriot 14k.

Lucy Verrill took on the Ingleborough mountain race which covers 6.8 miles but with a climb of 1968 ft to go up Ingleborough the 2nd highest peak in the Yorkshire dales it was always going to have some decent views but she had to get up there first. Even including a fall she finished in an excellent 124th and the 11th female (01:13:27).

A wet and breezy Ballater 10 miler held over a multitude of terrains on Royal Deeside was Mark Crawford's choice over the weekend. Mark had a good run and (67:03) and even had time to notice that her Majesty was in residence, however he didn’t get invited in for tea afterwards.

A large turnout of the club's athletes ran the hilly James Herriot 14km trail race, which was started by Jim Wight (son of Alf Wight who wrote the books). Lee Davies, Carl Jones, Mark Forrest, Carl Loughney, Rob Lickley, Robert Dashwood and Nicki Buckett took to the route, official results will be available next week, but Richmond's runners did very well!

Marc Scott's selection for Team GB over 5,000m had been confirmed for the European Championships to be held in Berlin, Germany.

Deb Pennick ran Sedgefield parkrun as part of her hen do and her first milestone of 50 parkruns and was 243rd (41:51), she was joined by Lewis Moore in 24th (20:48), Pauline Whittaker in 86th (25:16) and Nicki Buckett in 137th (28:23).

Jeremy Pattison took the trip to Dumfries for his parkrun finishing a very wet 4th (20:12). At Northallerton parkrun Rob Scott took the top honours (18:53) and was followed by Alastair Wilkin in 13th (22:19). Ian Hepworth was 148th at Graves parkrun in Sheffield (27:28). Steve Middleton was 2nd at Catterick parkrun (17:31), Holly McCowie was the 1st lady in 11th overall (20:58), Garry Malton was 18th in another new pb (21:42), Ryan Greer was 43rd (24:22), Thomas Greer in 85th (28:51) and Karen Greer in 97th (31:12).

At Darlington parkrun Tom O’Mahoney was 5th overall in a new pb (18:43, pb) and Sam Archer was 25th overall (20:59). Sam Archer continued the Richmond club's excellent record at Northallerton junior by finishing as the 1st runner (7:49) and he was followed by Ollie Middleton making it the 1, 2 for Richmond (8:32).

Further information on the club and training nights can be found on the website