THE Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers virtual Championship continued this week with the Darlington 10k, starting at Lidle and out and back to Sandhutton.

Fifty eight members and friends took part, the fastest finisher again being Tom Levi, back in form after a nasty fall at a previous event. He took 37.41 minutes, well ahead of Matt Jones, second in 40.23 and he just pipped Stephan Tomaszewski, third in 40.24.

Josh Fothergill came fourth in 42.33, Rob Burn fifth in 43.18, Jody Sygrove sixth in 44.59, Pedro Carrasco seventh in 46.56, Rob Lickley eighth in 47.09, Paul Chapman ninth in 47.09 and David Fawkes tenth in 47.16.

The club's ladies are becoming very competitive, with Esther Harrison again fastest, first lady and sixth overall in 43.00, with Sarah Yeomans performing well, second lady and eight overall in 43.58. Olivia Mulligan was in action again after a long Covid lay-off. She was third lady, tenth overall, in 46.02.

Trudy Morrice continues to perform well and she came fourth in 46.53 with Louise Mayfield fifth in 50.13, Rosie Gatenby sixth in 50.47, Kirst Naylor seventh in 51.10, Hilary Coventry eighth in 51.48, Helen Ashworth ninth in 52.15 and Clare Tempest tenth in 52.42.

Special mention must be made of Clare who also put in a time of 1.50 for the virtual Great North Run. Others participating were Pete Jackson in 1.45.50, Alison Butcher, who, along with husband Andy, took 2.13.34, Tim Waistell took 2.03.56 and Paul Chapman, pushing his friend Ewan Harrison in a wheelchair and taking 2.19, with Siobhan Woodland recording 3.09.52.

Paul and Ewan also did a marathon distance in 5.01.