IT WAS A QUIETER week for Richmond and Zetland Harriers’ finest but a storm did get in the way and ended a few trips out due to cancelled events, however plenty was achieved both at home and also further away – a lot further away.

It was the Northern Schools inter counties cross country at Lowther Castle in the Lake District.

Charlie Stephenson had another storming run and performance to finish second overall in his age group representing North Yorkshire. Tom O’Mahoney was also running and representing North Yorkshire.

The craziest run of the weekend goes to Rachel Ross-Russell who took on Storm Ciara head on over the Hardmoors Saltburn marathon route along the coast and over 28 miles, the best place to be facing a storm head on.

It didn’t seem to bother Rachel and in fact she prospered in the conditions finishing as the second lady and the 1st V50 (05:11).

At Catterick parkrun Joseph Smith was 11th and went sub-20 for the first time, smashing his pb in the process (19:37, pb), Garry Malton was 33rd (22:04) and Ian Hepworth was 79th (25:51).

John Gray was 3rd at Northallerton parkrun (19:56), Anthony Jefford was 5th (20:43) and Elly Robertson was the 30 minute pacer (30:00). Paul Simpson was 25th (20:34) at Fountains Abbey parkrun and Nicola Simpson was 130th (25:40) pacing her son to a new pb. Rob Lickley was an excellent 8th at Millfield parkrun at Easingwold (21:34).

The prize for the longest distance travelled for a parkrun this week goes to Steve and Ann Sadler who travelled to Australia for Newport Lakes parkrun in Melbourne.

Conditions weren’t much different than Steve’s usual Catterick parkrun if you take away the wet, wind and tarmac and replace it with off road, no wind and over 25 degree temperatures.

Steve held the club name up high finishing in 4th overall (21:20). Further information on the club and training nights can be found on the website