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Mon 8th Dec 2014Barnsley Harriers AGM Orient
 Starts 7.45pm in the Shaw Suite at Shaw Lane. Club run for tonight only at 6.30pm.
Sun 7th Sep 2014South Cheshire 20 Road
 20 miles of frequently hilly, mainly country lanes through villages around Crewe. 250 entry limit - £11 (£13 u/a)Start 9.30am Shavington Sports Centre Rope Lane, Shavington, Crewe CW2 5DJ
Mon 1st Sep 2014Club Meeting Orient
 Starts 8.30pm in the Shaw Suite at Shaw Lane. All members welcome.
Sat 21st Jun 20143 Lakes Classic XC
 15 miler, 80% off road around Rother Valley, Treeton and Ulley Lakes. Cheap as chips - just a fiver plus a few quid for parking. 10:30 start. Pile in!
Mon 2nd Jun 2014Club Meeting Orient
 8.30pm in the Shaw Suite @ Shaw Lane. All members are welcome to come along.
Sun 30th Mar 2014Wrap Up and Run 10K XC
 Scenic, chip-timed races in aid of Age UK. £16 entry (£18 U/A). More info and online entry here:
Wed 26th Mar 2014Speed work Broadway Orient
 9-10 reps 1 minute rest between reps
Sun 23rd Mar 2014Rother Valley Half Marathon Road
 Looks like a new event. All the info here:
Wed 19th Mar 2014Hill Work Oak Well area Orient
 10-11 reps
Sun 16th Mar 2014Trimpell 20 Road
 99% traffic free through the historic City of Lancaster and the stunning Lancashire Lune Valley countryside. The Trimpell 20 aims to be a friendly race organised by runners who are dedicated to delivering a superb event for every type of runner as well as supporting local charities. It is an ideal race before your chosen Marathon. For those considering running with us for the first time, we promise a warm welcome and a race with fantastic support. It is however a tough distance and despite some breath taking views along the Lune Valley we recommend some serious training beforehand. Regardless if you are an elite runner with prize winning ambitions, chasing a new personal best time, or one of the many unsung heroes for whom a marathon is the ultimate challenge and this is your preparation, we promise you a race that is tailored specifically for you that you will not forget in a while!!

steve whiteleys doing this 1 ;]- bionicstephen, 2014-01-24

Wed 12th Mar 2014Speed work in town centre (600m fast, 200m walk recovery) Orient
 6-7 reps
Wed 5th Mar 2014Hill work Jermyn Croft (Dodworth) Orient
 8-10 reps
Mon 3rd Mar 2014Club Meeting Orient
 8.30pm in Shaw Suite at Shaw Lane. All members welcome.
Sun 2nd Mar 2014Norton 9 Road
 A scenic rural 9 mile road race from the village of Norton,nr Doncaster, South Yorkshire. £8.00 Affiliated £10.00 Unattached (Postal) Online entry is more..11am start
Sat 1st Mar 2014The Human Hunt Race
 1000 competitors face off in The Human Hunt, a cross between the Hunger Games and the Running Man. 500 runners will sprint through 10KM of mazelike forests pursued by 500 hunters. Every runner is issued with a life belt containing one flag. Hunters must run them down and capture as many flags as possible before the finish line. Runners will be given exactly 5 minutes headstart before the Hunters are released. Luckily the course has multiple routes and natural obstacles to help escape the hunters. Live Music, DJ, Beer Tent and camping available.


Wed 26th Feb 2014Dorothy Hyman Winter Track Series - 5K (race 4 of 4) Road
 £8.50 entry for full series; pay on the night. Held at Dorothy Hyman Stadium, Cudworth. Arrive 6.30pm for 7pm start.

Rescheduled 10k not 5k- slogan539, 2014-02-21

Wed 26th Feb 2014Speed work Broadway Orient
 8-9 reps 1 minute rest between reps
Sun 23rd Feb 2014Great North West Half Marathon Road
 The route takes runners on a flat two lap circuit that takes in the coastal sights of Blackpool. Ideal for anyone chasing a PB. Start time 11:00am

steve whiteleys doing this 1 ;]- bionicstephen, 2014-01-24

Sat 22nd Feb 2014National XC Championships XC
 Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Start times: Senior Women 2.20pm, Senior Men: 3.00pm. All info, timings, directions, map etc. on link here...
Wed 19th Feb 2014Dorothy Hyman Winter Track Series - 10K (race 3 of 4) Road
 £8.50 entry for full series; pay on the night. Held at Dorothy Hyman Stadium, Cudworth. Arrive 6.30pm for 7pm start.

Perfect conditions for the 5k race and the times prove it. 37 runners with a winning time of 16.27. 4th Steve Whiteley 17.27, 14th Anthony Bissell 19.12 and 28th Simon Logan 23.00.- slogan539, 2014-02-21

Wed 19th Feb 2014Hill work Pinder Oaks St (taking in Cemetery Rd, Tune St, Commercial St, Corporation St & Oxford St) Orient
 6 uphill reps.

Another good turnout last night. 43 members running up and down the hills and another 10 on a club run. Well done everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2014-02-20

Sun 16th Feb 2014Wombwell 5. Start 10am Road
 Annual road 5 miler from the go-kart track at Wombwell, much loved as part of marathon build-ups (Run there, run it & run back :-s) Entry form here.

Sorry it's late. New Club Record set for any type of race, 55 MEMBERS at Wombwell!! Nineteen members (most of them new), running their first 5 Mile race and ten recording new personal best times. New PB's, Louise Dickinson 2 minutes and 41 seconds faster, Gaby Wolferink (best female newcomer of the year) 2-06 faster, Paul Gains 1-25 faster, Janine Brown (most improved female runner of the year) 1-15 faster, Clare Bates 54 seconds faster, Scott Briggs (best male newcomer of the year) 34 seconds faster, Adele Kitchen 11 seconds faster, Vicky Levitt 9 seconds faster, Paul Dodd (most improved male runner of the year) 7 seconds faster and Ian Bailey 1 second faster. Sue Taylor just missed out on a new pb, but ran her fastest 5 mile race for 16 Years. New Members. Angus Thomson, Andrew Wakefield, Katie Roberts, Neil Fox, Claire Cordon, Julie Nugent, Donna Biggs, Rene Wolferink, Olivia Thompson, Teresa Self, Aggie Szilvasi, Sarah Taylor, Sharon Schofield, Alex Gore, Victoria Bruff, Chloe Meade, Lisa White, Amanda Hunter and Nicholas Askey. Very well done everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2014-02-19

What a great event that was, and what an Black 'n Tan stampede! Well run by all, fast and slightly less fast and new and old! My race report here: - Gaby, 2014-02-16

Wed 12th Feb 2014Speed work 500m in town centre(400m fast, 100m faster) Orient
 M10, L9
Sun 9th Feb 2014Mad Dog 10k - Southport Road
 Every year that the event has been held it has been voted THE BEST 10K IN THE UK by runners world magazine. Great goody bag, T shirt & medal. All proceeds go to charity. Entry £21.50 (£23.50 U/A)

Me and Ian Bailey did this... my slowest 10k ever so I am not putting up my time!!.. Bad wind and freeezing cold driving rain for the first 6k,,, then the sun came out for the last 4k... Nice to see Justin cheering me on...Thanks Justin... well appreciated.- Skip, 2014-02-16

Sun 9th Feb 2014Caythorpe Dash Half Marathon XC
 A local undulating trail half marathon near Gratham in Lincolnshire.
Thu 6th Feb 2014Club Track Training Session - 400m parlauf x 30 mins Orient
 Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. NOTE: 8pm start (BAC use the track 7-8pm). Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!
Wed 5th Feb 2014Hill work Fitzwilliam Rd Orient
 9-10 loops
Sun 2nd Feb 2014Mickleden Straddle Fell Race Fell
 14.3 miles, 2431ft ascent. 10.30am start from Langsett Barn...Entry form here..

63rd Paul Fordham 02:21:12, 70th Shaun Swallow 02:23:02, 72nd Anthony Bissell 02:23:19, 84th Adrian Tarasiuk 02:26:48, 111th Derek Baldwin 02:36:14, 162nd Jo Bissell 03:25:02, 163rd Rachel Northard 03:25:03- Ant Bissell, 2014-02-03

Results here, well done everyone! - richspooner, 2014-02-03

N.B. Pre-entries only this year, to be received no later than 25th Jan.- AlfTupper, 2014-01-06

Sun 2nd Feb 2014Dewsbury 10k Road
 Don't miss out on the glamour of this flat winter traversal of the Bradford Road, passing Batley's hottest nightspots. 9am start. Entry £14 (£16 u/a)

Thanks John. Not quite my first 10k (first one for 2 years). I'll still take the PB tho'!- CarlH, 2014-02-04

Excellent running by everyone. Richard Spooner 1st local runner home, 62nd out of 1,063 finishers, young Sue Taylor FASTEST 10K TIME since 1999, 15 YEARS!!, two huge PB's, first 10K race by Carl Halliday and two splendid runs by new members Kary Jones and Victoria Bruff, running their first race for the Harriers. New huge PB's, Sharon Schofield 3 minutes and 30 seconds faster and Anita PB Fish 2 minutes and 37 seconds faster. Clare Bates just missed out on another PB by just a few seconds.- absolutelyaverage, 2014-02-04

Yes, well done everyone. Good conditions and a course which helped some of us (even me) do the second 5 a little quicker. A few PBs too - perfect!- CarlH, 2014-02-03

Well done everyone who ran! Pretty good conditions really. I always forget that it's a slight drag all the way up to the 5K point too, but that makes for a nice second half. Results here: - richspooner, 2014-02-03

Fri 31st Jan 2014Chinese Chase (Shaw Lane - 6.30pm) Orient
 Celebrate the Chinese New Year in style with a 7.5 mile (ish) undulating route taking in the The Imperial Chinese Takeaway (Summer Lane), Yungs Chinese Kitchen (Eldon Street), Yummy Open Kitchen (Doncaster Road, Stairfoot) and The Golden Dragon (Sheffield Road) followed by drinks at Shaw Lane..You have got to be prawn crackers to miss this one...
Wed 29th Jan 2014Speed work, Parlauf, town centre Orient
 22 minutes

47 of us speeding round the town centre last night. Then four club run's back to base. Well done everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2014-01-30

Wed 29th Jan 2014Dorothy Hyman Winter Track Series - 2 miles (race 2 of 4) Road
 £8.50 entry for full series; pay on the night. Held at Dorothy Hyman Stadium, Cudworth. Arrive 6.30pm for 7pm start.

The overall results: 40 Senior runners, winning time 00:09:53, 6th Steve Whiteley 00:11:11, 17th Anthony Bissell 00:12:18, 26th Simon Logan 00:13:54. Well done all, see you in two weeks time for the big track 10k- slogan539, 2014-01-30

Sun 26th Jan 2014The Ferriby 10 Road
 The race start is on Beverley Road , Skidby at 11 a.m. PROMPT, please be at the start no later than 10.50 a.m. Marshals will direct you to the start which is approximately ½ a mile from the race HQ. £13 (£15 u/a) Entry limit 750 Closing Date 15.01.14

Testing conditions today, well done everyone! - richspooner, 2014-01-26

Entry limit already reached!- richspooner, 2014-01-06

Sun 26th Jan 2014Meltham 10k Road
 On the new, faster revised course , missing out one BIG descent and one BIG climb Starting from Meltham Community Sports Centre / Meltham Cricket Club HD9 5QT (9.30am) £10 entry (£12 u/a)

It's a very nice drawing of a bus ..... but if you look closely you can see the dots! Sure Dave was having some respite from the rain and not looking for a lift?- CarlH, 2014-01-27

NB. Mystery explained - no Sunday service...- richspooner, 2014-01-26

:-) Howesy, did you draw the bus on that timetable link yourself?- richspooner, 2014-01-26

I take it your fingers are still frozen hence the short race report Spoons… forgot to mention your fantastic result of 4th place in a field of 226 runners….our little game of pace your race….results Spoons 39:48 (37 minutes) Howesy 60:37 (45 minutes) Slow 60:19 (62 minutes)….I will claim a small victory on this occasion….but how could I not mention the funniest thing I have ever seen in my short running career to date….Howesy waiting for the 335 bus from Slaithwaite to Meltham 4 ½ miles into the race...timetable here for future reference fella... - Slow Farah, 2014-01-26

3 BaHas at this one, absolutely horrendous conditions! Well done to me, Justin and Howesy :-) - richspooner, 2014-01-26

Sun 26th Jan 2014Tigger Tor Fell
 Distance of 10 miles Height 2,200ft £6 PRE-ENTRY ONLY from Tigers RUFC 11.00am

Just two Baha’s and one auntie di went to this one! Baha’s been (Anthony and jo Bissell) Well were do I start it was wet, wet and a bit more WET! Starting at the Sheffield tigers club house its out onto the road for a short few metres then up the farmers field and onto the totley moors with lots of up and down hills, with plenty of BOG MONSTERS to avoid thrown in. The stream crossings became river crossings due to the rain which are always fun but FRICKIN FREEZING! Then a big loop round the moors and back down the farmers field and few metres of road back to the tigers lair. Anthony Bissell 1:42.16 Jo Bissell 2:30.02 Auntie Di 2:30.01 Overall it was Cold,Wet,Windy,with a hint of HALE. Lots of fun had by all. - Ant Bissell, 2014-01-26

 2.15 Senior Womens Championship 8K 3.05 Senior Mens Championship 12K All entries must be submitted through the Northern Athletics website online entry system. Entry fee £6.00 per entrant The online system can also be accessed via the link on the NA website Closing date for online entries – 10th January 2014
Fri 24th Jan 2014Club Track Training Session - 3-4-2s Orient
 Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!

Nice 'n' convoluted this one (a Smith trademark!) - 3 mins hard then 90 seconds recovery, 4 mins hard 90 seconds recovery, then 2 mins hard. That's one set. 3 mins recovery between sets, then go again...- richspooner, 2014-01-12

Wed 22nd Jan 2014Winter Training - Hill Work. Oakwell area Orient
 9-10 reps

A great turnout of 48 of us for the latest Shaun Clarkson Hill session and good effort from everyone. Well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2014-01-23

Sun 19th Jan 2014Inskip Half Marathon Road
 Fast, flat road race. 10.30am start.

Well run you three. Excellent new PB by young Sarah, a massive 6 minutes and 50 seconds faster. Splendid.- absolutelyaverage, 2014-01-20

Just the 3 of us for this, and a very nice race it was too. Not bang flat but still pretty quick, and you get a massive bar of chocolate at the end and a portion of Hot-Pot. Oh, and a woolly hat! Anyway, Steve W was first back in 1'24'04, with me not far behind in 1'24'45. But performance of the day (by a long, LONG way) was Sarah B who smashed her PB to run a cracking time of 1'44'17. A top day out all things considered! - Lee, 2014-01-19

Steve Whiteley's doing this one- bionicstephen, 2013-11-17

Sun 19th Jan 2014Brass Monkey Half Marathon Road
 Fast, flat and rural Half, run from York Racecourse. More info here:

Well run everyone. Three more new PB's. Donna Biggs (nee Bing), 3 minutes and 54 seconds faster, Janine Brown another 2 minutes and 50 seconds faster and young Mike Schofield 1 minute and 41 seconds quicker.- absolutelyaverage, 2014-01-20

Results here, well run everyone - especially in the less than lovely conditions! - richspooner, 2014-01-19

Wed 15th Jan 2014Winter Training - Speed work 200m fast 200m jog in town centre Orient
 12 reps.
Wed 15th Jan 2014Dorothy Hyman Winter Track Series - 3K (race 1 of 4) Road
 £8.50 entry for full series; pay on the night. Held at Dorothy Hyman Stadium, Cudworth. Arrive 6.30pm for 7pm start.

A really enjoyable & well organised race. The race was split into 3 groups based on predicted time, under 12mins, 14mins & everyone else. The overall results: 49 Senior runners, winning time 00:09:13, 7th Steve Whiteley 00:10:22, 21st Anthony Bissell 00:11:26, 30th Simon Logan 00:13:15, 38th Sarah Burton 00:14:02. Well done all, see you at the next one.- slogan539, 2014-01-16

Fri 10th Jan 2014Club Track Training Session - five minute reps Orient
 Four/five "five minute reps", run at ~5K pace, with 2 minutes recovery between. Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!
Wed 8th Jan 2014Winter Training - Hill work. Heelis Street (off Wood St) Orient
 7-9 reps
Sat 4th Jan 2014Yorkshire XC Championships XC
 Full event information & entry list link.....

Excellent running by everyone in a very high class field. Both our Ladies and Mens Teams finished first local teams. Ladies Team 25th overall and Mens Team 17th overall. Very well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2014-01-05

Great event and, as always, great club/team support! Short race report on my blog: - Gaby, 2014-01-04

Mon 30th Dec 2013Club run as normal, 7.00pm, Shaw Lane. Orient
Sun 29th Dec 2013Ward Green 6 Road
 The traditional xmas six miler, twice up that big hill at Ward Green... ***NOTE** This is on the Sunday, NOT the usual Boxing day. Entry form here: green six entry form.pdf

NOT IN THE CHRONICLE, but a FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT by young Ian Christopherson of 32 years of consecutive running of the race. Ian also finished 2nd Vet 65. Well done Ian.- absolutelyaverage, 2014-01-21

Results here, well done all! - richspooner, 2014-01-06

Sat 28th Dec 2013Festive Fun Fell Run (9am) Orient
 Too much ale over the festive season? 8 mile scenic hangover cure should see you at Langsett Barn Car Park (S36 4GY)

Great event! Want more of that please! Also wrote a short blog post about it (see link) :) - Gaby, 2013-12-29

16 of us for a very enjoyable 8.5 miler on the hills above Langsett Res with tour guide Shaun Clarkson leading the way through peat bogs and river crossings- Slow Farah, 2013-12-29

Mon 23rd Dec 2013Club run as normal, 7.00pm, Shaw Lane. Christmas attire encouraged! :-) Orient
 And maybe a tour of the houses with the best Christmas lights.
Wed 18th Dec 2013Winter Training - Speed work Broadway area Orient
 5-6 reps

33 of us turned up, which is excellent for a very, very wet and windy night. Well done everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-12-22

Oh, we were all so awesome!- Gaby, 2013-12-18

Mon 16th Dec 2013Headtorch run. Orient
 7.00pm from club as usual - Out and back, All welcome.

Another great session, about 24 of us I think for a slightly muddy slither down the field from hound hill to the trail and then up the trail before turning round and sliding back up the field. Big well done to everyone who ran!- Jerzy, 2013-12-17

Sun 15th Dec 2013Denby Dale Travellers 6 Road Race BnT Road
 The race starts and finishes at the Pie Hall, which is on Wakefield Road in the centre of Denby Dale. 10.30am start. Classed as undulating! £6 entry, £8 U/A. May fill up before race day! More info here, including course map and link to entry form:

What a fantastic post race buffet!! Best one i have ever been to!! The race was very hilly and very hard, but the buffet made it all worthwhile. Glad it's in the Black n Tan next year. Good performances from everyone on that course. Bryan Clayton 14th overall and 3rd Vet50, Joanne Birkinshaw 4th LV45, Vikki Skipper 2nd LV55 and John Hewitt 2nd Vet65. Well run everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-12-17

Sun 15th Dec 2013The Great Yorkshire Pieathlon XC
 Something a little different! 6km trail run, 220m ascent, 3 pie stations... More info here:
Sun 15th Dec 2013Kimmy Santa Special XC
 4.5mile-ish off-road romp from our mates at Kimberworth Striders. Christmas hats (& anything else) encouraged.

Just me & Benben and the Bissells at this one plus Geoff and Amie in support (perhaps due to the combo of it being the day after our Xmas do and clash with last BnT DDT6). Still an enjoyable one as always, bit boggy on the final descent but other than that no real course issues. Benben retained his 'first dog back' status for the third year running, with us finishing just 2 seconds outside of his course PB in 28'11 for 6th spot. Ant was next with 32'36 for 21st, followed by Jo in 38'56 for 53rd (79 finishers). Cheers Kimmy Striders for arranging!- richspooner, 2013-12-16

Message from Pat at Kimberworth, if anyone would like to email the entry form along with their info in advance it will save time on race day. If you want to email: Name, M/F, DOB, Age on Race Day, Address. to: barnsleyharriers 'at' (replacing the 'at' with @ of course) and I'll pass them on.- Jerzy, 2013-12-10 - Jerzy, 2013-12-10

I'm reliably informed by Claire at Kimmy that the start is 10-30 but knowing Pat it will be nearer 10-45. For the newer members this is a nice little trail run, great atmosphere, xmas hats a must, followed by chip butties after. For info as to get there, just ask at club, :)- Animal, 2013-11-26

Fri 13th Dec 2013Track Session - 'Chase Backs' (12 x 2 min reps, 60 secs recovery) Orient
 Trying something a bit different this week, and hopefully something 'fun'. Basically we all set off running round the track as normal. After 60 seconds I'll shout 'time', we all turn round and run the opposite way round the track back to the start. 60 secs out should mean it takes about 60 secs to get back, hence a 2 minute rep. We'll start and finish each rep at the same time, and the return leg will probably turn into a bit of a race so hopefully we'll all push a bit harder and get a cracking workout! Usual info - 7:00pm at Dorothy Hyman's, £3.50 or free for BPL members.
Wed 11th Dec 2013Winter Training - Hill work. Pinder Oaks St (taking in Cemetery Rd, Tune St, Commercial St, Corporation St & Oxford St) Orient
 5 uphill reps.

Another good turnout of 41 Harriers for this very hard session. Three good club runs back to base. Well done everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-12-12

Mon 9th Dec 2013Club AGM Orient
 7.45pm in the Shaw Suite. All members welcome. Club run at 6.30pm for tonight only.

Great meeting last night. Thanks due to all contributors and every attendee. A packed house - says a lot about the Club when we see so much enthusiasm and interest. Cheers- ElPresidente, 2013-12-10

Sun 8th Dec 2013South Yorks XC League (Round 4) - Penistone Showground XC
 Ladies and V65+ Men's race is 6,000m, Men's race is 10,000m (start 11am). Numbers available from Lee Smith at £6 (which covers the whole series).

Men race FIRST at this round - 11:00am start. Chicks race is at 11:45am. Will Justin and Rene have finished before the first lady?!?!?- Lee, 2013-12-05

Latest event info here... - Slow Farah, 2013-12-01

Sat 7th Dec 2013Harriers XC Championship - Silverwood BnT XC
 Our own private race at Silverwood. 3 laps for the Men (circa 5-6 miles), 2 laps for the Ladies (circa 3.5-4 miles). £2 entry fee, 10:00am start. Help always needed beforehand marking out the course, as well as taking the tapes/arrows etc down afterwards. Any help re marshaling/timekeeping etc also gratefully received! Just see either myself (Lee) or Shaun C.

Great turnout at this little XC race today with a fantastic 45 runners out to enjoy the mud - with a fairly even split between the Wonderful mulled Wine Wakefield Tri and the Brilliant Baking Barnsley Harriers! 30 men and 15 women showed happy smiles all the way, achieving the results as follows (position/name/time/club): 1, Helen Nuttall, 26.08, WT; 2, Claire Pickersgill, 27.25, WT; 3, Sandra Greaves, 30.33, WT; 4, Eva Slade, 31.26, WT; 5, Annie Lightowler, 31.33, WT; 6, Helen Bottom, 31.44, WT; 7, Lisa Steers, 32.25, BH; 8, Shaun Dimelow, 32.41, WT; 9, Rich Spooner, 34.06, BH; 10, Rachel Nothard, 34.32, BH; 11, Pauline Turner, 35.10, WT; 12, Andrew Thompson, 35.11, WT; 13, Paul Dodd, 35.36, BH; 14, Tom Shelton, 35.40, WT; 15, Scott Briggs, 35.44, BH; 16, Lee Smith, 35.53, BH; 17, Julie Nothard, 35.56, BH; 18, Shaun Clarkson, 36.30, BH; 19, Robin Clough, 36.46, WT; 20, Anita Fish, 37.05, BH; 21, Sue Taylor, 37.43, BH; 22, Jon Howard, 37.56, WT; 23, Barry Wain, 38.19, WT; 24, Rachel Gray, 38.53, BH; 25, Alex Gore, 38.55, BH; 26, Sharon Schofield, 39.17, BH; 27, Paul Fordham, 39.20, BH/WT; 28, David Hennessy, 39.36, WT; 29, Scott Kelly, 39.44, WT; 30, Gareth Williams, 39.46, WT; 31, Jerry Fisher, 41.17, BH; 32, Brendan Wain, 41.33, WT; 33, Tony Weston, 42.28, WT; 34, Karl Speight, 42.57, WT; 35, Paul Shields, 43.08, WT; 36, Bryan Clayton, 43.12, BH; 37, Kieran Farrell, 43.28, WT; 38, Kevin Wood, 44.11, BH; 39, Peter Kidd, 44.27, WT; 40, Richard Taylor, 45.29, BH; 41, Shaun Walker, 46.02, WT; 42, John Hewitt, 47.38, BH; 43, Garry Nock, 48.50, BH; 44, John Moss, 49.51, BH; 45, René Wolferink, 54.03, BH.- Amz, 2013-12-07

Please PLEASE bring correct change and pins for your numbers :)- Amz, 2013-11-30

Last year, for reasons I can not remember but probably I was bored the day before and Justin paid Kate, there was cake for after the race. I seem to recall the guys from Wakie Tri offered Mulled Wine for this years event, anybody who fancies baking let me know and we can try and have a bit of a social after it on the field again.- Amz, 2013-11-18

Wed 4th Dec 2013Winter Training - Speed work, Pitt St area Orient
 Parlauf 20minutes

39 of us for the speed session. Not bad to say that loads were doing their christmas shopping. I didn't get where i am today by doing my christmas shopping on a club night!!- absolutelyaverage, 2013-12-05

Sun 1st Dec 2013Percy Pud 10K Road
 Fast, flat route in and around Loxley and Low Bradfield. 9.30am start. More info here:

Runners - see the following link (select Percy Pud from the 'events' menu) for your official finish time and a video excerpt of you crossing the line... - richspooner, 2013-12-05

You are right again Rich, PB's by the shedload. Some of our runners also ran the Shuffle the day before and got PB's there too. The hill and speed work sessions must be working. Well done to all the 18 Harriers that took part. New PB's for Rene Wolferink, 9 minutes and 42 seconds faster, Teresa Self, 6 minutes and 06 seconds faster, Andrew Wakefield, 2 minutes and 44 seconds faster, Clare Bates, 2 minutes and 03 seconds faster, Paul Dodd 1 minute and 28 seconds faster and Emily Dodd 29 seconds quicker. Also good first time PB's for new members Mike Schofield and Julie Nugent. Well run everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-12-04

PBs by the shedload at this one, well done everyone who ran yesterday. Provisional results here: - richspooner, 2013-12-02

Sat 30th Nov 2013Silkstone Shuffle Race 4 XC
 Our own Barnsley Harriers Trail Race Series. 4 and a half miles of trails, stony tracks and grassy paths, plus a little bit of road. Start at Silkstone Sports Ground. Up, along and then back down so can be described as undulating. Fourth and last one of the 4 race series for 2013. 10.30am start, with a Kid's race at 9:45am. £4 per race for attached, £6 for U/A (kid's race 50p). All 4 races for £12 (£20 U/A) T-shirts, trophies and prizes - see 2013 Entry Form for more details of this in Silkstone Shuffle section to left

Great effort again this year by everyone involved in making this the brilliant event that it is. To all marshals, results, course marking, timekeeping, photos, admin people - everyone of you that lends a hand - a big thank you. And thanks to all the runners that support the event year on year. People always comment on how friendly the whole show is and what a lovely atmosphere there is. Here's just one of the comments from Barbara at Maltby RC: "Hi, just wanted to say a big thank you for the Silkstone Shuffle series. The organisation, marshalling and very scenic but tough course had all the ingredients for a brilliant event: and even the weather was kind this year! Well done and hope to see you at next year's event." Very, very grateful too to Chris Cotton and Daren Nockels for their bidding in the auction (shoes donated kindly by Tom Finch) - £55 to the Phillippines Disaster Fund, which is marvellous. Finally I hope to see you all again in 2014 after a great 2013 series. Cheers!- ElPresidente, 2013-12-02

Fri 29th Nov 2013Club Track Training Session - 600m fast, 200m jog for 30 mins Orient
 Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!
Thu 28th Nov 2013Thanksgiving Trundle Orient
 Silkstone Shuffle by night followed by drinks in the Silkstone area (Red Lion or Silkstone Lodge)..6.30pm start
Wed 27th Nov 2013Winter Training - Hill work Heelis Street (off Wood St) Orient
 6-8 reps

Just 48 of us for this very hard session. I must have run well, because i only got lapped three times by the fast lads!! Well done everyone and three good club runs after.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-11-28

Sun 24th Nov 2013South Yorks XC League (Round 3) - Campsall Country Park, near Askern XC
 Ladies and V65+ Men's race is 6,000m with a 12:00pm start, Men's race is 10,000m with a 12:30pm start. Numbers available from Lee Smith at £6 (which covers the whole series).

All info re directions etc are here - Lee, 2013-11-21

Sun 24th Nov 2013Clowne Half Marathon BnT Road
 Undulating, rural course. 10am start. £13 entry. All details here:

10 Harriers at this one. New PB for Neil Fox, 3 minutes and 22 seconds faster. Also first time PB for another new member Adrian Gough. Good running by everyone and well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-11-26

Wed 20th Nov 2013Winter Training - Speed work Parlauf (Pitt Street). Orient
 Moved session to avoid clashing with Pingu's Christmas light switch on! 19 minutes

On a horrible very wet and cold night, 42 of us ran down to do our speed work session round my old school, Barnsley Central School, or Mark Street Central as it was more commonly known. Good running by everyone, then three seperate groups running back to Shaw Lane.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-11-21

Mon 18th Nov 2013Headtorch run - See Notice Board. Orient

This was, by the way, awesome! About 30 of us went down the trail at Oakwell in an out-and-back run, meaning people could run their own comfortable pace in varying groups and we all passed each other and ended up back on Oakwell lane at the same time! Some great support & effort including a great turnout from Amanda and Anita's Improvers' group. Special mention to Vickie who did her longest ever run (In the dark, on the trail, with a headtorch - brilliant!) Well done guys!- Jerzy, 2013-11-20

Sun 17th Nov 2013Conwy Half Marathon Road
 "The route runs adjacent to the Conwy River as it proceeds towards Deganwy beach and the West Shore Llandudno, from there it goes along church Walks towards Llandudno Pier, then around the Great Orme taking in views of the Isle of Anglesey, Puffin Island and the surrounding North Wales coastline, then back to Conwy and the finish line."
Sun 17th Nov 2013Barnsley 10K Road Orient
 Undulating rural route - a regular BaHa event and this year in the Club Leagues. Start 10am. £11 entry, £2 U/A. More info/entry form here:

Bryan Clayton 2nd Vet50 Overall and 2nd Vet50 in both the Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Championships. Joanne Birkinshaw 2nd LV45 Overall and 2nd LV45 in both the Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Championships. John Hewitt same but 3rd Vet65. New PB's for Anita PB Fish 9 minutes and 59 seconds faster, Neil Fox 5 minutes and 54 seconds faster, Clare Bates 4 minutes and 21 seconds faster, Katy Gray 37 seconds faster and Paul Dodd 36 seconds quicker. First time PB's for Bryan Clayton, Adrian Tarasiuk, Christopher Owen, Lee Goring and Aggie Szilvasi. 33 Harriers there, well run everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-11-19

== RESULTS == - Jerzy, 2013-11-17

Sun 17th Nov 2013Abbey Dash 10K Road
 Fast, flat route in Leeds City Centre. 9.30am start. £18 entry. More info and online entry here:

New PB for Lisa Steers, 2 minutes and 17 seconds faster. New first time PB's for new members Claire Stewart, Sarah Crow and Paul Davison. Well run everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-11-26

found few others not with club attached Lisa steers Gun 58.18/chip 50.51 Vicky Levitt Gun 1.02:58/chip 53.22 Ian meade Gun 1.05:22/chip 57.37- Ant Bissell, 2013-11-24

Perfect running conditions for this out and back pretty flat, slight rises in few spot. Well done all Some results from the race- To what I can see issues with names missing or wrong shout up if any need changing for mr Hewitt (sure I shouted out to lisa, ian and vicky out on course!) Richard Spooner Gun 35.41/Chip 35.33 Anthony Bissell Gun 41.11/Chip 40.42 Paul Davison Gun 44.04/Chip 42.27 Graham McCormick Gun 56.14/Chip 54.24 Claire Stewart Gun 103.50/Chip 56.06 Phillip Swift Gun1.20:38 /Chip 1.02:30 Sarah Crow Gun 1.28:35/Chip1.09:42- Ant Bissell, 2013-11-24

== RESULTS == - Jerzy, 2013-11-17

Fri 15th Nov 2013Club Track Training Session - pyramid session Orient
 Reps of 1, 2, 3, 4 minutes hard effort then back down to 1, with half of each time straight after as rest/jog recovery. Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!

Pudsey Pops (home made cake pops, in a Pudsey stylee) available at tonight's session - 50p a 'pop' (pun intended). See you there :-)- richspooner, 2013-11-15

We can also take a bleep test before/after the session if anyone's interested?- richspooner, 2013-11-10

Wed 13th Nov 2013Winter Training - Hill Work Fitzwilliam Rd Orient
 7- 8 Loops

I cannot believe that 55 of us turned out to do the dreaded Fitzwilliam Street hill work last night. Nearly killed me off!! I should have done the club run with the others instead.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-11-14

Sun 10th Nov 2013South Yorks XC League (Round 2) - Graves Park, Sheffield XC
 Ladies and V65+ Men's race is 6,000m with a 12:00pm start, Men's race is 10,000m with a 12:30pm start. Numbers available from Lee Smith at £6 (which covers the whole series).

Splendid running by everyone on this tough little course. The best thing was the EXCELLENT HOME MADE post race goodies. Thank's to Emily for the wonderful parkin, Olivia for the Banana cakes and Justin for the Chocolate Brownies and Tiffin. Can't wait for the next race.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-11-14

Provisional ==RESULTS== - Jerzy, 2013-11-11

The post code for Sunday's race is S8 8QE, but parking is poor at Graves Park so please park on the surrounding roads showing consideration for local residents. Race HQ is the Pavilion, which has showers, toilets and changing. The cafe will also be open. The Ladies/V65 Men's race starts at 12:00pm and is 6k (3 x medium laps), the Men's race is at 12:30pm, is 9,600m and is 3 x large laps. Further info available here - Lee, 2013-11-04

Wed 6th Nov 2013Winter Training - Speed work 400m with 30 sec rest. Orient
 8-10 reps.

Despite a very wet and cold night, 48 of us speeding round the town centre. Good effort by everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-11-08

Sun 3rd Nov 2013McCain Yorkshire Coast 10km Road Race Road
 10km Road Race & Family Fun Run (2.5km) Traffic free, virtually flat 10km in Scarborough. Chip timing. Technical T Shirts. Extensive prize list. 10am start (11.30am Fun Run) Online entries open £11.50 (£13.50 U/A)

Well run everyone. Two new PB's, Janine Brown 1 minute and 49 seconds faster and Olivia Thompson 1 minute and 45 seconds quicker, well done. Andrew Pearson 4th Vet45 out of 109.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-11-05

Well run everyone - full results here: - richspooner, 2013-11-04

Sat 2nd Nov 2013Saucony National XC Relays - Berry Hill Park, Mansfield XC
 Senior Ladies is 3 x 3k with a 2:10pm start, Senior Men do 4 x 5k with a 2:20pm start. Names to me by Friday 4th October please. Thanks, Lee

We had a total of 6 teams out for the National XC Relays this year which was great to see, although one of our Ladies ‘teams’ was Jo B running on her own!! Anyway, the quality of the field was just as strong as ever, and we were very much there to make up the numbers. Still, that said I think we all had a great day and really enjoyed it! In the Men’s race our A Team were 118th in a total time of 1:20:38.80 (Craig 20’11.60, Steve W 20’17.70, Lee 20’36.05, Rich 19’33.45), the B Team were 138th in 1:29:31.45 (Scott 21’04.40, Paul G 21’44.80, Jerry 23’54.25, Steve A 22’48.00) and the C Team were 153rd (Howesy 24’19.90, Nathan 23’37.25, Richard 26’02.25, Ant 22’41.00). Our Ladies A Team finished in 72nd position with a total time of 41’27.55 (Jenny 12’39.70, Lesley 14’07.75, Janine 14’40.10), the B Team were 95th in 47’19.45 (Sarah B 14’43.40, Lisa 16’08.40, Claire B 16’27.65), and Jo Bissell ran 15’08.25 on her leg. Thanks to everyone for running and representing the club – it’s much appreciated! Full results here: - Lee, 2013-11-04

Please see the post on the Notice Board for travel info, directions, parking etc. Ta- Lee, 2013-10-16

Sat 2nd Nov 2013Dirty Double Lake District: Helvellyn Trail 15K (2/11), Ullswater Trail 14K (3/11) Fell
 Trail races set in the Lake District

The Helvellyn race should have been 15K but due to the terrible weather conditions they had to reduce the course down to 10K, which turned out to be closer to 5.5 miles. Strong winds, heavy rain and hail accompanied us on the way round. To say we got a bit muddy would be an understatement. Jeff finished in 47:25 (121), I came home in 66:03 (485), 631 finishers. The weather picked up for the Ullswater 14K Trail Race the day after meaning that the full distance was on. Times as follows Jeff 1:14:15 (38), Bev 1:46:27 (114), 118 finishers.- slowcoachclark, 2013-11-05

Fri 1st Nov 2013Club Track Training Session - 200m fast, 200m jog (30 minutes) Orient
 Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!

Cheers all for another good session! Great to have Darren Starkey back training with us, and welcome to new BaHa member Gus, as well as some of our more 'established' track runners :-) Session topped off nicely with a Jerry's Special mocha cake, just to make sure we weren't too calorie depleted!- richspooner, 2013-11-01

Wed 30th Oct 2013Hill Work Oakwell area, 8-9 reps. Orient
 Up and down three hills in the shadow of The Theatre Of Dreams.

A RECORD 61 of us running up and down them there three hills last night. Good running by everyone, well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-10-31

Sun 27th Oct 2013Worksop Half Marathon Road Orient
 Slightly undulating rural course, taking in Clumber Park. Start 10.30am. More info and entry here:

17 Hariers at this one. Just the one PB today, Katie Marie Roberts, 3 minutes and 01 seconds faster, and fine debuts at the distance by new members Chris Owen and Neil Fox. Well run everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-10-29

Full results here, well done everyone! - richspooner, 2013-10-27

Sun 27th Oct 2013Locke Park Charity Charge 10K XC
 10K run on paths and grassland in Locke Park. £10 entry, of which 50% goes to Children in Need. Costumes recommended! More info here:
Sun 27th Oct 2013Harewood 10 Trail Race XC
 Plus 5 mile trail race. More info and entries here:

6 Harriers at the hilly and muddy Harewood 10. Splendid debuts at this distance by new members Scott Briggs, Donna Bing, Rene Wolferink and Gaby Wolferink. Well run everyone on that course.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-10-29

Provisional results here, well done guys! - richspooner, 2013-10-28

Wed 23rd Oct 2013Winter Training - Parlauf in town centre. Orient
 18 minutes.

