Harriers’ father and son pair battle Windy Hill

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Harrogate Harriers’ father and son duo Chris and Brian Miller competed at the Windy Hill Fell race in Littleborough off the M62 on February 16, taking on 1300feet of ascent and muddy conditions.

The Millers ran well, with Chris finishing third in 59.33 and Brian 105th in 1:18.

On the same day Simon Reiter competed in the Hardmoors 26 Osmotherley half marathon.

Simon completed the revised distance in 2:54:45 and found he didn’t mind the extra miles after discovering the best flapjack he’d ever tasted in the village hall at the finish line.

Darren West has chalked up another three marathons in the last fortnight.

Eton Dornay Olympic Park Half Marathon on February 15, sawDarren finish in 1:38:18, 114th of 548 runners in very blustery but sunny conditions.

The following day was Brighton Half Marathon where he crossed the finish line in 1:43:01.

Last Sunday he travelled to Blackpoolwith fellow Harrier, Emma Prentis to navigate a two-lap course, six miles of it into a strong headwind. Darren finished in 1:38:26, 238th overall in a field of 1343 runners, and 13th MV50.

Emma finished in 1:46:23, 426th and 56th lady finisher.

The Snake Lane 10, organised by the Pocklington Runners on Sunday, is always a popular race and this year saw 11 Harriers taking part.

Wendy Marks was first Harrier over the line, 177th overall out of a field over 800 runners, and fifth in her category, finishing in 1:09:33. Tim Broomfield was next in 1:10:49, 198th overall.

Ros Moore, gunning for a sub-75 minute PB was victorious, finishing in a great 1:14:24, 276th overall.

Other results were: Pat Brew, 1:15:04, 296th; Juliette Gregory with a new PB of 1:17:18, 346th and second in the V50 category; her husband Russell Gregory also achieved a PB of 1:20:03, 406th; Mike Salt, aiming for and achieving a PB of sub-80 mins, in a time of 1:19:59, 407th; Rob Athey, 1:20:59, 428th; Paul Berwin, 1:24:49, 508th; Alan Couldwell, 1:29:52, 600th; Coralin Harrison, 1:46:03, 752nd.

On Saturday, Ian Rowbotham, Jake Turnbull, Nick Andralojc and Martyn Price went over to Todmorden to run the Flower Scar fell race (category AM).

There was a lot of climb for a 6.5 mile race (2,500ft), and all the Harriers had a great time. Jake finished 14th among a very serious field, while Ian was first v55 just a minute or so behind him.

Nick and Martyn supported the mid-pack element and also had a fine race.