Swaledale Runners

Formerly Swaledale Road Runners

Race Reports

News roundup July 4th 2016

The Harrogate Midweek League concluded with the traditional Handicap race in Ripon on June 28th. Runners set off with staggered start times based on their previous performances in the series. Nicky Logan outperformed herself relative to previous races and therefore finished fourth in the race with a time of 45.59. Alan Mackay was quickest Swaledale runner on the night finishing 49th in 37.58. Other club performances - 32nd Roger Brisley 46.14, 35th Zoe Mackay 44.46, 44th Stuart Hardcastle 41.25, 127th Chris Sayer 50.01, 158th Ronan Walsh 39.52, 217th Karen Thorpe 50.53.
Tim Grimwood was in action on June 26th at the Cronkley fell race in Upper Teesdale (10.5 miles 1755 feet climb). He finished an excellent fifth place out of 35 runners.
On July 2nd Ian Oldham took part in the Ultimate Trails 55km race in the Lake District. His time of 7h47min earned him 62nd place from 449 finishers. Sarah Haynes also ran, finishing 375th in 11h09min.
The following day Tim Grimwood, Jim Coldwell and Michael Keavney travelled to the Bampton Show near Haweswater to run in the 5.5mile fell race. Ian Oldham also attended, with the intention of spectating after his previous day's exertion, but couldn't resist running and entered at the last minute. Despite heavy legs he still managing to beat Jim and Michael in the process. Times - Tim 45.30, Ian 49.27, Jim 50.25, Michael 51.12.
Ros Blackmore took part in this years Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon on July 2nd and 3rd. Running with Mandy Goth of Todmorden she finished 38th of 47 pairs in the Kirkfell class.
Parkrun times July 2nd. Darlington - Neil Bowmer 19.26 (Parkrun PB), Marian Hunter 27.25. Northallerton - Niall Cheyne 23.52.