Excellent work out by everyone last night, plus a good club run after. Another 49 there, well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-10-24

Sun 20th Oct 2013Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon Road
 Yorkshire's very own 'biggie' takes place in York. This first running could be a bit special. More here:

Seven Harriers for this one. Three new PB's and two first time marathon runners. Massive PB by Joanne PB Birkinshaw, 21 minutes and 49 seconds faster, yes that's 21 minutes and 49 seconds, not a typing mistake. Andrew Wakefield 8 minutes and 57 seconds faster and Neil Johnson 49 seconds quicker. Vicky Levitt and Clare Atkinson both had a splendid debut at this distance. Scores on the doors; 134, Neil Johnson (V40) 3-13-23pb; 571, Andrew Wakefield (M) 3-38-43pb; 763, Joanne PB Birkinshaw (LV45) 3-46-46pb; 1,517, Gary Nock (V50) 4-09-25; 1,685, Michael Stroud (V35) 4-15-17; 2,133, Vicky Levitt (LV45) 4-27-23pb; 2,574, Clare Atkinson (LV35) 4-41-35pb. Well done everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-10-23

Just a massive well done for all Harriers running and finishing it: WELL DONE!- Gaby, 2013-10-22

Sun 20th Oct 2013South Yorks XC League (Round 1) - Clifton Park, Rotherham XC
 Ladies and V65+ Men's race is 5,000m with a 12:00pm start, Men's race is 8,000m with a 12:30pm start. Numbers available from Lee Smith at £6 (which covers the whole series).

Bit late with the report for this one (sorry!) but we had 17 out last week for the first round of the SYXC series. We were very lucky with the weather too – the forecast rain never arrived, and it was a very pleasant afternoon! Anyway, scores on the doors. We had 3 Ladies running - 54th Jo Bissell (25’24), 72nd Donna Biggs (27’44) and 79th Gaby Wolferink (28’09). One V65 Man – 6th John Hewitt (25’16). And 13 Men (although Mark W and myself were DNFs cos we’re useless). So of the 11 finishers – 60th Craig Alwash (32’04), 63rd Bryan Clayton (32’16), 74th Paul Dodd (33’29), 123rd Ant Bissell (37’02), 135th Scott Wislon (38’24), 136th Al Schofield (38’46), 137th Dave Howes (39’03), 141st Kevin Wood (39’29), 149th Richard Taylor (41’05), 155th Justin Goodyear (46’55), 156th Rene Wolferink (49’20). Well done everyone!! Next one is Sunday 10th November at Graves Park, so a nice easy flat one…. - Lee, 2013-10-25

And info re Clifton Park generally here. For those who've not been before - it's a lovely park with lots to do (particularly for younger children). A nice 'Fun Park' with little roller coasters etc (which is open 11-5). Nice cafe in the museum etc. Full info here - Lee, 2013-10-13

Info re car parking, course map, refreshments etc here. Post code for the museum is S65 2AA - Lee, 2013-10-13

Sun 20th Oct 2013Bridlington Half Marathon Road
 12 noon start.

Thanks John. "Rubbish weather all over the country" they say on 5live that morning. So it was then that we arrived in Brid to clue skies & sun. Hilly first half in this one and I made hard work of it if I'm honest. Got going a bit in the second half but was pleased to get it over with :-) Great fish & chips after and my mum enjoyed it too (I did warn her before hand "When you see the leaders get back, don't get too excited, I'll still be a while...")- Jerzy, 2013-10-24

Just young Jerry Fisher, 180th in 1-41-28, out of 639 finishers. Well done Jerry.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-10-23

Sun 20th Oct 2013Transviamala 19K, Switzerland
 Multi-terrain race in the Swiss Alps

Sound brill! Well done guys.- Jerzy, 2013-10-24

I found this race online and roughly worked out what it was all about by using Google translate. That said I didn’t fully understand what kind of race I had entered us into! The race started in the Alpine village of Thusis and finishes in Donat. There are various race distances you can enter and also have the option of the running or walking races. We opted for the 19KM running race but due to the nature of the course walking also came into play, a lot. The course is a mixture of roads and trails starting at 750m above sea level and is up and down (mostly up) all the way through, with the highest point being 1100m above sea level. The first rise starts along the old road from Thusis which leads to the Via Mala Gorge. From there you negotiate narrow trails along ledges and are rewarded with spectacular views of the gorge. The gorge is crossed by a series of bridges with one of them having quite a lot of bounce as you run over it, which made that crossing over the Rhine particularly nerve-racking. From then on the course is constantly up and down with some steep climbs thrown in every few kilometres. The race continues through forests and Swiss chocolate box landscapes. No chocolate at the end though, for our efforts we got cheese & a sausage wrapped in a tea towel! Jeff finished in 01:56:00 and I got back in 2:28:28.- slowcoachclark, 2013-10-24

Sat 19th Oct 2013Zombie Run
 5k Run / Jog round Wusbrer Res. Includin a few obstacles.
Fri 18th Oct 2013Track Session - 600m reps with 200m jog recovery (for 30 minutes) Orient
 As above. Everyone works at their own pace, but all are doing the same session and training together. 7:00pm at Dorothy Hyman's for warm-up etc. £3.50, or free for BPL members. Showers and changing available
Wed 16th Oct 2013Winter Training - Hill Work Park Ave and Locke Ave. Orient
 6-7 reps

Another splendid turnout last night. This time 57 members raring to go and nice to see some new members giving it a go too. Excellent workout by everyone, well done. Is it just me, or do the two hills get longer and steeper every year?- absolutelyaverage, 2013-10-17

Sun 13th Oct 2013Stadium Runners Woodland Challenge 2013. XC
 90% woodland trail race by Huddersfield Stadium Runners

Just the one young lady at this race. In 169th place Joanne Bissell in 56.27, well done Jo.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-10-15

Sat 12th Oct 2013Penistone Hill Race XC
 10.30am start, 7M multi-terrain race and with Penistone and Hill in the title it'll be tough. More details and form from link below

Just a note - my time was more around 2hrs 20 for this not the 95mins in the results. I walked the route setting of not long after 10am and finished in time to make it back to the leisure centre for presentations at 12.30. Didn't actually time myself so it's only a guesstimate :)- Amz, 2013-10-13

A handful of Harriers turned out for the return of this race. Lousy weather too, so not even the nice views to take in! Results here: - richspooner, 2013-10-13

Wed 9th Oct 2013Winter Training - Parlauf (Pair work) in town centre. Orient
 17 minutes

Another excellent turnout of around 45ish, on a cold and windy night. Good running from everyone too.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-10-11

Sun 6th Oct 2013Tissington Trail Half Marathon BnT
 The race returns in 2013 after a stunning debut in 2012. The sell-out race attracted rave reviews for the scenery and course. The Tissington Trail, the site of a former railway line from Ashbourne to Buxton, runs along a 13.1 mile route from Ashbourne in Derbyshire. More info and online entry links here...

PS, 7 Harriers in the top 20. Bryan Clayton, Benji Spooner, Richard Spooner, Neil Johnson, Paul Dodd, Andrew Pearson and Derrick Baldwin. The course was accurately measured this year and had a certificate to prove it. Also, glad the spot prizes were not Mars Bars or Christmas Cake.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-10-09

12 new PB's and 6 first time PB's. Sally PB Gray 9 minutes and 53 seconds faster, Anita PB Fish 9-04, Lisa Steers 7-16, Clare Bates 6-41, Adele Kitchen 5-15, Paul Dodd 4-55, Andrew Pearson 4-21, Bryan Clayton 3-38, Derrick Baldwin 2-34, Neil Johnson 1-14, Gary Nock 1-09 and Richard Taylor 12 seconds faster. 6 first time PB's, Anthony Atkinson, Claire Boswell, Gaby Wolferink, Ian Bailey, Sharon Schofield and young Laura Taylor. The run of the week goes to PB Fish, who knocked 9 minutes and 51 seconds off her previous best at the Nottingham Half and then another 9 minutes and 04 seconds off here. That's 18 minutes and 55 seconds faster in just a week!! Once again well run everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-10-09

So the two lucky spot prize winners from the Tissington Half yesterday are Claire Boswell and Andrew Pearson. Big thanks to the organisers for giving the club these two extra prizes to be awarded to our runners - you each get a bottle of Prosecco.- Amz, 2013-10-07

Results here, well done everyone! - richspooner, 2013-10-07

Excellent turnout yesterday, with quite a few prize winners and loads of new PB's. No results out yet so PB's to follow. 6th overall and first Vet50 prize Bryan Clayton, 9th? overall and first Vet 40 prize Neil Johnson and Richard Spooner 8th overall. First Mens team prize, Bryan Clayton, Richard Spooner and Neil Johnson. First Ladies team prize, Bev Clark, Lesley Latchem and Joanne Birkinshaw. Well run everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-10-07

Bev & Jeff want a lift from finish to start before race. Any takers 07748 928 336- RoystonRacer, 2013-10-03

If anyone decides they have a number going spare for this can you let me know please? Cheers- Lesley, 2013-08-13

I'm interested in entering do you enter at the reduced fee please?- Skip, 2013-04-21

Hi Sarah, just seen this. There'll be some of each I think, sure we can sort it closer to the time!- richspooner, 2013-04-01

Hi is everyone getting the bus on this or are we organising to take a few cars to finish to take people back to pick cars up? Does anyone need a lift?- sarah1986, 2013-03-12

We've been in touch with the organisers who are prepared to let us have discounted fees for runners entering in advance - down to just £15 each instead of the usual £20. They're making a few improvements to the race this year too - chip timing, improved finish area and wider prize structure. All sounds good...- richspooner, 2013-01-31

Wed 2nd Oct 2013Winter Training - Hill Work, Race Common Lane Orient
 7-8 reps

Excellent turnout last night for the first of this year's hill sessions. I know Wednesday nights are the quietest night of the two, but still 51 Harriers there. Well run everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-10-03

Sun 29th Sep 2013Moss Valley Madness 10K XC
 10km trail race through the Moss Valley. Water stations. Changing/Toilet Facilities. Dry Baggage Area. Off Road Parking. Start at 10.30am Eckington School, Dronfield Road, Eckington, Derbyshire, S21 4GN. £9 entry, +£2 U/A. More info here:
Sun 29th Sep 2013BUPA Great Yorkshire Run Road
 Fast and flat 10K route around Sheffield centre. £25 entry, more info here:

Eight Harriers there for this one and three new PB's. Claire Boswell 5 minutes and 01 second faster, Andrew Pearson (first time under 40 minutes), 1 minute and 21 seconds faster and young KatieMarie Roberts 10 seconds quicker. Well done everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-09-30

Sun 29th Sep 2013Loch Ness Marathon Fell
 Point to point marathon run on roads alongside the Loch, finishing in Inverness. Good opportunities for Nessie spotting! 5K and 10K events also run on the same day. More info here:

Well done Rich, great run and well deserved mate, determination to succeed in bucketloads. Congrats!- Darren, 2013-10-03

You've every right to be so chuffed! A fantastic effort - congrats!- CarlH, 2013-10-01

Not sure how to start this report really... I've been chasing the elusive 2:45 marathon time for two years now, having run 2:48 at Amsterdam in Autumn 2011. I've 'blown up'/hit the wall a couple of times in the process - quite early on at London Marathon 2012 (about 12 miles in) for 3:02 and earlier this year at Manchester (at 20 miles for 2:53). Still very respectable times, I appreciate, but when you've a goal in mind only that will do. Onto Loch Ness Marathon, and what was initially to be a 'jog around the course' (before Manchester's failed attempt), I felt like I needed to do the distance justice this time. With the help of one of Lee's (many) running books, I crafted a brutal 12 week training schedule, incorporating quite high mileage with loads of different sessions and followed it pretty much meticulously up to race day. The day came along and conditions were perfect - Amie wished me well and I boarded the bus to the start a bit bleary eyed at 7.15am. Started talking to a guy whose first marathon it was and gave him a few tips...- richspooner, 2013-09-30

Before I knew it, we'd arrived, taken in the stunning Highland views, done our warm ups and were off! The first mile went with ease as it was a downhill start - slightly too easy at 5'47/mile pace - and I reined it in a bit, getting passed by a few optimists in doing so but I held it back. A few miles in and although the first half of the race was generally downhill, there were a few testing climbs along the way, making it feel like harder work than I thought it should do at such an early stage. I held my nerve though, entertained by the scenery and also irritated by a guy whose watch was constantly beeping (nearly pushed him into the trees on a few occasions for it) and a bunch of runners who'd hurtle past me downhill like it was the end of a 5k race and then slow/pant with the slightest incline... This rotation carried on to about 10 miles, when I started chatting to a guy called Chris, who it turned out had the same target time as me. We ran together for the next 8 or so miles, picking off a number of the aforementioned optimists including the first and second ladies. As we approached Dores we knew there was a tough climb ahead, and split off as we tackled it.- richspooner, 2013-09-30

At the 18 mile marker there was a sign which read 'keep calm and defeat the monster'. My legs were starting to tire, and although I was still on pace I started to think it wasn't going to happen again. I ignored the thoughts and kept my head down past the climb to 20 miles, catching another guy (don't know his name) who also wanted sub 2:45. By this time I'd really had enough, and would've quite happily chucked the towel in there and then. 'Just another 10k' I told myself. That didn't really help! Still I persisted through the pain, Chris and the other guy rejoined me and we carried on through the undulations, ticking the miles off - 22, 23, 24, 25. At this point I don't really know what kept me going - I'd broken away from Chris and was close to the other guy, and we headed back in to Inverness. The crowds were now gathering and that kept our spirits up. I crossed the last bridge heading for home and my pace hadn't faded, passed the 26 mile marker and was greeted with cheers from Liz Bowman and Amie - I was nearly there. I saw the race clock tick over onto 2:43 at the finish, heard my name called out over the tannoy, and knew I'd done it - the crowds were roaring and I felt on top of the world. A few fist pumps later (captured on camera!) and I crossed the line in 2:43'19, 8th place. Not just that, but a slightly negative split too! Chris and the other guy (starting to wish I'd got his name now...) finished just behind me - all of us in the sub 2:45 club! I collected my medal and t-shirt, met up with Amie and we both got a bit teary - suddenly realising that the last 12 weeks of training and general sacrifices had actually paid their dividends. So, what's the moral of this story? Don't give up on your goals. If at first it doesn't work out, give it another go - keep trying and training. Learn from what you do. If it can work for me... :-) Loch Ness is a great marathon, top organisation and atmosphere, and they really do their utmost to make you feel welcome. My favourite mara to date! Even got my name on the top ten roll of honour... - richspooner, 2013-09-30

Fantastic run Richard. 8th Overall out of 2,732 runners in a new personal best time of 2-43-19, a huge 5 minutes and 02 seconds faster. Very well done Rich.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-09-30

Sun 29th Sep 2013Nottingham Half Marathon. Road
 It's the Half Marathon, in Nottingham.

Just the two Harriers for this one. 3,028 Scott Wilson (V35) 1-57-53, and 4,584 Anita PB Fish (LV50) 2-12-46pb. PB Fish another 9 minutes and 51 seconds faster. Well run you two.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-10-09

Sat 28th Sep 2013BaHa/Kimmy Striders Challenge - Race 2, Barnsley parkrun (plus our League Race) Orient Orient
 Race 2 of a 2 race series with our friends from Kimmy Striders. See the post on the Message Board for detailed info, but basically we all have a trot round Concord on the 7th, then the return fixture is at Locke Park on Sat 28th. ALL welcome for what is a fun, social event.

We need to see plenty orange vests for this - points make prizes!- CarlH, 2013-09-21

Sun 22nd Sep 2013Wentworth Castle 5 Mile Trail Race XC
 A joint venture between Team Activ and PFR, a 2 lap race around Wentworth Castle. Main race starts at 11:00am and is £10 to enter (+£2 on day). There's also an 800m Fun Run at 10:00am, and a 1500m Fun Run at 10:30am.
Sat 21st Sep 2013Stocksbridge Chase 10K XC
 A scenic-2 lap course on road & paths around Stocksbridge on the outskirts of Sheffield. 11.30am start. All proceeds go to The Greave House Farm Trust. Entry £10 (£12 u/a).

27th!! Get innnn...check that out on my Power of 10...'twas a lovely walk over the hills.. - Slow Farah, 2013-09-23

Just Paul Gain(e)s (of AC), Slow Farah and myself here for this one. Bit of a disappointing turnout of just 32 runners really, and a slightly tougher, muddier course than last year, but we all still enjoyed it (I think). Paul was first BaHa over the line in 12th place with 48'27, SF and I held hands (!) and crossed the line together in 57'40/57'41 respectively for 27th/28th places, which we were happy with. Still can't work out why they call that "Long Lane", even the third time around, but anyway... Rumour has it that this may be a midweek summer race next time, see if that draws in the crowds. Watch this space! Well done to Kimmy's Chris Cotton and Sam Weatherall on their male/female double race wins too! Results here... - richspooner, 2013-09-23

Sat 21st Sep 2013Equinox24 XC
 It's another 24 hour trundle! Might be too soon after just doing TR24 but may be an option for next year? Around the grounds of Belvoir Castle, Grantham, so not too far away.
Fri 20th Sep 2013Club Track Training Session - 3 x mile reps Orient
 Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!

Despite all the dropouts, still a top sesh so thanks Jenny, Craig, Bryan C and René for coming down tonight. Special mention to René as a track first timer, good running! More in October when I'm back from hols...- richspooner, 2013-09-23

Bit of a selfish one on my part, but I've got 3 x mile reps to do in my penultimate week of marathon training, so here it is... Happy to run another session alongside this one for other Track Attackers :-)- richspooner, 2013-09-15

Thu 19th Sep 2013Dodworth Valley Dash Orient
 Steady multi terrain 6 miler around Higham/Silkstone/Silverwood Scout Camp..starting and finishing at the Dodworth Valley pub (M1 J37) S75 3LF..6.30pm start..

Sorry i coudn't be there, but we were late back from the BBC Antiques Roadshow at Wentworth Woodhouse. I was the oldest antique there, but sadly of little value.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-09-20

Thanks for the honourable beer mention. If Carlsberg made beer they'd call it DNF. Determination Never Falters. Or Does Not Fail. Or for IB, Deviation Now Forgotten ;-)- ElPresidente, 2013-09-20

16 BaHas including BenBen for this one...steady 6 mile (ish) trot around the villages of Higham and Silkstone with a lungbuster hill finish. Well done to spot prize winners Louise & Scott B and special prize winner Ian Bailey (a bottle of Shut Thi Gob - kindly donated by Ian Meade)....Special guest appearance by El Pres post run along with Mr Diet Coke (Geoff H)...Thank you for your continued support....TSS- Slow Farah, 2013-09-20

Sun 15th Sep 2013Spen Greenway 10K XC
 Run on tarmac along the disused railway line so fast, flat and traffic-free course. Run from Princess Mary Athletics Stadium, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire WF15 6LW (2 miles from J26, M62). Entries £6/£8 +£2 on the day (eligible for prizes). Limit 200. More here:
Sun 15th Sep 2013Great North Run Road
 A quiet little jog round the North East.

Excellent running by everyone. Three new PB'S and one first time PB. Olivia Thompson 8 minutes and 48 seconds faster, Annmarie Savage 2 minutes and 27 seconds faster, and John Moss 1 minute and 52 seconds faster. First time PB for Fraser Sugden.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-09-23

Despite the wet and windy conditions the crowds still lined the streets for one of the world's biggest half marathons. 11 hardy Harriers took to the streets of Newcastle amongst the 40714 starters. By the time they reached South Shields there was talk of PBs, course records, personal goals and recognition of a fantastic experience (all finished in the first half of the field). I'll leave the exact details to Statman John. Results as follows: Neil Johnson 1:26:32 (526th), Derrick Baldwin 1:31:11 (1130), Scott Briggs 1:37:07 (2552), John Moss 1:46:02 (6265), Fraser Sugden 1:47:55 (7290), Dominic Manuel 1:51:48 (9588), Ann Marie Savage 1:53:34 (10706), Janine Brown 1:54:08 (11055), Clare Atkinson 1:55:00 (11633), Olivia Thompson 2:02:44 (17031), Michelle Lunn 2:06:59 (19572). Link to full results attached - , 2013-09-22

Sat 14th Sep 2013Silkstone Shuffle Race 3 BnT XC
 Our own Barnsley Harriers Trail Race Series. 4 and a half miles of trails, stony tracks and grassy paths, plus a little bit of road. Start at Silkstone Sports Ground. Up, along and then back down so can be described as undulating.Third one of the 4 race series for 2013. 10.30am start, with a Kid's race at 9:45am. £4 per race for attached, £6 for U/A (kid's race 50p). All 4 races for £12 (£20 U/A) T-shirts, trophies and prizes - see 2013 Entry Form for more details of this in Silkstone Shuffle section to left

Despite other races at the weekend and even more new PB's at the Great North Run, still 27 Harriers (plus loads more helping)) at the Shuffle. Excellent running by everyone on the tough course and well done to young Bryan Clayton on winning the first over 50 prize.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-09-18

Sat 14th Sep 2013Jungfrau Marathon Road
 It's in the Swiss Alps - it's probably hilly.

Best get a few Fitzwilliam laps in then?- CarlH, 2013-08-06

Wed 11th Sep 2013Wombwell AC Charity Fun Runs
 Entry on the night - £4 for 5K, £1 for 1 mile. Entries from 5.30pm onwards. 5k starts 6.45pm (mostly out and back on the TPT), 1 mile starts 6.55pm (inside stadium around the go-kart track). All funds raised go to Help the Heroes and Sheffield Children's Cancer Unit. Race HQ is the Wombwell Go Kart track (same as Wombwell 5), S73 0BJ.
Mon 9th Sep 2013Trunce 9 Fell
 Start at 6.45pm, by the Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. 6.4km

Congratulations to Stephen Whiteley on winning the veterans section at the Oxspring Trunce. After 9 legs, Stephen was the clear winner by 22 points. Stephen joins the Harriers Trunce winners list of Sarah Burton (2012) Pauline Griffin (2011) and Jenny Lingrell (2010 & 2009). In the senior ladies race. Out of 98 runners, 4th Sarah Burton, 5th Nicola Garrity, 6th Lesley Latchem, 11th Emily Dodd and 40th Claudia Darby. Lady Veterans race. Out of 95 runners, 4th, Joanne Birkinshaw, 13th Anita PB Fish, 22nd Melanie Sanders, 24th Sue Taylor, 30th Norma Wright, 43rd Sharon Schofield, 45th Sally Gray, 50th Vicky Levitt, 62nd Katy Gray, 63rd Louise Dickinson and 73rd Lisa Steers. Senior Mens race. Out of 232 runners, 15th Paul Dodd, 20th Neil Fox, 21st Adrian Tarasiuk, 57th Nathan Pallett and 72nd Richard Spooner. Veterans Mens race. Out of 275 runners, 1st Stephen Whiteley, 10th Shaun Clarkson, 60th Bryan Clayton, 66th Shaun Swallow and 78th Gary Nock. Well done to all the Harriers that ran this year!!- absolutelyaverage, 2013-09-12

Some photos here: - Jerzy, 2013-09-11

Sun 8th Sep 2013The Cumberland Ale 10 Road
 Race n Ale event...Start time: 11.00am (Start & finish at the Brewery, Courtesy of Jennings Brewery) Pre-Entry: £8.00 Affiliated Club members , £10.00 unattached runners Entry On the day: £9.00 Affiliated Club members , £11.00 unattached runners Minimum Age Limit 16 - Race Entry Limit 100
Sun 8th Sep 2013Cannon Hall Run Road
 It's back! This year's event welcomes a new challenging route, a 10km loop starting and finishing at Cannon Hall via High Hoyland - nice! Now taken over completely by Barnsley Hospice. More info here:

Another excellent turnout of 22 Harriers at this race. 43 Harriers in total on Sunday, brilliant. New PB's for Olivia Thompson, over 3 minutes and Janine Brown 22 seconds. How do you get a PB on a course like that? First time PB's for new members Claire Boswell, Teresa Self, Sharon Schofield and Rene Wolferink. Well run everyone!!- absolutelyaverage, 2013-09-12

Full results here, well done all! - richspooner, 2013-09-09

Sun 8th Sep 2013Bawtry Forest Trail Race BnT XC
 A superb multi-terrain Trail Run of approximately 7 miles, run entirely within the beautiful Bawtry Forest (inc. family run of approximately 2 miles). 10.30am start. £10 entry, +£2 U/A, +2 entries on the day, includes donation to the British Heart Foundation. Postcode for start DN10 6NJ.

Or well done even :-)- richspooner, 2013-09-09

Full results here, we'll done everyone! - richspooner, 2013-09-09

Excellent turnout of around 21 Harriers, despite quite a few members also running the Cannon Hall 10K. No results out yet, but we were the largest club there and we had two prize winners as well. In form Jenny Lingrell finished first lady and first LV40, with Joanne PB Birkinshaw first LV45. Good course, excellent atmosphere and very well organised. Well run everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-09-08

Entry form here: - Jerzy, 2013-08-08

Sat 7th Sep 2013BaHa/Kimmy Striders Challenge - Race 1, Concord parkrun Orient
 Race 1 of a 2 race series with our friends from Kimmy Striders. See the post on the Message Board for detailed info, but basically we all have a trot round Concord on the 7th, then the return fixture is at Locke Park on Sat 28th. ALL welcome for what is a fun, social event.

Count me in- Scottdog, 2013-09-06

Club vest not essential but preferred as it's a club v club thing.- Jerzy, 2013-09-04

Can't be 100% but may be ok to attend. Club vest?- CarlH, 2013-09-03

Can't be 100% but may be ok to attend. Club vest?- CarlH, 2013-09-03

Wed 4th Sep 2013Spencer's Dash Road
 Series of six 3.7 mile road races. 7pm from the Spencer's Arms, Barugh Green with Parking, entries and changing at the WMC just across the road. £4 per race / £6 unattached.
Mon 2nd Sep 2013Club Meeting Orient
 8.30pm in the Shaw Suite. All members welcome

Good meeting, thanks to all attendees and secretaries! Next up is our AGM on Dec 9th, put a note in your diary. Chip butties may be an agenda item... plus keeping you up to date with your club of course ;-)- ElPresidente, 2013-09-05

Sun 1st Sep 2013Tholthorpe 10K
 A pretty decent, mainly flat run on country roads. Pretty low key. Just £8 to enter and a very reasonable 11 am start. About 12 miles outside York. One for the PB hunters?
Sun 1st Sep 2013Wilne 10K Road
 Fast, flat 10K in Derbyshire. 10am start, online entries (close 28th Aug) and other race info here:

Just the one BaHa at this one... me. It's a fast, flat and well organised one-and-three-quarter lap route, fairly scenic and very flat. I ran last year too so knew what was to be expected. Pleased to finish 42nd in 34'58, 820-odd finishers. Recommended for anyone chasing a fast 10K time in late summer, and it was nice to see friends from AC and Kingstone there as well. Full results here: - richspooner, 2013-09-01

Sun 1st Sep 2013Totley exterminator Fell
 16 miles of hills and trails- with some boggy bits too!!

In contrast to the boring route of the fleetwood half last week- thought i'd try something a bit different- All good fun this one- no set route just 10 checkpoints to visit! Luckily I had my secret weapon with me in the form of Aunty Di who sort of knew the way! The race started with a long climb to totley moor trig point- the route then took us down the other side of the hill over some nice stepping stones and back up another right long hill! Off we went over the hill up higger tor, over to hathersage and up another right steep hill called Mitchell's field- nearly there just over to padley gorge, back up to totley trig point and back to the clubhouse to collapse!! The totley gang provided a very welcome cuppa at the end accompanied by a cheese sandwich and a slice of lemon cake- yum!! All good fun- loved it!!- JoBissell, 2013-09-01

I meant 2013- JoBissell, 2013-09-01

Sat 31st Aug 2013Lincolnshire Wolds Tough 10 Mile Road
 Undulating road race in the Lincolnshire Wolds

The race title says it all, other than it being a road race and tough actually means hilly. We’ve ran this one a couple of times before and it never gets any easier. It is all on quiet country roads and being this time of year tractor dodging is also part of the challenge. Jeff finished in 1:15:38 (85) and I clocked 1:26:55 (158).- slowcoachclark, 2013-09-02

Sun 25th Aug 2013Fleetwood Half Marathon (incorporating The Sea Slow Challenge - get him a 1:59 half) Road Orient
 Flat race along the promenade and roads around Fleetwood. Starting at 10am, from Fleetwood YMCA Leisure Centre FY7 6HF. Entry limit 400. £15 (£17 U/A).....followed by a night out in the Blackpool area

Great run and great report SlowF. Your now impeccable timing meant you entered your race report right on the stroke of "Migrate the BaHa website to a better server" by our hosting company and it was lost in the transfer! (As fortunately pointed out to me by Amy)Thankfully, by the power of MySQL (and a bit of Barnsley nouse) I've put it back in all it's glory. And I'd have got away with it if wasn't for those pesky kids.- Jerzy, 2013-08-29

Diary of a sub 2 hour half marathon runner – 7am: Picked up my mischievous passenger/mentor, Rich, to meet up with the rest of the BaHa Fleetwood runners and supporters. As always, we played our customary game “You Sweat”, the aim of the game is to switch on your opponents heated seat without them noticing. As I was mainly concentrating on getting us there safely, I needed a towel and fluids upon arrival at our race venue due to being drenched and severely dehydrated. 9am: We all convened around Shaggy and his Mystery Machine in the YMCA car park. Amanda, Anita and Lisa arrived bleary eyed following their night shift at The Moorfield Hotel/Nursing Home. 10am: Following numerous well wishes from my fellow BaHas and Keith Littlewood from AC, I set off on my 3rd attempt of 2013 to break the elusive 2 hour barrier. With Garry Nock by my side, we started to grind down the miles albeit at a tad quicker than Slow Farah pace and went through the first half in 57:23..I managed to maintain 9min/miles up to 9 miles then the combination of the mild weather! (as predicted by Carl H) and a couple of quicker than average miles early doors began to take it’s toll…I was struggling to get anywhere near my targeted 9 minute miles, I had flashbacks to my last half mara attempt when I came up short by 17 seconds and my head was starting to go. Thankfully, Garry and my switch flicking companion Spoons, cleared any negative thoughts for the last mile and guided me home in 1 hour, 58 minutes and 23 seconds! Get innnnnnnn. And what a reception when I had finished…a massive Black n Tan cheer, spark the post run drink and food fest celebrations….The next 24 hours has been well documented on Facebook but it consisted of Rich eating…everybody drinking copious amounts of alcohol…Rich eating...Amy Winehouse tribute act popping up or out at various points in the evening…Rich eating…taxi ride/rally race home….oh, did I mention that Rich had plenty to eat? Thank you to everybody that made for a very enjoyable and successful road trip (& for the £30 that has been donated to The Pippa Jones Little Treasure Trust) here... - Slow Farah, 2013-08-28

Not be hot? You can have the £1 for the 1:58 but we'll take it straight back for the heatwave!- richspooner, 2013-08-26

11 Harriers running today and well done everyone. Richard Spooner first local runner home and 14th out of 544 runners. New PB's for Anita Fish 7 minutes and 28 seconds faster, Michael Stroud 2 minutes and 02 seconds, Justin Goodyear 1 minute and 53 seconds and Andrew Wakefield 26 seconds. Anita was also 7th LV50 and Richard Taylor 5th V60 well done. 14, R Spooner 80.18; 48, N Johnson (V40) 88.01; 105, M Stroud (V35) 96.43pb; 113, J Fisher (V45) 97.24; 136, A Wakefield (M) 100.14pb; 242, R Taylor (V60) 110.52; 274, J Bissell (L) 113.16; 322, J Goodyear (V40) 118.23pb; 323, G Nock (V50) 118.25; 352, L Steers (LV45) 122.15; 460, A Fish (LV50) 142.37pb.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-08-25

Weather may be a bit iffy but it'll not be hot. If the heavy stuff stays away I'll have a quid on a 1-58. Good luck!- CarlH, 2013-08-24

Thu 22nd Aug 2013Reindeer Romp Race 4 XC Orient
 A scenic, undulating 3M four race series on stony trails and grass paths around the Overton area. Starting near the Reindeer Inn opposite Mining Museum at 7.15pm on Thursdays. Chip butties included. A bargain £3 per Romp, no extras. Down the handle, round the pan and back up the handle - a very popular BaHa event over the past few years

This one is the relay. Good news is it's shorter than normal Romp.- Animal, 2013-07-27

Wed 21st Aug 2013Thornes Park Challenge - 5k Series Race 3 XC
 New 3 race series for 2013 at Thornes Park, Wakefield. Certified 5K route, 7.15pm start. £7 per race or £18 for all. More info and online entries here...
Mon 19th Aug 2013Trunce 8 Fell
 Start at 6.45pm, by the Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. 6.4km

16 Harriers at the Trunce, well done everyone. New PB's for Emily Dodd, Melanie Sanders, Anita Fish, Neil Fox, Stephen Whiteley and Gary Nock. With one leg to go, young Stephen is in 1st place in the veterans category with 177 points, 26 points clear of the second placed vet. In the senior ladies Sarah Burton is 4th, Lesley Latchem 5th and Nicola Garrity 6th. Joanne Birkinshaw is in 5th place in the veterans section.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-08-22

Sun 18th Aug 2013Escrick 10k
 Pretty flat, using tracks and bridleways through the Escrick Estate near York. Numbers capped at 600. Only £10 and a reasonable 11 am kick off. Start and finish at the village green.

We raced this back in 2009 and now I remember why we were not in a rush to get back to it. On a positive note the course is flat and is quite pleasant run on roads, paths and bridleways taking you across fields and a significant part of the race is through woods. The downsides are: race numbers can only be collected on the day but the collection point is a significant walk away from the car park as is the start. There are not enough facilities to serve the 500+ entrants. Questionable marshalling resulted in shortcuts being taken. The course is mostly on narrow paths so there was a huge amount of congestion – this eased around the 4K mark for me! Oh yes and they charged £10 entry fee and gave you a plastic pen at the end – to write a glowing race report, not. Jeff finished in 44:46, I grumbled home in 50:13.- slowcoachclark, 2013-08-20

Wed 14th Aug 2013Spencer's Dash BnT Road
 **NOTE CHANGE OF DATE** Series of six 3.7 mile road races. 7pm from the Spencer's Arms, Barugh Green with Parking, entries and changing at the WMC just across the road. £4 per race / £6 unattached.

I'm sure, and it's in new money!! I didn't get where i am today, by not knowing where to get 4 Mars Bars for a pound!- absolutelyaverage, 2013-08-22

you sure you can get 16Mars Bars for £4 John? Or is that old money??- Skip, 2013-08-20

Is that your way of saying you really enjoyed it John?- richspooner, 2013-08-16

£4 POUNDS to run a little race, thats 16 Mars Bars!! is someone taking the Michael? Last run a Spencers Dash in September 2000, 13 years ago. If i'm still living in 13 years time will somebody please remind me not to do it again. If it's in the Black n Tan next year, someone else can have my points and i'll have the 16 Mars Bars instead!!- absolutelyaverage, 2013-08-15

Wed 14th Aug 2013Thornes Park Challenge - 5k Series Race 2 XC
 New 3 race series for 2013 at Thornes Park, Wakefield. Certified 5K route, 7.15pm start. £7 per race or £18 for all. More info and online entries here...
Tue 13th Aug 2013Stanley Bagshaw Toffee Run XC
 Venue – ‘Crown Inn Pub’ – (Hill Street, S74 8EL) Elsecar – Meet 6pm for 7pm start. Parking is behind the Pub or Elsecar Heritage Centre Car Park & walk/jog up to the pub. Entry Fee – ALL MONIES WILL GO TO ‘Bluebell Wood Hospice’ - £3 per runner. Course – Mainly ‘Off Road’ with some pavement from the ‘Needle’s Eye’ into Wentworth. Finishers – ALL finishers will receive a bag of ‘Toffees’ :-)

A good turnout for this last minute addition to the Black n Tan but not by Harriers! Just me running (It's a mile down the road) and Geoff taking photos for this friendly little fund-raiser run by Kimmy Striders. About 4.5 miles of what I'm told was the old Elsecar 8 route - a big climb early on then a pleasant run back down (We did it last year as a pub run) then back to The Crown for a free buffet and some Two Roses' finest ale. £150 raised for Bluebell Wood too. Be good to get more BaHas out for this one next year. First Harrier back and fifty points, in 9th (!) place, Jerry Fisher 30:21. - Jerzy, 2013-08-14

Sun 11th Aug 2013Askern 10 BnT Road
 Starts 10.30am. £8 entry, +£2 U/A. More info and online entry here...

Well run everyone. Two new PB's, Sally PB Gray 2 minutes and 04 seconds and Justin Goodyear 1 minute and 47 seconds. First time 10 Mile races for Bryan Clayton, Andrew Wakefield, Richard Taylor and Anita Fish. Well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-08-13

Results, well done all :) - Amz, 2013-08-11

Sun 11th Aug 2013West Yorkshire 5 Road
 Undulating road race.

Results: Jeff 36:27, Bev 41:06- slowcoachclark, 2013-08-12

Promoted jointly by Bradford Airedale AC and West Yorkshire Fire Service the race had over 100 competitors to compete over the undulating circular course which started/finished at the Fire Service HQ in Birkenshaw. It was windy on the downhill sections and sunny on the uphills. The race was resurrected after a 5 year absence and was very well organised even if we were put off at the start with the intense health and safety briefing following the organisers risk assessment.- slowcoachclark, 2013-08-12

Thu 8th Aug 2013Hathersage Gala Fell
 7.30pm 7.3km School field, School Lane, Hathersage. This is an interesting little run.
Wed 7th Aug 2013Thornes Park Challenge - 5k Series Race 1 XC
 New 3 race series for 2013 at Thornes Park, Wakefield. Certified 5K route, 7.15pm start. £7 per race or £18 for all. More info and online entries here...

The results: 53 runners in total, no.25 Andrew Wakefield 00:21:34, no.30 Nathan Pallett 00:22:22 & no.34 Simon Logan 00:23:43. Winner did it in 00:15:33. Tough little route, starting with 400m round track followed by 600m hill then a 3 lap loop which consisted off, down hill dash round on the flat by the duck pond and hill climb before 600m downhill dash back to the track for a sprint finish. So if you fancy this race, they are now allowing entries on the night. See you there next week.- slogan539, 2013-08-08

i'll give this one a go.- slogan539, 2013-08-05

Thu 1st Aug 2013The Cherry Tree 10 (incorporating The High Hoyland Hill Hop - 4.5 miles) Orient
 Scenic 10 mile loop starting at The Cherry Tree in High Hoyland (4.5 mile option available). 6.30pm start...Very cheap prizes on offer (donated by the Temporary Social Secretary) Post run beer & wine tasting available - Cherry Tree Inn. High Hoyland, Barnsley S75 4BE Log into Facebook for further event details...

Bit late, but was great social event, despite the heat! Wrote a little blog post about the event from my point of view :) - Gaby, 2013-08-12

14 BaHa's in total, 5 tackling the tough 4.5 miler with the other 9 opting for a gentler (short) 10 miles starting & finishing at The Cherry Tree at High Hoyland. 14 PB's, excellent organization, refreshing water station at the finish line and fantastic spot prizes. Great event!- , 2013-08-02

Really enjoyed this hot and sweaty event... big thanks to the organisers.- Skip, 2013-08-01

Wed 31st Jul 2013T'Flat Cap 5 XC
 Leggers Inn, Mill Street East, Dewsbury WF12 9BD. 7pm start. Described as "a scenic 5 mile trail run finishing at the The Leggers Inn followed by superb Yorkshire snap & beer". Prizes for best flat cap worn in the race!! 2013 entry fees: £5/£7 on the night only Contact: 07940 286571
Mon 29th Jul 2013Trunce 7 Fell
 Start at 6.45pm, by the Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. 6.4km

Wrote a little report on my first Trunce experience on the blog I maintain on my way to the Causeway Coast Marathon :) - Gaby, 2013-07-30

Sat 27th Jul 2013adidas Thunder Run 24 XC
 As many technical 10Ks as you can muster in 24 hours, in teams of between one and eight. Starts 12pm Saturday. More info here...

