Richmond and Zetland Harriers

RICHMONDS athletes were out and about competing at Jarrow, Darlington and York this week. Competitions ranged from 10km, track masters meeting and even the last senior track league match in division 2 for this season. Ken Harker, Nicki Buckett, Pauline Whittaker and Jane Bond took the trip to Jarrow for the latest North East Masters Athletics track meet. Everyone came back with either a seasons or new personal best. Ken Harker ran the 800m and was the 1st V45 finisher in big seasons best time (2:18:4, sb). Pauline Whittaker was the 2nd V50 in her 800m (02:56:1), the 1st V50 in the 200m (34.1) and part of the victorious ladies V45 relay team in both the 100 and 400m with Jane Bond and Nicki Buckett. Jane threw the shot to a new pb (5:20), ran the 200m in another new pb time (44:01, pb), produced another new pb in the 400m (03:55, pb) and was part of the victorious 100 and 400 relay team. Nicki Buckett also part of the relay squad also ran a new pb in the 200m (41:0, pb) and was 5th in the 800m (3:34:2).

A couple of newer members to the club took on the York 10km with Rob Likley in first race in a club vest produced a fine run (41:51) and Zabi Dashwood also showing her talent for the 10km (60:53). The results came in for the gruelling James Herriot trail race held over 14km with the club's runners all to the fore of the 236 entrants and claiming a great men's team win even with heavy rain and wind ravaging the course. Channel 5 even were filming for the Yorkshire vet, so a few of our runners will be famous come January. The in-form Carl Jones was flying from the off and was leading by over a minute at half way, so much so that he was even ahead of the marshal who was meant to direct him, unfortunately with a wrong turn he literally hit a stone wall, got back on course but by that stage couldn’t catch the front runners but still finished a superb 4th (60:27, 1st V40), not far behind with another excellent run was David Hack (61:20) and another cracking performance from Mark Forrest in 9th and claiming the V50 win (61:75). Carl Loughney continues to run well and was a very good 17th (64:05), Rob Lickley another with a good run in 50th (71:27), the ever improving Robert Dashwood in 53rd (71:88), another to run well was Lucy Verrill in 71st (74:52), Kimberley Reeve in a decent 90th (76:55) and the ever improving Nicki Buckett in 189th (93:03).

The final track league meeting of Division 2 was hosted by Richmond and Zetland at Eastbourne sports complex in Darlington. The throwers led the line at the start of the day with the duo of Ryan Inglis (33:15) and Alex Canizo (21:48) throwing for the men and were both 4th in the hammer A and B strings. The ladies hammer had Jo Adams in 4th in the A (16:18) and Fiona Wilson 3rd in the B (12:39). In the discus Rosie Adams was 5th in the A (16:19) and Emily Crisp also 5th in the B (15:73). Ryan was 4th in the A discus (31:68) and Alex in 3rd in the B (21:66). The javelin had Alex 6th in the A and Ryan 6th (17:51) in the B (15:71). The ladies had Pauline Whittaker in 6th (14:88) in the A and Fiona Wilson 4th in the B (14:67). Jo Adams was 6th in the shot (5:92) with Emily Crisp 5th in the B (5:42). Ryan was 4th (11:44) and Alex also 4th in the shot (8:27). In the long jump Emily Crisp was a very good 4th (3:91) with Pauline Whittaker also 4th in the B (3:01). The men had Liam Rabjohn in 5th in a new life time best (4:64, pb). The triple jump had Richard Kirkham in 5th (9:88) and Ryan Canizo in 4th (9:77). Emily Crisp was a very good 4th in the ladies event (8:77). The 100m had Richard Kirkham in 4th in the A string (11:8) and Robert Dashwood on his debut in 6th (14:9). The ladies had Joey Hewson in 4th (13:4) and Pauline Whittaker in 5th (16:0). Joey was 5th in the 200m (28:2) and Pauline 4th in the B (33:9). In the 200m mens Richard was 6th (25:4) and Lewis Moore with a good run in 5th (27:8). In the A 400m Lewis Moore put in a great performance to finish 5th (61:9) and Anthony Jefford with another gutsy run in 5th in the B race (71:1, pb). In the ladies race Jo Adams took the win (63:2) and Kimberley Reeve had a very good finish in 4th (81:8). Jo was again in the 800m finishing 2nd (2:23:7) and Kimberley in 3rd (3:00:9). Both mens athletes finished 5th in their heats of the 800m, Liam Rabjohn (2:07:4) and another good performance from David Hack (2:20:5).

In the 1500m Liam was 4th (4:28:3) and Robert Dashwood was also 4th (5:35:2). The ladies had good performances by Laura Kirkham in 5th (5:53:2) and Nicki Buckett in a big new pb in 4th (7:14:3). In the 3000m, Rosie Adams was an excellent 2nd (12:11:3) and Fiona Wilson was 3rd in her race (14:19:5). Steve Middleton was 5th on his debut in the steeplechase (11:43:4) and David Hack was a great 2nd in the B string (12:26:7). Steve had another great run in the 5000m for 3rd (17:35:7) and Anthony Jefford had a storming run for 4th (18:58:7). The 400m hurdles had Ryan Canizo running well in 5th (78:5) and Ryan Ingliss well placed in 3rd (1:34:4). The Ryans took on the 110m hurdles with both in 5th in the same time (29:7). The ladies 4 x 100m team came 5th (Emily, Nicki, Pauline and Joey) and they also came 4th in the 4 x 400m (Rosie, Pauline, Laura and Joey). The mens team also came 5th in the 4 x 100m (Robert, Steve, Lewis and Ryan) and like the ladies the team was 4th in the 4 x 400m (Lewis, David, Richard and Liam). A great all round performance left the team in 5th out of 6 teams and not enough to save them from the drop to Division 3.

Ian Christon was 1st finisher at Northallerton parkrun (19:00). Ken Harker was 2nd (18:19) and Nick Mason had a very good run at Albert park parkrun in 9th (18:48). At Catterick parkrun Garry Malton was 28th (22:10), Ian Hepworth was 62nd (26:07), Thomas Greer in 88th (28:36) and Karen Greer in 106th (30:19). Further afield Tom O’Mahoney was 1st finisher at Flatts Lane park run (20:36) and Shannon Robinson did Redcar junior parkrun in new big pb (7:32, pb).

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Image: Winning mens team at the James Heriot 14km trail race. (2186)