River and cas­tle races for Har­ri­ers

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dH Run­ners River Race 10km

Jane Lenza was the sole har­rier to com­pete in the in­au­gu­ral 10km River Race at Den­ton, near Carlisle on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 29, or­gan­ised by DH Run­ners.

The race fol­lowed an out and back route along a pedes­tri­anised cy­cle path, leav­ing Holme Head House, Den­ton to­wards Dal­ston be­fore re­turn­ing. The course was largely flat with a slight up­hill to­wards the fin­ish and the 175 par­tic­i­pants en­joyed sunny but cool weather.

Jane was happy to sup­port DH run­ners in their first or­gan­ised run and had no real aim for the race. She has had “up and down” run­ning over the past few months, bat­tling re­cur­rent in­jury and tired legs, so Jane was pleased to cross the fin­ish line in 63 min­utes and en­joyed a lovely so­cia­ble buf­fet with the other run­ners at the end of the race.

Lan­caster cas­tle Half marathon

For the sec­ond suc­ces­sive year, Dum­fries Har­rier Wil­lie Martin took part in the Lan­caster Cas­tle Half Marathon on Sun­day, Novem­ber 5.

He had the sup­port of his wife and a friend as he em­barked on this 13.1 mile race along a flat fast course.

The weather re­mained fine as the 470 com­peti­tors com­pleted the route.

Wil­lie was aim­ing to achieve a time for his bronze club stan­dard award and was pleased Took part in the Lan­caster Cas­tle Half Marathon

to be able to suc­cess in this aim, de­spite run­ning into a post at one of the wa­ter stops.

He com­pleted the race in one hour 33 min­utes 24 sec­onds, a cou­ple of min­utes short of a PB, in 57th po­si­tion over­all and earn­ing him fourth place in the men’s V50 cat­e­gory.

He is now tar­get­ing the Bramp­ton to Carlisle 10-mile race this month as the sea­son draws to a close.

Wil­lie martin

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