Never done a 10k as hard as this but boy, did I have a great time! Thanks to everyone for making Ross welcome, to the indestructible Amy for doing what Amy does, and to Nannan's Portions and Terry for being there for everyone. 20 stunning laps for the 'Mixed Bunch'. Superb! Have never shut up since I got home!- CarlH, 2013-07-28

What a fantastic effort by all us BaHas. From around 7pm to 4am the rain bucketed down making the conditions atrocious but we ran and ran and ran. Well done to everyone and our various support people. A fantastic event to be repeated.- toddytyke, 2013-07-28

Now looks like we're going Fri, but still have room if anyone's stuck.- CarlH, 2013-07-22

If anyone's wanting a lift I'm happy to oblige - looking at the mo' to go down quite early on the Sat.- CarlH, 2013-07-07

Thu 25th Jul 2013Reindeer Romp Race 3 XC Orient
 A scenic, undulating 3M four race series on stony trails and grass paths around the Overton area. Starting near the Reindeer Inn opposite Mining Museum at 7.15pm on Thursdays. Chip butties included. A bargain £3 per Romp, no extras. Down the handle, round the pan and back up the handle - a very popular BaHa event over the past few years

Results here... Well done everyone, especially our first-timers! - richspooner, 2013-08-03

Sun 21st Jul 2013Gravy 6
 A popular trail race along the Longdendale Trail starting and finishing in Royston Vasey (Hadfield). Lots of Arriers have done this in the past, a pleasant but testing run. Kick Off 11:00. See link for entry.

Well done you two. First Vet 60 prize for Richard Taylor.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-07-24

Pleasant drive over the Pennines to Hadfield. Jo and dad pleased with the mild/cool climatic conditions. Familiar faces from Kingstone helping to fly the Barnsley flag. Race started on the football field (Strangeways playing!) then onto the Trans-Pennine Trail around the reservoirs and back. Thanks to Geoff for the encouragement on the trail. Very enjoyable morning. Results at - DocHoliday, 2013-07-21

Sat 20th Jul 2013Pairs Race XC
 A 5(ish) mile off-road bit of fun. Local runners paired up with non-locals. Charity event on behalf of Kimberworth Striders' late Club Treasurer Sue Andrews. Meet at Green Dragon Pub, Kimberworth, 10am. £3 entry, all proceeds to charity. Bring cake! Chip butties rumoured too...
Sat 20th Jul 2013Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon Road XC
 A scenic and challenging course through the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds.

Enjoyed the course and the Bishop Wilton Show afterwards, which you get free entry into as part of the race entry fee. Bug bear, as every year, it take the organisers ages to issue the results. Jeff 1:40:42, Bev 1:56:25.- slowcoachclark, 2013-08-12

Thu 18th Jul 2013Laxton 10K Road
 Fast, flat road race in East Yorkshire. Details and entry here:
Wed 17th Jul 2013Doncaster 5K Town Centre Races Road Orient
 2 separate races of 5k - Vets race (both sexes) at 7.30pm then Open at 8.00pm. Also 1 mile Family Fun Run at 7.00 (£3). Entry fees: Club runners 5k Vets and Open Races - £10/Unattached runners 5k Vets and Open races - £12. Entries on the night +£2 (not Fun Run) but DO NOT QUALIFY for individual or team prizes - (pay "Doncaster Athletic Club") closing date 12/7. More info here...

A good turnout of 18 Harriers, with an outstanding 14 new personal best times, and First local runner home was young Rich Spooner. New PB's for Emily Dodd, Janine Brown, Vicky Levitt, Norma Wright, Donna Bing, Sally Gray, Rachel Gray, Richard Spooner, Paul Dodd, David Howes, Andrew Wakefield, Richard Taylor, Justin Goodyear and Mark Wainwright. Very well done everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-07-24

A good turnout of BaHas on this very hot and sticky evening, well done to everyone who ran. Full results here... - richspooner, 2013-07-22

Wed 17th Jul 2013Nostell Priory 10K
 Multi-terrain 10K around Nostell Priory gardens and parklands (2 laps).

A very enjoyable race around the grounds of Nostell Priory on a very hot and humid evening. Lovely scenic views and plenty of crowds to cheer you on in front of the house. We would definitely recommend this one for next year, results- 127th Neil Fox 52:10, 129th Nicola Garrity 52:29 out of 354 runners. According to the results two other Harriers also ran 192th Raymond Archer 55:44 and 3rd John Broom 37:50 ?? It's been a while since I went to a Club run so these must be new members, lol.- Nicola, 2013-07-21

Mon 15th Jul 2013Trunce 6 Fell
 Start at 6.45pm, by the Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. 6.4km

16 Harriers for this one. New PB's for Shaun Clarkson, Graham McCormick, Melanie Sanders, Sally PB Gray and Anita Fish. Results; Senior Ladies: 2, Lesley Latchem (LV35) 35.27, 3, Sarah Burton 37.01, 7, Nicola Garrity (LV35) 39.58. Vet Ladies: 18, M Sanders (LV50) 46.21pb; 23, Rachel Gray (LV45) 49.40; 25, S Gray (LV50) 50.23pb; 27, A Fish (LV50) 52.31pb; 28, Sue Taylor (LV50) 57.05; 29, Katy Gray (LV45) 57.05. Senior Men: 9, Paul Dodd 30.13; 29, Neil Fox 34.13. Vet Mem: 4, Stephen Whiteley (V45) 28.42; 8, S Clarkson (V45) 29.43pb; 40, G McCormick (V50) 35.37pb; 64, Gary Nock (V50) 39.06; 76, Ian Christopherson (V60) 43.45. After 6 legs: Lesley Latchem 4th, Sarah Burton 5th, Nicola Garrity 6th (out of 82). Vet Ladies: Joanne Birkinshaw 6th (out of 80). Vet Men: Stephen Whiteley 2nd, Shaun Clarkson 8th (out of 245). Well run everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-07-17

Sun 14th Jul 2013Dig Deep Peak District Races Fell
 2nd day of weekend of events. See website for further details.
Sun 14th Jul 2013Broomhead Chase Fell
 2.30pm 5.6km Broomhead hall farm. A classic race
Sun 14th Jul 2013Holme Moss Fell
 11 am 25.5 km Cartworth Moor Cricket club Nr Holmfirth. a very tough course some serious no path bogs and plenty of climb.
Sat 13th Jul 2013Dig Deep Peak District Races Fell
 A weekend of running events - various distances. See website link for all details.
Sat 13th Jul 2013Charlesworth Carnival Fell
 2.30pm 5.1km, Charlesworth recreation ground GR 004925.
Sat 13th Jul 2013Thurlstone Chase Fell
 3pm 6.4km Thurlstone showground. A good little local race.

Also well done to first junior Benji Spooner, Shaun Swallow and young Doc Taylor in those very hot conditions.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-07-15

Results here - well done to first Lady Lesley Latchem/Lathem :-) - richspooner, 2013-07-14

Fri 12th Jul 2013Club Track Training Session - 5 minute reps Orient
 4/5 five minute reps, with two minutes recovery in between - efforts can be run at an all-out race pace or controlled pace tempo. Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!
Wed 10th Jul 2013Black Rocks Fell
 7.30pm 9km Matlock Rugby club Cromford Meadows. Home of the White Peak marathon.
Tue 9th Jul 2013Stoodley Pike Fell
 7.30pm 5km Top Brink Inn Lumbutts. A touch run round the Pike but it’s a long way to travel.
Sun 7th Jul 2013Eccup 10 Road Orient
 Undulating 10 miler, run from Adel War Memorial Association, Church Lane, Adel, Leeds LS16 8DE. Also Junior Races (1 and 2 mile) for children between 8 and 16 (see entry form for details) £3, at 9.00am. More info here...

Impressed, well done to each and every one. Did a couple of miles Sun and it was more than enough for me!- CarlH, 2013-07-12

Well done everyone on a very hot day. First 10 Mile race for Paul Dodd, Vicky Levitt, Norma Wright and Shron Schofield.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-07-11

Apologies Amie...14 starters...13 finishers....- CaptainSlow, 2013-07-09

I count 13 finishers, will be allocating league points based on this. If I have missed anybody out then let me know! :)- Amz, 2013-07-09

Well done guys, tough out there yesterday!- richspooner, 2013-07-08

Results here... - CaptainSlow, 2013-07-07

14 Harriers (that I counted) and a great supporting team of Emily Dodd and Ian Bailey headed to Eccup for this scenic 10 mile event. Ideal conditions if you were half mountain goat/half camel, unfortunately I am neither so it was a steady plod for me but some great running by my fellow team mates. The event itself was well organised albeit they may decide to post the numbers out next year! Fantastic team spirit and support as always. Well done everybody.- , 2013-07-07

Entry open 1 April 2013 (£11) - CaptainSlow, 2013-03-30

Sun 7th Jul 2013Withernsea 5 Road
 Fast, flat 5 mile road race over in East Yorkshire. More info here..

I heard about this little race a few months back, and remember thinking “ooh, a flat 5 miler, sounds lovely (and rare!)”. Thankfully I wasn’t disappointed and the friendly guys at Withernsea Harriers certainly know all about how to put on a good road race – despite the club itself only being 20 or so strong. Perfectly organised and very well supported, it wasn’t a bang flat route actually but nothing we’d particularly term as a ‘hill’. They could have perhaps done to turn the thermostat down a couple of notches, but that was really par for the course with anyone racing yesterday. The Bissell and Taylor clan also fancied a day out at the seaside (the promise of free fish ‘n’ chips was clearly too strong to resist!). Onto the results and we had a couple of decent PBs, despite the weather... Of 178 recorded finishers: 2 Rich Spooner 27’36 (1’13 PB); 32 Ant Bissell 33’11 (3’25 PB); 85 Richard Taylor 38’44 (18s PB); 98 Jo Bissell 40’15. For second place, I collected £30 and a nice shiny trophy too, so not bad for an £8 investment... All in all a decent race, well worth considering next year for anyone either chasing a 5 mile time, or even just fancying a nice day out on the coast... - richspooner, 2013-07-08

Sun 7th Jul 2013Birdsedge Challenge XC
 A challenging multi-terrain rural course of about 6 miles. Start and finish on Birdsedge Lane, off A629 Huddersfield-Sheffield Road, near Denby Dale, West Yorkshire - Prizes in the usual categories – Race Limit 200. Entry fee: £4.00 for Club runners or £6.00 for unattached runners. More here:
Sun 7th Jul 2013Chesterfield Spire 10 Road
 10 mile road race on country roads

Described by the organisers as ‘A 10 mile course having fantastic views, some uphill sections but with a fast downhill 4 miles of tree lined country roads.’ I’d describe it as ‘A 10 mile course having nice views, with the first 3.5 miles all uphill, the course does have some downhill sections but I struggle to remember those as they are largely offset by the memories of the hills! Of course it was hot day which made it all the more challenging. This is our third year of running this one. Not sure why we go back it may be the bottle of beer and t-shirt they give you at the end. I won my age category in 1:29:42 and Jeff finished in 1:21:18.- slowcoachclark, 2013-07-09

Wed 3rd Jul 2013Spencer's Dash Road
 Series of six 3.7 mile road races. 7pm from the Spencer's Arms, Barugh Green with Parking, entries and changing at the WMC just across the road. £4 per race / £6 unattached.
Wed 3rd Jul 2013The Club Mile Championship BnT
 Everyone's favourite, the annual 4 lapper around the track at Dorothy Hyman. Address: Snydale Road, Cudworth, S72 8LH. Track booked from 7-8pm. Showers/changing facilities available.

Whoops, sorry Garry - you must have been a blur on my list!- richspooner, 2013-07-08

Sorry, let Rich do a job and look what happens!! Missing Result - Gary Nock in Men's B race - 6.52.- Amz, 2013-07-05

Well done everyone, another excellent turnout yet again. Brilliant support from everyone and expert advice from Chairman Meade. Ian looked at my new shoes and said, is it wise to buy new shoes at my time of life!!! Best take them back and get a refund. Thanks to Amie (club member of the year) Ledger and Mrs Goodyear for all the cakes and buns.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-07-04

A brilliant 46 BaHas turned out in force for this year’s Club Mile Championship – a new club record in itself! Plenty of new faces as well, so thanks all for turning out. Hopefully the cakes and biscuits helped give you some welcome relief afterwards... Results – Ladies: Jenny Lingrell 5’53; Lesley Latchem 6’23; Sarah Burton 6’30; Nicola Garrity 6’33; Jo Birkinshaw 6’47; Bev Clark 7’08; Lisa Steers 7’20; Claudia Darby 7’21l Clare Atkinson 7’24; Sarah Taylor 7’31; Adele Kitchen 7’40; Jane Martin 8’12; Sally Gray 8’22; Clare Bates 8’22; Sharon Schofield 8’23; Vikki Skipper 8’30.- richspooner, 2013-07-03

Men (A): Rich Spooner 4’57; Paul Dodd 5’20; Neil Johnson 5’22; Andy Pearson 5’23; Adrian Tarasiuk 5’24; Steve Whiteley 5’27; Lee Smith 5’32; Ant Bissell 5’36; Neil Fox 5’38; Paul Gains 5’39; Shaun Swallow 5’40; Nathan Pallett 6’00; Simon Logan 6’03; Jeff Clark 6’17; Kevin Wood 6’28. Men (B): Bryan Clayton 5’55; Jerry Fisher 5’56; Andrew Wakefield 6’13; Scott Wilson 6’16; John Moss 6’48; Richard Taylor 6’55; Mark Wainwright 6’58; John Hewitt 6’59; Peter Robertshaw (guest) 7’01; Justin Goodyear 7’20; Neil Todd 7’23; Jim Taylor 7’26; Ian Bailey 7’47; Ian Christopherson 7’57.- richspooner, 2013-07-03

Kids 100m dash: Jenson Atkinson 17s; Rory Lingrell 18s; Oliver Goodyear 19s; Angus Lingrell 20s; Heidi Goodyear 29s; Aiden Tarasiuk 30s; Charlie Goodyear 44s; Antonio Swallow 57s; Felicity Shaw 58s; Molly Swallow 1’43. Relay Team Mile: Team I 4’46; Team K 4’51; Team J 5’05; Team D 5’09; Team H 5’31; Team B 5’39; Team C 5’47; Team E 5’51; Team F 6’19; Team A 6’21; Team G 6’24. Thanks again to everyone for taking part – it made for a really enjoyable event with a great supportive atmosphere. See you all again here next year!- richspooner, 2013-07-03

Sun 30th Jun 2013Penistone 10K BnT Road
 Undulating course, run from Penistone Church Football Club, Church View Road, Penistone, Sheffield S36 6AT (GR 249031). Replaces Penistone Show 10K which was cancelled in 2012 after 27 years. 10K on road and Trans-Pennine Trail. 2012 entry fees: £10/£12 +£2 on day. More info here...

Well run everyone. Nice to see new members Neil Fox, Gaby Wolferink, Donna Bing and Jane Martin running their first 10K races for the club. Also good to see Neil Fox sticking to the main Harriers Club rule!! Category and maximum points winners, Lesley Latchem (senior lady) Bev Clark (LV40) Vicky Levitt (LV45) Norma Wright (LV50) Vikki Skipper (LV55) Richard Spooner (senior man) Neil Johnson (V40) Stephen Whiteley (V45) Alan Schofield (V50) Richard Taylor (V60)and John Hewitt (V65). Also well done to young Rich on winning the 5th Overall prize.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-07-02

Results here for the 26 BaHas, well done everyone! - richspooner, 2013-07-01

Race route here: - richspooner, 2013-06-27

Fri 28th Jun 2013Tideswell Fell
 7.45pm 7.1km Tideswell Dale picnic area car park. Did this some years ago its a good run on an interesting course.
Thu 27th Jun 2013Reindeer Romp Race 2 XC Orient
 A scenic, undulating 3M four race series on stony trails and grass paths around the Overton area. Starting near the Reindeer Inn opposite Mining Museum at 7.15pm on Thursdays. Chip butties included. A bargain £3 per Romp, no extras. Down the handle, round the pan and back up the handle - a very popular BaHa event over the past few years

Feel sorry for Benben, having to slow down to run with Rich.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-07-04

Third time lucky! - TopLoser, 2013-07-02

That'll be - TopLoser, 2013-07-02

75 runners, enjoyable little romp down through the woods and back up the incline (the H word is banned now) Benben Rich Spooner 5th 17:09, Claudia Darby 55th 24:25, Ian Christopherson 65th 26:07, Ian Bailey 67th 27:01 - TopLoser, 2013-07-02

Wed 26th Jun 2013Hope Wakes Fell
 7.30pm 9.5km Hope sports field, Castleton Rd Hope. A straight run to the top of Whin Hill and back, a long slog up folowed by a good run back down the same route.
Tue 25th Jun 2013Damflask Relays Road
 The SYCAA Road Relay Championship, and a popular BaHa event. Teams of 4 men/3 ladies, with each team member running a leg of 3.5 miles. First half is flat, and second half has a steepish climb, followed by a nice downhill stretch to the finish (one loop of the Low Bradfield Road League route). Starts 7.15pm.

Great BaHa turnout and running at the Damflask Relays this year (otherwise known as Midgefest...) – thanks all for coming along and taking part – especially those new to it – hope you enjoyed the event. Results as follows – Men (of 45 complete finishing teams): 13th – Rich Spooner 19’51; Paul Dodd 21’59; Lee Smith 21’56; Mike Schofield 22’21. 20th (Vets) – Andy Pearson 21’53; Shaun Swallow 22’43; Neil Johnson 21’52; Derrick Baldwin 22’58. 39th (Vets) – Steve Whiteley 21’23; Richard Taylor 27’20; Mark Wainwright 29’55; Paul Gains 23’22. 44th – Scott Wilson 25’17; Andrew Wakefield 25’28; Fraser Sugden 26’32; Neil Todd 32’27. Ladies (of 41 complete finishing teams): 14th – Lesley Latchem 25’59; Jenny Lingrell 23’27; Chloe Auckland 28’58. 31st – Gaby Wolferink 30’48; Vicky Levitt 30’12; Lisa Steers 29’00. 40th – Olivia Thompson 32’06; Georgi Newton 34’07; Claudia Darby 29’48. Once again, well done guys! - richspooner, 2013-06-27

Mon 24th Jun 2013Trunce 5 Fell
 Start at 6.45pm, by the Waggon & Horses, Oxpring. 6.4km

20 Harriers running this leg. New PB's for Claudia Darby, Joanne Birkinshaw, Vicky Levitt, Sharon Schofield, Norma Wright, Neil Fox, Stephen Whiteley, Shaun Clarkson and Gary Nock. After 5 Legs, Lesley Latchem 4th Overall, Sarah Burton 5th, and Nicola Garrity 8th. Vet Ladies, (out of 75) Joanne PB Birkinshaw 6th. Vet Men, (out of 237) Stephen Whiteley 2nd and Shaun Clarkson 12th. Well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-07-02

Sun 23rd Jun 2013Kinder Trogg Fell
 11 am 25.7km Sout Hut Hayfield. A tough slog this one.
Sat 22nd Jun 2013Silkstone Shuffle Race 2 XC
 Our own Barnsley Harriers Trail Race Series. 4 and a half miles of trails, stony tracks and grassy paths, plus a little bit of road. Start at Silkstone Sports Ground. Up, along and then back down so can be described as undulating. Second one of the 4 race series for 2013. 10.30am start, with a Kid's race at 9:45am. £4 per race for attached, £6 for U/A (kid's race 50p). All 4 races for £12 (£20 U/A) T-shirts, trophies and prizes - see 2013 Entry Form for more details of this in Silkstone Shuffle section to left
Sat 22nd Jun 2013James Blakeley Fell
 3pm 5km Harden Moss sheep dog trials, Greenfield Rd Holmfirth.
Thu 20th Jun 2013Blacker Moor Chase Fell
 7.30pm 10km Cricket field, Totley. Tough run on mainly good paths lot of climb at start with a cheeky hill in the middle.
Wed 19th Jun 2013Oughtibridge Chase XC
 The Chase commences in Coronation Park, proceeds uphill by road to Wharncliffe Woods, loops through the woods and finishes back in the Park. The distance is approximately 6km with 180m of ascent. The Junior Chase is approximately 3km with 100m of ascent. The event is held under UK Athletics Rules, Trail Running Association Permit Number TRA/112-11. More info and entry form here:
Tue 18th Jun 2013Midsummer Mad Dash XC
 Challenging 5 mile trail race, run from the Packhorse Inn in High Green. £4 entry on the night. More info and entry form here...

Results here, well done everyone! - richspooner, 2013-06-22

7:00 Kick Off- Animal, 2013-06-06

Sun 16th Jun 2013Run Doncaster/Owston Ferry 10K Road
 Fast, flat course. £10 entry online, collect number on the day. More info here:

Splendid run Claudia, another new PB, this time 1 minute and 47 seconds faster.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-07-02

Just Claudia 'PB' Darby here from the BaHas, running a new best time of 53'50! Well done Claudia :-) - richspooner, 2013-06-20

Sat 15th Jun 2013Three Lakes Classic XC
 Challenging 15 mile multi-terrain race, organised by Killamarsh Kestrels. £5 entry, available on the day. More race info here:
Fri 14th Jun 2013Club Track Training Session - 5 minute reps Orient
 ...with 2 minutes rest/jog recovery between. Start 7pm. Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. Cost £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing - free if you're a BPL member. Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!
Thu 13th Jun 2013Grindleford Fell Race BnT Fell
 4.5 miles / 500'. From Bishop's Pavillion, Grindleford. 7.30pm start. GR SK244778. £5 on night.

New member Neil Fox - 43.28. Full results here: - Amz, 2013-06-16

16 Harriers for this tough little mid-week fell race. Maximum 50 points for the second time in two days for Bryan Clayton, who finished 44th overall, and 2nd Vet 50, out of 315 finishers. Jenny Lingrell had another excellent run to win the 1st LV40 prize and also win the maximum 50 points in the ladies challenge. Another new member Adrian Torasiuk, had a splendid debut to finish 2nd Harrier home. Once again well run everyone. 44, Bryan Clayton (V50) 38-01; 60, Adrian Torasiuk (M) 39-13; 63, Stephen Whiteley (V45) 39-35; 81, Neil Johnson (V40) 40-19; 83, Shaun Clarkson (V45) 40-21; 103, Jenny Lingrell (LV40) 41-21; 171, J Clark (V45) 45-37; 214, Sarah Burton (L) 48-57; 228, Gary Nock (V50) 49-59; 231, Nicola Garrity (LV35) 50-15; 242, John Hewitt (V65) 51-14; 260, Joanne Birkinshaw (LV45) 52-19; 290, Rachel Nothard (LV50) 56-03; 298, Bev Clark (LV45) 58-16; 299, Ian Bailey (V50) 58-30; 310, Vikki Skipper (LV55) 66-12.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-06-14

Wed 12th Jun 2013Otley 10 Road
 10 mile road race, with HQ at Otley Cricket Club, Cross Green, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 1HE. Online entry here:
Wed 12th Jun 2013Sandall Beat 10K Trail Race XC
 More info here...

It was hot and humid with the occasional downpour of rain during this nice 10k run that took lots of twists and turns through sandal beat woods to the race course and back again. Technical teeshirt at the end too. 3 harriers for this- Andy Pearson, ant Bissell and me. Nice to see steve Hughes who said he may join a club run some time soon. All good fun- loved it- JoBissell, 2013-06-16

Tue 11th Jun 2013Kimmy Kanter BnT XC
 Registration/race HQ at Millmoor Juniors Football Club, Droppingwell Road, Kimberworth. Register from 6pm, £4 entry...

26 Harriers, with Bryan Clayton and Lesley Latchem winning the maximum 50 points in the Black n Tan Challenge. Running his first race for the club, new member Neil Shaw ran well to finish in 49th place out of 153 finishers. Well run everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-06-14

Results here... - richspooner, 2013-06-13

No results yet, but another good turn out of Harriers despite injuries, holidays and work. Excellent run by Bryan Clayton, who finished 5th or 6th? overall out of a record number of runners and won the 1st vet over 50 prize. Also splendid run by Lesley Latchem, who won the 1st LV35 prize.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-06-12

7:00 Kick Off. Nice little event this one. Lets see lots of 'Arriers. Free chip butties post race.- Animal, 2013-06-06

Mon 10th Jun 2013Club Meeting Orient
 8.30pm in the Shaw Suite. All members welcome
Sun 9th Jun 2013Carsington 7+ Road
 7.76 mile (12.5km) circuit of the stunning Carsington Water reservoir.

Two Harriers having a steady training run, Sharon Schofield (LV45) and Norma Wright (LV50), ran together and finished in 1 hour and 20 minutes.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-06-12

Sun 9th Jun 2013Edale fell race Fell
 11 am 7.6km Village Hall. A good race taking in the start of the Pennine Way.
Fri 7th Jun 2013Castleton Fell
 7.30pm 10.8km Castleton playing fields. A good run this taking in Loose Hill , Hollins Cross and Mam Tor, a cracking run back from Mam Tor.
Thu 6th Jun 2013Denis Stitt memorial race Fell
 7.15pm 6km, Cartworth Moor Cricket club Nr Holmfirth. A well marked and marshalled course.
Wed 5th Jun 2013Calver Peak Fell
 7.30pm 8km Derwent Arms carpark, Calver. More trail race than fell but a tough little course.
Wed 5th Jun 2013Spencer's Dash Road
 Series of six 3.7 mile road races. 7pm from the Spencer's Arms, Barugh Green with Parking, entries and changing at the WMC just across the road. £4 per race / £6 unattached.
Tue 4th Jun 2013Handsworth Hobble Fell
 Handsworth Roadhogs have for many years staged an off road run early in the new year on an annual basis as part of a series of runs involving Killamarsh Kestrels, Retford AC and Clowne Road Runners. The course is all off road, uses well defined tracks situated to the rear of Handsworth Church and consists of two laps. It is hilly and spikes can be worn, however it is suitable for cross country shoes or normal running shoes. ; Following the success of the winter run the Roadhogs Committee have decided to stage a summer event over the same course. For this year at least this will be a 'closed event' with local Clubs invited to take part and it will not be advertised generally to non-affiliated runners. A race permit has, however, been applied for. ; We thought it would be good to invite members of other local Clubs to take part and accordingly we extend a warm invitiation for your Members to come along to the event. The details are as follows:- ; Date - Tueaday 4th June - 7.30pm ; Venue - Cross Keys public house (this is at the side of Handsworth Church and opposite the Handsworth Working Men's Club - now known as 'Holme Lea'). The pub is at the top of the hill on the main Handsworth Road and car parking is readily available. ; Cost - £3 par entry - winners prizes and spot prizes will be available. ; A poster for the event will be sent to you seperately ; We hope you will be able to come, if you have any queries please don't hesitiate to e-mail me. ; Kind regards Tony Weightman, Secretary, on behalf of Handsworth Roadhogs Club Committee

Two Harriers making evening drive down the M1 and the parkway to the Cross Keys at Handsworth. First running of the Handsworth Hobble. Lovely evening, only about thirty runners, familiar faces from Kimmy and one from Penistone. Friendly well marshalled race over paths across fields and through shady woods. Enjoyed by Jo Bissell and her dad. Dad won age group prize! (kindly collected by Claire from Kimmy)- DocHoliday, 2013-06-05

Mon 3rd Jun 2013Trunce 4 Fell
 Start at 6.45pm, by the Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. 6.4km

Some photos here. - Jerzy, 2013-06-06

19 Hariers at leg 4, with another 9 more PB's. New PB's for Stephen Whiteley, Shaun Swallow, Joanne PB Birkinshaw, Sharon Schofield, Sally PB Gray, Norma Wright, Katy Gray, Sue Taylor and Anita Fish. Well done everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-06-04

Sun 2nd Jun 2013Bangor 10k Road
Sun 2nd Jun 2013Barnsley Boundary Relay XC
 A ten-stage, 73 mile multi-terrain running relay around the old Borough boundary, taking in Cawthorne, Bretton, Hickleton, Elsecar, Tankersley, Wortley, Langsett, Winscar and Upper Denby.

Given the sheer amount of rainfall in 2012 during the whole day of the event, the prospect of local running clubs running 73 miles was an even more daunting task than usual at 8am at Cannon Hall, Cawthorne last Sunday morning. However the sun shone brightly this year, hundreds of keen runners from many of our local running clubs took up the challenge in the Barnsley Boundary Relay, the town's biggest race. Now in its twentieth year, the 2013 race was once again an outstanding success. This year it featured 26 teams, a new record for the race, with teams from Barnsley AC, Barnsley Harriers, Penistone, Kingstone, Denby Dale and Kimberworth running clubs plus a team from the Barnsley accountancy firm Gibson Booth in a whole host of categories - men, ladies, veteran and mixed teams. This is by far and away the most running teams that have ever competed in the event. The event route circumnavigates the old Barnsley Borough Boundary, and is split into a ten leg relay race spanning 73 country miles of footpaths, trails and lanes around the town. Starting at Cannon Hall, Cawthorne at 8am, the route takes the team runners as far afield as Hickleton to the east, Tankersley and Wharncliffe to the south and Langsett and Winscar to the west. The stages are between 4 and 11 miles in length, with final runners completing the event at around 4pm back at Cannon Hall. As usual, rivalry was keen and competitive across all of the various categories. After a full day of races, the winners of the event were the Barnsley AC Senior men’s team in an impressive course record time of 7 hours 54 minutes and 8 seconds. Not far behind, gallant runners-up in 8 hours 05 minutes and 13 seconds were the Kimberworth Striders Senior men’s team, taking second place. Barnsley AC Vet 40s and Vet 50s triumphed in their respective age group categories, whilst an impressive effort from Kingstone Runners Mixed team A saw them finish in an excellent time of 9.00.03 to win the Mixed team title. Barnsley AC secured the Ladies title in 9 hours 50 minutes and 30 seconds, hotly pursued by Kimberworth Ladies to take second place in this category. Gibson Booth won a new award for 2013, the Company Challenge. The event, which is presented annually by Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club and is marshalled and organised by Barnsley Harriers, concluded with a very well attended prize ceremony at Shaw Lane Sports Club in the evening. Rotarians Stephen Woodcock - acting President -and Philip Thompson alongside Harriers Chairman Ian Meade presented prizes. All funds raised by the event go to Rotary charities. The event has raised many thousands of pounds over the years for the Rotary Foundation and other local charities. The overall final event results for all teams taking part were as follows: 1st Barnsley AC Senior Men 7.54.08; 2nd Kimberworth Striders Men 8.05.13; 3rd Penistone Footpath Runners Men 8.48.06; 4th Barnsley AC Men V40 8.49.51; 5th Penistone Footpath Runners Men V40 8.57.52; 6th Kingstone Runners A Mixed 9.00.03; 7th Barnsley Harriers Mixed A; 9.31.04; 8th Denby Dale Travellers Men A 9.34.21; 9th Barnsley AC Ladies 9.50.30; 10th Barnsley Harriers Men V40 9.53.27; 11th Kimberworth Ladies 9.58.36; 12th Kimberworth Men B 10.03.52; 13th Barnsley AC Men V50 10.38.29; 14th Penistone Footpath Runners Mixed 10.45.05; 15th Penistone Men V50 10.52.28; 16th Penistone ladies 10.55.18; 17th Gibson booth Men 11.16.18; 18th Kingstone Mixed B 11.17.06; 19th Kingstone Runners Mixed C 11.18.35; 20th Barnsley AC Mixed 11.18.50; 21st Denby Dale Travellers Ladies 11.19.20; 22nd Denby Dale Men B 11.58.48; 23rd Barnsley Harriers Ladies 12.04.34; 24th Kingstone Mixed D 12.05.29; 25th Barnsley Harriers Mixed B; 12.34.38; 26th Barnsley Harriers Mixed C 13.31.43.- ElPresidente, 2013-06-10

MASSIVE thank you to all involved for organising and marshalling, timekeeping. A very proud day to wear the black and tan- , 2013-06-02

==RESULTS== Available in Excel format here: Boundary 2013 Results.xls - Jerzy, 2013-06-02

==RESULTS== If you don't have Excel, here: Boundary 2013 Results.htm - Jerzy, 2013-06-02

MASSIVE thank you to all involved for organising and marshalling, timekeeping. A very proud day to wear the black and tan- Scottdog, 2013-06-02

The Presentation for this year’s Barnsley Boundary will be held in the Shaw Suite at Shaw Lane (where we have our Club Meetings, AGM etc). Can people please arrive at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start please? We’ve got a record number of entries this year (26 teams I think) so it might be a bit of a squeeze, so an early arrival is advised. Quite a few trophies to hand out etc, so please support the event if you can. Cheers- Lee, 2013-05-16

Fri 31st May 2013Club Track Training Session - 400m parlauf Orient
 In view of the Boundary on Sunday, thought this would be the most sensible option... Continuous relay session run with a partner. Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!
Thu 30th May 2013Reindeer Romp Race 1 XC Orient
 A scenic, undulating 3M four race series on stony trails and grass paths around the Overton area. Starting near the Reindeer Inn opposite Mining Museum at 7.15pm on Thursdays. Chip butties included. A bargain £3 per Romp, no extras. Down the handle, round the pan and back up the handle - a very popular BaHa event over the past few years.
Mon 27th May 2013Bamford Sheepdog Trials (Think they were all found innocent last year) Fell
 1pm 7.2km. A good event with a big climb up Whin Hill on a tight narrow path through wood but a good run from the top.
Mon 27th May 2013Ilkley trail race
 The Ilkley Harriers Trail Race made its inaugural appearance on the race calendar in 2008, so it is now in its sixth year. The 6.9 mile out-and-back route takes in tracks through woodland, fields and moors, interspersed with some short road sections. Virtually all of the climb is on the way out, but runners will be reinvigorated by the views over the Wharfe Valley and across to Ilkley Moor when they hit the moorland on the top, for a very fast second half of the race.

This was fun- just me fron the harriers for this nice run- the start was on Tarmac and then i was greeted with a steep climb which was just around the corner but out of sight from the start line. The trail started through woodland and then on some rubbley footpaths up to ilkley moor. The climb continued as I ran up to the highest point on the moor where there were some fab views- I thought the climb was over but the route took us then on some more paths and trails which seemed to have an upward direction- good job I like hills eh?? The last mile or so was back on some path we ran up and back through the woodland- all down hill- to the finish for a bottle of water and a shot glass!! All good fun- loved it- JoBissell, 2013-05-27

Sun 26th May 2013Buxton Half Marathon Road
 Testing road route with total ascent of around 460m. More info here...

Mark, if it's any consolation I did this two years ago as a training run for the Himalayas - I think I said at the time it was the toughest half I'd done! Well done :)- Jerzy, 2013-05-28

And they weren't kidding - 460m EXACTLY! Instead of water stations I thought they may have had tables with canisters of oxygen. Definitely one for the recommendation form me thinks. Anyway came in at 2hours 5ish. Really good race with some amazing views and challenging climbs.....the 3rd climb of which nearly killed half the competitors, and the 4th one of which was just tormenting. The baking hot temperatures and little wind didn't help but still the amazing views were enough to keep you distracted. All in all a very well organised race and definitely recommended for those who like hills!!- MrAnderson, 2013-05-26

Tue 21st May 2013Totley Moor Fell
 7.30pm 8.3km Cricket Inn Totley. A good run well supported no map reading, plenty of climb especially at the start.
Sat 18th May 2013White Peak Marathon
 First half is the Tissington Trail (in reverse) and the second half is the White Peak Half. Should be fun and less crowded than London (or Manchester, or Liverpool or York or any other Marathon that I can think of)
Fri 17th May 2013Club Track Training Session - 200m fast, 200m jog Orient
 Continuous fartlek (interval) training session, for 30 minutes... Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!
Wed 15th May 2013Askern 10K Road Orient
 Nice midweek race run from Askern Miners' Welfare Club, Askern, nr Doncaster. Entry info here...

Just to add - Benbens PB of 1min 16sec got him 15th place prize and Steve W also won 3rd V45 :)- Amz, 2013-05-20

Sorry it's late, just back from holiday and still jet laged. Excellent running by everyone and some huge PB's. Ian Bailey 7 minutes and 01 seconds faster, Katy Gray 4-55 faster, Georgi Newton 3-11 faster, Sally PB Gray 2-43 faster, first time under 60 minutes, Nathan Pallett 1-44 faster, Scott Briggs 1-19 faster, Stevie Pickering 58 seconds, Richard Taylor 52 seconds and Justin Goodyear 35 seconds. Also splendid first time 10K runs by Scott Wilson, Paul Gains and Norma Wright, PS see other race reports lower down for other PB's.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-05-18

Provisional results here: - richspooner, 2013-05-16

Remember no club vest = no league points!- Amz, 2013-05-14

Wed 15th May 2013Shining Tor Fell
 7.30pm 9.5km Errwood sailing club Goyt Valley. A good race this one with a little sting in the tail for the finish.
Mon 13th May 2013Trunce 3 BnT Fell
 Start at 6.45pm, by the Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. 6.4km

Sorry, typo by me! Paul Dodd 30.09 putting him infront of Shaun for BnT points.- Amz, 2013-06-16

Trunce results as follows: Bryan Clayton, 28.33; Steve Whiteley, 29.17; Rich Spooner, 29.27; Shaun Clarkson, 30.17; Paul Dodd, 30.39; Shaun Swallow, 30.58; Jerry Fisher, 35.54; Lesley Latchem, 35.54; Sarah Burton, 36.58; Alan Schofield, 37.47; Nicola Garrity, 38.41; Richard Taylor, 39.16; Garry Nock, 39.27; Jo Birkinshaw, 41.50; Emily Dodd, 42.20; Claudia Darby, 42.59; Olivia Thompson, 44.13; Lisa Steers, 45.11; Bev Clark, 45.25; Ian Bailey, 45.34; James Taylor, 47.25; Mel Sanders, 48.06; Amanda West, 49.58; Rachel Gray, 55.42; Sally Gray, 55.47; Norma Wright, 55.48; Vikki Skipper, 56.30; Lisa Crossland, 56.34; Louise Dickinson, 57.10; Sue Taylor, 59.05; Anita Fish, 59.24; Katy Gray, 59.24. PLEASE can anybody who is missing let us know your time? We can then get you added to the results and also count you in the BnT points. I know we are missing Adele Kitchen, does anybody know what time she came in? Is anybody else missing?- Amz, 2013-05-20

Send them a results query (option on their website) saying that it was you and not Rach who came in, and that Rach didn't run. There are a few other issues we have noticed with some runners missing from Kimmy and Kingstone so I guess the results may change over the next few days anyway.- Amz, 2013-05-14

Either the marshal misread my number or Rachel Nothard is running much slower these days. Can I still have my points if I'm due any?- SueT, 2013-05-13

This Trunce is part of the club BnT champs - don't forget no club vest on show = no points! Had a few already this year who have missed out due to not wearing the club kit, don't let all your efforts be in vain :D- Amz, 2013-05-12

Sun 12th May 2013Leeds Half Marathon Road
 This challenging half marathon course runs through the streets of Leeds. It starts on the Headrow and finishes at the city centre's Millennium Square. 9.30am start, more info and online entries here...

New member Clare Stewart running her first ever half marathon, finishing in 2,881st place, in a good time of 2-09-10. Well done Clare.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-05-25

Excellent new PB's by Claudia Darby 16 minutes and 18 seconds faster, and Emily Dodd 4 minutes and 30 seconds faster. Very well done. Also fine times for first timers Paul Dodd, Scott Briggs, Olivia Thompson, Mark Wainwright and Georgi Newton.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-05-18

If we’re not careful, it may become customary to paint our thumbnails orange ahead of major events – should our attendance at Leeds be anything to go by! Quite a few first timers here too and it wasn’t the ‘uphill first half, flat/downhill second half’ course I’d either remembered or promised folk, so sorry about that... Nine BaHas (including Georgi, there as a Sweatshop runner) and I think we all came away from it very happy, both those running the distance for the first time and those returning to it – plenty of shiny new PBs on show! Of 4,529 finishers: 113/114 Paul Dodd/Rich Spooner 1:29’03; 159 Scott Briggs 1:31’00; 1175 Emily Dodd 1:49’39; 2212 Claudia Darby 1:59’12; 3041 Olivia Thompson 2:11’32; 3072 Mark Wainwright 2:11’57; 3156 Ian Christopherson 2:08’03; 4125 Georgi Newton 2:29’01. Well done everybody! - richspooner, 2013-05-13

Sun 12th May 2013Sheffield Half Marathon Road
 The race starts in the Don Valley International Stadium at 9.00am, through the streets in the city centre and returns for a grandstand finish in the stadium. More info and online entry links here...

