Dom­i­nant Har­ri­ers a hit in Re­lays

Stockport Express - - Sport - ATH­LET­ICS SOFIA TAVINI

THE se­nior mem­bers of Stock­port Har­ri­ers ea­gerly took part in the Univer­sity of Manch­ester Re­lays on the week­end.

With their yel­low Stock­port Bibs they dom­i­nated yet an­other race, with nearly 40 of the club’s ath­letes tak­ing part.

There, ath­letes ran a fast and flat three­k­ilo­me­tre loop at Ken­wor­thy Woods filled with dozens of sharp and nar­row bends.

As if the cold tem­per­a­tures weren’t enough, the wind also de­cided to pipe up mak­ing it im­pos­si­ble not to run in a coat and leg­gings.

How­ever, the mem­bers sac­ri­ficed the lux­ury of keep­ing warm in the club tent and de­fied the freez­ing con­di­tions.

The mixed teams con­sist­ing of six legs set off first and took on the wind­ing course.

To make the top three spots for Stock­port were the A team (Andy Nixon, Phil Burns, James Cor­den, Nathan Mayoh, Karl Tay­lor and Iain Mu­doch).

Over­all, they came 50th with a time of 01:03:44.

Shortly af­ter the Stock­port B team (Steve Brown, Mathew Town­ley, Paul Car­ring­ton, Andy Car­pen­ter, Mike Shaw and Rob Caw­ley) crossed the fin­ish line tak­ing 77th place with a time of 01:11:14.

Fi­nally, the third Stock­port to come whizzing through the line was Team C, with a time of 01:16:01 and plac­ing 91st (Dave Hul­ley, Adrian Nutter, Paul Haines, Ge­orge Walker, Pete Sin­clair and Mark Byrom)

The first three Stock­port teams to fin­ish were Stock­port Har­ri­ers Team A (Louise Rudd, Jayne Law­ton and Ruth Sin­clair) cross­ing the line at 33:57 and over­all snatch­ing 21st place.

Louise also took 10th fastest lap of the day.

This was shortly fol­lowed by our Team B (Clara Jarvis, Sofia Tavini and Imo­gen Nutter) fin­ish­ing at 36:40 and tak­ing 44th place.

Next up to fin­ish was our Stock­port Har­ri­ers Team D (Jill Tavini, Jane Mul­ryan and So­phie Seigner) plac­ing over­all 63rd with a time of 39:45.

At the end of it all, we had some very ded­i­cated har­ri­ers rac­ing two legs on dif­fer­ent teams.

They were ob­vi­ously keen on get­ting their mileage up, although the num­ber of de­li­cious treats pro­vided may have con­tra­dicted the point of ex­er­cise!

Across the week­end Stock­port Har­ri­ers Kelly Crick­more won V40 wom­ens ti­tle at the Frank­furt Marathon with over 10,000 run­ners par­tic­i­pat­ing in this race, Kelly also ran a PB of 02:42:34 and plac­ing 29th over­all woman

Two more of the club’s ded­i­cated run­ners, Andy Tit­ley and Ali­son Duck­worth, took on the Snowdonia Marathon.

Both man­aged to fin­ish un­der four hours with Andy cross­ing the line with an as­ton­ish­ing time of 3:57:38, shortly fol­lowed by Ali­son with 03:57:39, claim­ing 503rd po­si­tion.

●●Louise Rudd

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