Athletics: Harrogate’s Grant clinches top 30 placing on Helvellyn

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The Helvellyn and the Dodds race took place on May 25, run over 11.5 miles with an ascent that marks this race out, with the overall climb of 4,500ft.

Ben Grant chalked up another category (MV60) win finishing in 2:50:49 for 26th place overall with Jake Turnbull not far behind in 2:54:27 for 35th place overall.

Monika Papaj took to the trails for the Montane Ultra Trail 26 at Howgills, also on Sunday. Monika Papaj completed it in 5: 01, earning her seventh lady and third in her age category.

Bank Holiday Monday kicked off at the Austwick Amble.

Nick Andralojc stopped to attend to a fellow runner in distress and ensure that he obtained treatment so didn’t finish on this occasion.

Four had excellent results: Tim Palmer 34th in 1:02; Harry Brook Dobson 69th in 1:10; Dan Simmons 82nd in 1:12; Sally Houghton, 86th and 6th lady in 1:13.

Also on the bank holiday was the Ilkley Trail Race, a 6.9 mile event with 700ft of climb Two Harriers took part in the race: Jo Williams, 171st in 1:03:00 and Liz Sandell, 191st in 1:06:26.

Nathan Smith ran the Carlisle City Urban Trail race ,finishing 12th out of 78 with a time of 56:01.

A few days later, on 24th May, the Bupa Westminster Mile took place in London with Harriers’ Ashley Brook winning his age group (55-59). He ran a superb 5:28 to take that victory by 20 seconds.

On the last day of May Stephen Kirk ran the Blackpool Promenade 10 miler, finishing in 71:22 and 32nd overall.

Emma Moore went East to Hull to take part in the Humber Bridge 10k, delighted to finish in her best time of the season so far, 55:33.

Darren West completed the Flaming June Half Marathon in Cambridgeshire, coming ever nearer to the halfway point of his 52 halves in 52 weeks. He crossed the line in 1:37:36.

Rosalyn Moore went rather further afield, to South Africa, choosing to take on the much-revered Comrades Marathon – at 56 miles. Ros was comfortably inside the overall finish cut-off time of 12 hours, in 10:46:15 for a coveted bronze medal for below 11 hours.