Splendid new PB's by Clare Bates 3 minutes and 15 seconds faster, Andrew Wakefield 2 minutes and 41 seconds and Gerard Tayeh 46 seconds. First time PB's for Mike Schofield, Scott Wilson, Janine Brown, Vicky Levitt and Tim Garside. Well done everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-05-18

Fourteen Harriers made the short trip down the M1 to the land of Meadowhall and League one football for the Don Valley Stadium swan song running of the Sheffield Half. Described on a recent advertisement I saw in the City Centre as “flat & fast”, the author clearly had never seen the course ? To be fair the second half could well be described as such but up to the “round the cone” on Ecclesfield road there are some testy inclines. The last couple of these have been between warm & hot with runners dropping like flies but this year it was a case of how long could you keep your Harriers hoody on for – fortunately what’s bad for hanging about is good for running. After a slightly delayed start we were off, ably shouted on by a support crew of Lisa Steers and Adelle Kitchen and on the course (At various points, on foot, having a very welcome trot round) my paparazzi-in-waiting, Geoff Hayes. My favourite bit is always the “two-lane” bit of Ecclesall road where you have runners both ways and a few high-fives were exchanged – all good stuff. Great finish as ever through the stadium marathon gate and on to the track – think what you like about the DVS, the Sheffield half will be much the worse for it (Even with that horrible lap of stadium before you enter for real) Good morning out as usual then with special mentions to the supporters, and to Janine “Huge PB” Brown. Apologies if others got PBs, statto will be along to confirm. Oh, and no one painted their nails… 216 Stephen WHITELEY M45 01:28:01; 226 Mike SCHOFIELD M 01:28:07; 481 Jenny LINGRELL F40 01:33:12; 571 Gerard TAYEH M40 01:35:09; 606 Jerry FISHER M45 01:35:10; 990 Andy WAKEFIELD M 01:40:40; 1412 Scott WILSON M 01:44:08; 1540 Jo BIRKINSHAW F45 01:45:59 2447 Janine BROWN F 01:52:28; 2668 Vicky LEVITT F45 01:55:07; 3133 Annmarie SAVAGE F35 01:58:28; 3701 Clare ATKINSON F35 02:06:01; 4441 Tim GARSIDE M 02:14:36; 4614 Clare BATES F40 02:16:52- Jerzy, 2013-05-13

Sat 11th May 2013Mount Famine Fell
 11.00am 8km Hayfield scout hut swallow lane. Last time I did this it had the worst or best start I have ever done it’s an experience and not a bad course.
Wed 8th May 2013South Yorkshire Road League Race 4 of 4 - Pickburn, Doncaster Road
 The finale of this 5 mile road race series. Numbers available from Rich Spooner - £6 per number, which can be used at any or all of the four races. This one is run from the Pickburn Arms, Doncaster, 7pm start. More info here...

Also well done to Neil Johnson, only 3 seconds off his best time and Andrew Pearson just 4 seconds off his previous best. Fine first time 5 Mile races for Mike Schofield and Gaby Wolferink. How do you get a PB on a course like that??- absolutelyaverage, 2013-05-20

More PB's. Scott Wilson 2 minutes and 03 seconds faster, Joanne PB Birkinshaw 1 minute and 52 seconds faster, first time under 40 minutes, Claudia Darby 1 minute and 36 seconds faster, Janine Brown 40 seconds faster Vick Levitt 19 seconds faster and Scott Briggs 17 seconds faster. Very well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-05-19

And for those who ran all four races, check the link here to see how you were placed overall in your age category (cheers Jerry for the file upload!): - richspooner, 2013-05-10

In the teams, we retained our fifth placing with the Senior Men (though positions changed and we finished just behind Askern and in front of Steel City Striders) – only six teams completed the series. We kept our placing in the Vet Men Category too, finishing 6th of 11 teams! Last but not least, our Ladies finished 8th out of 13 teams. Very well done everyone, thanks for taking part and flying the BaHa flag!- richspooner, 2013-05-09

An excellent turnout of 24 BaHas for the last in this spring race series – thanks everyone for making the trip, and welcome (belatedly) to Mike Schofield and Gaby Wolferink, running their first Road Leagues with us! Individual results as follows, of 238 finishers: 17 Rich Spooner 29’10; 36 Neil Johnson 31’09; 51 Scott Briggs 31’52; 58 Andy Pearson 32’08; 66 Paul Dodd 32’31; 69 Mike Schofield 32’55; 112 Nathan Pallett 35’57; 128 Scott Wilson 36’38; 144 Jo Birkinshaw 38’23; 155 Sarah Burton 38’53; 157 Nicola Garrity 39’02; 158 John Hewitt 39’03; 178 Janine Brown 40’16; 186 John Moss 40’52; 187 Simon Logan 40’53; 199 Emily Dodd 41’45; 202 Claudia Darby 42’04; 203 Vicky Levitt 42’16; 224 Gaby Wolferink 45’16; 227 Ian Bailey 46’01; 232 Vikki Skipper 48’25; 233 Sally Gray 48’29; 234 Kathy Watson 49’13; 236 Rachel Gray 49’53. Well run everyone, great efforts!- richspooner, 2013-05-09

Tue 7th May 2013Burbage Skyline Fell Race BnT Fell
 5.75 miles with 1200 feet of climb, a brilliant route with something for everyone. Entry on the day £5. Registration at the Fox House Inn, SK267803, allow 10 minute walk to the start, registration will close at 7.15pm. More info here:

Your legs are still aching Rich, i should know better by now, not to run two races in two days. Not too bad after Burbage, but Pickburn finished me off last night. Don't know how you got round that course in 29-10!!- absolutelyaverage, 2013-05-09

Results here, well done everyone! My legs are still aching from that... - richspooner, 2013-05-09

Mon 6th May 2013Skechers Performance Milton Keynes Marathon Road
 This is a 26.2 mile city marathon with a difference. With 4,500 acres of woodlands, lakesides, parks and landscaped areas within the city boundary, Milton Keynes is the ideal venue for a Green Marathon. The course is traffic free on closed roads and cycle paths or “redways” as they are known locally, the course is gently undulating with no significant incline providing real PB potential. We offer a ‘Big Marathon’ experience with lots of entertainment en route to help motivate you and to attract crowds of spectators to cheer you on. On the event day, you will receive a premium event experience.
Fri 3rd May 2013Club Track Training Session - 30 minute Parlauf Orient
 Continuous relay session run with a partner... Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!
Wed 1st May 2013Tigers Todger Fell
 7pm 9.6km Sheffield Tigers RUFC Dore not done this in its current form but a counter in Totley series
Wed 1st May 2013Spencer's Dash Road
 Series of six 3.7 mile road races. 7pm from the Spencer's Arms, Barugh Green with Parking, entries and changing at the WMC just across the road. £4 per race / £6 unattached.
Mon 29th Apr 2013Trunce 2 Fell
 Start at 6.45pm, by the Waggon & Horses, Oxpring. 6.4km
Sun 28th Apr 2013Greater Manchester Marathon Road
 Officially the UK's flattest marathon! Full race info here...

Aye, well done everyone, excellent running and some great debuts! Only thing that seems to have been a real letdown about the event is the results - no live tracker and then problems/discrepancies afterwards - these ones are accurate though (I think!)... - richspooner, 2013-04-29

Well done everyone today in Manchester. Thanks to all those who supported us, especially Geoff who seemed to be everywhere on the course. I clocked 3.53.56 on my garmin. Well happy.- Scottdog, 2013-04-28

Had planned to follow the runners as I did with London, but the live web link for tracking runners never became live. Sorry to those who wanted updates as our runners progressed - we will just have to wait to hear from them.- Amz, 2013-04-28

Good Luck to all the Harriers running this one!- RachelN, 2013-04-26

I am running this one and my number is 9386.- Scottdog, 2013-04-18

Sun 28th Apr 2013Snowdonia Half Marathon Road
 "A scenic Half Marathon in the beautiful village of Betws y Coed, North Wales, the principal village of the Snowdonia National Park. The park is a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild rocky mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests."
Sun 28th Apr 2013North Lincolnshire Half Marathon Road
 Flat and fast course with finish at Glanford Park,Scunthorpe United Football Club

Well run you two. Still a good run Justin another new PB, this time another 1 minute and 26 seconds faster. Next time?- absolutelyaverage, 2013-04-30

Following my recent disappointment in not breaking the 2 hour mark at the South Yorkshire Half in March, C'Slow targeted this minimal hill event as an ideal opportunity to achieve his goal. Unfortunately rather than breaking my duck I ended up waddling like one as the pre race advice of telling Captain Slow to slow down in the first few miles clearly fell on deaf ears as my race effectively ended on the banks of the River Trent with 2 miles to go. Normal C'Slow pace resumed as my webbed feet crossed the line in just over 2 hours. My trauma was about to get worse as I was greeted by Jerry's bruised arse cheek, a present that he had brought back from his 6th skiing trip of 2013. Donald & Daffy headed off to Costa for some post run fuel of champions to reflect on a very enjoyable day. A very well organised event.- , 2013-04-30

Good work from Jerry and C'Slow today, the latter just missing out on his sub-2 hour time by 17 seconds (it'll come, trust me!) - results here of 863 finishers: 237 Jerry Fisher 1:38'14; 650 Justin Goodyear 2:00'16 (PB!). Well done chaps. Nice post-race Costa by the sounds too - as if there was a branch Jerry didn't know about... :-O North Lincolnshire Half Marathon 2013 - richspooner, 2013-04-29

Free entry to male runners (sub 67 minutes) & female runners (sub 78 minutes)...needless to say SME and Captain Slow have paid up in full...- CaptainSlow, 2013-03-19

Sun 28th Apr 2013Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k
 Postponed race from earlier this year. Epilepsy Action’s very own 10k, city centre road race. Starting and finishing in the Centenary Square, the course is predominately flat and closed to traffic. A fantastic race for beginners and those in search of their personal bests! Closing date for entries is Thursday 25 April at midnight Race starts at 9am

Thanks, yes thoroughly enjoyed this one. Si cruised in as fresh as when he set off. Lets just say I didn't lol.- Lesley, 2013-04-30

Well run you two and a new PB for Simon, 1 minute and 26 seconds faster.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-04-30

Great running both! Si, Lesley was telling me about your sprint finish when I saw her at the Trunce last night ;-)- richspooner, 2013-04-30

Great little race, just two BAHA, Simon Logan 00:45:32 150th & Lesley Latchem 00:45:54 164th out of 809 runners- slogan539, 2013-04-30

Sat 27th Apr 20133 Peaks Race Fell
 10am. Cat AL, 24 mile Fell race with a vertical mile of ascent. Starting and finishing at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire.

Paul F and Pauline G (now representing Manchester Tri club) both returned for another go this year. Despite the weather forecast being good, we were pelted with blinding horizontal sleet at the summit of Pen-y-Ghent before the sun came out. Although quite unfit after more Achilles trouble I was keen to run a bit quicker than last year. I got off to a good start and by Ribblehead I was 10 minutes ahead, but was starting to feel a bit sick and dizzy and it all went downhill from there, my race not the terrain! At the top of Ingleborough I tripped and took a chunk out of my hand and knee, triggering cramp in my calf. After that I could only jog/walk the last 5 miles to finish in 4:51 - almost an hour slower than 2010!. I was looked after by the St John’s Ambulance crew when I got there and had a nice cuddle with my little boy. I also hurt my foot and a week later can only just walk again. Never mind, it was a nice day for a long walk! Pauline set off at a cracking sub-4 pace but suffered with cramp and finished in 4:17. Photos here might inspire someone else to try it next year ... - AlfTupper, 2013-05-05

Wed 24th Apr 2013South Yorkshire Road League Race 3 of 4 - Low Bradfield, Sheffield Road
 Third in this 5 mile road race series. Numbers available from Rich Spooner - £6 per number, which can be used at any or all of the four races. More info and directions here...

Well run everyone. Bryan Clayton 2nd Vet 50, Jenny Lingrell 1st LV40, and fastest 5 Mile time for 4 years. More new PB's for Ian Bailey 3 minutes and 35 seconds faster, Vicky Levitt 3 minutes and 11 seconds, Scott Briggs 1 minute and 47 seconds, Claudia Darby 1 minute and 39 seconds, Kathy Watson 1 minute and 02 seconds, Paul Dodd 58 seconds and Janine Brown 30 seconds.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-04-28

Team updates: in the Senior Men we’re 5th of 7 teams, ahead of Askern RC and Steel City Striders. We’re mid-tabling across the Vet Men and Ladies teams too – in 6th of 11 places with our Vet Men and 7th of 14 teams across the Ladies. Great going this too – the competition is tough across the county, and many teams drop out over the series with other commitments (marathons etc.) so it’s great to see us still battling it out across all categories – keep it up BaHas, one race to go :-)- richspooner, 2013-04-26

It was a lovely evening for a waterside Road League Race this week, and the 26 BaHas who ran certainly looked like they’d enjoyed it (though maybe that was more about the oat ‘n’ syrup biscuits on offer...). Some very impressive times too, and we definitely ran a full 5 miles on this occasion! Individual results as follows, of 279 finishers: 33 Bryan Clayton 30’14; 42 Paul Dodd 31’01; 43 Rich Spooner 31’03; 61 Scott Briggs 32’09; 69 Jenny Lingrell 32’31; 71 Neil Johnson 32’45; 84 Shaun Swallow 33’28; 102 Paul Gains 34’37; 124 Nathan Pallett 36’06; 139 Simon Logan 37’03; 161 John Hewitt 38’35; 168 John Moss 38’54; 176 Nicola Garrity 39’27; 191 Fraser Sugden 40’34; 200 Janine Brown 40’56; 207 Garry Nock 41’17; 218 Justin Goodyear 41’56; 226 Vicky Levitt 42’35; 238 Scott Wilson 43’31; 240 Claudia Darby 43’40; 251 Neil Todd 45’00; 253 Ian Bailey 45’30; 266 Vikki Skipper 47’22; 267 Kathy Watson 47’39; 271 Sally Gray 48’06; 276 Rachel Gray 49’51. Well done everyone!- richspooner, 2013-04-26

Sun 21st Apr 2013Virgin London Marathon Road
 It's the biggie! Full race info here...

A big 'well done' to each and every one!- CarlH, 2013-04-23

Excellent performances by everyone. Congratulations to Stephen Whiteley, a new Vet Over 45 Club Record by 46 seconds and also a new PB by a huge 13 minutes and 36 seconds!! Very well done to Neil Johnson for recording new PB's at London for the last 5 years in a row. This time a PB by 2 minutes and 49 seconds!! Well done to Gerard Tayeh for another marathan PB, this time 2 minutes and 13 seconds faster!! Brilliant runs by Mike Schofield, Derrick Baldwin, Anthony Bissell, Kevin Wood, Stevie Pickering and Amanda West on running their first ever marathons. Splendid!!- absolutelyaverage, 2013-04-23

Good luck everyone- Scottdog, 2013-04-19

Good luck everyone. Hope you all have a good run. Will be watching on TV with a coffee or two. With it being a long race, i have bought extra cakes and Mars Bars. Don't want to run out of steam.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-04-19

Best of luck to all Harriers running this weekend - enjoy!- Darren, 2013-04-19

Good Luck everyone & enjoy the day.- RachelN, 2013-04-18

Good luck to everyone running in this, and other biggies. Enjoy, run well, stay safe and ...... finish!- CarlH, 2013-04-15

Sat 20th Apr 2013Over the Odda 10K XC
 Off road, scenic and hilly course around Hawksworth

Well run young Rachel. Don't like the sound of the hilly course and mud, but i do like the bit about the cakes etc at the finish.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-04-20

It was odda Rachel not to mention it but apparently there was a load of gorse to run through too! - ElPresidente, 2013-04-20

Just the 1 Harrier here today - me! A lovely off road race starting at the village school and dropping down into the muddy valley below before a very tough climb back up to the school and crossing the road and out onto hills & fields on the other side of the village. Lovely views of the Aire Valley & lots of newborn lambs... and more mud. Time on my watch 71.13. (Not my best 10K time then!) Cake stall & sausage sarnis for school funds at the finish. A well organised event & one for next years diary.- RachelN, 2013-04-20

Fri 19th Apr 2013Club Track Training Session - 5 minute reps Orient
 4/5 five minute reps, with two minutes recovery in between - efforts can be run at an all-out race pace or controlled pace tempo. Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!

Sorry to hear you're still suffering Darren, it's been a while now! Look forward to seeing you both there later.- richspooner, 2013-04-19

Rich, our Alex is coming down for a session on the track, I'm still suffering with bad knees!- Darren, 2013-04-19

Thu 18th Apr 2013Hartcliffe Hill Fell
 7.30pm 4km Langsett barn. A good little local race worth supporting not a bad course.
Wed 17th Apr 2013South Yorkshire Road League Race 2 of 4 - NEW VENUE *PENISTONE FOOTBALL GROUND* Road
 Second in this 5 mile road race series. Numbers available from Rich Spooner - £6 per number, which can be used at any or all of the four races. This one is a new course, setting off from Penistone Football Club and running along the Trans Pennine Trail (so definitely flatter than Race 1!). Limited parking at the football club, with further available at the Paramount cinema and Rail Station. More info here...

A short course (4.25 miles, no official 5 mile PB times here I’m afraid!) for Race 2 in the Road League series, due to the leaders taking a wrong turn at the start (oops)... At least we all ran the same course! Individual results from the 30 BaHas as follows, of 280 recorded finishers: 23 Rich Spooner 25’29; 38 Paul Dodd 26’36; 54 Scott Briggs 27’27; 67 Jenny Lingrell 28’06; 69 Andy Pearson 28’13; 102 Paul Gains 29’39; 111 Steve Whiteley 30’17; 119 Scott Wilson 30’54; 121 Nathan Pallett 31’03; 139 Simon Logan 31’55; 158 John Hewitt 32’59; 168 Sarah Burton 33’31; 169 Nicola Garrity 33’34; 182 Richard Taylor 33’53; 185 Emily Dodd 33’58; 187 Fraser Sugden 34’07; 189 Janine Brown 34’09; 198 Garry Nock 34’35; 227 Vicky Levitt 36’14; 228 Adele Kitchen 36’15; 234 Claudia Darby 36’31; 254 Neil Todd 38’01; 256 Ian Christopherson 38’29; 260 Clare Bates 38’48; 261 Ian Bailey 38’52; 274 Vikki Skipper 40’50; 275 Sally Gray 40’54; 276 Kathy Watson 40’59; 277 Rachel Gray 41’51 279 Georgi Newton 44’26. Well run everyone, great going! Will update on teams as soon as I hear...- richspooner, 2013-04-19

Mon 15th Apr 2013Boston Marathon Road
 Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Splendid run young Bev. Another excellent Marathon time.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-04-19

Great time Bev, well done :-)- richspooner, 2013-04-18

To quote the Boston Athletic Association organisers of the marathon. ‘What was intended to be a day of joy and celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little importance’. These words echo my sentiments exactly, although that said whilst I don’t want to do an upbeat race report I still wanted to tell you what a top marathon event this is. In terms of slick organisation, crowd and volunteers support and the appreciation Bostonians frequently showed us for taking the time to travel to their city to take part in the marathon made this event exceptional. I crossed the finish line in 3:45:18. Thanks to all the BaHa’s that got in touch whilst we in the US and since we got home to check that we were safe.- slowcoachclark, 2013-04-18

Sun 14th Apr 2013Wakefield Hospice 10K Road
 The course is predominantly flat with a slight incline at the 3 and 8km mark. This is a perfect course for first time runners and also for setting a personal best.

Well run everyone. Eight Harriers today. Three new PB's. Vicky Levitt 2 minutes and 17 seconds faster, Amanda PB West 2 minutes and 01 seconds and Michael Stroud 1 minute and 28 seconds. Also two excellent first time 10K times by new members Scott Briggs and Kathy Watson.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-04-16

Full results here, well done everyone! - richspooner, 2013-04-15

i'm doing this one- slogan539, 2013-03-03

Sun 14th Apr 2013Kinder Downfall Fell
 11.30am 15.4km Hayfield Village. Limited to 300 entries pre entries only should tell you this is one very popular fell race with a tough first half and a lovely back 9 as they say in golf.
Sun 14th Apr 2013Herod Farm Fell
 7.30pm 4.8km Reliance Garage Turnlee Rd Glossop. Don’t be fooled this is a nasty little devil but character building.
Sat 13th Apr 2013Silkstone Shuffle Race 1 - revised date! XC
 Our own Barnsley Harriers Trail Race Series. 4 and a half miles of trails, stony tracks and grassy paths, plus a little bit of road. Start at Silkstone Sports Ground. Up, along and then back down so can be described as undulating. First one of the 4 race series for 2013. 10.30am start, with a Kid's race at 9:45am. £4 per race for attached, £6 for U/A (kid's race 50p). All 4 races for £12 (£20 U/A) T-shirts, trophies and prizes - see 2013 Entry Form for more details of this in Silkstone Shuffle section to left

After cancelling the event two weeks ago because of five foot snowdrifts, what a relief and pleasure it was to reorganise the Silkstone Shuffle at such short notice on Saturday and welcome warm sunshine and over 140 runners to the first leg of the 2013 four race series. Presented by Barnsley Harriers, it is a race of 4 and a half miles on trails, stony tracks and grassy paths, plus a little bit of road on an undulating route that is now in its tenth year. Regularly attracting around 150 runners it has become a leading event in the local calendar. Despite the improved weather on the morning, underfoot conditions were tricky to say the least with lots of mud and water on the course. Nevertheless some great racing ensued and there were some top performances across the board. First home was Rochdale Harrier Phil Williams in a great time of 25.46 with Penistone's Andy Swift and Kimberworth's Chris Cotton second and third less than a minute behind. Other Men's category wins went to Kimberworth's Kevin Doyle, Kingstone's Daren Nockels, Penistone's Mike Egner, Hallamshire's David Trickett and Vegetarian AC's Tom Finch in the Senior/V40/V50/V60 and V70 categories respectively. Mike Egner set an excellent new V50 course record. Terrific running from the Ladies too with the 1,2 being Sheffield AC's Helen Pickford and previous winner Deborah Richards and Teresa Depledge running in third from Hallamshire. Kimberworth's Sam James was first senior with the LV40 award going to Julie Wilson of Hallam and Sheffield AC's Jacky Smith being first LV50. A good day for Sheffield then! Maltby's Caroline Boyd won the LV60 prize and Handsworth's Pam Rawson the LV70 award. 142 runners completed the event making it a very busy racing day. Barnsley Harriers' members organised a Comic Relief Bake Off which raised £212 for the charity, so some exceedingly nice cakes and a well attended presentation ceremony rounded off a fine Shuffle morning for the Harriers. Well done and thank you to all who took part and helped on the day.- ElPresidente, 2013-04-15

A big thank you to all the Harriers that baked all those wonderful cakes and buns today. Almost got round without getting my shoes muddy, but all the cakes at the end made it all worthwhile. Excellent amount of money raised for charity. A big thank you to Amie for organizing the event and also to all the Harriers for making it another splendid morning. PS Howsey's homemade Bakewell Tarts were something special!!- absolutelyaverage, 2013-04-13

The BaHa Great Comic Relief Bake Off total raised is £212.59! A massive thank you to all who baked and a bigger thank you to those who bought- Amz, 2013-04-13

Cake sale on at the new date - bring a little extra and treat yourself after a hard race. All donations going to charity! :)- Amz, 2013-04-10

NEW DATE! The first of the 2013 Silkstone Shuffle Series, which was cancelled because of snow, is now on Saturday 13 April. All other details as previous - 10.30am start, MiniShuffle at 9.45am.- ElPresidente, 2013-04-02

Just been around the course this evening, running on top of 5 feet of frozen snow hoping you don't fall through up to your neck was fun!- AlfTupper, 2013-03-28

SHUFFLE CANCELLED! Following a full inspection this morning, Saturday's race is off. There is black ice on the tarmac roads and 5 foot snowdrifts block the ascent. Ice makes the stiles treacherous and ploughed fields mean parts of the descent are not runnable. The path section next to the busy A629 is blocked. If this isn't enough, the Pavilion approach road is uncleared, meaning parking here and in much of the village would be impossible. We apologise for all this but will make every effort to reschedule it and announce something next week. Watch this space...- ElPresidente, 2013-03-28

Inspection of course and surrounding area will take place on Thursday. Please check back here for further details.- ElPresidente, 2013-03-26

This should be my debut second time around- Scottdog, 2013-03-23

It is planned that there will be napkins / cling film / food bags available. So if you don't fancy eating anything straight away you can take some cake home to enjoy with a nice cuppa after the race. :)- Amz, 2013-03-22

At club meeting last night it was decided that at the first Shuffle of the series we will have a bit of a 'cake sale'. The Shuffle falls on Easter Sat this year. If anybody would like to bake anything then please do so and bring it along. To all those who are coming to run, help or spectate bring an extra little bit of cash, pop it in the tin and grab a bit of cake :) all money raised will be be going to Comic Relief.- Amz, 2013-03-12

Wed 10th Apr 2013South Yorkshire Road League Race 1 of 4 - Lodge Moor, Sheffield Orient
 ** NEW VENUE CONFIRMED** First in this 5 mile road race series. Numbers available from Rich Spooner on club nights - £6 per number, which can be used at any or all of the four races. It's a great little series and we always field loads of runners. More info here...

Quick update on team placings too - we're now 7th out of 8 teams in Senior Men, still 4th of 14 teams in the Vet Men, and 6th of 15 teams in the Ladies. Our Senior Men and Ladies have only dropped one place due to the addition of Totley's teams.- richspooner, 2013-04-18

And without further ado, here are final results from Race 1 (of 303 finishers): 30 Rich Spooner 31’23; 32 Steve Whiteley 31’44; 39 Bryan Clayton 32’00; 47 Neil Johnson 32’36; 61 Paul Dodd 33’17; 75 Scott Briggs 33’56; 79 Jenny Lingrell 34’20; 96 Andy Pearson 35’11; 125 Jerry Fisher 36’10; 150 Nathan Pallett 38’35; 155 Scott Wilson 38’41; 167 David Howes 39’23; 191 Ant Bissell 40’45; 193 Jo Birkinshaw 40’53; 201 Chloe Auckland 41’24; 208 Emily Dodd 41’39; 210 John Hewitt 41’46; 216 Sarah Burton 42’25; 221 Richard Taylor 42’37; 224 Simon Logan 42’57; 227 Janine Brown 43’09; 231 Nicola Garrity 43’22; 245 Justin Goodyear 44’34; 249 Adele Kitchen 44’49; 254 Garry Nock 45’12; 259 Vicky Levitt 45’46; 261 Claudia Darby 45’56; 284 Ian Bailey 49’09; 290 Clare Bates 50’16; 291 Stevie Pickering 50’16; 294 Amanda West 50’32; 298 Vikki Skipper 51’49; 299 Rachel Gray 52’01; 300 Sally Gray 52’03; 302 Louise Dickinson 56’54. Brilliant turnout of 35 BaHas, makes you proud to be a Harrier :-)- richspooner, 2013-04-18

Whilst we’re waiting for individual results to be released, here’s how we’re provisionally placed in each of the team categories... It’s top four Senior and Vet Men to count, and we’re currently 6 out of 7 in the Senior Men in a time of 137’11 (just one second behind 5th placed Steel City Striders!) and an impressive 4th out of 14 teams with 131’31 in the Vet category. It’s first three Ladies to count too, and we are 6th out of 15 teams here in 114’03 so well up the field! Let’s keep the momentum up for the next three in the series, still loads to play for!- richspooner, 2013-04-15

Also to confirm, this race will be in the Club Leagues, rather than Oxspring as originally planned.- richspooner, 2013-04-07

Cheers Scott - yep, they're looking at alternatives as we speak. Keep an eye on the Notice Board or facebook for updates- richspooner, 2013-04-01

This is now cancelled due to snow- Scottdog, 2013-04-01

Mon 8th Apr 2013Trunce 1 Fell
 First in the series. Start at 6.45pm, by the Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. 6.4km Good taster fell run

A few photos here: - Jerzy, 2013-04-10

Sun 7th Apr 2013Baildon Boundary Way Fell Road XC
 Half Marathon Trail Race

Terrific event this. Mostly off road, mostly hills and taking in Salts Mill, Esholt (Woolpack) and Baildon Moor. Multiterrain? You bet! Grassy paths, rocky woodland trails, towpaths, bits of road, fells, peat bogs, snow and ice, hills did I mention, all great fun though. Just the two of us BaHas - Rachel Nothard (LV50) 2.21.00 and me (Ian Meade V60) trailing in her slipstream in 2.27.29. Fab event, well run and one for the future I'm sure.- ElPresidente, 2013-04-07

Sat 6th Apr 2013Wentworth Castle Geocache in the Park
 Saturday 6 April and Sunday 7 April, 2013 - 10:00 to 15:00 Venue: Wentworth Castle, Stainborough What is Geocache? Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. To find out more visit • The event is open to all ages and abilities • Tuition is available on the day • Challenges to suit every level with prizes for cracking the code • Please note that you will have to bring your own GPS enabled device on the day. If you are unable to bring a device please contact as we will bring some devices with us for participants to borrow. Money raised from the event will be ploughed back in to providing more sporting opportunities for young people in and around the Barnsley area. Payment can be made on the day by cash or cheque payable to 'Team Activ Ltd'. Please note that we will be unable to process card payments • £4 Adults • £2 Children • £10 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)
Fri 5th Apr 2013Club Track Training Session - 400m Parlauf Orient
 At Janine's request (postponed from two weeks ago!). Partnered relay - laps of 400m for 30 mins. Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!

Damm it. Didn't look untill 8-15 pm, too late again!!- absolutelyaverage, 2013-04-05

Partner required...Payment of one oat & syrup biscuit per lap therefore you should walk away with at least one biscuit..- CaptainSlow, 2013-04-05

Wed 3rd Apr 2013Spencer's Dash Road
 Series of six 3.7 mile road races. 7pm from the Spencer's Arms, Barugh Green with Parking, entries and changing at the WMC just across the road. £4 per race / £6 unattached.

7 BaHas out for yesterday’s elongated dash – looks like you all made it back before dark though! Results, of 64 recorded finishers: 14 Paul Dodd 30’43; 15 Scott Briggs 30’57; 27 Paul Gains 33’14; 43 Chloe Auckland 38’55; 48 Sarah Burton 39’49; 49 Emily Dodd 39’50; 51 Gerard Tayeh 39’56. Well done!- richspooner, 2013-04-04

This first race is closer to 5 miles distance due to an obstruction on one of the usual footpaths, meaning the course is now rerouted through the roads into Cawthorne village.- richspooner, 2013-04-03

Sun 31st Mar 2013Midgley Moor Fell
 11.00am 8km Booth Cricket club Halifax. Not done this one but map reading is required though they provide the map.

Snow surprise, it's cancelled!- ElPresidente, 2013-03-28

Sun 31st Mar 2013Richmond Half Marathon Road XC
 13.1 miles of some of the most beautiful paths in London. Passing the famous Kew Gardens, Richmond Bridge and Ham House to name but a few.

Ar much!!! That's a lot of Mars Bars!- absolutelyaverage, 2013-04-03

This was the inaugural Richmond Half Marathon and it showed. We were staying in Kingston Upon Thames over the weekend so decided to enter this race close by. The entry numbers could have been collected from a local running store during the week before the race or picked up on race day. As we didn’t arrive darn sarf until Saturday we decided to collect our numbers on the day. One of the issues we had is that along with the race entry numbers was the race day instructions which made finding the place a bit of a challenge. The post code emailed out for sat nav purposes was entirely wrong. That and the London parking zones making it practically impossible to park resulted in us being on the last push to collect our numbers. Most runners were doing the same so we all had a long wait in the cold to get our numbers. The start of the race was very congested and the pacing groups didn’t help as the sub 1.30, 1.45, 2.00 hour groups all started together near the front which slowed down the rest of the field. After a couple of miles it thinned out a bit and as we were using the race as a training run we settled in to enjoy the course which is run on some of the tow paths along the Thames, as well as some road terrain. 1230 finishers in all, our times: Jeff 1:52:48, Bev 1:54:52 After finishing we had to queue for another 15 minutes in the freezing cold to collect our goody bags which consisted of a plastic bag full of leaflets, a can of pop and a t-shirt. Bit steep for £27 entry fee but then we were south of Watford Gap!- slowcoachclark, 2013-04-02

Fri 29th Mar 2013Salford 10K Road
 Good Friday bonanza! Continuingly popular 2-lap flat 10k race with consistently good prize list. £12 entry, £14 U/A. More info and online entry here...

Well run lads. New PB for Richard, 39 seconds faster.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-03-30

Cheers Lee. And you're right - cakes consumed, chickens chased, ducks dried etc ;-) Well run lads! Will def be there again next year, though hoping the 33'xx will have been well and truly nailed on by then...- richspooner, 2013-03-30

Well, seeing s our esteemed Road Race Secretary can’t be arsed to do a race report I suppose I’d best do one – he’s no doubt too busy eating cake or chasing chickens or whatever it is he does. Anyway, 3 of us for this – me, Rich and Mark C (who it seems knew EVERYBODY else who was running, as he spent the entire warm-up saying ‘Hello mate, how you doing?’ or similar!) Good race this one – a 2 lapper, not very scenic but a quickie as it’s pretty much bang flat and attracts a very high quality field. Slight issue at the start this year too – runners were assembling ready for the start when a bus came up behind us. At first they were going to let the bus come through but then decided to just set us off instead – which was but I don’t think anyone expected it. No warning, they just pressed the hooter thing! I actually thought folk had set off by accident and was expecting them to call us all back for a false start, but they just let us crack on. No real problem as it was chip-timed, except it wasn’t in the end! Hey-ho, not to worry – seemed to add 2 or 3 seconds onto everybody’s watch time though, which proved slightly annoying to both Mark and Rich. So to the race – I know Rich had an optimistic target of sub-34, and I was hoping to sneak into 35’xx territory again but alas it wasn’t to be. We both ran well though – Rich hit halfway in 17’00, me in 18’05 – so we were there or thereabouts. I think our second laps were pretty much identical too, as the scores on the doors at the end were Rich in 27th spot with 34’02 (34’00 watch time!), me in 67th with 36’12 and Mark in 308th with 46’01 – so those extra few seconds at the start cost them a bit! Big PB for Rich though, and my 2nd quickest 10k ever – which considering the mileage we’ve both done in the last 3 weeks is pretty good really. I think Mark ran quite well too (although his one word reply when I asked began with ‘sh’ and was 4 letters long (and no, it wasn’t shop) – didn’t see him that much at the end to be honest as he was off up to the Lakes with some of the Sale Harriers lot (his old club), but I imagine he’s probably got a hangover this morning and is tucking into a full-English as we speak! Good day though and a highly recommended race if you want a quick time. Full results here - Lee, 2013-03-30

Race full, no entries on the day.- richspooner, 2013-03-24

Wed 27th Mar 2013Winter Training Programme - Speed Work Orient
 Our last session for the winter season! On Broadway - 9-10 reps with 1 minute rest between. All explained on the night!
Sun 24th Mar 2013Epilepsy Action Bradford 10K - cancelled Road
 Epilepsy Action’s very own 10k, city centre road race. Starting and finishing in the Centenary Square, the course is predominantly flat and closed to traffic. A fantastic race for beginners and those in search of their personal bests!

CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! provisional Re-date of Sunday 28 April 2013- Ant Bissell, 2013-03-23

I've just signed up, feel like a race this weekend...finally lol!- Lesley, 2013-03-18

I'm doing this one- slogan539, 2013-03-03

Sun 24th Mar 2013Edale Skyline - cancelled Fell
 10.30am 34km Edale Village Hall. A tough run this which may require map reading weather dependant. One of the best courses I’ve done it’s a real test yourself but you need to have got some other long races in before hand due to harshness of race.

Info re. cancellation here: - richspooner, 2013-03-23

Sun 24th Mar 2013Thirsk 10 Road
 Fast and flat road race.

Sorry it's late Neil, been away on holiday. Well run young Neil. Another PB, this time 46 seconds faster. Brilliant in those conditions.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-03-29

Although this may sound more like a weather report than a race report, it was a pleasant surprise to not see a single drop of snow had landed in Thirsk over the weekend. Less pleasing was the bitterly cold wind which was blowing in excess of 20mph, and predominantly into the runners from mile 5 onwards. Just the one Harrier requiring a mental assessment then; Neil Johnson who ran 64:12 to finish in 66th.- Jonners, 2013-03-25

Sat 23rd Mar 2013Northern Athletics 12 & 6 Stage Road Relays Champs Road
 Held in Stanley Park, Blackpool. Not sure as yet if this will involve running around a car park and Tescos like last Autumn!

(Professionally drawn) course map here... - richspooner, 2013-03-20

Fri 22nd Mar 2013Club Track Training Session - 400m Parlauf *CANCELLED* Orient
 At Janine's request! Partnered relay - laps of 400m for 30 mins. Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!

Sorry guys, track session tonight is cancelled. The track is covered at lunchtime today and there's no sign of it clearing away unfortunately...- richspooner, 2013-03-22

Could be good as a 'controlled' tempo session for those competing in the Northern Relays the day after...- richspooner, 2013-03-19

Wed 20th Mar 2013Winter Training Programme - Hill Work Orient
 The 3 hills of Oakwell. 10-11 reps as a guide. All explained on the night!
Sun 17th Mar 2013Rome Marathon Road
 A marathon - think it's in Rome...
Sun 17th Mar 2013South Yorkshire Half Marathon Orient
 Slightly undulating, accurately measured course. HQ at Dearneside Leisure Centre. 10am start. £15 entry attached, £17 U/A. Online entries here...

