THIS week had a more autumnal feel to it and was not quite so busy for Richmond and Zetland Harriers, but that’s only if you discount 10kms, parkruns, throws competitions and longer more testing courses.

It was the local Middlesbrough 10km which is always very well supported by our runners and this year was no exception. Ian Christon was the first finisher for the club in 32nd and again just off his PB with another good run (36:35), Jeremy Pattison was next in 48th and a season’s best (38:06, sb), Ken Harker followed in 64th (38:56).

Rob Dashwood also had a good run (43:30), the flying Kimberley Reeve was the tenth lady, the first V45 and added a new pb in the process (43:40), Garry Malton took another chunk off his pb (44:16, pb), and next was Alastair Wilkin getting back to his best (45:37).

Rebecca Quinn another with a big new pb (46:38, pb) and the flying Peter O’Mahoney in a huge new pb by over ten minutes (57:48, pb).

Wetherby was the other local run taking place and Steve Sadler had a good run and finished as the second V55 (40:39) and Pete Richardson also competing (49:21).

Rob Lickley ran the Tholthorpe 10k finishing in 85th (45:02). Pauline Whittaker was in the prizes at the Princess short ‘n’ Sweet challenge run over 8.5 miles and had a strong run finishing as the second lady (1:42:38).

Three of junior runners took to the start line at the Middlesbrough 3k with all three in fantastic form. Tom O’Mahoney was third overall in a new pb (9:44, pb), just behind was Josh Hammett in fourth and another with a new pb (9:46, pb) and Joe Reeve who had a few logistical issues to deal with in sixth (10:01).

Dan Upton was in Southport for the Waterloo open meeting and continues his excellent form in the throws events winning both the shot (12:50) and the discus (38:83) and he also had a go at the javelin.

Steve Middleton was the third finisher at Northallerton parkrun (19:47), Jonathan Gray was fourth (19:50), Kevin Bond in ninth and a new pb (21:41, pb), Alastair Wilkin in 12th (22:18), Elaine Watters in 28th and the third lady (25:03), Kiki Fletcher in 50th (27:57), Shona Fletcher in 52nd (27:58) and Jane Bond in 82nd (35:05).

At Norwich parkrun Paul Simpson was 23rd (20:14) and Nicola Simpson was 60th (22:09). Rob Scott was the first finisher at Fountains Abbey parkrun (16:38) and Elly Robertson was with her dog (28:57).

Leon Reeve was sixth (18:25), Anthony Jefford was eighth in a new pb (18:30, pb) and Ian Hepworth was 199th at Catterick parkrun (27:40).

Garry Malton was third at Cotsford Fields parkrun (22:06).

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