Loads of photos here too... - richspooner, 2013-03-19

Excellent running yesterday by everyone. 8 new PB's and 3 first time half's by members on a challenging course. Michael Stroud 12 minutes and 01 seconds faster, Mark Anderson 10 minutes and 27 seconds, Andrew Wakefield 7 minutes and 25 seconds, Derrick Baldwin 5 minutes and 52 seconds, Amanda West 5 minutes and 19 seconds, Sean Benson 5 minutes and 17 seconds, Justin Goodyear 1 minute and 37 seconds and young Lee Smith one minute and 13 seconds, all set on a much harder course. Also well done to Bryan Clayton, 3rd Vet 50 and first half for 28 years and to two new members Norma Wright and Paul Tordoff on running their first half marathons. Run of the day was by Ian Meade for running a steady half, then running back from Goldthorpe to Darton. Well done Ian.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-03-18

A slightly new (and slightly harder) two-lap course awaited us BaHas at this year’s South Yorkshire Half Marathon – a change of course HQ to Dearneside Leisure Centre led to an extra couple of hills being added at Harlington, one of which was pretty steep up into Barnburgh village – urgh. However, there were lots and lots of standout runs from the 28 BaHas who ran (and no doubt many big PBs too) – just to name a few in particular were Lee’s stonking effort to smash his long-standing PB and also break the 80 minute barrier, witnessing Bryan Clayton’s first foray at a half marathon for 28 years (just like a Sunday morning training run, he said!), and seeing Amanda West take a decent chunk off her PB. All good stuff! Post-race goodies were also very much appreciated – thanks Justin and co! In the prizes we were just pipped for First Men’s Team by Sheffield Running Club, but still had individual prize winners in the form of Rich Spooner (5th Senior Man) and John Hewitt (1st V65). Results as follows (of 246 finishers): 7 Rich Spooner 1:17’48; 10 Lee Smith 1:19’59; 28 Bryan Clayton 1:26’12; 37 Derrick Baldwin 1:29’28; 45 Shaun Swallow 1:31’26; 61 Jeff Clark 1:35’34; 77 Michael Stroud 1:38’45; 83 Sean Benson 1:40’11; 96 Andrew Wakefield 1:43’21; 121 Jo Birkinshaw 1:47’45; 130 Bev Clark 1:49’08; 131 John Hewitt 1:50’12; 132 John Moss 1:50’35; 140 Katie Roberts 1:51’27; 148 Mark Anderson 1:52’52; 161 Garry Nock 1:54’24; 190 Clare Atkinson 2:00’37; 191 Nicola Garrity 2:00’47; 193 Ian Meade 2:01’04; 194 Justin Goodyear 2:01’42; 197 Ian Christopherson 2:03’08; 200 Norma Wright 2:04’20; 202 Neil Todd 2:04’57; 223 Paul Tordoff 2:11’40; 228 Amanda West 2:12’12; 232 Rachel Gray 2:16’58; 233 Sally Gray 2:16’59; 238 Brian Mottershaw 2:25’37. Well run everyone – and thanks to our friends at Barnsley AC for putting on a very well organised race. Now, if they can just remove some of those hills next year... - richspooner, 2013-03-18

Results here, report to follow... - richspooner, 2013-03-17

Going to be like going to school then. I start work here after Easter.- toddytyke, 2013-03-17

A bit of info from the organisers, particularly useful for those who ran last year... "The start and finish has been moved to Goldthorpe swimming baths. This sports centre is located past the Dearne High school. It is still a 2 lap course on the exsisting route but with a change at Harlington. Anyone entering on the day should arrive early to register. There is plenty of parking here plus extra at the cricket ground 200 yards away so please don't park at the roadside of the course."- richspooner, 2013-03-08

Sun 17th Mar 2013Trimpell 20 Road
 20 mile road race, run from Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster LA1 5JS. Fast, flat, mostly traffic free course - ideal London Marathon preparation. More info here...

Nice one Steve - and make sure Sarah does the same for you at London. It obviously did the trick! Well done again mate, a great run!- richspooner, 2013-03-18

ps roll on london ;]- bionicstephen, 2013-03-18

thanks john ha ha thanks rich saved me a job i was going to put all 20 splits sarah said dont but a big thank you to my darling for a ace weekend sarah kept me of sminoff ice lol ;]- bionicstephen, 2013-03-18

Excellent run Stephen, new over 45 Club Record. Beat Steve Darby's club record by exactly 6 minutes. Well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-03-17

Awesome running from Steve here today, who didn't just 'run this 1', but absolutely nailed it! Finishing 17th of 386 runners, Steve looks to have run a very even paced race, finishing in 2:09'03 (and through halfway in 1:04'25) - a new V45 club record by around 6 minutes! Great running Steve, and sorry for stealing your thunder - couldn't help it ;-) - richspooner, 2013-03-17

steve whiteley is doing this 1 ;]- bionicstephen, 2013-03-05

Sun 17th Mar 2013East Hull 20 Road
 Good warm-up race for London Marathon competitors. Fast and flat, mostly on quiet country roads and the disused railway track. More info here (no entries on the day)...

5 BaHas out over in East Hull - trust it was as windy as ever? Results: 114 Neil Johnson 2:29'49; 212 Ant Bissell 2:46'34; 213 Kevin Wood 2:46'35; 291 Adele Kitchen 3:04'06; 373 Stevie Pickering 3:36'39. Well done everyone! - richspooner, 2013-03-18

Sun 17th Mar 2013Ashby 20 Road
 Nice 2 lap course around Ashby de la Zouch

Brilliant run young Lynsey. Another huge PB. 12 minutes and 32 seconds faster.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-03-18

Nice one Lyns, well run! I might do it next year, just for the food...- richspooner, 2013-03-18

I think I was the only Harrier who trotted round this one. It's a slightly undulating course but nothing too challenging. I enjoyed it. It's definitely on the "do again" list. It's a bit expensive (around £22 I think) but it's very well organised with plenty of water stations and scores of enthusiastic volunteers. Nice hoody and goody bag at the finish which included a couple of bananas and a cheese cob!! I just hope it doesn't snow for 16 miles of it next time...My chip time was 02:47:01 - LynseyA, 2013-03-17

Wed 13th Mar 2013Winter Training Programme - Speed Work Orient
 In the Town Centre. 600m fast, 200m walk recovery. 6-7 reps as a guide. All explained on the night!
Mon 11th Mar 2013Club Meeting Orient
 8.30pm in the Shaw Suite. All members welcome
Sun 10th Mar 2013Spen 20 Road
 'Undulating' 20 mile road race, run from Princess Mary Stadium, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire WF15 6LW. Includes Yorkshire and Yorkshire Vets 20 Mile Championships: £9/£11 entry, +£1 on the day (eligible for prizes). More info and online entries here...

Conditions were far from ideal up here at scenic/windy/hilly Spenborough, with just two BaHas (myself and Kay Beaumont) taking on this tough race - we did see each other at one of the course crossover points too and exchanged words of mutual support! I ran it as a progressive mara-training tempo, finishing 39th of 257 in 2:17'32, and Kay finished 231st in 3:14'37. Well done Kay! - richspooner, 2013-03-11

Sun 10th Mar 2013Retford Half Marathon Road
 Undulating half marathon course.

It said in the small print that this race was only open to recipients of trophies in last year’s V40 Road Rankings which meant just Neil Johnson and myself making to trip down the A1 to Retford Rugby club. It was snowing as I parked the car (well, I say *snow*…) which always makes you look forward to taking some clothes off and I wussed out today and went for long sleeves (and gloves, and hat) as I think did Neil. The weather on the course actually wasn’t too bad – I must admit though that the undulating course was a bit more “busy road” than I remember in the first half before diving on to more undulating country lanes later on. There’s a lovely lung-bursting hill at 12 miles including a dash across another road followed by a longer-than-you-think run down the final road to the finish. A commemorative mug for a change at the end, where thankfully it had warmed up a bit. I didn’t see Neil at the end but I think we both had a pleasant morning out, and at least it wasn’t the Spen20. Scores on the doors as follows: 40th, Neil Johnson (M40) 1:26:48; 85th, Jerry Fisher (M40) 1:35:23.- Jerzy, 2013-03-11

Sun 10th Mar 2013Stafford 20 Road
 The course is on rural roads and lanes over undulating country, north of the county town

The undulating course was made more difficult this year due to the wintery weather conditions. There was a strong cold wind blowing in our faces on the uphill sections with that and snowflakes stinging our eyes made dodging traffic on the busy A518 Stafford to Uttoxeter road even more challenging. The race consists of one large loop followed by two laps of a smaller loop on main and country roads north of Stafford. Including the relay runners there were 337 finishers, our times: Jeff 2:42:01 (151) Bev 2:57:58 (225).- slowcoachclark, 2013-03-11

Fri 8th Mar 2013Club Track Training Session - Pyramid Orient
 Pyramid session done to time. So reps of 1 minute, 2 mins, 3, 4 then 5 all off 90 secs recovery before going back down to 1. Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!
Wed 6th Mar 2013Winter Training Programme - Hill Work Orient
 On Jermyn Croft in Dodworth. 8-10 reps as a guide. All explained on the night!
Sun 3rd Mar 2013Llanelli Waterside Half Marathon Road
 Exciting new venue and course. More info and online entry here...
Sun 3rd Mar 2013Norton 9 BnT Road
 Back on the BnT calendar after a year's absence, and always a popular race. 9 undulating miles with an excellent prize list. Race starts at 11:00am, and there's a 5k Fun Run at 10:15am. Entry is a whopping £8. Online entries available via Askern RC's website:

Stephen Whiteley 3rd Vet45, Bryan Clayton 5th Vet50 and John Hewitt 3rd Vet65.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-03-08

A top turnout of 27 BaHas at this year’s Norton 9, including quite a few first-timers! Pretty perfect conditions too, which provided some level of comfort, especially for those of us who stayed out in t’tarn post-Awards night on Friday (we needed all the help we could get...). It’s not a bad little course, but the second half (from the 5 mile point really) is tougher than the first, though the last mainly downhill mile is very much welcome... Without further ado, results (of 518 finishers): 7 Rich Spooner 51’45; 31 Steve Whiteley 55’26; 37 Lee Smith 56’06; 42 Neil Johnson 56’47; 57 Bryan Clayton 58’11; 66 Shaun Swallow 58’46; 125 Jerry Fisher 63’35; 151 Michael Stroud 65’19; 184 Kevin Wood 66’55; 207 Lynsey Attwood 67’53; 213 Andrew Wakefield 68’08; 232 Sarah Burton 69’20; 240 Jo Birkinshaw 69’38; 247 Al Schofield 70’12; 258 John Hewitt 70’43; 271 John Moss 71’44; 290 Richard Taylor 73’19; 364 Garry (not Darry?!) Nock 78’21; 367 Vicky Levitt 78’41; 374 Ian Christopherson 79’29; 387 Neil Todd 80’40; 431 Claudia Darby 83’58; 436 Paul Tordoff 84’29; 474 Sally Gray 90’03; 475 Rachel Gray 90’14; 481 Amanda West 90’33; 512 Elizabeth Bowman 104’36. Well done everyone!- richspooner, 2013-03-03

Well done everyone at the Norton 9. Preliminary results in on the Askern website. Well dine Ant at Silverstone!- nockibox, 2013-03-03

Sun 3rd Mar 2013Silverstone Half Marathon Road
 A 13.1m race around the silverstone race track where you get to do lots of running round corners, pretending your driving a race car and go NEEOW as you pass other runners!!!

Nice running mate, all looking good for London :-)- richspooner, 2013-03-03

So just the one baha making his yearly appearance at Silverstone to take on Scott Overall with the other 6223 runners, whilst the mass went to the Norton 9. I went with the idea of using it as a training progressively get faster run/prep for London so a total of 18miles done in the day, brilliant place to hold a race if you’re a fan of motorsport to run on the race track going NEEOW of course, so i had fab day and another run ticked off the marathon training check list 7weeks to go ? Looking through the results found I was 1st Anthony back out of 33 ( so do I get 50 points) So results as follow- 504th overall place Anthony Bissell Chip time 1:36.10 - Ant Bissell, 2013-03-03

Sun 3rd Mar 2013Semi Marathon de Paris
 There was a clear blue sky on a crisp March morning as Neil and myself arrived at Chateau de Vincennes, the start area of the semi marathon de Paris. The race started at 10am but it was almost 10.30am by the time they freed us 'amateurs' out of our pen. It was a good route, nice scenery and fairly flat. The first 5km were around the parkland roads of the bois de vincennes area. It then went into the city, up to Place de la Bastille, then out towards the river Seine, where we ran up the side of the river and we could see the Notre Dam from here. It then went back towards Place de la Bastille and Chateau de Vincennes. There was support along most of the route - Place de la Bastille was particularly busy, lots of shouts of 'Allez, Allez'. There were also lots of bands along the way playing all different kinds of music, from brass bands playing james bond theme tunes to old rockers singing 'Fame'!? At some zebra crossings there were pedestrians crossing the road, straight into the path of oncoming runners! There were plenty of drinks stations, powerade and even orange and banana stations. At the finish you were given a hooded poncho to keep warm, then water, apples, oranges, bananas and powerade again. We both thoroughly enjoyed this race, we were impressed by the 'proper' technical adidas t-shirt and lovely medal too. It was very well organised and we would recommend this one. Results, Nicola Garrity and Neil Fox both 1hr 57.

Paris - home of romance... and running :-) Well run you both, sounds like you enjoyed it!- richspooner, 2013-03-07

Wed 27th Feb 2013Winter Training Programme - Speed Work Orient
 On Broadway (no, not in the US...). 8-9 reps of a ~600m circuit as a guide, with 1 minute rests between. All explained on the night!
Sun 24th Feb 2013Snake Lane 10 Road
 Popular and well established 10 mile road race. 11am start. Fills quickly! Always well attended. Fast and pretty flat. More info here...

New PB,s. Richard Spooner 1 minute and 25 seconds faster, Jerry Fisher 27 seconds faster and Anthony Bissell 15 seconds faster. Joanne Bissell missed her PB by 1 second!! If she hadn't looked after me for the first 2 miles and not talked for all that time, she would have smashed her PB!! My chip timing was out by 2 seconds, which doesn't sound alot, but at my time of life it is. Thanks to Dave Crossley at the end of the race for giving me his Mars Bar!!- absolutelyaverage, 2013-02-25

Great runs by all of us today - but special mentions to Rich who SMASHED his PB and ran a quite superb 57'26 - that really is phenomenal, and included a 5'23 in mile 6 I think!! And top marks to Jerry too - fantastic to see him back on the PB trail. Well done fella, take a bow!- Lee, 2013-02-24

Cheers Ant! Yes, seven BaHas out at this popular, fairly fast and flat race over on the East Yorkshire Wolds. ‘Twas a crisp morn, a little breezy but conditions were generally OK. Lee and I had a bit of fun finding the start actually – after arriving in plenty of time, we headed to where we thought the start was after a bit of a warm-up – but there wasn’t a runner in sight, or even sound! There began a bit of a Benny Hill style search of the start line, gathering a few other equally lost running souls on the way, down various little streets (which all looked the same) and passageways before finally tracking it down, just in the nick of time (10.59am to be precise...). A decent warm-up at least! Anyway, think we all enjoyed the race and ran decent times. Personally I’d run the race once before and forgotten about the last couple of hills – ouch! A few PBs here I think which Lord Hewitt can confirm, especially now he’s been given a fresh battery and had his records backed up... Chip results, of 737 finishers: 18 Rich Spooner 57’26; 43 Lee Smith 60’10; 218 Ant Bissell 70’30; 232 Jerry Fisher 70’55; 441 Jo Bissell 79’58; 461 John Hewitt 80’58; 585 Ian Meade 88’55. Nice and handy Costa afterwards too... Good running everyone! A few pics here, more (plus video(s)) to follow I’m sure: - richspooner, 2013-02-24

Results out- - Ant Bissell, 2013-02-24

Sun 24th Feb 2013Wrap Up & Run 10K, Graves Park Road
 Organised by AgeUK. Entry £16 (or £14 UKA affiliated) Chip timing and t-shirts for finishers Slightly undulating course with a multi-surface terrain course of gravel and tarmac Expected numbers 1000 Start 10.00am

Nice running you two, well done!- richspooner, 2013-02-24

Skip and Ian Bailey did this race. 2 laps round Graves park. Ian's first ever 10k, my first ever for 3 years after knee ops. Ian's time 1:04:10, my time 1:06:36. Quite a toughy for us, largely off road, 2 laps round a very undulating park but we both enjoyed it.- Skip, 2013-02-24

Sun 24th Feb 2013Take the Stairs Challenge.
 Take the Stairs Challenge on 24th February is a run with a difference so try something new and help us raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. To put you in the picture about our event, This is the second running with 80 taking part last year we are expecting 300 this time round. It is an untimed event to run one at a time to the top of the Sheffield Uni's Arts Tower standing 70 meters tall with 20 floors. That is 390 steps! Runners are set off individually in short intervals and get to take in stunning views from the top whilst having a drink and receiving a medal. After returning in the lift they will be back in the atrium on the ground floor. Those who time themselves can brag about their time on our 'braggers board' and the others can just be glad they made it. Times vary from a couple of minutes to ten-15 mins max. We will have good press coverage including radio Sheffield on the day and some celebs including coach of the year, Toni Minichiello!
Sat 23rd Feb 2013Saucony National XC Championships XC
 The Nationals! This year held at Herrington Country Park, Sunderland. Senior Women's race is 8k with a 2:20pm start, Men kick off at 3:00pm and do 12k. £6 entry fee.

Relive our experience here... - CaptainSlow, 2013-02-25

Superb stuff Justin and a top day was had by all I think!! A competitive athletics event? It was more like a Stag Do!! Really looking forward to the next Road Trip at Blackpool.- Lee, 2013-02-24

CAPTAIN SLOW FENDS OFF TWENTY FOUR IN BATTLE FOR MINOR HONOURS AT THE NATIONALS – Justin Goodyear ended the XC season in style with a battling performance in testing conditions that forced the late withdrawal of our XC/Trail Secretary. The 12km undulating course staged at Herrington Country Park, Sunderland attracted a quality field of 1,000+ runners including Rich Spooner and C’Slow. What can only be described as an “eventful” trip to the North East of England, it took the best part of 45 minutes to leave the Peoples Republic of Barnsley as one of our “elite” athletes had forgotten a couple of important items i.e. his left and right running shoes! With the knowledge that the A1 was closed at Wetherby, I ensured that the team bus was well equipped with in car entertainment in the form of educational reading material and easy listening tunes, carefully selected with Dave Howes in mind….ample food supplies were provided by Lee Smith and his never ending hamper…2 hours or so later we arrived at the venue with an hour to spare before the mud fest. Taking one look at the numerous Juniors and Women that had completed their races, Lee zipped his coat up, trudged back to the officials tent to give back his chip and race number, wished Rich and C’Slow good luck and headed off for refreshments. And so for the race..The following is an abstract from Sundays Racing Post results section… SUNDERLAND 3.00 Pos 1060 J Goodyear – took a keen hold early, faded and in rear, made late headway, stayed on one pace. Pos 1061 R Spooner – restrained and held up at rear of field, veered right on last lap, finished strongly, just headed on the line……the following few hours were a hedonistic mix of Brownies, Black Sheep, KFC, Costa, Subway, Spitfire, Speckled Hen and BaHa banter all the way home. Thank you to Lee and Howesy for the vocal support and complimentary snowball and a big thank you to Rich for running at C’Slow pace from start to finish, totally unexpected but very much appreciated.- CaptainSlow, 2013-02-24

Delays. Dodgy kids' CD. Snow. Mud. More mud. KFC. Costa. A simple report for this event, with just two hardcore BaHas running - C'Slow (aka Justin) and myself. After several 'extra rinses' and spin cycles, my trail shoes have just about returned to their normal colour! All good fun anyway, and we enjoyed it, in a very masochistic, muddy (have I mentioned the mud already yet?) kind of way. Results - Rich Spooner/Justin Goodyear, 1:20'09. 24 hardy runners finished behind us too! A great lads' day out too, thanks to Lee and Dave H for their heckling/snowballing/support... - richspooner, 2013-02-24

Fri 22nd Feb 2013Club Track Training Session - 30 minute, 400m parlauf Orient
 Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. 7pm start. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing (free if BPL member!). Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!

A decent turnout of 12 for this relay session. Nice to see Si Newton running with us again, and we even had a guest appearance from Steve Roebuck. Cheers - think we all enjoyed it!- richspooner, 2013-02-24

Wed 20th Feb 2013Winter Training Programme - Hill Work Orient
 A new set of 5 hills! Pinder Oaks Street (taking in Cemetery Road, Tune Street, Commercial Street, Corporation Street and Oxford Street) - 5-6 reps as a guide. All explained on the night!
Wed 20th Feb 2013Dorothy Hyman Winter Track Series - 5K
 Run by Barnsley AC at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. £8.50 to enter the series. Races start at 7pm.

Well run fellas, especially in the cold!- richspooner, 2013-02-24

just two baha's at this simon logan and anthony bissell. Pretty much same set up as 10,000m race spilt into two sub 20 and a +20 offical results to follow but watch times of ant bissell 19m35s si logan 23m.35s- Ant Bissell, 2013-02-24

Sun 17th Feb 2013Wombwell 5 Road Orient
 The annual favourite! 5 miles including a few laps of the Go-Kart track and the joy of Snape Hill. Moved from the BnT into the League this year. Race starts at 10:00am, and there's also a 1 mile Fun Run at 10:10am. £8 entry, online entry available here:

PPS, Sorry can't count, not a record 37 Harriers but a record 39 Harriers for a Wombwell 5. New PB's for Justin Goodyear 5 minutes 54 seconds faster, Sally Gray 1 minute and 21 seconds. John Moss 1 minute and 14 seconds, Richard Taylor 1 minute and 13 seconds, Kevin Wood 16 seconds and Sarah Burton 2 seconds. New first time 5 mile PB's for 12 new members Paul Dodd, Mark Cauldwell, Chole Auckland, Emily Dodd, Janine Brown, Claire Atkinson, Mark Wainwright, Norma Wright, Claudia Darby, Paul Tordoff, Kathy Watson and Ian Bailey.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-02-19

Results here! - ElPresidente, 2013-02-18

It was 15 miles John. There was no 'good' in it :-)- ElPresidente, 2013-02-18

Fantastic stuff! Well run everyone :-)- richspooner, 2013-02-17

PS. Well done to Jenny Lingrell, Lee Smith, Shaun Swallow and Jerry Fisher, who ran to the race from Worsbro then ran back after the race and to young Ian Meade on running from Shaw Lane down to the race and back again after the race. Good 15 miles that Ian. Brilliant!!- absolutelyaverage, 2013-02-17

After a record turnout for a Dewsbury 10K race, we had another record turnout of 37 Harriers for a Wombwell 5 race. Well done to everyone that took part today. Jenny Lingrell finished 2nd lady overall and 1st lady veteran, and won the second senior lady trophy. Jenny also finished 1st LV40. We also won the 2nd ladies team medals and the 3rd Vet ladies team medals. Excellent running. 2nd Senior Ladies Team, Sarah Burton, Chole Auckland and Emily Dodd. 3rd Vet Ladies Team, Jenny Lingrell, Lynsey Attwood and Claire Atkinson. PB's to follow.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-02-17

Wed 13th Feb 2013Winter Training Programme - Speed Work Orient
 500m reps in the Town Centre - 400m fast, 100m faster. 9-10 reps as a guide. All explained on the night!

Not quite the advertised session, but a hardcore troop of 15 or so of us turned out and a 22 minute - 200m fast/200m jog - session ensued where it was safe to do so in t'tarn. It'll take a bit more than a touch or snow and slush to keep us down!- richspooner, 2013-02-13

Sun 10th Feb 2013Mad Dog 10K Road
 In its third year, a fantastic 10K. Did this last year fast flat course in Southport, good value great race t and medal. Well worth a look, 1040 am start. Entry opens 1st Oct.

Ta for t'clarifications my mongrel friend :-) Steel band/marching band/disco & rave - whatever it was, it certainly added to the carnival atmosphere! Looking forward to Mad Dog 4 next year - "the good, the bad and the Pugly"...- richspooner, 2013-02-12

So you have had the "pedigrees" race report now for the mongrel that Richard was referring to..due to his elite status, young Richard managed to bag a VIP parking space at race HQ whilst I joined the Park n Ride queue a couple of miles away but the stress and strain of a pre run bus ride didn't take the shine off a very enjoyable day. I met up with Pedigree Spoons for a pre race warm up and to discuss tactics for the run ahead..."it is going to take you ages to cross the start line from back there" he howled from his pen of eliteness! Just a couple of minor clarifications from Ricardo's report...the marching band were actually a steel drum band...the advantages of running slower is that you actually get a clearer vision of the street entertainment be offered to us (just a blur to the frontrunners)..and the sea breeze also mentioned in the previous report wasn't too much of a problem as I was tucked in behind 800 or so other runners who did a cracking job of deflecting the wind from my racing line. Big thank you to Rich for the supportive words in the last 200m, making sure that C'Slow was flat out at the end of a very pleasing first road race and PB of 2013.- , 2013-02-12

A right little gem of a race this one, and well worth its “best 10k run in the UK” title – the organisers at Southport Hesketh Round Table clearly take great care with all aspects of its preparation, from informative, dog-themed pre-race emails right through to the day itself – “pedigree” dogs were encouraged to the front pen, while “mongrels” were in the main start area... This is the third year of Mad Dog too, and it’s grown every year – with just shy of 1,800 finishers today. The course itself is pretty kind – as flat as you’re going to get really, with a bit of variety from the coastal road through into Southport town centre, then back around again – just the sea breeze to watch out for. A great marching band were there to encourage us at about 3.5K, and then again at 8K, with loads of cheering crowds in between! The technical tees and goody bags were top notch too – I’m still working my way through my bag, but they’re brimming with the stuff safari survival kits are made of – everything from Japanese crackers and ‘Mad Dog energy drinks’ through to shower gels and even restaurant discount vouchers! Just yours truly and Justin Goodyear out today from BaHa – the Newtons and Claudia Darby unfortunate victims of the current bout of lurgy – but we were both chuffed with our runs! Of 1,736 recorded finishers, I was 6th in 35’13, and Justin ran a massive 2 minute 17 second PB to finish in 52’25 – 813th – well within the top 50% of runners! We were ably supported by Amie plus dogs, and Justin’s dad – and it was good to see Paul Altree from AC there too. Definitely one for folk to consider for next year! Full results here: - richspooner, 2013-02-10

Sounds like a plan Si, certainly one I'm looking at doing next year!- richspooner, 2012-12-17

Think there are a few of us BaHa's either already entered or considering entering, as it is a bit of trek is anyone up for a get together after where we can get something to eat before coming back, guessing being a costal town we should find some where ?- newti.runner, 2012-12-16

Sun 10th Feb 2013Liversedge Half Marathon Road
 11am start. The route is mainly through rural areas and is testing in places. Race limit 500 - Entry Fees £13 (£15 U/A) More details here.. - JustinG, 2012-09-16

Sat 9th Feb 2013Moreton Morrell Mad Dash 20km Road
 This race consists of two laps of a 10km loop. Runners can enter for either the 10km or 20km race.

The event also raised £2500 for Kids Run Free- Jonners, 2013-02-28

Just the one Harrier (plus injured spectator) made the trip down to Shakespeare country for what turned out to be a delightful little race. The journey down through blizzards did not give much to look forward to, fortunately the weather eased for the race resulting in cold, damp, but still conditions. A flat, scenic two lap course meant a well paced first lap (44:30) allowed for a negative split (40:03) and a good amount of overtaking. A very pleasing performance as part of marathon preparation. Result: Neil Johnson 1:24:33 (8th). - , 2013-02-27

Fri 8th Feb 2013Club Track Training Session Orient
 Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing. Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!

Sorry John, I was there I'm afraid, it didn't stand a chance...- richspooner, 2013-02-10

Did anyone save me a piece of cake?- absolutelyaverage, 2013-02-10

Absolutely cracking session tonight - 18 (yes, eighteen!) of us (plus Geoff and Amie in a time-keeping/heckling/supportive capacity). Everyone worked really hard and we were rewarded most splendidly with a sumptuous chocolate cake, expertly made by our Club Member of the Year (tanks Amie!!) Really enjoyable night, so thanks to everyone for making the effort to turn up. Great group to run with - cheers!- Lee, 2013-02-08

Wed 6th Feb 2013Winter Training Programme - Hill Work Orient
 The dreaded hill loops on Fitzwilliam St! 9-10 loops as a guide. All explained on the night!

Excellent turn out for the hill work too. 36 of us plus a club run as well.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-02-10

Wed 6th Feb 2013Dorothy Hyman Winter Track Series - 10K
 Run by Barnsley AC at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. £8.50 to enter the series. Races start at 7pm.

Well run chaps - that track 10k certainly is a tester!- richspooner, 2013-02-11

Just two Baha for this 10,000m track race Race was spilt into two races sub 40min and +40min both myself and si opted for the slower +40min race, conditions very cold and windy along that back straight so after 25laps of the track results as follow Postion/name/time 18th/anthony bissell/44m11s 22nd/simon logan/49m17s- Ant Bissell, 2013-02-08

Sun 3rd Feb 2013Dewsbury 10K BnT Road
 A new addition to the Black n Tan for 2013 - fast and flat so ideal for quick times. Race HQ is Dewsbury Sports Centre, WF12 8EN. Start time 9:00am, £14 entry. **ENTRIES CLOSE 19/1 - NO LATE ENTRIES** Online entry available here

Excellent running by Jenny Lingrell, 4th LV40, and Stephen Whiteley, 6th Vet 45.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-02-05

After walking the dog and an afternoon nap, a RECORD number of Harriers for a Dewsbury 10K race and 13 new PB's. Claudia Darby 4 minutes and 16 seconds faster, Andrew Wakefield 3minutes and 42seconds, Paul Tordoff 1 minute and 42 seconds, Amanda West 1 minute and 29 seconds, Rachael Ward 1 minute and 15 seconds, Paul Dodd 1 minute and 07 seconds, Kevin Wood 41 seconds, Sarah Burton 21 seconds, Emily Dodd 12 seconds, young Richard Taylor 9 seconds and Simon Logan 6 seconds. Brilliant!! Also first time PB's for Janine Brown and Mark Cauldwell. Well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-02-04

Well done everyone. PB's to follow, inbetween Mars Bars and Christmas Cake.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-02-04

Nice one Ricardo. Absolutely shed-loads of PBs today I think. Should give Statto something to do between mouthfuls of Mars Bar anyway- Lee, 2013-02-03

A tremendous thirty BaHas turned out for this race, the first Black n Tan event of the year. Nice (OK, maybe not?) and early too, getting underway by 9am, but at least that meant we had the rest of the day to ourselves... It’s a well organised affair here at Dewsbury too – setting off bang on time, a clear, audible pre-race briefing, and even individual SMS finish results through within the hour! The weather wasn’t too bad either, a bit gusty in parts but mainly it stayed dry and clear-ish. It’s a bit of a climb out to the halfway point on the course – but not that you’d notice that much at the time - making for a welcome descent (for longer than I remember actually) once you pass the cones coming back at the halfway point. Top running today, with a decent number of PBs – all showing the benefits of their consistent winter training! Full results (gun pos/chip times), of 806 finishers: 34 Rich Spooner 35’07; 79 Lee Smith 36’58; 83 Steve Whiteley 37’21; 144 Neil Johnson 39’45; 146 Paul Dodd 39’39; 148 Jenny Lingrell 39’45; 214 Jerry Fisher 42’08; 252 Jeff Clark 43’02; 254 Dave Howes 43’04; 308 Kevin Wood (happy birthday by the way Kev!) 44’13; 317 Mark Caudwell 44’11; 382 Sarah Burton 46’46; 392 Michael Stroud 46’39; 393 Andrew Wakefield 46’45; 398 Simon Logan 46’58; 404 Al Schofield 47’04; 414 Jo Birkinshaw 47’06; 484 Fraser Sugden 49’26; 504 Bev Clark 50’01; 516 Richard Taylor 49’57; 521 Nicola Garrity 50’20; 524 Emily Dodd 50’21; 544 Garry Nock 51’06; 625 Janine Brown 53’38; 658 Ian Christopherson 55’00; 668 Claudia Darby 55’37; 672 Paul Tordoff 55’46; 745 Brian Mottershaw 60’05; 746 Amanda West 60’05; 761 Rachel Ward 61’51. Well run everyone! - richspooner, 2013-02-03

Does anyone want to car share with me and sarah? ring me on 07825303666 if you do :-)- bionicstephen, 2013-01-24

Sun 3rd Feb 2013Mickleden Straddle Fell
 14.3m/2431ft (Cat BL) fell race over Cut Gate to Howden Reservoir & back. 10:30am start from Langsett Barn. Advanced entry £4.50 by 28 Jan, or £5.00 on the day. See website for course map and entry form...

Very well done one and all. Very impressed, made our 11.3 miles yesterday morning look very average!- absolutelyaverage, 2013-02-04

Results are in :- Position/Time/Name/Category 84 02:17:06 Paul Fordham M40,216 02:57:20 Sean Benson M40, 227 03:03:22 Shaun Clarkson M40,228 03:03:23 Jamie Richardson F,238 03:14:26 Tim Fish M50,239 03:16:10 Rachel Nothard F50,240 03:16:11 Anthony Bissell M,242 03:16:13 Joanne Bissell F.- RachelN, 2013-02-04

A massive thank you to Shaun Clarkson for getting us all round. A great event & well done to all who took part yesterday. Loved it - on the calendar for next year!- RachelN, 2013-02-04

Oooh that sounds lovely. Except the piping hot cups of tea and cakes obviously.... Well done all - crackers the lot of you!- Lee, 2013-02-03

Forgot to mention- thanks to Geoff Hayes who braved the elements to support this one!!- JoBissell, 2013-02-03

After two years of this race not happening due to poor weather conditions- it made for a popular choice for the 249 runners who turned up for a crack of the 14.3 miles across the fells. The start was delayed for 10 minutes and the rumours of ice on the tops and 20 mph breezes were discussed. There was a pre race briefing at the start but we couldn't hear it- the whistle sounded and we were off. The first mile was pleasant running through the woods before the long climb up and on to the moors- the wind was strong as we jogged along dodging the stones, ice and trying to stay upright. A steep decent to the slippery stones marked the half way point and the start of a pleasant sheltered section along the side of the reservoir. This lasted a full mile before a two mile climb through some lovely boggy land back to the top of the moors and back on the path we came along- legs were tired and both rachel and it had spectacular tumbles! Langset barn was a welcome site- especially as there was cups of tea, sandwiches and cakes a plenty!! No chip timing for this one- in fact no timing at all as the notebook , pen and stop watch system tuned out not to be fool proof after all So here are the results- 1st harrier back was of course Paul Fordham, after this was Shaun benson, then Shaun clarkson (who had guided us round), Jamie richardson, tim fish, rachel n, Anthony Bissell and me- we have no idea how long it took but it was really good fun! Just a quick note to say that the winning time was 1.37 (boy) and 1.54 (girl) which I think is pretty incredible for 14.3 miles on this sort of course!! Well done to all- all good fun- loved it!!- , 2013-02-03

Wed 30th Jan 2013Winter Training Programme - Speed Work, Parlauf in Town Centre Orient
 Parlauf = pair work. Pick a partner and tag in loops around the town centre. 22 minutes this time! All explained on the night!
Wed 30th Jan 2013Dorothy Hyman Winter Track Series - 2 miles
 Run by Barnsley AC at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. £8.50 to enter the series. Races start at 7pm.

just one harrier, me again with a time of 14.11- slogan539, 2013-02-03

Sun 27th Jan 2013Ferriby 10 Road Orient
 The first of our Championship races of 2013! A scenic 10 miler starting/finishing at Skidby Windmill. Parking/Race HQ is at Cottingham High School, HU16 5PX. Race starts at 11:00am. £11 entry fee, and entries close 14/1 - NO LATE ENTRIES. Online entries via Runners World, or postal entries here:

And we’ve tracked the elusive John Moss down – he was masquerading as a “Jane Catley” (perhaps his weekend name?), but race results have now been updated too – 312 John Moss 82’24, well done John! Also for info/interest – there are three YouTube videos showing the finish of the race, which start here... - richspooner, 2013-01-29

Two more new PB's, Sarah Burton 11 minutes and 25 seconds faster and David Howes 2 minutes and 34 seconds quicker. Well done. Nice way to start the new year.- absolutelyaverage, 2013-01-28

Yep John was definitely there - we saw him finish! Prob a few of places in front of Ken Chapman from Kimmy I think- Lee, 2013-01-27

Sorry, just realised John Moss isn't showing in the results. He definitely ran! John - did you run under a different number?!- richspooner, 2013-01-27

Brill runs from the BaHa Four at this morning’s race. Fortunately the snow and ice had departed from the course; unfortunately they’d been blasted away by a piercing wind which made the first/uphill half of the course ‘interesting’ to say the least. Let’s use that lovely word ‘undulating’ too. It was hard work! Results, of 551 recorded finishers: 8 Rich Spooner 59’10; 131 Dave Howes 72’18; 280 Sarah Burton 80’46; 467 Ian Christopherson 93’23. Special mentions go to Dave for his nice shiny new PB, and to Sarah who knocked off 12 minutes from her 2012 Ferriby 10 time – fab going, well done! Thanks also to Steve W and Lee for their support, and well done Zoe Tolman and Lee Mitchell on their respective great runs too! Full results here... - richspooner, 2013-01-27

From City of Hull AC re Ferriby 10 - The course has been inspected today (Saturday). The main problem is slush, messy but no reason not to race. There is a small section of road at 4 mile point (about half a mile) which is mainly compacted snow/ice. The overnight forecast is for heavy rain which we hope will clear most/all of this. We will check again tomorrow, but worst may be that we ask runners to slow down and be carefull on this stretch. AS THINGS STAND AT THE MOMENT, THE RACE IS ON- Amz, 2013-01-26

Nice one Steve. City of Hull AC are going to confirm tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon that the race is definitely on before we all make the trip. Looks like 7 BaHas are going from the entry list too (see link). Amie and I will be going up separately I think as we'll be staying around later to see friends and family... - richspooner, 2013-01-25

Anybody doing this one? if you want a lift with us phone me 07825303666 :-)- bionicstephen, 2013-01-24

If anyone has entered this race and for any reason it turns out you can't run could you please let me know. I tried to enter but the race was already full so i'm after a number to race if possible. Tel: 07900986544 or see me at club this coming Monday and Wednesday. Dave Howes- Howsey, 2013-01-18

Sat 26th Jan 2013Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships XC
 Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside - Ladies race (8k) 2.15pm Mens race (12k) 3.05pm. Entries close 11 January 2013
Fri 25th Jan 2013Club Track Training Session - CANCELLED Orient
 Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing. Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome.

CANCELLED - due to snow/ice on the track. It's not reopened since last weekend's snow apparently. Sorry!- richspooner, 2013-01-25

Wed 23rd Jan 2013Winter Training Programme - Hill Work Orient
 Oakwell Hills - 3 hills of varying distances and inclines! 9-10 reps as a guide. All explained on the night!
Sun 20th Jan 2013Brass Monkey Half Marathon Road
 Fast, flat Half Marathon in and around pleasant North Yorkshire villages. HQ at York Racecourse, 10am start. £20 entry, £22 U/A - fills up very quickly! More race info here...

Race cancelled due to snow and stuff, which is a great pity cos I was going to win. Would have probably broken the course record too, but not to worry.- Lee, 2013-01-20

If anyone entered this race and can't do it let me know 07825303666- bionicstephen, 2012-11-04

Wed 16th Jan 2013Winter Training Programme - Speed Work Orient
 A continuous session combining 200m fast running with 200m jog recoveries. 12 fast reps recommended, or circa 22 minutes. All explained on the night!
Fri 11th Jan 2013Club Track Training Session - 6 x 1K reps Orient
 Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. Costs £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing. Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!
Wed 9th Jan 2013Winter Training Programme - Hill Work Orient
 Reps up Heelis Street (off Wood Street). 7-9 reps as a guide. All explained on the night!
Wed 9th Jan 2013Dorothy Hyman Winter Track Series - 3K
 Run by Barnsley AC at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. £8.50 to enter the series. Races start at 7pm.

Just one Harrier, Simon Logan with a time of 13.19 with the winner coming in at 9.16. Great little race, looking forward to next one in two weeks time.- slogan539, 2013-01-10

Sun 6th Jan 2013Belle Vue Runners 'Hit the Trail' 5
 An undulating 5 mile trail race at Reddish Vale, Stockport.

Just the one Harrier for this event sees Mark Cauldwell taking an early lead in the 2013 Road Rankings! Mark had a great race and is returning to fitness nicely - a time of 35'55 was good enough for 95th spot, so a big well done to Mark!! - Lee, 2013-01-10

Sat 5th Jan 2013Yorkshire XC Championships - Lightwater Valley XC
 Ladies race is 5,850m with a 1:30pm start, Men's race is 10,400m with a 2:10pm start. All entries to be submitted via Lee Smith by Sunday 9th December at the latest.

PS....RE the name is all this talk of Captain Slow....they were supposed to stick me down as James May...- JustinG, 2013-01-06

Thanks for organising our XC day out Lee...if it wasn't for you licking the stamp for our postal entry, we would never have got there (albeit some of the team nearly didn't!) With reference to your comments regarding height restrictions, have you not checked out Howesy picture with Jonny Brownlee on FB...they only let Dave because he was being accompanied by Geoff. You also forgot to mention the ten seconds that I lost when the starter's gun went off and I hit the deck pretending to be shot, the officials weren't too happy but it made me chuckle. Fantastic team day out yet again and I can't wait for the Nationals.- , 2013-01-06

A few photos here too: - Jerzy, 2013-01-06

Men's results: - Lee, 2013-01-06

Ladies results: - Lee, 2013-01-06

8 Harriers headed north to Lightwater Valley for the annual joy-fest that is the Yorkshire XC Championships. 6 of us running, along with Jerry and Geoff who were our official cheerer-onners and photograph takers – and their encouragement and support was very gratefully received! The course was inside the grounds of ‘The Ultimate’ roller-coaster ride, and sadly we were all tall enough to be allowed admission so we had to run. It was the usual multi-lap affair but the course was good – and remarkably dry! Not much mud at all in fact, and other than a couple of short sharp hills it was more rolling than hilly so very runnable. We had just the one female in the Senior Ladies race but Jo Bissell had a great run, claiming all 50 BnT points to finish in a great time of 32’26 for 108th spot (out of 125 finishers). We’d hoped to field a team for the Men’s race, but unfortunately Simon couldn’t make it as he was ill – hopefully nothing serious so get well soon Si! So just 5 of us to battle out for individual honours then. Rich was first back, having a very good run to finish 103rd in 40’56. Yours truly was 2nd BaHa, just over a minute behind Rich in 42’05 for 127th. Ant continued his excellent form of late to finish 204th in 48’28, followed by Dave H having a good run considering his recent lay-off with illness in 55’09 for 234th. But the undoubted star performer of the day was Justin – called James in the results for some reason – having a great run to get round in just over the hour – 61’26 for 239th (and NOT last!) position. It’s great to see just how much improvement Justin has made in his first year with the club, and to keep running for the whole way yesterday (even up the horrible hill on the last lap) was great! Really proud to support someone giving their all for their club – well done mate, and thanks for your company. The day was rounded off in style when we descended en masse to Costa Coffee at Wetherby Services to toast our success. Surprisingly Jerry had a latte – don’t think I’ve seen him have one of those before! Top day was had by all – I really enjoyed it, so a massive thank you to everyone for representing the club so well, and here’s to the Nationals in 6 weeks time. Should have a team out for that, so I reckon we’ll definitely win those.- Lee, 2013-01-06

Fri 4th Jan 2013Headtorch pubrun - 6.30pm from The Market, Elsecar - See Noticeboard. Orient Orient

Thanks to all those who turned out on the pub run tonight, a route so muddy that it made my new years day muddy run look like the kalahari desert. Special mention to Jamie and the magic torch for lighting the way though we were concerned for Manchester-bound air traffic mistaking her for the landing lights on the West runway. I think it was enjoyed by all, the run and the après - more to come in the next few weeks.- Jerzy, 2013-01-04

Wed 2nd Jan 2013Winter Training Programme - Speed Work, Parlauf in Town Centre Orient
 What a way to welcome the new year! Parlauf = pair work. Pick a partner and tag in loops around the town centre. 21 minutes this time! All explained on the night.
Mon 31st Dec 2012New Year Double - Allen, Texas, USA Road
 This race is staged in Allen, Texas near Dallas. See out 2012 with either a 5K, half marathon or marathon then come back 24hrs later to start 2013 with another 5k, half or full marathon. Can combine races as you choose.

The Newton family will be flying the BaHa flag and building international relations for his one. I have gone for a half and 5K, whilst Georgi and Josh are going for double 5K's.- newti.runner, 2012-04-15

Mon 31st Dec 2012New Years Eve Club Night CANCELLED tonight
 Back to normal on Wednesday 2/1/2013
Sun 30th Dec 2012Ward Green 6 Road
 For the first time ever, moved from its traditional Boxing Day slot! 6 mile, 2 lap route. 11.30am start. £6 entry attached, £8 U/A, +£1 on the day. Changing, showers and start at Genn Lane Community Centre. A 2 lap course, Presentation and bar and food in WARD GREEN WMC. More info here...

Eight BaHas wended their way over to Ward Green for this year’s race and the joy of climbing Vernon Road, not once but twice... Conditions were dry though a little windy, with a welcoming headwind at the top of the hill. It was Ian Christopherson’s 31st consecutive Ward Green 6 – seriously, that’s some achievement – and Geoff Hayes’ 27th, which he walked/jogged around in a very respectable 1 hour 17 mins. Great stuff you two, very well done! Jenny Lingrell was BaHa’s only prizewinner too, finishing second lady overall, congrats Jen! Full results, of 136 finishers: 5 Rich Spooner 33’42; 13 Lee Smith 36’02; 27 Jenny Lingrell 39’04; 44 Jerry Fisher 41’10; 74 Jo Birkinshaw 44’38; 76 Mark Caudwell 44’54; 119 Ian Christopherson 53’06; 136 Geoff Hayes 77’29. Well run everyone! - richspooner, 2013-01-01

Entry form here: green six entry form.doc - Jerzy, 2012-12-17

Sun 30th Dec 2012Jolly Holly Jog 10km (Ripon) XC
 The 25th Anniversary of the Jolly Holly Jog 10km race. Trail shoes are recommended on the course. It is an undulating route mainly on footpaths through parkland. 11am start. £9.50 (£11.50 U/A) 750 race limit

Nice one Justin - great report, cracking run and a brilliant debut year where the level of improvement has been a joy to see. Here's to more of the same in 2013!!- Lee, 2012-12-31

With the Yorkshire XC Championships at Lightwater Valley just one week away, Captain Slow headed North to Ripon to check out the underfoot conditions in preparation for our Brownlees vs Brownies fest. Not one dry blade of grass to lay my weary trail shoes, a few sections of tarmac offering some respite from the mud bath. Apart from the wind, the sleet, the rain, the mud and the hills, this was a very enjoyable race. Managed to finish in the top 281 with a time of 57.22. Pleasing end to my first year as a BaHa (& fast walker/slow runner) and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the club for providing the support and great atmosphere throughout the year. Just a great set a friendly people all round!- Justin, 2012-12-30

Thu 27th Dec 2012Christmas Family Night Orient
 7.30pm - 11pm in the Griffin Suite at Shaw Lane. See Social Section for all details/ticket costs etc. Tickets on sale from Monday 5th November until Wednesday 12th December.
Wed 26th Dec 2012Boxing Day Club Night CANCELLED tonight
 Next Club Run 2/1/2013
Wed 26th Dec 2012East Hull Harriers Boxing Day 10K Road
 Fast flat 10K route taking in the start and finish of the much feared/revered EHH 20 mile race.

Benben's been nagging at me to enter him into a 10K for a few months now, as he’s keen to prove himself on his powerof10 ( athlete profile, to go with his 5k and 10 mile times (he ran Askern 10K with me earlier in the year, but in my name...). So, off we went on Boxing Day to this nice little post-turkey run, drinks bottle in hand in case he needed it on the way round. We paused briefly at the halfway point and I offered him a swig, but he wasn’t interested – his eyes were on the time! Just one wee stop (him, not me) as we left the trail onto the final housing estate stretch and we sprinted on to the end – finishing in 8th place, in a time of 37’11. What an animal he is! - richspooner, 2012-12-31

Mon 24th Dec 2012Club Run 6pm tonight Orient
 Usual hour, groups depending on who's there!
Sun 23rd Dec 2012Rudolf Red Nose 5 Mile Road XC
 Described as "Official 5 miles flat - one lap. Footpath, 800m of road, 200m of grassland and 90% trail"

PS, where's Aunty Di?- absolutelyaverage, 2012-12-28

Sorry it's late, busy Christmas. Well run you three. Second 5 Mile PB this year for Anthony, 46 seconds faster and fourth 5 Mile PB this year for young Richard, another 44 seconds faster. Well done!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-12-28

Report to follow- Results- Position/Name/Time 27th/Anthony Bissell/34m:38s 60th/Jo Bissell/39m:21s 70th/Richard Taylor/40m:15s (down as a Blackburn Harrier AC) - Ant Bissell, 2012-12-23

Wed 19th Dec 2012Winter Training Programme - Speed Work Orient
 Broadway area - longer loops this time. 5-6 reps as a guide. All explained on the night!
Sun 16th Dec 2012Travellers 6 Road Race Road
 10.30am start. Unudulating mainly rural course. There is free snap for runners after the race and the hospitality of the Pie Hall bar also to enjoy. Entry limit 300. £6 entry (£8 U/A)

Well done Aunty Di!- Jerzy, 2012-12-18

Well done all and a great report Jo. Sounds a good race, which is just as well cos it's in the BnT next year!- Lee, 2012-12-17

Denby dale travellers describe this one as undulating and I was told prior to the race that if I was running on the flat I was lost! The weather was great and the course was on country roads starting from the pie hall heading out to clayton west and back- it was very scenic and not a flat bit of road to be seen!! Cracking run though- no memento but for the six quid entry fee was post race scooby snacks in the pie hall- with the bar open too! Three harriers- doctor 'Richard Taylor' cool, Anthony 'PB' Bissell and me finishing in around 51 minutes and aunty Di running for totley completing the course in under the hour! Cracking race, cracking course, cracking atmosphere, cracking grub- all good fun- love it!- JoBissell, 2012-12-16

Sun 16th Dec 2012Kimmy Santa Special XC Orient
 A seasonal slopfest (sometimes) of about 5M on undulating parkland trails. 11am start. Usual friendly KS atmosphere with chip butties afterwards in the pub. Don't forget your Xmas silly hats. HQ is Droppingwell Road, Kimberworth. A good pre Christmas sociable outing usually well attended by BaHas. Club website link here...

Well run everyone. Brilliant run by young BenBen, retained his title with a huge PB of 3 minutes and 17 seconds. Not a bad run by Richard either.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-12-18

9th and 1st dog, Rich Spooner/BenBen 28.09; 20th and 2nd lady, Jenny Lingrell 30.54; 29th Shaun Swallow 32.32; 31st Jerry Fisher 33.36; 69th Tim Fish 41.35; 70th Jamie Richardson 41.48; 75th Ian Meade 42.33; 97 runners and a good time was had by all!- ElPresidente, 2012-12-17

No idea of human race results, I am sure they are online somewhere and will be posted soon. But Benben retained his title of 1st pup home. Great event this one, lots of silly hats (I want to know where Geoff got his from!) and much fun had by the BaHa crew that came along. Plenty of chip butties and free tea and coffee after too - they even used white bread :)- Amz, 2012-12-17

Fri 14th Dec 2012Club Track Training Session - 400m reps x 30 minutes Orient
 Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. Cost £3.50/runner for use of track, which includes showers/changing. Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!
Wed 12th Dec 2012Winter Training Programme - Hill Work Orient
 A new session for 2012 - set of 5 hills! Pinder Oaks Street (taking in Cemetery Road, Tune Street, Commercial Street, Corporation Street and Oxford Street) - 4-5 reps as a guide. All explained on the night!

Agree with el pres it's tough but a good session......the sprint at the end was marvellous with all you great people etc etc- fatboy, 2012-12-13

Unconfined joy. A big thank you from the 24 members present to those very nice people who devised this little hill session and then failed to turn up to share our enjoyment of it ;-) A toughie, but we liked it really and all finished happy and smiling by Malc's feeling quite tyred and exhausted. Perhaps you creatives would like to share the fun next time...- ElPresidente, 2012-12-12

Sun 9th Dec 2012South Yorkshire XC League Race 4 - Mount St Mary's, Spinkhill (Sheffield) XC
 Round 4 of the SYXC League. £6 for a number, available from Lee Smith. Race timings are different for this race. Watch this space for an update nearer the time.

It looked a bit muddy but I tell you what, it was *freezing* stood taking the photos ;-) There are some here by the way: - Jerzy, 2012-12-10

Results are up. I'll do a bit of a report later as about to head out for the day. But needless to say it was deep joy yesterday.... - Lee, 2012-12-10

The event is held at Mount St Mary's College, Spinkhill. Post code for Sat Nav is S21 3YH. There's also a cafe on site selling tea, coffee, cold drinks and snacks.- Lee, 2012-12-02

**PLEASE NOTE** - The Senior Men's race is the first one this weekend, with a 11:00am start time. This is followed by the Ladies/V65 Men at 11:45am. This is to give the organisers more time to work out the series results for the events with the most runners.- Lee, 2012-12-02

Sun 9th Dec 2012Sneyd Striders Christmas Pudding Run 10M Road
Sat 8th Dec 2012Harriers XC - Silverwood BnT XC
 Race HQ is Silverwood Scout Camp. Course is a circa 1.75 mile loop of the woods, 3 laps for the Men, 2 for the Ladies. 10.00am start. It's a whole £1 to enter, try and not bring £20 notes!

Excellent results Amie, and that's without a computer as well!! Also thanks to Amie and Justin for the cakes, went down really well.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-12-09

Well done Amz.Top report.- Animal, 2012-12-08

Now I know I am no Lee Smith, but still I’m rather pleased with the turnaround of these results! Results as follows: Ladies. (1) Jenny Muston 28.55, (2) Sarah Burton 34.50, (3) Jo Birkinshaw 36.12, (4) Andi Kay 36.49, (5) Jamie Richardson 37.29, (6) Rach Nothard 37.44, (7) Julie Nothard 39.42 (8) Sally Gray 52.12, (9) Rachel Gray 52.15, (10) Sue Taylor 56.20. Gents. (1) Si Newton 35.40, (2) Rich Spooner 38.48, (3) Robin Clough 39.04, (4) Andrew Thompson 39.16, (5) Chris Gorse 40.11, (6) Andrew Chalkley 40.52, (7) Shaun Walker 41.15, (8) Tom Shalten 41.23, (9) Paul Fordham 41.43, (10) Shaun Swallow 43.15, (11) Barrie Wain 43.19, (12) Stuart Heaton 43.20, (13) Jeff Clark 43.52, (14) Stewart Yates 44.22, (15) David Hennessy 44.57, (16) Scott Kelly 45.08, (17) Rob Bolan 45.10, (18) Tony Weston 45.12, (19) Nathan Pallett 46.24, (20) Graham Ward-Thompson 46.35, (21) John Hennessy 48.55, (22) Richard Taylor 50.49, (23) Ben Hawley 52.24, (24) Dean Feetham 52.54, (25) Kieran Farrell 54.07, (26) Garry Nock 55.11, (27) Mike McSweeney 55.21, (28) Justin Goodyear 56.05, (29) Stuart Walton 56.42, (30) Tim Fish 57.01, (31) Adam Cooper 60.15, (32) Ian Meade 63.12. Well done to Jamie Richardson for doing a third lap in a time of 57.01, and to Paul Shields, Nige Kitchen and Karl Speight for deciding that an early finish meant they could eat more cake. If I have got your names wrong then let us know and we will edit. Thanks to all who helped set up, clear away and marshal and well done all for running. Next year Waki Tri have promised Mulled Wine!- Amz, 2012-12-08

Wed 5th Dec 2012Winter Training Programme - Speed Work Orient
 Moved to Pitt Street due to Xmas shopping frenzy! Parlauf (pair work) - 20 minutes. All explained on the night!
Mon 3rd Dec 2012Club AGM Orient
 7.45pm in the Shaw Suite. Club run at 6.15pm for tonight only.

Excellent meeting, well attended - over 40 there - and all very constructive and informative. Thanks to all for your input and for your interest in the Club's activities.- ElPresidente, 2012-12-04

Sun 2nd Dec 2012Percy Pud 10K Road
 Its 20th anniversary! An accurately measured potential PB course in the scenic rural setting of Loxley Valley, running alongside the picturesque Damflask Reservoir to The Plough at Low Bradfield, returning by the same route. 9.30am start, £14 entry/£16 U/A. Fills up quick! More info and entry form here...

Well run everyone. Four new PB's. Vicky Peverelle 3 minutes and 52 seconds faster, David Peverelle 2 minutes and 20 seconds, Anthony Bissell 1 minute and 29 seconds and Joanne PB Birkinshaw 28 seconds.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-12-03

Provisional results online now, well done everyone who ran - at least one or two PBs that I'm aware of! - richspooner, 2012-12-02

Sun 2nd Dec 2012Guy's 10 Mile Road Race (nr. Preston) Road
 A 10 mile road race starting from Guy's Thatched Hamlet near Preston. Not a surprise given the name of the race.

Nice race this. Fast, flat, nice course, very well organised, cheap and you got a truckle of local cheese as a finishing memento – superb! Just me and Howesey from the Harriers, although there were quite a few other locals there as well - Steve Darby, Dave and Michaela and John and Dawn (although John wasn’t running). And after a long discussion with Howesey we also allowed Keith L from AC to come in the car with us cos we felt sorry for him. Results not out yet, but Keith was first back from our magnificent trio finishing in an excellent 15th place with a time of 60’10 – so close, but still a big PB for him. Well done fella, rounding off what’s been an excellent few weeks! I had a decent result considering my lack of recent running and the post-Marathon diet of real ale and pork pies, finishing with a time of 62’49. I really must snap out of this ‘Marathon recovery’ lark before I start to look like Rick Waller…. Anyway moving on - Dave C had a top run smashing his PB to bits (65’45ish I think), with Steve D and Dawn not far behind (both in the 66s I think) and Michaela looked to have had a good run. Unfortunately Howesey had a mare! One race too far for him I think, and the legs were shot to bits by halfway. He struggled on to the water station at 7.5 miles, where he slumped on the floor and was told to go and sit in a marshal’s car! He did manage to get back going again and did finish, but it had almost gone dark by the time he did and he was a bit of a wreck – limping a bit, looking pale and shivering quite badly. Anyone would have thought it was -1…. Still, the little rest in the car worked out a treat. Being from Barnsley he obviously ransacked the Glove Box, so we’re now the proud owners of a new Tom-Tom, an A-Z of Carlisle and a ‘Greatest Hits of Ultravox’ CD. Good work son! Spirits were restored via a nice feed in the local pub, and a top day was had all round. Definitely recommended for next year if anyone fancies a fast 10 miler to round off the year – a really enjoyable day!- Lee, 2012-12-02

Sat 1st Dec 2012Silkstone Shuffle - Race 4 XC
 Our own Barnsley Harriers Trail Race Series. 4 and a half miles of trails, stony tracks and grassy paths, plus a little bit of road. Start at Silkstone Sports Ground. Up, along and then back down so can be described as undulating. Final one of the 4 race series for 2012. 10.30am start, with a Kid's race at 9:45am. £4 per race for attached, £6 for U/A (kid's race 50p). All 4 races for £12 (£20 U/A) T-shirts, trophies and prizes - see 2012 Entry Form for more details of this in Silkstone Shuffle section to left

Not just yesterday, but through the year, a big crew or BaHas, including many new and enthusiastic members, have once again made this race series the undoubted overwhelming success that it is. Simply couldn't do it without your input. Thank you each and every one of you.- ElPresidente, 2012-12-02

Thu 29th Nov 2012Club Track Training Session - 5 x 5 minute reps Orient
 ...with 2 minutes rest/jog recovery between. **PLEASE NOTE change of day and slightly later start of 8pm. Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium, Cudworth. Cost £3.50 for use of track and showers/changing. Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info. All welcome!

Sorry Emily, I'm rubbish with lists - you were there too of course!- richspooner, 2012-11-30

Enjoyable sub-zero tester of this session, which worked well for us what turned aht - me, Howesey, Ant & Jo B, Jen, Jerry, Shaun S, Janine, Tim and Jamie. Well done everyone, great to keep getting the new faces joining us :-)- richspooner, 2012-11-30

Wed 28th Nov 2012Winter Training Programme - Hill Work Orient
 A new session for 2012! Reps up Heelis Street (off Wood Street). 6-8 reps as a guide. All explained on the night!

Ouch! That was a long hill (0.33km in fact)... Well done to the 30-odd of us 'Heelis Virgins' who turned out tonight to give this one a go. Good efforts all round!- richspooner, 2012-11-28

Sun 25th Nov 2012Clowne Half Marathon Road
 Big shoes and red nose not required! Undulating course. 10am start. Start and finish at Clowne Community Centre. £11 entry, £13 U/A. More info here..

Forgot to say, we were also expertly marshalled (or rather Policed) at two points on the course by Wendy Barnes, formerly of this parish. I did want to stop & have a chat but she insisted I keep running.- Jerzy, 2012-11-26

Cheers Dave, nice report. ps, Training run - maybe. Leisurely - I wish! :-)- Jerzy, 2012-11-26

Well just the four Harriers ventured south down the M1 into Derbyshire for The Clowne Half Marathon, myself, Jerry Fisher, Jo Bissell and Lisa Steers. After setting off and been slightly happier to see the rain stop that still didn't hide the fact it was windy and bloody freezing, Jerry was hoping for a phone call saying none of us were bothered about going but haha i'd turned up outside his house which gave him no choice. We arrived at clowne School/college and none of us seemed to want to get out of the car blamed on the fact Jerry had pointed out Costa Coffee was only 1.3 miles up the road. Knowing we couldn't let the club down we did finally made it to the start line armed with hat and gloves and the gun went off... Go go go - howsey set off on his quest for a PB and to try and break 1 hour 37 taking it steady yes taking it steady for once while Jerry Jo and Lisa all had leisurly training runs. The course was undulating and made tough by the wind and all the standing water along the way but it was well marshalled and even though it was tough i enjoyed it. Score on the doors as follows Howsey 1:37:05 PB of 1.04, Jerry 1:39:24 (not bad for a training run), Jo Bissell 1:56:11 (talked all the way round with Lisa) Lisa Steers came in with Jo but didn't have a number so came along for support and a nice run/chat. Well done to all an enjoyable day topped off with a nice cuppa and cake at Costa afterwards. - Howsey, 2012-11-25

Sun 25th Nov 2012South Yorkshire XC League Race 3 - Winterhill (Kimberworth) XC
 Round 3 of the SYXC League. £6 for a number, available from Lee Smith. Ladies and V65s race is at 12:00pm and is 6k. Men's race starts at 12:30pm and is 10k.

Cold, wet, miserable, bleak, windy and very hard work. But that’s enough about me, I’m supposed to writing a race report for the Cross Country. 5 of us braved the rather wintery conditions last Sunday, where we were ably supported by Geoff, Amie, Beano and Benji. Quite a tough little course this one, but enjoyable once you’d finished type thing. 4 laps, a few hills, a fair bit of mud, lots of standing water etc so we all did pretty well considering. First Harrier back and getting first dibs of the choccie brownies was Rich, completing the course in 36’28 for 45th place. A few places back in 50th was yours truly in 37’06, followed by Ant in 40’07 for 76th and Kevin in 95th with a time of 43’06. And I can’t help but notice the coincidence of the finishing position of Mr Suave himself, Richard Taylor sporting his truly magnificent charity moustache – 118th if you’re wondering, in a time of 47’46. 123 runners, and a good day was had by all. Full results here: - Lee, 2012-11-28

The venue for this race is Winterhill School in Kimberworth. This is NOT the same place as where the Kimmy Kanter is held (although it's not too far from there). Post-code of the school is S61 2BD. Ladies/V65 Men's race is 6100m, Men's race 9300m. Usual start times etc. - Lee, 2012-11-22

Fri 23rd Nov 2012Friday Headtorch pubrun - Button Mill, 6.30pm Orient Orient
 See Notice Board/Forum for more info.
Wed 21st Nov 2012Winter Training Programme - Speed Work, Parlauf on Pitt Street Orient
 Parlauf = pair work. Pick a partner and tag in loops around the town centre. 19 minutes this time! All explained on the night!

Good turn out on a chilly night to see the shining lights of Barnsley Harriers instead of the ones down the road in town. Well done to all who made it.- Jerzy, 2012-11-21

We'd better change from the town centre venue for tomorrow's parlauf session... "Children's favourite Mike the Knight" (no, I don't know who he is either) is switching Barnsley's festive lights on from 6pm... We'd better make it the Pitt Street loop instead :-) (Thanks Mark A for the info!). More here... - richspooner, 2012-11-20

Sun 18th Nov 2012Barnsley 10K BnT Road
 Our annual coking plant fest! £10 entry, £12 U/A - all £15 after 11th November. 10.30am start. More info and online entries here...

The record turnout is now 40 for a Barnsley 10K race. Andrew Wakefield 379th 50.27, new PB by 4 minutes and 6 seconds, Justin Goodyear new PB by 2 minutes and 34 seconds and James Hawksworth 330th 49.26.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-11-20

Just one missing as far as I'm aware - Justin Goodyear, 54'42. It's been reported!- richspooner, 2012-11-19

Record turnout of 38 Harriers for the Barnsley 10K race, excellent. Well done to everyone that ran today. New PB's for Anita Fish 12 minutes and o7 seconds faster, Tim Fish 4 minutes and 46 seconds, Brian Mottershaw 4 minutes and 23 seconds, Jamie Richardson 4 minutes and 20 seconds, Clare Atkinson 2 minutes and 17 seconds, Michael Stroud 2 minutes, Paul Tordoff 1 minute and 43 seconds, Adele Kitchen 37 seconds and Sally Gray 3 seconds. Also first time 10K races for new members Mark Wainwright, Claudia Darby, Rachael Ward, and Louise Dickinson. Very well done. Also well done to Simon Newton on finishing 7th overall out of 783 finishers, brilliant.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-11-19

Provisional (I think?) results are here... - richspooner, 2012-11-18

Once again it's also the South Yorkshire 10k Championships and for this year the Yorkshire Championships too. A good feather in the cap for running in Barnsley to be hosting these at our local 10k.- barnsleyrunner, 2012-09-28

Sun 18th Nov 2012Abbey Dash 10K Road
 Fast, flat 10K course in Leeds city centre

Brilliant run from young Paul in his first 10K race. New PB's by his sister Emily, 2 minutes and 57 seconds faster and Kay Beaumont 1 minute and 38 seconds quicker. Well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-11-19

Great runs from the four BaHas at this one today... of 7,378 finishers (chip times and places): 731 Paul Dodd 40'46; 828 Ken Inweregbu 41'25; 3167 Emily Dodd 50'33; 3693 Kay Beaumont 52'22. Well done!! Full results here: - richspooner, 2012-11-18

Fri 16th Nov 2012Club Track Training Session - 200m fast, 200m jog - 6.30pm start Orient
 Nice little 'fartlek' session this, likely to be 25 minutes' continuous training. **PLEASE NOTE slightly earlier start of 6.30pm. Run at Dorothy Hyman stadium. Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info.

Great little session tonight - 14 runners from 3 different clubs and a few more new faces! How's that for diversity? Worked well as a continuous run for everyone too. Well done!- richspooner, 2012-11-19

Wed 14th Nov 2012Winter Training Programme - Hill Work Orient
 The dreaded Fitzwilliam Street loops! Hard up the climb and across, rest downhill and back to the start. 7-8 loops as a guide. All explained on the night!

Good sesh, tough as ever, but yeah let's go back to reps! ;-)- Jerzy, 2012-11-17

I thought it was easy. An hour next time I think- Lee, 2012-11-16

Despite the terror/torture/torment of this, our toughest hill session, I reckon we still had 30-odd out last night. That's also in spite of Lee's silly idea to make it a timed exercise of 20 minutes. I'm suggesting three minutes next time ;-) Well run folks!- richspooner, 2012-11-15

Sun 11th Nov 2012South Yorkshire XC League Race 2 - Wentworth Castle, Barnsley XC
 Round 2 of the SYXC League. £6 for a number, available from Lee Smith. Ladies and V65s race is at 12:00pm and is 6k. Men's race starts at 12:30pm and is 10k.

Full results esta acqui: - Lee, 2012-11-16

11 of us (plus vociferous support crew!) for the 2nd round of the SYXC at a gloriously sunny Wentworth Castle. Still no team results as yet, although that’s not a surprise since you need to be a Professor of Calculus to work out the scoring system. Anyway, just the one representative in the Ladies/V65 Men race – John Hewitt skipping up the hills with gay abandon to finish in 6th place in a time of 33’59. So 10 of us for the Men’s race. Hangovers were shaken off and painkillers popped shortly before the start, and we were away. First Harrier back was Rich, finishing in 44th place in a time of 38’37. Not too far behind was yours truly, 39’12 being good enough for 48th spot. Bryan was 3rd Harrier back (73rd overall) in 41’01, followed by Ant in 44’19 (102nd). Then a big cluster of orange, as Kevin T, Dave H, Kevin W and Derrick all finished within 90 seconds and 12 places of each other – well ran chaps! And not too far behind were Ian C and Justin – the latter putting in a great finish when he heard that Howesey had eaten all the Chocolate Brownies!! Top day, tough little course but great camaraderie and support. Well done everyone, and see you at Kimmy a week on Sunday!- Lee, 2012-11-16 - JustinG, 2012-11-12

Chicks and old men race is 12:00pm and is 6k, not so old men's race is 10k with a 12:30pm start.- Lee, 2012-10-29

Info for the event is here - please note it will cost £2 to park - Lee, 2012-10-29

Course maps for the event can be found here - Lee, 2012-10-29

Wed 7th Nov 2012Winter Training Programme - Speed Work Orient
 400m reps with 30 seconds rest. 8-10 reps as a guide. All explained on the night!

Good turn out last night, 36 in town centre, plus club run from Shaw Lane. Only just recovered!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-11-08

Mon 5th Nov 2012York Gunpowder Plod 5K Road
 Run and firework festival! More info here...

Two BaHas running (as SRC Sweatshoppers) at this one: Of 1,080 finishers... 3 Simon Newton 17'34; 563 Georgi Newton 31'25. Well run you two! - richspooner, 2012-11-10

Sun 4th Nov 2012Rutland Water Marathon
 26.2 miles of picturesque footpaths, tarmac and trails around the nature reserve. Generally gently undulating. 9am start. Limit:1000, fairly low key event.
Sun 4th Nov 2012Locke Park 10K Charity Charge XC
 The event will be run by Team Activ in partnership with Locke Park Park Run and Friends of Locke Park. The event is to raise money for Children in Need with half of the entry fees going to the charity. Fancy dress recommended! £5 entry. 10am start. More info here...
Sat 3rd Nov 2012National Cross Country Relays XC
 Race venue once again is Berryhill Park in Mansfield. Ladies race is at 2:10pm, teams of 3 doing 3k each. Men's race starts at 2:40pm, teams of 4 doing 5k. Can anyone who'd like to run please let me know asap. Entries close 12th Oct, so I need to finalise teams by Friday 5th October please. Ta

Excellent turnout of FOUR TEAMS, well done. Brilliant running by all 14 members against all the top runners in the country!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-11-04

Men's results: A Team - Rich 19'35.35, Lee 19'34.50, Si 19'01.05, Steve W 19'56.60. B Team - Howesey 22'50.40, Ant 21'08.00, Jerzy 23'17.20, Nathan 23'11.40. Full results here - well done fellas! - Lee, 2012-11-03

Ladies results: A Team - Jenny 12'08.55, Sarah 14'08.00, Lesley 13'40.05. B Team - Jo Biss 14'46.05, Georgi 18'15.15, Lisa 14'46.26. Full results here - well done Ladies!! - Lee, 2012-11-03

Huge well done to everyone who represented the club at the National XC Relays today. I think we all had a top day, and there were lots of very impressive performances. Our Ladies teams finished 77th and 101st, the Men's teams 105th and 149th. Your efforts were VERY much appreciated - thank you.- Lee, 2012-11-03

Sat 3rd Nov 2012Dirty Double: Helvellyn Trail 15k & Ullswater Trail 14k Races Fell
 Stunning courses taking in dramatic mountain views.

Due to heavy rainfall the car parking field was water logged and could not be used so buses were arranged to transport runners from Penrith to Glenridding where the races started. We were staying in the area so had to scramble for one of the few public car parking spaces. On the Saturday the Helvellyn race options included a 10K, 15k challenge or 15k race (which is a competitive version of the challenge). As last year we went for the 15k race. The course is run on one of the lower trails around Helvellyn. The trail is a mixture of undulating rocky pathways and is very muddy in parts which made it very difficult to run. At one point a marshal warned me to take care of the path in some places. What he meant to say was there wasn’t a path in some places! As last year one of the competitors broke a leg during the race (not the same competitor as last year I might add) which is unsurprising due to constant trip hazards along the course. We had all the weather conditions to contend with from rain, sleet, hail and snow, what fun! Jeff slid his way around in 76:13 (92) and I tottered around in 99:54 (229). We had blue skies, sunshine and a thick white frost for the Ullswater trail race options on the Sunday which consisted of a 10k race, 14k challenge, with two 14k races. There are two 14k races as the start of the races are in Howtown which are reached by one of the Ullswater steamers. As the steamers are limited to the amount of passengers they can carry there is a 11:00 sailing and 12:00 sailing and therefore two separate races in this category. Our sailing was supposed to be at 12:00 but due to some logistics issues all the races started later than planned so we were hanging around in the cold for 40 minutes before we got on the boat. On the Ullswater steamer we were entertained by guitarist/singer Pete Lashley which made the crossing pass more quickly. By the time the steamer had crossed Ullswater all the competitors were freezing so as soon as the last runner was off the boat the race started. The course is mostly along the trail alongside Ullswater and is very rocky, slippery and undulating and was more difficult to run than the Helvellyn event. Even though I was low down the field in my race I was overtaking runners from some of the earlier race starts which kept me going. Jeff made it back in 78:08 (54) and I finished in 106:58 (119). The winner set a course record of 51:32. The races are tough but you are rewarded with some spectacular views of the Lake District: you just have to be careful not to trip over whilst looking at them!- slowcoachclark, 2012-11-06

Fri 2nd Nov 2012Club Track Training Session Orient
 Session TBC, might fancy a pyramid... Great little workouts these! 7pm at Dorothy Hyman. Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info.

It's was absolute deep joy.....- fatboy, 2012-11-04

10 of us last night in truly wonderful conditions for running - not a breath of wind, no trace of rain, lovely and warm etc - perfect. And a dead easy session too, where everyone trotted round with huge smiles on their faces - glad in the knowledge that they'd not sat in front of the fire with a glass of Rioja watching The One Show instead of running round in circles in scenic Cudworth. Well dones etc to me (obviously), Ricardo, Keith, Jenny, Jerry, Shaun S, Ant, Si L, Stevie and Jamie. Stevie in particular REALLY enjoyed herself - lovely to her her happy smiling face at the end!!- Lee, 2012-11-03

Pyramid it is - evenly paced 1, 2, 3, 4 laps of the track in succession (with either a jog or rest recovery between), then 3, 2, 1 back down again. Can be treated as a tempo/mid-range effort (might be good for those racing the XC/Locke Park 10K this weekend) or full-on raced. Everyone welcome :-)- richspooner, 2012-10-31

Wed 31st Oct 2012Winter Training Programme - Hill Work Orient
 3 hills in the Oakwell area - two short sharp ones followed by a longer one to finish. 8-9 reps as a guide. All explained on the night!

Not bad, considering how many bins and parked cars you were tripping over ;-]- richspooner, 2012-11-01

Really? I counted 64 of us, but then I was seeing double...- Lee, 2012-11-01

A count-up of 32 'alloween-avoiding 'arriers last night for the "trio of lovely hills". Not bad for half-term week either :-)- richspooner, 2012-11-01

Sun 28th Oct 2012Harewood 10 - NO LONGER IN BNT! XC
 Revised date for 2012. 10 mile Trail Race, 5 mile Trail Run & 2 mile Junior Race / Fun Run. 10am start. More info here:

Well run young Rachel. On my computer it's still in the Black n Tan Challenge, so well done 50 points Nothard!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-28

Not the finest conditions today round Harewood where plenty of rain had left loads of puddles and slippery underfoot conditions round Dingleland. Hence times were slower than usual with just 2 breaking the hour and the first lady running about 70 minutes. Flying the flag for the Harriers, Rachel Nothard (LV50) finished in a very creditable 1.37.04 (whilst I spectated:-). It remains a well organised and popular event on a terrific course, despite that last killer hill to finish... which of course was where I was standing. Well done R!- ElPresidente, 2012-10-28

Sun 28th Oct 2012Worksop Half Marathon BnT Road
 Start 10:30am. £15 entry, +£2 U/A. Online entry and full race info here...

PPS, Two more PB's making it 14 not 12. David and Vicky Peverelle. Sorry. Time for a lie-down.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-31

PS Brilliant run by Jenny Lingrell, 2ND LADY VET OVER 40. Well done Jenny!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-31

Excellent stuff, well done everyone! Event photos now live too... - richspooner, 2012-10-31

A RECORD turn out of Harriers for this race, well done. 12 NEW PB's for the distance, excellent. Two huge PB's, Justin Goodyear 19 minutes and 03 seconds and Emily Dodd 10 minutes and 03 seconds faster. Sally Gray 5-09, Amanda West 3-38, John Moss 3-21, David Howes 2-20, Gary Nock 1-54, and Anthony Bissell 1-26. First half marathons for Andrew Pearson, Kevin Wood, Michael Stroud and Andrew Wakefield. Well run everyone!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-30

A top turnout of 30 BaHas remembered to turn their clocks back ready to hit Worksop Halloween Half at 10.30 this morning. A nice and scenic course here, very well organised but not the easiest to run with plenty of long drags on mainly rural roads and through Clumber parkland. Some amusing signs around mile 8 too before the sponge station, wonder if anyone actually did donate 5 pints of blood in return for an extra race t-shirt... Onto the results and we had many happy BaHas, with Ant Bissell and first-time halfer Andy Pearson both breaking 90 minutes, Emily Dodd breaking 2 hours and a big PB for Amanda West to name just a few... Full results as follows, of 1630 finishers (gun place/chip time): 37 Rich Spooner 1:20’52; 169 Andy Pearson 1:29’30; 162 Jenny Lingrell 1:29’39; 167 Anthony Bissell 1:29’56; 202 Shaun Swallow 1:31’42; 274 Jerry Fisher 1:34’55; 375 Dave Howes 1:38’09; 464 Lynsey Attwood 1:40’39; 479 Kevin Wood 1:40’56; 597 Jo Birkinshaw 1:44’19; 715 Simon Logan 1:47’44; 780 John Moss 1:47’54; 791 Garry Nock 1:49’28; 888 Michael Stroud 1:50’46; 890 Andrew Wakefield 1:50’46; 833 Nathan Pallett 1:50’52; 856 Sarah Burton 1:51’39; 868 Lisa Steers 1:52’07; 918 Richard Taylor 1:52’30; 933 Emily Dodd 1:54’09; 1036 Nicola Garrity 1:55’47; 1063 Clare Atkinson 1:56’20; 1267 Justin Goodyear 2:03’19; 1358 Ian Christopherson 2:08’03; 1459 Sally Gray 2:13’37; 1460 Rachel Gray 2:13’38; 1491 Amanda West 2:17’31; 1498 David Peverelle 2:19’10; 1583 Vicky Peverelle 2:29’28; 1605 Stevie Pickering 2:35’39. Well run everyone! - richspooner, 2012-10-28

Wed 24th Oct 2012Winter Training Programme - Speed Work, Parlauf in Town Centre Orient
 Parlauf = pair work. Pick a partner and tag in loops around the town centre. 18 minutes this time! All explained on the night!

Another good turn out last night, around 40 of us, with a couple of new faces too. Good warm down after, thanks Shaun.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-25

Sun 21st Oct 2012Woodland Challenge XC
 An undulating scenic race on a mixture of trails and tarmac. Race HQ is Bradley Scout Camp, Brighouse, HD6 3TU which is described as having excellent facilities. Entries available online via the event website:

A superbly organised event in Brighouse with a challenging course on trail and road. Fantastically marshalled all way round with a fast finish into the scout camp. Well worth the entry fee and visit next year definate.- tfish, 2012-10-23

Resulte here: ElPresidente, 2012-10-22

Looks a decent 10k and appears to be well supported. Poss 5-600 runners. Mixture of surfaces and an undulating course. Nice!- CarlH, 2012-06-22

Looks a decent 10k and appears to be well supported. Poss 5-600 runners. Mixture of surfaces and an undulating course. Nice!- CarlH, 2012-06-22

Sun 21st Oct 2012Bridlington Half Marathon Road
 12pm start. £10 entry, £12 U/A. Closing date for entries 15th October. More here...

Well done pop pickers, not 'arf! Pint & mars bar when I see you :-) Also apologies, I didn't realise Brian was there too.- Jerzy, 2012-10-22

Seaside Rendezvous, from Night At The Opera by Queen = free Mars Bar. And i didn't google it!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-22

Well run you two. New PB for young Brian, 6 minutes and 49 seconds faster. Splendid.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-22

226 Brian Mottershaw 2:17- JustinG, 2012-10-22

Hoho, from same album Death on Two Legs, which may be quite appropriate = free pint ;-) Cheers- ElPresidente, 2012-10-22

"Seaside whenever you stroll along with me" - a pint to the first to name artist & title without googling. Anyway, just yours truly metaphorically flying the BaHa flag (the real one was at the cross-country) at a (mushy, to go with the fish & chips) pea-soup fog bound Bridlington. Hard work was duly made of a very pleasant & scenic course (I'm blaming the track session) but I grumbled my way round to finish in a tad over 1.40, first Harrier and all 50 points. Oh and the sun came out afterwards and I found a coffee shop, so it all ended well.- Jerzy, 2012-10-22

Also the Yorkshire Veterans' Half Marathon Championships. A great value race.- barnsleyrunner, 2012-09-28

Sun 21st Oct 2012South Yorks XC League Race 1 - High Melton College, Doncaster XC
 Round 1 of the SYXC League. £6 for a number, available from Lee Smith. Ladies and V65s race is at 12:00pm and is 5k at this event (usually 6k). Men's race starts at 12:30pm and is 8k for this event (usually 10k).

Team results here - Lee, 2012-10-29

Results are here - Lee, 2012-10-29

Thank you Amie but I only wish that you had hidden my trainers also....- JustinG, 2012-10-22

Thanks to Club Member of the Year Amie, for looking after everybody's keys, clothes etc, etc.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-22

Flag, dogs and I will be about in the field so feel free to leave bags and coats with me. Will also have the numbers so if anybody wants one on the day we can sort it :)- Amz, 2012-10-19

Map of the course(s) here. Don't worry if it looks confusing - it's not when you get there as it's very well marshalled! - Lee, 2012-10-01

Info re parking here: - Lee, 2012-10-01

General info for Race 1 here - Lee, 2012-10-01

Sun 21st Oct 2012Abingdon Marathon Road
 A favourite in the UK Autumn Marathon calendar due to the flat, fast course. A 2 lap affair taking in Abingdon and the surrounding Oxfordsire countryside. A BARR-rated Gold event, this year celebrating its 30th anniverary.

Haha cheers! Alan is still enjoying life in the fields around the East Hull 20 route. And no ear-cupping, dancing or hip-thrusts this time out. The crowd were devestated as you can imagine...- Lee, 2012-10-26

Great run Lee! Glad your report wasn’t reserved for Runners World, but where were the “hip thrusts” and the “Shetland Pony called Alan”? ;-)- AlfTupper, 2012-10-26

Great report Lee. Huge congratulations on a great result!- Pauline, 2012-10-22

Part 1. Cheers! I really enjoyed this one actually – definitely my favourite marathon to date. Not too congested but always someone to run with, and the flat course means it’s a quick one too. Some fairly quick folk at the sharp end, but no issues at the start – in fact I didn’t get into the start pen until about 3 minutes before the off, and was still only 3 rows back. A quick lap of the track and we were out onto the roads – the first 4 miles on quiet lanes then into the town centre itself (which was really nice with some lovely historic buildings). We ran straight through the main part of town and then off for the first of 2 x 9 mile loops, before heading back through town and straight to the stadium for the finish. My plan beforehand was to run to heart rate for the first half, and then take it from there. I felt pretty comfortable but kept getting dragged along slightly too quickly by other runners, so I’d always drop back and do my own thing. After about 5 miles I ended up running with a bloke from Worthing, and we worked well together. We hit 9 miles in 1 hour exactly – 6’40/mile pace which was about what I hoped. We must have increased the pace slightly for the next 4, as we went through half way in 1’26’45. My mum and dad were watching at circa 15 miles and I was supposed to pick up a drink and gel from them, but I sailed straight past having not seen them! Ah well, time to zip up the man suit then.- Lee, 2012-10-22

(Part 2). The second loop was tough but we made pretty good progress (still running with the Worthing fella). As we headed back towards town from the 20 mile point we starting passing a lot of folk – many of them with a running style reminiscent of a limping granddad in a retirement complex. At 23ish I pulled away a little from the Worthing bloke as I banged in a 6’20 mile, and I started to savour the bitter-sweet taste of Dom Perignon in my mouth. Back through town and I’m running strong - Dom’s taste is getting sweeter, but the taste nearly turned to Dandelion and Burdock as we headed down a steepish underpass – my quads didn’t like that one bit, and I seemed to inadvertently throw in a few Shakin’ Stevens moves as I tried to get going again. Still, after a few verses of Green Door I was up and away and ploughed on towards the finish. Each mile seems to last an eternity now – my body was screaming at me to stop and again asked me ‘why do you do this sh*t?’ I have no answer. Before long I have the stadium in sight, but there’s one more sting in the tail – a small loop of the park before we enter the stadium properly. I’m hurting badly now – shrieking like Stan Laurel being chased by a fat Ollie, but I’m still passing lots of runners. I see my folks again at the entrance to the stadium and the ‘400m To Go’ sign – quick glance at my watch shows 2’51’38 – I need to run an 81 second 400m split to break 2’53 – just about doable on a Friday night track session whenplaying Tiggy with Rich, but almost impossible after racing 26 miles first. Still, I throw the kitchen sink at it and really dig in. As it pans out I come up just short – my rippling torso breaking the ‘POLICE – DO NOT ENTER’ tape in a time of 2 hours 53 mins 3 seconds. Second half done in 1’26’18, so a 27 second negative split. Job done – pleased with that. And highlight of the day – seeing my friend from Worthing finish not too far behind me. He’s been trying to break 3 hours for 15 years and has finally done it. He’s completely overwhelmed at the finish and is in floods of tears and I’m the first person to congratulate him on an amazing run – I felt really proud to be able to share that moment with him, and it reminds us why we all do ‘this crazy sh*t’ after all. Great day, top race and highly recommended.- Lee, 2012-10-22

Brilliant run Lee, not far off a PB and second fastest marathon time by a Harrier this year!! Well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-22

Top bombing from Señor Smith at Abingdon Marathon today, completing in 2:53'03 for 34th spot - not to mention a 30 second negative split. Details will no doubt follow soon from the horse's mouth... Well done Lee! - richspooner, 2012-10-21

Sun 21st Oct 2012Bupa Birmingham Half Marathon Road

Well done to our two young ladies, Annmarie Savage, 5,564 1.57.27 and Michelle Lunn, 9,345 2.10.06.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-22

Fri 19th Oct 2012Club Track Training Session - 400m reps Orient
 Yes, that's right folks! Track is back... 7:00pm at Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre, Cudworth (cost £3.50/runner). Working in pairs, one person runs a 400m rep while their partner rests. At the end of the rep they tag and runner 1 rests while runner 2 recovers. Repeat until 25 minutes is up. A good fun session with lots of mutual encouragement and support. Why not give it a go? Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info.

Great session tonight, cheers folks. Nice to welcome Jamie and Stevie as track newcomers too :-) Tough little blasts these but rewarding too - especially once they're done... Next 'un in a fortnight!- richspooner, 2012-10-20

Wed 17th Oct 2012Winter Training Programme - Hill Work, Park Ave and Locke Ave Orient
 A v-shaped hill session. 6-7 reps as a guide. All explained on the night!

Great work out last night, thank's Shaun. Only one problem, those two hills are longer this year and a bit steeper!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-18

Great turnout again for a tough session, 39 'arriers up and down the 'ills. Well done boys 'n' girls!- Jerzy, 2012-10-17

Sun 14th Oct 2012Liverpool Marathon Road
 RunLiverpool Marathon will be on the confirmed date of Sunday, 14th October. Staged on a course that involves both sides of the River Mersey AND the original Mersey Tunnel runners will experience a challenging, scenic and ultimately rewarding course that takes in many of the iconic buildings and landmarks of Wirral and Liverpool.

Brilliant run Garry in your first marathon, splendid time. Well done Sue for looking after young Anna in her first marathon, excellent.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-16

Top performance and top race report! Well done guys.- Jerzy, 2012-10-16

What a fantastic day!! The sun shone as two Harriers plus a family member gathered with our support crew in Birkenhead Park on a chilli but dry day for the second running in recent years of this city marathon. The first half of the race passed by the docks on the Wirral and headed out to New Brighton. The steady inclined to New Brighton town centre was hardly noticeable, a short sheepish downhill stretch, followed by a mile or so along the coast road saw us at the 7 miles mark and the start of the return leg along the Mersey promenade back to Birkenhead. At the 12mile point the races entered the Mersey tunnel, with the half way point of the race being in the middle of the tunnel. This was a bizarre experience down for a mile a hundred yards of flat (the half way point) then up for a mile!!! The second half of the race took us past some of the most Iconic land mark buildings (Liver and Cunard Building to name a few)in Liverpool and out to Sefton Park past Albert docks returning from Sefton Park along the same route. A mile or so up hill at about 17m miles was a bit of a challenge but was also welcome downhill at 24 1/2 miles. The second half around Liverpool was much more of a challenge then first half around the Wirral. I personally had a good first half (approx 1:49) but got tired at about 18 miles after the climb out of the tunnel the Hill at 17 miles. Never less I manage to plod on and record a sub 4 hr finish, which I was well please with. A massive well done to Anna and Sue Taylor for completing the race (It was Anna’s first Marathon). Also a huge thank to our support crew of Vicky, Rachel, Sally, Sue, Andy, Chloe and Sarah. An interesting and well organised race.- nockibox, 2012-10-16

Great results from Garry, Sue Taylor and Anna Taylor here, with Garry finishing in 3:58’18 and Sue and Anna Taylor crossing the line together in 6:27’19. Well done you three! - richspooner, 2012-10-15

Good luck Nocky!- richspooner, 2012-03-14

I have entered this as my first and probably one and only marathon-here's hopping the old body will be up to it!! Plenty of time to find out!!- nockibox, 2012-03-07

Sun 14th Oct 2012Oxford Half Marathon Road
 Start and finish at the Kassam Stadium, and officially started by Sir Roger Bannister himself! More here...
Sun 14th Oct 2012Wistow 10K Road
 Flat course - now a 10K rather than 10 miles. Entry £8, £10 U/A. 11am start. More info and online entry here...
Wed 10th Oct 2012Winter Training Programme - Speed Work, Parlauf in Town Centre Orient
 Parlauf = pair work. Pick a partner and tag in loops around the town centre. 17 minutes for this first one. All explained on the night!

Splendid session, thanks Lee. I should have taken the shorter warm down route instead of the longer one. Apart from that, brilliant. First timer Kev looks a bit quick and Emily's brother didn't hang about either!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-11

And if I'd read it properly first I wouldn't have repeated what you said :-)- Jerzy, 2012-10-10

I counted 41 of us tonight Lee, with a few regulars missing too. There were also two first timers who tell me they enjoyed themselves. Fantastic turnout.- Jerzy, 2012-10-10

Great session tonight - well done all! Did anyone count up how many we had there? I gave up half way through, but at a guess it was about 45-50ish? Cracking turn out, and quite a few regulars missing too. Great to see, well done everyone!- Lee, 2012-10-10

Sun 7th Oct 2012MBNA Chester Marathon Road
 Flat course mix of urban and rural environments. More details including online entries here...

Well done, great results.- RoystonRacer, 2012-10-08

Some excellent results, well done gents!- CarlH, 2012-10-08

Again fantastic running by you three. Huge PB for David Howes, 19 minutes and 20 seconds faster, David Crossley 4 minutes and 10 seconds and Steve Darby 1 minute and 28 seconds. Steve's time broke his own over 45 Club Record. Well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-08

Perfect day for running a Marathon, sunny not too cold and no wind at all, 4 Baha's taking part Myself, Dave Crossley, John Broom and Steve Darby Brilliant run's on what was a tough course from what i remember last year so must have ran round with my eyes shut in 2011. I think PB's were had by 3 of us David Howes, Dave Crossley and Steve Darby so abselutly brilliant and well deserved. Great Support aswell from John Broom at 24 miles encouraging me to dig in and also great support from Dawn Broom at 25 miles as at those points i felt like throwing in the towel. Times have been added by Rich for all to see.- Howsey, 2012-10-08

A big well done to our runners Steve Darby, Dave Crossley and Dave Howes for their efforts at Chester today, finishing in 2:55'36; 3:15'32 and 3:38'36 respectively. Top stuff!- richspooner, 2012-10-07

Sun 7th Oct 2012Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon Road
 The Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon is an established niche marathon situated on the stunning island of Jersey in the British owned Channel Islands. The race, which is split into three categories, Marathon, Relay Race and 3K Fun Run, attracted over 2,500 entrants in 2011 with over 70% of marathon runners coming from off the Island. With a professional yet friendly atmosphere the event welcomes a variety of runner types, elite athletes compete for prize money and times, while corporate teams vie for the prestige of winning the trophy and many others compete to do something truly amazing for the benefit of others.

I am Off for a weekend in the Channel Islands,this has been designated as the 2012 UKP olice Marathon Championship Race as well, hopefully may be able to regain my national title ?- newti.runner, 2012-04-15

Sun 7th Oct 2012Tissington Trail Half Marathon BnT XC
 NEW IN BNT! The Tissington Trail, the site of a former railway line from Ashbourne to Buxton, runs along a 13.1 mile route from Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Point to point race - the Leisure Centre in Ashbourne is the race HQ, the race will start at Parsley Hay cycle centre and finish at the end of the trail in Ashbourne. 10am start. £20 entry. See link for more:

I emailed the organisers with compliments - plus comments and questions that BaHas had put to me. Here's their reply:- I’m pleased that your members enjoyed the race – you certainly did very well. We are hoping that the race will happen again the same time next year, but we’re waiting for confirmation from the Peak District people. Regarding the cost – it was a little difficult to gauge for a first time event and we tried to pitch the cost to provide value for money whilst still covering the costs. Because it was a first time race and because it was in the location it was, the set up and infrastructure costs were much higher than we would normally incur – hiring rooms, hiring buses, hiring race marshals and course staff and using private medical services rather than our usual St John Ambulance as first aid providers also added to the ‘usual’ costs. We have already passed over just under £1,000 to the Trust and we will send them more once we have settled the bills and received all the income. There are a couple of areas that we will look to improve on next year. We will take a look at the awards and prizes – I think we could probably have spent a little more there to provide added value. Now we have an idea of the likely support for the event we will also look at a better quality medal. And whilst we tried to provide a variety of goodies at the water/aid stations I think we could probably add to that variety a little bit more. Hopefully then Ian we will see you and your colleagues again next year – we’ll let you know when we have the date confirmed.- ElPresidente, 2012-10-10

Must have felt like a club run with so many orange vests. A decent course, some excellent runs. Well done all!- CarlH, 2012-10-08

Brilliant running by everyone today. Apart from all the prizes and team prizes, 15 new personal best times, most of them huge PB's. Tim Fish 17 minutes and 06 seconds faster, Nathan Pallett 11 minutes and 58 seconds, Lisa Steers 11 minutes and 54 seconds, Richard Taylor 11 minutes and 38 seconds, Joanne PB Birkinshaw 10 minutes and 27 seconds, Joanne Bissell 4 minutes and 01 seconds, Bev Clark 3 minutes and 57 seconds, Clare Atkinson 3minutes and 57 seconds, Nicola PB Garrity 3 minutes and 42 seconds, Stevie Pickering (nee cresswell) 3 minutes and 23 seconds, Neil Johnson 2 minutes and 36 seconds, Race Winner young Richard Spooner 2 minutes 35 seconds, Jerry Fisher 28 seconds and Lady Race Winner young Jenny Lingrell 9 seconds. Jenny's time broke her own LV40 Club Record and is only 19 seconds off the overall club record. Jamie Richardson ran her longest ever race, so a PB for Jamie. Also a splendid run by Jeff Clark, his fastest time for eight years, only 3 seconds off his PB time set way back in 2004. I wish i would have done the race now, would not have got a pb but i might have won the vet 40 prize.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-08

Brilliant runs from everyone. Well Done.- Howsey, 2012-10-08

And a few photos now in the Gallery.- Jerzy, 2012-10-08

It was truly a top day out for the BaHas at the inaugural Tissington Trail Half Marathon with prizes and PBs galore. Well organised and supported, the race was a point-to-point which took in most of the first half of the White Peak Marathon, but in reverse. Course wise, that means the route bumbled along fairly level for the first five or so miles, then gently descended for most of the remainder – quite welcome really for a race of this distance and made for some fast times too! Conditions were pretty much perfect; cool, dry and just a little breeze throughout. Back in first spot – no one more amazed than me to be honest! – was Rich Spooner in a sizeable PB time of 1:15’00! Well, the Race Director did say he expected to see runners back in one and a quarter hours, felt a duty to oblige I suppose... First lady back was also our own Jenny Lingrell in 1:26’34. We also took away both of the first team prizes, with our counters being Jenny, Jo Bissell and Jo Birkinshaw, and Rich, Neil Johnson and Jeff Clark. In addition, category winners for LV40, LV45 and MV45 were Jenny, Jo Birk and Jeff respectively. Great runs from everybody out today – full results here (of 179 finishers I think): 1 Rich Spooner 1:15’00; 6 Neil Johnson 1:24’07; 9 Jenny Lingrell 1:26’34; 13 Jeff Clark 1:29’04; 26 Jerry Fisher 1:33’31; 42 Jo Bissell 1:38’40; 44 Nathan Pallett 1:38’54; 45 Jo Birkinshaw 1:38’57; 55 Bev Clark 1:41’15; 73 Nicola Garrity 1:44’37; 77 Lisa Steers 1:46’39; 90 Richard Taylor 1:48’00; 126 Clare Atkinson 1:54’14; 148 Ian Meade 1:58’29; 160 Neil Todd 2:00’30; 161 Stevie Pickering 2:00’30; 177 Jamie Richardson 2:04’01; 178 Tim Fish 2:04’06. Well done everyone – and thanks to all our supporters, including everyone from BaHa (especially two-wheeled Geoff) and Kingstone - think Barnsley took over the event a little today!- richspooner, 2012-10-07

Note from race website: Please note that the event is now full. We will take requests to be placed on the reserve list - please email If you are successful in securing a reserve place you will receive a confirmation email 14 days prior to the event.- richspooner, 2012-09-18

Sun 7th Oct 2012Cusworth 10K Road
 Cusworth Hall, Cusworth Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN5 7TU. Also approx. 1 mile Family Fun Run at 9.45am (£3) (Under 9s must be supervised by an adult). 2012 entry fees: £10/£12 u/a +£2 on the day. 10.30am start.
Sun 7th Oct 2012Nottingham Ultra XC
 A 50k run supposedly following in the footsteps of Robin Hood himself. Mainly trail, checkpoints every 10k. Finish at Nottingham Castle. £40 incl transport to the start and a T shirt too. Plenty drink and some food at all checkpoints. Ultra anyone?

Well done Carl, that's more miles in one go than i did all last week in the car.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-09

Very well done Carl- RachelN, 2012-10-08

Great stuff Carl! Well done mate.- Jerzy, 2012-10-07

Nice one Carl, well run! Clearly the lack of other BaHas there was due to Tissington and other races rather than what you said... ;-)- richspooner, 2012-10-07

Surprisingly I was the only BaHa. Sure it was because many of you would've been at Tissington and not because I'm a complete idiot! Works out at just over 31 miles but ended up at 37 due to a couple of wrong turns. Not exactly fell like but there were more than a few nasty climbs. Plenty of mud due to recent rain and I was glad I took the Kanadias. Feeling good, tired legs and ankles but only to be expected. Seeing as I was out most of the day def vfm! Well chuffed. Ultra Runner - has a nice ring to it I think!- CarlH, 2012-10-07

Sun 7th Oct 2012Blackpool to Fleetwood 10 mile Road
 starting at 10am. Race HQ at Fleetwood YMCA Leisure Centre FREE BUS SERVICE from Fleetwood to the start at Gynn Square, Blackpool Collect your number at Fleetwood, jump on the bus, start in Blackpool, finish back in Fleetwood Baggage transport included from the start point £14 (£16 u/a)

Nice one! Well run. At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon I was wishing I'd opted for this too!- CarlH, 2012-10-08

Well run Justin, First 10 mile race, so a good PB.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-08

Thought I'd opt for this 10 miler in lieu of the Nottingham Ultra...132nd in a field of 197 and a pleasing sub 90 minute finish (1:29:51)- JustinG, 2012-10-07

Sun 7th Oct 2012Mablethorpe Marathon and Half Marathon Road
 The Mablethorpe Marathon is a complete event incorporating a 26.2 mile full marathon and a 13.1 mile half marathon. Backed by local authorities, residents and businesses the route covers beautiful countryside and coastline.

Well Done, great run. Excellent time.- RoystonRacer, 2012-10-08

Very well done Lynsey, really pleased for you an excellant time.- Howsey, 2012-10-08

Fantastic run Lynsey. 1ST Lady and a huge, huge PB by 23 minutes and 35 seconds. Whatch tis space!!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-10-08

Well done & great running!- RachelN, 2012-10-08

Stunning run, well done! Very, very pleased for you.- CarlH, 2012-10-08

Woke up with a sore throat etc so I only planned on taking it easy. The sun was shining and the conditions were perfect though and the half and full ran together so it made for a very fast first half. I found a lady and decided to keep with her so I was relieved that she turned off for the full marathon route. I was beginning to tire because of the fast first half and decided to put the brakes on but at mile 14 a marshall happened to tell me I was 2nd lady!! How ridiculous! Well, there was only one thing for it. I kept the first lady in my sights for 12 miles and took my chance within the last mile and just went for it. The buzz of the marshals and spectators cheering me on and yells of "here's the first lady - go on Barnsley!!!" spurred me on along the prom and I sprinted the last few hundred metres. If I never run like that again I don't care. It was amazing. - LynseyA, 2012-10-08

Excellent work from Lynsey Attwood to finish first lady in 3:25'02. Well done Lyns!- richspooner, 2012-10-07

Sat 6th Oct 2012Northern Athletics Cross Country Relays XC
 Held at Graves Park in Sheffield. Ladies race is teams of 3, a 2 mile loop with a 1:15pm start. Men is either teams of 4 (for Seniors), or teams of 3 (for those over 35) over the same 2 mile loop with a 2:15pm start.
Fri 5th Oct 2012Friday Pub Run Orient Orient
 See notice board for details.
Wed 3rd Oct 2012Winter Training Programme - Hill Work, Race Common Lane Orient
 The start of our winter training season. 7-8 reps suggested, can be extended to suit. All explained on the night!

Gutted to miss the start of the winter sessions - hopefully get my knee sorted and I will be able to join the masses!- Darren, 2012-10-04

Excellent looks like BH xc and road league teams this year will have plenty of participation. Look forward to seeing some of you there.- Dawn, 2012-10-04

Dark at seven, a chill in the air & fireworks in the shops. It must be the Harriers' winter training programme, back with a bang! (and the odd groan & grimace). Up and down Racecommon Lane, where the council seem to need some new streetlight bulbs and a great turn out of 36 (I think) including usual suspects as well as some new faces to the point where there were faces I couldn't put names to - maybe we all need a wristband like mine ;-) Well done folks, it gets even better as the weeks go on ;-)- Jerzy, 2012-10-03

Top turnout of 35 or so tonight and lots of new faces, great to see! Start as we mean to go on this winter :-)- richspooner, 2012-10-03

Sun 30th Sep 2012Baxters Loch Ness Marathon Road
 Picturesque marathon route taking you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, and into the centre of Inverness, capital city of the Highlands. For more info...
Sun 30th Sep 2012Moss Valley Madness (Trail 10k) XC
 An off-road 10k in scenic woodland, described as undulating/hilly - all proceeds going to Amy's House and Moss Valley Wildlife Group. Race HQ Eckington School, S21 4GN. Toilets, changing, parking, baggage store etc. 10:00am start, £9 entry (+£2 enter on day)
Sun 30th Sep 2012Redcar Half Marathon Road
 A fast, flat, accurately measured Half ideal for running a PB. Also includes the NE Half Mara Champs, so will be a decent field I think. 10:00am start, chip timing, and £21 entry (+£3 on day). To enter ring 01642 492905 or visit the website:

Well run you two in those conditions. Huge PB for Anthony, 7 minutes and 30 seconds faster, brilliant!! Splendid run by young Joanne, only a minute outside her pb time.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-09-30

You're both flying at the moment, well run you two!- richspooner, 2012-09-30

Well done both. Sub 1.30 on a less windy day, Ant!- Dawn, 2012-09-30

Just two Baha’s for this one, a short trip up the A1 to this one. Wheelchair race first then us half marathoners. Dry day but quite a windy one!! a good 9miles of head/side winds making running difficult but enjoyed by both p.s note to self stop picking seaside courses there always WINDY!!! ? Chip times- Jo Bissell 1:43.46 380th Ant Bissell 1:31.22 130th out of 1271 runners - Ant Bissell, 2012-09-30

Sat 29th Sep 2012Stocksbridge Chase 10k Road
 A scenic-2 lap course on road & paths around Stocksbridge on the outskirts of Sheffield. 11.30am start. £10.00 affiliated, £12.00 unafilliated. All proceeds go to to Greave House Farm Trust.

Well run Richard, 4th overall can't be bad, and Justin only a minute slower than his Cannon Hall 10K time, that's a big improvement on that course, keep it up!! That would have been a potential huge PB on a road 10K course.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-09-30

I was 42nd at one point but dropped down a gear in order to achieve this statistic..other stats as follows ...Justin race number = 31 Opening year of race event toilet facilities = (19)31 Headwind speed on uphill sections of route (mph) = 31- JustinG, 2012-09-30

Rich race number = 43, Justin race position = 43. Are we a little early in the spooky stakes - Halloween is not till end of Oct you know fellas! :p- Amz, 2012-09-30

And here's the final results...schoolboy error entering this one, forgetting that "scenic" actually means "hilly" in the running world...very enjoyable though and appreciated seeing my fellow BaHa at the finish line. I bet that was a long 20 minutes in those conditions Rich..thanks mate. - , 2012-09-30

Just me and Justin G from the BaHa crew for this new local race. Registration was in a barn at Greave House Farm, with a choice of a unisex caravan toilet or luxury compost toilet provided - all good fun! As soon as we got underway, it became clear as to why the word 'chase' had been appended to the title too - it was a heady mix of windy road, trail and even some fell thrown in for good measure. A one and a half lap course, so plenty of opportunity for spectator support as we ran around the top end of Stocksbridge and into neighbouring Bolsterstone. We experienced various weather systems throughout the run too, from gale force winds and rain right through to scorching sun, phew... We both had good runs, though it felt more like an endurance exercise than a speed one - the winning time was 35'27 from a runner whose PB for the distance is 8 minutes quicker! That said, I was pleased to finish 4th and just sneak under 40 minutes in 39'51, and Justin also had a cracking run to beat the hour too and complete in a time very close to his run at Cannon Hall 10K last month in ~58'19 (time and position TBC - I think he was hoping to be 69th ;-). Race set to return next year - recommended as a good precursor to cross country season!- richspooner, 2012-09-29

Sun 23rd Sep 2012Isle of Axholme Half Marathon Road
 Flat fast course. 10am start, £18 entry. More info here...
Sat 22nd Sep 2012Northern Athletics 6 & 4 Stage Road Relays Road
 This year held at Leigh Sports Village, Manchester. Men's teams run 6 x 6K, Ladies 4 x 4.9K. More event info here...

Numerous pics of the gang here... - richspooner, 2012-09-30

Thanks John, it was a good day and great for me to share the other ladies dubuts! Shame the Nationals have been cancelled, but lots of other team events coming up:-)- Dawn, 2012-09-25

Excellent running by everyone, well done. Brilliant team effort by the ladies, 1ST local ladies team home. Splendid.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-09-24

And the Womens results here... - richspooner, 2012-09-23

Despite a frosty start, the sun broke through nicely over in the western hemisphere (well, Manchester anyway) for the annual 6 and 4 stage Northern Road Relays, and the 16 BaHas who’d made the trip. Plenty kicking off when we all arrived – various junior races already underway before our events at 2pm. We were all soon on our way in our respective teams (a burger or two later in some cases!), with Simon N, Dave C and Jo B leading the BaHa teams off. The course was a multi-lapper around Leigh Sports Village and its grounds – a little surprising actually based on last year’s fully tarmac-based race in Warrington, as a significant part of this year’s route was actually run on trail paths alongside the stadium. A few sharp bends and cone u-turns to negotiate here too! A little disappointed with the general event organisation to be honest as well – not what we’ve come to expect with a high-profile event like the Northerns, but running the Ladies and Mens races concurrently led to some confusion with marshaling in particular – unfortunately for Derrick who was called in a lap early. However, despite this, we all had a great time and some fantastic runs and support along the way too, which is what it’s all about really... Full results: Men A, of 83 complete teams: total time 2:09’33 in 53rd place – Simon Newton 20’42; John Broom 21’24; Steve Darby 21’35; Steve Whiteley 22’03; Steve Roebuck 22’55; Rich Spooner 20’54. Men B (listed as incomplete): total time 2:15’08 – Dave Crossley 23’36; Lee Smith 21’29; Ant Bissell 24’11; Derrick Baldwin/Nathan Pallett 41’36; Dave Howes 24’16. Ladies, of 55 complete teams: total time 1:05’13 in 41st place – Jo Bissell 17’14; Lynsey Attwood 16’19; Lesley Latchem 16’17; Dawn Broom 15’23. Well done everyone, and thanks for taking part! Full Mens results here... - richspooner, 2012-09-23

Flag being flown by 3 BaHa teams at the event this year - 2 Men's teams and 1 ladies!- richspooner, 2012-09-01

Sat 22nd Sep 2012Folkin' Reservoir Ramble, Otley Fell XC
 20 Mile Multi-terrain Trail Race

Well, that's much better than last Saturday's Folkin Silkstone Shuffle Ian!!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-09-24

I suppose I'd better do a Folkin' report then.Terrific event this, one of my favourites so far this year. Tough going with 1300 feet of ascent and difficult, wet, boggy underfoot conditions, but a glorious bright day and stunning scenery. From Otley up to Blubberhouses, most trail, muddy fields and part of the 6 Dales Trail around 3 lovely reservoirs. Two checkpoints with drinks and cakes, pie and peas at the end, t-shirt, goody bag - and a great day out. And a tough run too, which felt more like a fell race. Just two BaHas, Rachel Nothard LV50 in 4.49.31 and Ian Meade V60 in almost an identical time. Folkin' excellent all round!- ElPresidente, 2012-09-22

Thu 20th Sep 2012Ron Hill 74th Birthday 5k Road
 A last chance for an evening racing night out before winter descends. An undulating 5k round the streets of Lancashire. A nicely laid on buffet afterwards and another opportunity to meet the great man. The last few years have had a race memento of a mug listing some of Ron's running achievements and weekly mileages. A unique artefcat!

3 BaHas out here, with some interesting post-race reports about runner health and safety! Results, of 190 finishers: 3 Simon Newton 17'11; 7 Steve Darby 18'00; 181 Georgi Newton 30'30. Well run guys! - richspooner, 2012-09-25

Sun 16th Sep 2012Pharmalink Maidenhead Half Marathon Road
 This race is organised by one of my old club mates at Maidenhead AC who now runs Purple Patch Running. This is the 2nd running of the race which is run on a flat, fast, traffic free road course. The route will start and finish in Maidenhead town centre and take in Bray, Cookham, and a lovely scenic stretch following the road alongside the River Thames. For those of you that like to travel for the odd race this is a great place to spend a day.

Brilliant running Simon. Second fastest Harrier ever for the half marathon distance. New PB by 1 minute and 1 second and broke Chris Earl's 15 year club record by 18 seconds. Very well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-09-19

Excellent running Simon and a well earned club record!- Dawn, 2012-09-18

Congratulations on the club record Simon- Dave, 2012-09-18

Would this lack of endurance training include your 6 hour dual track challenge, the Thunder Run and running 20 parkruns in two days, 15 of them in under 20 mins??:-)- barnsleyrunner, 2012-09-17

Very impressive running Mr Newton and congratulations on the new club record.- parkrunfan, 2012-09-17

Think this I would describe this reace as a surprising day at the office. After suffering a swelling knee over the last few weeks and limited running, I had absolutly no expectations apart from get round in one piece and restore some confidence for my upcoming marathon. However being in my home town I got swallowed up in the fast start and by 3 miles I was in the leading pack running at PB pace, the race was a two lap course at half way I was 3rd with about 20 second gap on 4th and the two leaders were out of sight. I was in no mans land having to work alone, I was expecting to slow up due to my lack of endurance running but the buzz of a hone crowd kept me going and I increased the gap to secure a third place finish and a new PB of 1:13:16, guess every now and then a rest from running does you the world of good?- newti.runner, 2012-09-17

Looks promising this one, Simon. Have made a mental note:-)- barnsleyrunner, 2012-02-25

I have entered this I always enjoy going home and catching up with the people that are responsible for helping me get into the world of running.- newti.runner, 2012-01-24

Sun 16th Sep 2012Bupa Great North Run Road
 The largest half marathon in the UK and although not flat is certainly suitable for fast times.

31257 John Moss 1:53:15- JustinG, 2012-09-23

Also another new member 28,250, Rachael Ward 2.23.14.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-09-20

Splendid running by everyone. New PB for Steve, 3 minutes and 15 seconds faster and new over 45 club record by 1 minute and 42 seconds. Another Huge PB by Lynsey, 7 minutes and 49 seconds faster. Well done you two. Excellent runs by Annmarie, Clare, Michelle and Claudia, running their first half marathons.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-09-19

Well done folk. Nice work Mr Darby on the club V45 record and a come back pb!- Dawn, 2012-09-18

Also 11837 Annmarie Savage 1:56'01!- richspooner, 2012-09-18

New member Claudia Darby 2:15:30- JustinG, 2012-09-18

Additional BaHa results from the GNR official race website so apologies if there are any omissions: 6241 Dominic Manuel 1:46’45; 13404 Clare Atkinson 1:58’11; 18376 Michelle Lunn 2:05’50; 37055 Sue Taylor 2:54’13. Well run everyone! - richspooner, 2012-09-18

Congratulations on the club record Steve- Dave, 2012-09-18

I know Lynsey Attwood also ran a big pb of 1:36.51, so well done both of you. Steve's time is a new V45 club record by over a minute and a half. Great to see such challenging targets set by you and SW for us forthcoming V45s:-).- barnsleyrunner, 2012-09-17

Perfect conditions for the 30th running of this very famous race. Not sure which BaHas were running this but thought I'd put the race up so that people can add their own results. So, for starters, Steve Darby finished 125th (7th V45) in 1:18:41 and had a thoroughly good time into the bargain!- parkrunfan, 2012-09-17

Sat 15th Sep 2012Silkstone Shuffle - Race 3 BnT XC
 Our own Barnsley Harriers Trail Race Series. 4 and a half miles of trails, stony tracks and grassy paths, plus a little bit of road. Start at Silkstone Sports Ground. Up, along and then back down so can be described as undulating. Race 3 of the 4 race series for 2012. 10.30am start, with a Kid's race at 9:45am. £4 per race for attached, £6 for U/A (kid's race 50p). All 4 races for £12 (£20 U/A) T-shirts, trophies and prizes - see 2012 Entry Form for more details of this in Silkstone Shuffle section to left

The third leg of the annual four race Barnsley Harriers' Silkstone Shuffle series on Saturday morning was greeted by bright, dry conditions making it conducive to good racing and fine times. An impressive 133 runners took part in the four and a half mile multi-terrain event which was won by Barnsley's Shaun Dimelow (V40) in 25.18, only just outside his own veteran's record. Runner up was Penistone's Andy Swift in 26.26 with Barnsley Harrier Rich Spooner in third in 27.53. The ladies' race was won by Jenny Lingrell of Barnsley Harriers in a good time of 31.37, closely followed by Kimberworth's Jo Bolton in 31.42 with her clubmate Claire Spencer in third spot. Other male prizewinners were as follows: first senior man, Steve Worthington Wakefield Tri Club; V40 Daren Nockels, Kingstone Runners; V50 Martin Booth, Penistone FR; V60 David Trickett, Hallamshire Harriers; V70 Michael Wood, Dewsbury Runners. The other ladies' prizes were as follows: first senior, Liz Burrows, Ackworth; LV40 Niki Archer, Kimberworth; LV50 Lesley Leggett, Denby Dale; LV60 Sue Higham, Penistione FR; LV70 Pam Rawson Hallamshire 47.45. Pam set a new LV70 course record. . The next and final race of 2012 is on 1st December.- ElPresidente, 2012-09-17

Fri 14th Sep 2012Friday Pub Run Orient Orient
 Final run this summer. See Notice Board for details.
Wed 12th Sep 2012Charity Memorial 5k Trail Run XC
 From Wombwell Recreation Ground, Station Road, Wombwell. Run by Wombwell AC and Kingstone Runners in memory of Maria Micklethwaite and Lee Coldwell - proceeds to Yorkshire Air Ambulance at Help for Heroes. 5k - £3 entry, start 7pm. One mile fun run - £1 entry, start 6.30pm. Entries taken on the night.
Sun 9th Sep 2012Spire Healthcare English Half Marathon Road
 Starts from Victoria Park, Warrington. Fairly fast and flat, rural course. Starts 9am. Around £30 entry fee. Much more info and online entries here...

1,122 finishers too. For some ridiculous photos, click here... - richspooner, 2012-09-11

Just me and Rich venturing west for this one again, and a great day was had by us both. Fresh from his outstanding victory the day before at Penistone’s Horse of the Year Show (where he looked like an extra from All Creatures Great and Small), Rich had a pretty solid run to finish in 11th place in 79’35. But we’ll gloss over that one, as the obvious star of the day was me. I’ve not been in great nick of late (well, for about 18 months actually…) so the focus here was to showboat with lots of dancing and hip thrusts to the crowd. This was reflected in my Saturday night preparations, where my sobriety levels ended up being a touch lower than planned. Anyway, the race. The hooter went ‘hoooooooot’ and we were off and I soon settled into my pace. I passed the usual numpties who set off like it was a 400m race and tucked into a nice group. The miles ticked by fairly consistently, and I guessed I was in circa 30th spot at halfway. At about 7 miles there’s a trail section in the park – downhill but not the nicest surface to run on * rubs fingers to describe shingly stuff*. But I was on the move now, striding past numerous runners with gay abandon *fist pump*. All was going well until 10 miles, where I met Davros at his Taramasalata van. Good talker, got chatting and he gave me a free shish. Ate it during last three miles home, hence the drop in splits. Still, a full 1 second faster than last year to finish in 22nd spot in a magnificent 83’20. See the glory for yourselves here in full pdf format. - Lee, 2012-09-10

Lee and I ran this course last year and really enjoyed it. Still my PB course too so opportunity for fast runs. It's a bit of a trip but recommended for a decent, well organised race...- richspooner, 2012-05-22

Sun 9th Sep 2012Bawtry Forest Trail Race XC
 A superb multi-terrain trail run of approximately 7 miles entirely within the beautiful Bawtry Forest. Also approx 2 mile Family Fun Run at 10.45am, £3. 2012 entry fees: £10/£12 + £2 on the day.

6 BaHas out for this good little race, well done all! Results here... - richspooner, 2012-09-12

Sun 9th Sep 2012YVAA Road Relays Road
 Yorkshire Veterans Athletics Association (over 35s) 3 mile circuit at Saltaire. Various team and race distances. Starts 10.45am. Full details on the entry form here...
Sun 9th Sep 2012Newmillerdam 10k XC
 First running and it's hoped to be first of many. £12 entry, awaiting reply to whether there's any allowed on the day. 2k Fun Run at 9:30 followed by the 10k at 10:30. Not sure of the route but almost certainly 'undulating', testing even?

Have it confirmed that entries on the day are ok but they would prefer to keep it to a minimum.- CarlH, 2012-08-23

Sun 9th Sep 2012Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon Road
 Race around Lake Vyrnwy

Just one Baha at this one David Crossley 1:27:21 (107/1419)- Dave, 2012-09-10

Sat 8th Sep 2012Wentworth Castle 5 Mile Trail Race XC
 Team Activ Barnsley and Wentworth Castle present the first running of the Wentworth Castle 5 Mile Trail Race, held under UKA laws. Registration on the day in the Cafe at Wentworth Castle, S75 3EN. £10 entry, +£2 U/A. Online entries here:

7 BaHa's in total...John Moss down as U/A as he entered on the day....just after completing the Barnsley Park Run!- JustinG, 2012-09-11

Well done to the six BaHas running at this new local race. Results and race report here... - richspooner, 2012-09-10

Wed 5th Sep 2012Spencer's Dash Road
 Series of six 3.7 mile road races. 7pm from the Spencer's Arms, Barugh Green with Parking, entries and changing at the WMC just across the road.

Congratulations Steve, good running in all six legs and well done Sarah, second trophy in two days. Brilliant!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-09-06

Just two BaHas for this last race of the 2012 series, 4th Steve Darby (1st vet)22:09 and 12th Steve Roebuck 24:25. For the overall series there were two BaHa prize winners, 1st vet Steve Darby and 2nd lady Sarah Burton.- parkrunfan, 2012-09-06

Mon 3rd Sep 2012Club Meeting Orient
 8.30pm in the Shaw Suite All members welcome.

Good meeting, well attended, thanks! Anyone who has an idea for a theme for a Children In Need event, please email via Contact Us.- ElPresidente, 2012-09-04

Mon 3rd Sep 2012Trunce #9 Fell
 4 miles / 550ft CS. 18:45 start, Oxspring playing fields next to Waggon & Horses. £1.20 Entry on the day. Fancy dress optional!

Excellent running by Sarah Burton. Ladies Series Winner by 7 points. Very well done. Barnsley Harriers ladies have now won the Trunce for the last four years!! Jenny Lingrell (2009 & 2010) Pauline Griffin (2011) and now Sarah (2012). Brilliant.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-09-04

Sun 2nd Sep 2012Wilne 10k Road
 Quite possibly the flattest 10k you'll find! Race HQ is Church Wilne Water Sports Club, Sawley Road, Draycott, Derbyshire, DE72 3QF (which is about 2 miles off J25 of the M1). Incorporates the Midland Counties Champs, Midland Masters Champs and Derbyshire AA Champs so it'll be a VERY competitive field at the sharp end, but the final runner did it in 1 hour 27 last year so it caters for ALL. £12 entry, NO DAY ENTRIES, entries close 29/08/12. Online entries available via race website which is:

Great little race this, lived up to its billing as a fast flat course – it’s a one and a half (ish) lap pleasant circuit through some main and some rural roads, with only one very short sharp climb around the halfway point. It ended up a little hot and sticky as the sun blasted through, otherwise conditions were generally good. Just the two BaHas out here, Rich Spooner finishing 63rd in 37’02 and Nicola Garrity (running with Neil Fox) in 47’26 for 268th spot – 646 finishers. Eclectic goody bag also contained everything you'd possibly ever need after a 10K race, from lip gloss and foot cream through to electrolyte tabs and even a leaflet on dementia! Despite the latter, it's definitely one to consider for those seeking fast times next year! - richspooner, 2012-09-02

Sun 2nd Sep 2012BUPA Great Yorkshire 10K, Sheffield Road
 City centre route, live band support. £27 entry fee includes t-shirt, medal, finisher’s pack and accurate chip timing. More info here...

Seven BaHas out for this Sheffield spectacular... 61 Steve Whiteley 39'14; 292 Derrick Baldwin 45'19; 503 Katie Roberts 48'03; 933 Mitchell Harrison 51'48; 1826 David Peverelle 58'57; 2708 Amanda West 1:06'19; 2879 Victoria Peverelle 1:08'02. Well done everyone! - richspooner, 2012-09-03

Starts 10am Geoff - not sure who's doing it from BaHa though- richspooner, 2012-08-26

Can't believe the entry cost of this race for doing 10k! So many good races much cheaper and organised by clubs who take no profit, but do it for the love of the sport!- Dawn, 2012-08-24

What time is start and is any BaHas doing it.- Animal, 2012-08-23

Sun 2nd Sep 2012Tholthorpe 10k Road
 Lovely route around the village of Tholthorpe, North Yorkshire

Well run young Lynsey, third PB in just over a week.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-09-04

I was the only Harrier to do this one. It's a favourite of mine as it's set in such pretty little village and you can buy a cup of tea and a slab of homemade cake for £1!! The race starts and finishes next to the duck pond and the course is quiet and fairly flat. It has a lovely friendly atmosphere. I managed a time of 45:50 which is a huge PB of 6 seconds, finishing 55/225. I'll definitely be returning again next year. - LynseyA, 2012-09-03

Sat 1st Sep 2012Hilton Blackpool Illuminations 10k, Lancashire Road
 starting at 11am, from the Hilton Hotel, Blackpool FY1 2JQ A great 10k along the Promenades of Blackpool between North Pier and Little Bispham

Well run you two. Well done Anthony, new 10K PB, 57 seconds faster. Also thanks for the bottle of wine on Wednesday night, it turned into a box of chocolates, thanks to Howsey.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-09-01

Only 2 BaHa’s out of a field of 293 for this illuminating race, course an out round a cone and back style, no chip just the trustly old stopwatch for timekeeping. The weather was surprisingly nice not a drop of the wet stuff but a very very windy blast blowing down the seafront but expected I guess at the seaside. Off went the gun and off we went 3.1miles out from the Hilton Hotel up towards the Fleetwood direction along the side of the tram lines with the wind pushing us along very nice, then round the cone and back down the seafront promenade with the sea bashing against the seawall and of course the wind blowing us in the face now so a hard 3.1mile long slog back down the promenade back to the start but worth it in the end enjoyed by both finishing times Ant Bissell-15th-42.02 Jo Bissell-59th-48.16 - Ant Bissell, 2012-09-01

Wed 29th Aug 2012Pace Your Race
 An end of Summer 'fun' race at Locke Park. The race will start and finish at the main car park at Locke Park, and will basically be 3 laps of the Park Run route plus a little bit tagged on to the start and finish - so about 3.3 miles. Runners are asked to estimate their finish time before setting off, and the winner is the one whose race time is nearest to their initial estimate - NOT the first person to cross the line. Watches, Garmins, i-phones, sun dials and other time pieces are therefore not permitted! The event is FREE, and we'll award (very) modest prizes to the first 3 places. If you're interested just meet at the club as per normal at 7:00pm and we'll all jog up there together. Or just be at the car park for 7:10ish, as I hope to get the race itself underway around 7:15-7:20pm. After the race we'll all jog back to the club together before awarding the prizes out of the back of my car - touch of class there. It would speed things up a bit if interested parties can let me know their estimated times beforehand (message via here is good, or text me on 07917 872023). You can obviously enter on the night, but the fewer people I have to sort out with estimated race times on the night itself then the quicker the race can start. Any questions let me know. And remember - it's just for fun!! Cheers

Good bit 'o fun by the way, thanks for organising Smiffy! :-)- Jerzy, 2012-08-31

== RESULTS == Your Race Results.htm - Jerzy, 2012-08-31

Mon 27th Aug 2012Askern 10 Road
 Incorporates South Yorkshire Open 10 Mile Championship. Also 3k Fun Run at 10.40am, £2 2012 entry fee: £8/£10 +£1 on the day. Start 10.30am.

PPS. Sorry Dawn, gets even better. 2nd LV45 in the South Yorkshire Championships.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-08-29

PS. Splendid run by young Dawn. 3rd LV45 in the race and also in the Yorkshire Championships as well. Well done Dawn.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-08-29

Well run everyone. Two HUGE PB's by Joanne Birkinshaw and Lynsey Attwood (again). Joanne 7 minutes and 36 seconds faster and Lynsey 6 minutes and 50 seconds faster. Brilliant!! Lynsey's second PB in 5 days.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-08-28

Six Bank Holiday BaHas ran at this year’s Askern 10, which now runs over the last weekend in August. Still over 300 runners though so the move hasn’t seen a direct wane in its popularity. It was the first 10 mile race outing for up and coming pup Benben, running a considerable negative split and finishing 23rd in 62’31. Big PBs too as I understand it for Jo Birkinshaw and Lynsey Attwood, and Dawn Broom was also second LV40 home – well done ladies! Results as follows (of 302 finishers): 23 Benben (& Rich) Spooner 62’31; 93 Dawn Broom 71’09; 113 Lynsey Attwood 74’16; 127 Shaun Swallow 75’59; 139 Jo Birkinshaw 77’41; 249 Ian Christopherson 91’03. - richspooner, 2012-08-28

Sun 26th Aug 2012Chesterfield Spire 10 Road
 10.30am start

I normally do the Askern but was going to be away on the Monday so decided to call in at the Spire 10 on my way to Durham (yes, I know….) for my first proper race in my new age category… There to greet me at the start were Bev & Jeff Clark so just the three of us for this challenging little course which consists of a first half of tough climbs after which you get it all back in what seems like four miles of down with an undulating last mile just when you don’t need it. Good conditions and the rain held off until the finish, just in time for Bev & Jeff to head off back to their campsite. Good race though, and with both a t-shirt AND a bottle of beer for finishing, which all the best races should have. Scores on the doors then: Jeff Clark (M45) 1:11:41; Jerry Fisher (M45) 1:14:50; Bev Clark (F40) 1:24:24. Well done guys!- Jerzy, 2012-08-28

Sat 25th Aug 2012Peak District Running Weekend XC Orient
 A weekend Running Festival in the Peak District from 25-27 August 2012 called the BIG RUNNING WEEKEND – in conjunction with Accelerate and New Balance. The weekend will comprise of talks, trade shows, camping, party as well as a number of new races i.e. 56 mile ULTRA, an ULTRA relay, a 12.12 mile trail race, Whirlow 10km and a few kiddies fun runs. See website below for full details.

Is anyone going to this?- sarah1986, 2012-08-15

Thu 23rd Aug 2012Reindeer Romp - 4 of 4 XC
 Usually a team relay. A scenic, undulating four race series on stony trails and grass paths around the Overton area. Starting from Reindeer Inn opposite Mining Museum at 7.15pm on Thursdays. Chip butties included, proceeds to Wakefield Hospice. Down the handle, round the pan and back up the handle, this has become a very popular BaHa event over the past few years.

Nice birra fun this race, not for taking too seriously - especially the final relay! Jerry, Jim T and I (plus doggy) hooked up for the 1.2 mile loop, with raw egg baton which remained uncracked at the end! We managed 5 laps between us in the 40 minute time trial so pretty good going I'd say. J2Os all round for prizes at the end too! Looking forward to next year's series...- richspooner, 2012-08-24

As many laps as possible within 40 minutes.- ElPresidente, 2012-08-13

This info just in from Reindeer. A 3 person team time trial - 3 people, 1 x 1.5m lap as many times as possible, 1 person per team on course at any one time - the baton ?? A raw egg.......... I assume it will all become clearer on the night.- ElPresidente, 2012-08-12

Wed 22nd Aug 2012Brodsworth 5 Trail Race XC
 Repeat of the last in this year's Road League series, for those fancying it again - though this time labelled 'trail'! Starts 7pm. £8 entry, +£2 U/A. More info here...

Well run Dawn and Lynsey, good times on that course. A new PB for Lynsey, 2 minutes and 30 seconds faster and nice to see Dawn back racing again.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-08-28

Results, of 112 finishers: 22 Dawn Broom 34'10; 39 Lynsey Attwood 36'26. Well done ladies! - richspooner, 2012-08-28

Just 2 Harriers at this, as far as I saw. Myself and Lynsey Attwood. We were 1st and 2nd woman with Zoe Tolman of BAC 3rd. Nice course and a nice evening for me to try out my injured leg. Not sure of times as no results yet.- Dawn, 2012-08-23

Sun 19th Aug 2012New Race replacing the Penistone Show 10K for this year Road
 "As a result of extra unacceptable conditions placed upon us by Penistone Show Committee, we have had to cancel this years Penistone Show 10K Road Race on the 8th September. We are organising a new 10K Road Race on a new course on Sunday 19th August. The race will start and finish at Penistone Church Football Club and the new route will be the flattest which is possible in the Penistone area with only 3 short climbs. The last 3 miles will be slightly downhill or flat." == Entry Form below ==

Results here - looks like this one was a bit of a toughie! Well done to the 10 BaHas who ran. - richspooner, 2012-08-21

Sun 19th Aug 2012Escrick 10k XC
 Very scenic and flat course around the Escrick Estate, just south of York.

VERY hot. Expected overcast with rain from 11.00 but never came and many suffered. Scenic and flat, mostly loose gravel track or packed mud trail. Not PB material but happy to get under the hour given recent trials and tribulations and happy to wear the orange vest. Well worth a trip. 500-600 entries and grows year on year. Very well run and plenty of volunteers. Make a note of it for next year!- CarlH, 2012-08-19

Sun 19th Aug 2012Birchwood 10k Road
 Top quality road 10k in Cheshire

Two of us made the trip over the M62 (and in my case back again due to leaving wallet in the pub:)). Muggy conditions but a good quality field to pull you round. For the record, I ran 35:54 and Steve Darby (V45) 36:57.- barnsleyrunner, 2012-08-19

Wed 15th Aug 2012Kenyan Hills - Locke Park (3 x 8 minutes with 3 minutes recovery) Orient
 Back by popular demand!! A repeat of the endurance speed session incorporating fast running on both the UP and DOWN hill sections. We'll be using a 700m loop inside Locke Park (using part of the Park Run route). Session will be all jogging up there together, then 3 x 8 minutes hard running with a 3 minute walk recovery, then all jog back together. Seeing as we're running in a loop we'll all be training together, regardless of speed - so this session is open to ALL and nobody will be left behind. A good session for boosting leg strength on the ups, but a lot of folk have stated they struggle in races coming DOWN hills, so a good chance to practice that too. Any questions let me know. Ta, Lee
Tue 14th Aug 2012Millenium Bridge 5K
 5K race in York centre

A hot (25c+) and humid evening for this race along the banks of the River Ouse in York. 4 BaHas competed - A Race : Simon Newton (7th) in 16:12, Steve Darby (29th)in a comeback PB of 16:59 and Dave Crossley (66th) with a storming 27 sec PB of 18:23. B Race : Georgi Newton continued her string of recent sub 30 performances with another PB of 29:18 (87th.- parkrunfan, 2012-08-15

Mon 13th Aug 2012Trunce #8 Fell
 4 miles / 550ft CS. 18:45 start, Oxspring playing fields next to Waggon & Horses. £1.20 Entry on the day

Excellent progress Sarah - you're running really well. Keep up the good work!- Dawn, 2012-08-18

Brilliant run by Sarah Burton. New PB and now in 1st place overall in the ladies race, 10 points clear with just one race to go. Nicola in 8th place overall and a good run by Melanie Sanders for yet another Trunce PB.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-08-16

Sun 12th Aug 2012Spartan Race Sprint Fell XC
 Here is something different ? Spartan Sprints are muddy 3+- mile events with 10 or more obstacles. The challenging sprint races are a great way to get off your couch and start living. Beginners to hardcore warriors, and marathon runners alike come out to test themselves on the insane obstacles! This 5k race is comprised of mud runs, obstacles, trail racing, physical challenges and mental challenges all in a 3mi race. 99.9% of all people who try this event will finish, and 100% will have their thirst for mud fully satisfied! Top 3 Males and top 3 Females at each Spartan Sprint qualify for a free entry into a Super Spartan of his or her choice.

What counts as a `hardcore warrior'??? Is that a new club standard...?- barnsleyrunner, 2012-02-05

Sun 12th Aug 2012Cannon Hall Run - 10K Road XC
 A flagship event for 2012, brought to us by Sportworks. Full race licence including road closures applied for, plus course measurement certificate. Starts 10am on County Way, Barnsley Town Centre, and finishes in Cannon Hall grounds. £13 entry, +£2 U/A. Deadline for entries is 25 July. More race info and entry form here...

Another excellent turn out from the Harriers, 42 in total. Even after the 24 hour Thunder Run, Simon Newton finished in second place overall and young Richard Spooner fifth. New PB's for Jamie Richardson 4 minutes and 30 seconds faster, Anne Marie Savage 3-45, Tim Fish 3-45, Justin Goodyear 2-32, Joanne PB Birkinshaw 1-56, Katie Roberts 1-15, Lesley Latchem 57 seconds, David Howes 41 seconds and Lynsey Attwood 20 seconds. Well run everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-08-16

Results from the link that follows... Select 'Cannon Hall Run 2012' from the drop-down menu box then click 'download search results' and you can see full results in an Excel spreadsheet. Well done everyone today! - richspooner, 2012-08-12

Looks promising this one - apparently a result of the fruitful partnership that's been established between BMBC and Newham Borough Council in the run up to the Olympics.- richspooner, 2012-05-24

Sun 12th Aug 2012Summer! BBQ Orient
 12 noon onwards at Cawthorne Village Club See Social Section/Noticeboard for more details

Thanks to Wayne and helpers for putting this on! Weather was actually decent, loads of BaHas, families and friends there, good venue for it and nice food too. Great afternoon - we should repeat before the snow sets in and its dark at half past three ;-)- ElPresidente, 2012-08-14

Have we booked summer weather? Just a few hours would do...- richspooner, 2012-07-16

Sun 5th Aug 2012Wagon and Horses 10, Lancaster Road
 Flat 5 miles, undulating from 5-8 then flat 8-10.

Just me at this one as a hard training run. 3rd overall and 1st V40 in 59:15. The sort of course you could run a pb or sb on.- barnsleyrunner, 2012-08-05

Wed 1st Aug 2012Spencer's Dash Road
 Series of six 3.7 mile road races. 7pm from the Spencer's Arms, Barugh Green with Parking, entries and changing at the WMC just across the road.

Just one BaHa for this 5th race in the series of 6 - Steve Darby finished 5th (2nd vet) in 22:27.- parkrunfan, 2012-08-02

Sat 28th Jul 2012Adidas Thunder Run 24 Hour XC
 One race. 10K laps. Off Road. Teams. Exhausting. Pretty much covers it... See website for more:

==PHOTOS== Just occurred to me that not everyone who was there is on Facebook (Where I put them so that most people can see them) I'll get them on the Gallery here but in the meantime this link should work. - Jerzy, 2012-08-01

I'm sure we can add some detail but in the meantime, here are the bare facts of the weekends events for t'local rag... Harriers Storm to Thunder Run Treble. Barnsley Harriers’ Rich Spooner and Lee Smith made it a hat-trick of wins at the weekend at the Adidas 24hour Thunder Run at Catton Park in Derbyshire. Competitors complete laps of a gruelling 10K woodland course in relay for 24 hours wearing headtorches through the night with little or no sleep. Six weeks ago much of the course was flooded but the three Harriers teams were blessed with good weather for the weekend and made the most of the conditions. Having won the Male Pairs & Mixed fives for the previous two years, Spooner & Smith, this year joined by Simon Newton from the Harriers and Kelvin Dickinson and & Rob Snaith of Wirral & Beverly ACs, won the “Male Fives” category completing between them 33 laps of the course (A total of 204 miles) in 24h10m10secs finishing in front of 54 other teams. The Harriers two other teams in the “Mixed Fives” category both saw excellent performances from all the runners. Simon Logan, David Howes, Nathan Pallet and Jeff & Bev Clarke completed 26 laps (161 miles) in 24h1m56secs to finish 18th out of 70 teams & the team of Jerry Fisher, Neil Johnson, Jo Bissell, Ian Meade & Lisa Steers completed 25 laps (155 miles) in 24h46m22secs to finish 29th.- Jerzy, 2012-07-31

Absolutely Fantastic Running from ALL Three Teams!!! Congratulations to the Harriers first team on finishing in 1ST PLACE for the THIRD YEAR RUNNING. Brilliant. Again very well done everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-07-30

Fantastic results and huge respect to everyone who ran. Not just a physical challenge but quite emotional too possibly. Well done to those who supported also.- CarlH, 2012-07-30

==RESULTS== now added as a *new* forum thread as the other attachments didn't work very well. Link here: - Jerzy, 2012-07-30

Results added to Forum thread for now. :) I am sure many a race report will follow over the next 24hrs!- Amz, 2012-07-30

Have started a thread in the forum for updates as the race progresses! Enjoy reading!- Amz, 2012-07-28

Good luck to everyone running in the thunder run this weekend from Jo n Nicola- Nicola, 2012-07-27

Good luck to everyone running in the thunder run this weekend from Jo n Nicola- Nicola, 2012-07-27

Good Luck to team 'The only way is Barnsley' & everyone else taking part this weekend. Sorry I'm missing it. Will keep myself updated via Amie's reports on here I hope!- RachelN, 2012-07-27

No pain, no gain. ready and waiting to race- slogan539, 2012-06-08

Fri 27th Jul 2012Worstead 5 Road
 Flat 5 mile race organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners. ARC rules so a not-so-common opportunity for a certified 5 mile time.

Well done young John. Your fastest 5 mile time this year.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-07-31

Just the one Harrier here. Although there were plenty of orange-vested Cotteshall Runners. I was asked on the start line if any of my clubmates were going for about 32 mins as a young lad needed a pace indicator. I replied they may well be but they are about 200 miles away at present! Anyway, John Broom, 6th overall - 2nd V40. 28:10.- barnsleyrunner, 2012-07-30

Thu 26th Jul 2012Reindeer Romp - 3 of 4 XC
 A scenic, undulating 3M four race series on stony trails and grass paths around the Overton area. Starting from Reindeer Inn opposite Mining Museum at 7.15pm on Thursdays. Chip butties included, proceeds to Wakefield Hospice. Down the handle, round the pan and back up the handle, this has become a very popular BaHa event over the past few years.

good look to all doing thunder run ;] bionic stephen + sarah ;]- bionicstephen, 2012-07-23

Wed 25th Jul 2012Laxton 10k Road
 Fast and Flat

Just one BaHa for this on a hot humid evening, Steve Darby finishing 14th (2nd V45) in 37:35. Although times were slow last night I can vouch for it being a flat and accurate course and therefore perfect for potential pb chasing next year.- , 2012-07-26

And with a permit applied for and Certificate of Course accuracy this year.- barnsleyrunner, 2012-05-22

Mon 23rd Jul 2012Trunce #7 Fell
 4 miles / 550ft CS. 18:45 start, Oxspring playing fields next to Waggon & Horses. £1.20 Entry on the day
Sun 22nd Jul 2012Northumberland Coastal Run 14m (approx) XC
 Beadnell to Alnmouth Race on the coastal paths. Start at Beadnell Bay and head South via Newton Links, Low Newton By The Sea, Dunstan Golf Course, Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster Village, The Heughs, Cullernose Point, Howick (Sea Houses Farm), Sugar Sands, Boulmer, Foxton Beach, and finishes on the beach at Alnmouth.

Six harriers and 3 family guests travelled up North for the weekend and the annual running of the Alnwick Harriers Coastal Race. After the recent weather it was nice to have a warm, dry and sometimes sunny day for this very nice coastal run. A good mixture of road, paths and several stretched of beach, plus some stunning views kept things interesting. A favourable tide meant the course was at its shortest at 13.2 miles but dint stop us getting wet feet in the first ½ mile. A stiff head wind for most of the first 11 miles became a cruel, strong headwind for the last few miles along Alnmouth beach. A tough race due to the wind, but enjoyable and well organised. All worth the effort especially for the crab sarni at Craster and typical northern fair and beer at the hotel afterwards. Nice to see some of our friends from Penistone along the way too. Results as follows: Pos FirstName LastName Race No Time Time Behind Overall Category Categ Pos Gender Gender Pos Club 253 William Taylor 1027 01:51:00 +00:34:06 Senior 79 Male 227 487 Garry Nock 767 02:05:25 +00:48:31 Vet 50 87 Male 388 barnsley harriers 614 James Taylor 1022 02:15:39 +00:58:45 Vet 50 119 Male 458 barnsley harriers 780 Rachel Gray (PB by 10+ mins) 442 02:40:28 +01:23:34 Vet 40 103 Female 247 barnsley harriers 781 Sally Gray (PB by 10+ mins) 443 02:40:46 +01:23:52 Vet 50 51 Female 248 barnsley harriers 805 Victoria Nock 768 02:54:35 +01:37:41 Vet 40 108 Female 265 barnsley harriers Sue Taylor 03.00.00+ barnsley harriers Anna Taylor 03.00.00 - nockibox, 2012-07-25

Race full.- AlfTupper, 2012-04-12

Sun 22nd Jul 2012Gravy 6 XC
 A nice little trail race. Those who've done it before know what it's like. Those who have'nt, it's a nice one with one short sharp climb with a flat finish. A steady introduction to off road for those of you who have'nt ventured yet. See linf for entry forms

2.09 over 40 years ago doesn't seem real when the top guys are only 5 mins or so quicker today. Must admit, did think on the way round what I would do if he was just a little closer. Maybe I'd have done the decent thing and given way, then again......!!- CarlH, 2012-07-23

Well done Carl, we all get to beat him eventually:-) He asked me afterwards why my clubmate was unaware of his 'rules'. How many in this year's Olympic mara would take the 2.09 he did 42 years ago? Certainly our GB runners....- ElPresidente, 2012-07-23

A tad warm for me. Needed a little cloud and light drizzle! Still, didn't spoil the highlight of the day, the epic tussle with me new pal Ron. It's a good run and maybe we could BnT this next year?- CarlH, 2012-07-23

It's difficult to avoid theming the report when you do a race in Royston Vasey. But we'll have no trouble here. This local race for local people was hijacked by an small orange League of Gentlemen and one no tail, in the sleepy village that is also known as Hadfield (sometimes). All the shops are there, Babs Cabs, Burger Me, Hilary's butchers, although they have different names now. Anyway enough, it's great little trail race, fairly flat course around the reservoir with couple of little climbs, good atmosphere and times were as follows: Jerry Fisher V40 42.00, Rachel Nothard L50 49.34, Ian Meade V60 50.02, Ian Christopherson 51.36, Carl Halliday V45 53.23. Decent runs by one and all. They say you'll never leave, but we did so, but only after a welcome beer and soaking up a few rays.- ElPresidente, 2012-07-22

11:00am Start.- Animal, 2012-07-14

Nice, and all for a fiver too!- CarlH, 2012-06-10

Sun 22nd Jul 2012Dereham 5k, Norfolk Road
 A flat 5k around the market town of Dereham. We (Dawn and John) did it last year. Well organised and worth a run if you're in the area:-)
Sat 21st Jul 2012Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon Road XC
 Scenic and challenging course through the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds

This race is usually held in conjuction with the Bishop Wilton show but this year the show was cancelled due heavy rain leaving the show field in a poor state. Which was a real shame as the weather on the day was quite pleasant. Having said that the downside was it brought the flies out which buzzed around my head for the most part of the race DRIVING ME CRAZY!! The race is billed as a scenic and challenging course through the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds and it is exactly that. The first three miles are on fairly flat roads followed by a steady climb over two miles still on road. What follows is much of the same up and down Wold with some of it run on the Wolds Way footpath which was a bit slippy in road shoes. As usual the race is well organised but we were held on the road for a long time at the start for the organisers to change the lead vehicle. No doubt we will come back to do this one again hopefully without the insect entourage, did I mention the flies…? Jeff finished in 41st position in 1:38:50 My time was 1:53:50 116th position, with 213 finishers in all.- slowcoachclark, 2012-07-23

Sat 21st Jul 2012Eirias Middle Distance Triathlon
 Based at the brand new Parc Eirias stadium.

Top effort here from departing BaHa Pauline Griffin to complete this new half ironman in an impressive 6:27'48 - 1st Female and 21st overall of 103 finishers. Nice work!- richspooner, 2012-07-23

Wed 18th Jul 2012The Club Mile Championship BnT
 Everyone's favourite, the annual 4 lapper around the track at Dorothy Hyman. Address: Snydale Road, Cudworth, S72 8LH. Track booked from 7-8pm. Showers/changing facilities available.

PS, Congratulations to race winner Simon Newton. Only the fourth Harrier to break the 5 minute mark. Paul Fordham 4-48 (2009), Shaun Dimelow 4-40 (2010), Richard Spooner 4-56 (2011).- absolutelyaverage, 2012-07-19

PB's now available. Ladies, Joanne Birkinshaw 1 minute and 1 second, Sarah Burton 56 seconds and Lisa Steers 10 seconds. Rachel Gray just 1 second out. Men, David Howes 41 seconds, Gary Nock 39 seconds, Anthony Bissell 15 seconds and Neil Johnson 5 seconds. Simon Logan same, Richard Spooner 1 second out (but second year running under 5 minutes) and David Crossley just 2 seconds out.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-07-19

A record turnout of Harriers, beating the 2008 record and this despite members being out injured, on holiday and working. Excellent, and well run everyone. Quite enjoyed the race, but enjoyed (club member of the year), Amie's splendid cakes much better!! PB's to follow, when i have got a couple of hours to spare. Time for a quick Mars Bar. Amie's- absolutelyaverage, 2012-07-19

Great evening. can we order some BnTberg cake it was excellent- fatboy, 2012-07-19

A massive 40 BaHas, two guests and a junior runner turned out for the annual Club Mile championships – and a great mix of both new members and experienced mile-munchers, brilliant to see. Quite a nice evening for it too, both in terms of the weather and provision of post race cake – the BnTberg and Victorious Sponge seemed to go down well... We kept the same A and B race structure as last year, which again both worked well and allowed good racing groups to form, some sizable PBs too which will no doubt be confirmed soon. Onto the results: Ladies – Pauline Griffin, 5’44; Jenny Lingrell 5’48; Sarah Burton 6’33; Nicola Garrity 6’46; Jo Birkinshaw 6’51; Bev Clark 7’10; Lisa Steers 7’18; Emily Dodd 7’30; Kay Beaumont 7’32; Rachel Nothard 7’37; Tamsyn (guest) 7’54; Jackie Ramsden 8’04; Julia (guest) 8’06; Rachel Gray 8’16; Sally Gray 8’40; Vicky Peverelle 9’22; Sue Taylor 11’10. Men B – Scott (guest) 5’50; Kevin Wood 6’11; Garry Nock 6’46; John Hewitt 6’50; John Moss 6’53; Richard Taylor 7’20; Ian Meade 7’33; Neil Todd 7’52; Tim Fish 7’43; David Peverelle 8’00; Paul Tordoff 8’12. Men A – Simon Newton 4’54; Rich Spooner 4’57; Steve Darby 5’13; Steve Whiteley 5’27; Neil Johnson 5’28; Dave Crossley 5’34; Shaun Swallow 5’41; Dave Howes 5’52; Ant Bissell 5’56; Jeff Clark 6’03; Simon Logan 6’05; Lee Allen 6’06; Jerry Fisher 6’07; Fraser Sugden 6’11; Shaun Benson 6’15. We also ran a 100m kids’ sprint race at the end – results for this were as follows: Scott 15 seconds; Josh 17 seconds; Rory 20 seconds; Ben 21 seconds; Angus 25 seconds; Molly (pushed by Daddy) 28 seconds; Katy 28 seconds; Evelyn 41 seconds; Isaac (carried by Daddy) 41 seconds; Zack 56 seconds. Well done all and thanks for coming – see you again next year!- richspooner, 2012-07-18

Your mileage, to use an appropriate idiom, may vary... ;-)- Jerzy, 2012-07-14

Jez " try these on "- fatboy, 2012-07-14

Its a great event this one - I would encourage any member that has not tried it to give it a go!- Dave, 2012-07-13

Where shall I start ?!- Jerzy, 2012-07-12

Well no, but why would you want to? ;-P- richspooner, 2012-07-09

is it too late to book a holiday ?- Jerzy, 2012-07-06

Thanks You Rich- Dave, 2012-07-03

Running order for the night will be: Ladies race 7.10pm, Men (B) 7.20pm, Men (A) 7.30pm. For those gents who've not run before, we split the Male group into self-electing (A) and (B) races to ensure you're running with those in a similar ability category. The (B) race is for those planning to run the Mile in 6'10 or slower - speak to me if you're unsure which group is best for you. We always have plenty of us running this so let's keep with tradition - it's over before you know it :-) Cheers- richspooner, 2012-07-03

Do we know what time each race will start approximately?- Dave, 2012-07-02

Sun 15th Jul 2012Broomhead Chase Fell
 2.30pm start 5.6km venue Broomhead Hall Farm GR SE244962. £4.50 on day entry.
Sun 15th Jul 2012Eccup 10 Road
 One lap 10 mile race on closed roads, in and around Adel and Eccup reservoirs. £11 attached, £13 U/A entry, +£2 on day. 9.30 start. More here...

Well run everyone. Nice to see Lee retuning back to form and although the rest had a steady run, Dawn still finished 3rd LV45. Well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-07-17

6 of us for this in what is a lovely race on a quite challenging, but very scenic undulating course. Cracking value, very good technical T-Shirt, traffic-free route, plentiful water stations etc etc. Quite a few climbs but nothing too bad – more long drags really. Out of the 6 of us who ran I think there was only me who gave it full beans! John, Dawn, Steve and Dave all did the last 10 at Mara effort as part of a much longer run, and Jerry was making a tentative return following a bit of a niggle he’s picked up. But there were plenty of smiles at the end, so I think we all achieved what we’d hoped for at the beginning. Of the 645 finishers, results are: 29th Lee Smith (62’30), 38th John Broom (63’10), 58th Steve Darby (65’14), 140th Dave Crossley (71’37), 206th Dawn Broom (75’02), 262nd Jerry Fisher (77’59). Full results below. Well done all! - Lee, 2012-07-16

Sun 15th Jul 2012Lytham Half Marathon Road
 At Lytham St. Anne's.

Well done Neil on the pb. Nice to do a race knowing that on a calmer less challenging day there's more to come!- Dawn, 2012-07-17

Just the two Harriers (one runner, one cyclist/spectator) crossed over to the wrong side of the Pennines for this race which made its reappearance after a 25 years absence. A very flat two-lap course which ran right along the coast providing some beautiful scenery. While it was nice to see some sunshine and blue skies for a change, the strong wind meant that running conditions were quite tough, particularly through miles 4-7 & 10-13 (reminiscent of the Stratford Half!!!). Good performance by Neil Johnson who finished 13th (out of 316) and 3rd Vet 40 in a new PB of 1:26:42, very well done!!- MizzMorris, 2012-07-16

Superb stuff matey - huge well done to you!! I imagine that time will be have been affected by the very stiff breeze on the coastal roads too, so much more to come by the looks. Brilliant stuff!- Lee, 2012-07-16

PS. Get's even better!! Neil Johnson a new PB by 3 minutes and 14 seconds. Again well done young Neil.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-07-15

Just the one Harrier. Brilliant run Neil. 13th overall and 3rd Vet 40 out of 45, in 1-26-42. Well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-07-15

Sat 14th Jul 2012Thurlstone Chase Fell
 6.4km fell race starting and finishing at Thurlstone show ground. GR 226036. £3.50 pre entry or £4.00 on day. A good local race even got a touch of road in it, up hill start and finish.

Link again... - richspooner, 2012-07-16

Two Harriers (and one club mascot) at this neat little 4 mile race at Thurlstone Gala. Few climbs and boggy sections to contend with but we all enjoyed it. Results, of 59 finishers: 5 Rich Spooner & Benben 26'20; 8 Steve Roebuck 27'02. - richspooner, 2012-07-16

Start time 3pm- clarko, 2012-07-06

Fri 13th Jul 2012Grim Reaper Ultra
 40, 70, or 100 mile ultra in 10 mile loops around the grounds of Grimsthopre Castle, Lincolnshire. Great reviews, check Grimsthorpe Ultra on Youtube. Daft enough?
Fri 13th Jul 2012The Jubilee 10k XC
 Organised by Heanor RC on a certified accurate course under an ARC permit. Race HQ is Shipley Hall Crciket Club, Shipley Park, Heanor. Changing, showers, toilets, refreshments, bar, ample parking etc. Good prize list (including teams). Starts at 7:13pm (that's not a typo!) 300 limit. Inaugural event to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. No idea what course is like, but it's described as 'taking in parts of Shipley Country Park and the surronding area'. Also a 2 mile Fun Run and a 'Chunder Mile' which is contested around the cricket pitch after the presentation of the main race. Online entries via Runners World, or see race website here:
Fri 13th Jul 2012Club Track Training Session - pyramid! Orient
 400m, 800m, 1200m, 1600m... and back down, all consistently paced! With optional 400m recovery laps between. At Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre, Cudworth - address: Snydale Road, Cudworth, S72 8LH. 7pm start. £3.50 each runner per session. Shower/changing facilities available. Contact Rich Spooner (07866 291731) for more info.

Great mix of runners out for this testing session, including some of our friends at AC and a few guests too. Well run everyone - look out for the next one which will be post-TR24...- richspooner, 2012-07-15

Wed 11th Jul 2012Doncaster 5K Road Races Road
 A midweek 5K blast around Doncaster's fine centre. Starts 7.30pm. Open category £7 entry, Vets £9 entry, extra £2 U/A or on the day entries. More info here...

Good conditions, testing competition and lots of crowd support (some even sober!) at the annual three lap shopfest that is the Doncaster 5K races. Eight BaHas out in the Open races and four in the Vets, with plenty of PBs along the way too. Open results, of 157 finishers: 9 Simon Newton 15’57; 15 Rich Spooner 16’27; 35 Lee Smith 17’56; 43 Dave Crossley 18’39; 79 Dave Howes 20’42; 95 Fraser Sugden 21’39; 97 Simon Logan 21’40; 106 Lynsey Attwood 22’14. Vets results, of 183 finishers: 9 John Broom 17’04; 17 Steve Darby 18’00; 77 Jerry Fisher 20’43; 180 Georgi Newton 29’33. Well done everyone, fantastic efforts!- richspooner, 2012-07-12

results are here - Dave, 2012-07-12

Vets race is 7.30pm, Open race 8pm. Fun run 7pm for those interested too!- richspooner, 2012-07-11

Ive entered- slogan539, 2012-06-08

Tue 10th Jul 2012Stan's Toffee Run XC
 Venue – Change of Elsecar Pub this year – We will meet at the ‘Crown Inn’ (Hill Street – It’s on the same side of the road as the Milton Arms just a little higher up the hill) Time – Meet – 6.30pm – for a 7.00pmish Start Course – Exactly the same route as last year – approx 4 miles – mainly off-road Entry on the Night - £3 per runner – ALL PROCEEDS TO CHARITY ‘Bag’ of Stan’s fave toffees to all finishers ‘Trophy’ for first man & woman

A top 4 mile hilly mud-fest courtesy of those lovely people at Kimberworth Striders. A bag of Stan's toffees to every finisher and back to The Market at Elsecar for a great buffet and a very nice pint.  Seven Harriers flying the flag, Tim, Jamie, Ian Christo, Sally & Rachel Gray plus yours truly along with Geoff in support. My local race now the Milton Six has gone, and a good time had by all. Times,  if anyone's bothered,  will probably be on the Kimmy website later. Proceeds of the race were accepted by Stan's daughter for donation to the hospice.- Jerzy, 2012-07-10

Sun 8th Jul 2012British 10K Powered by Nike - London Road
 A very large 10K now being organised by Nike the route is fast and flat taking in some of central Londons famous landmarks. Ballot entry.

I have a number or this but no longer going to run, if your intrested let me know, simon- newti.runner, 2012-06-22

Sun 8th Jul 2012The Birdsedge Challenge BnT XC
 6 mile multi-terrain race on a scenic rural course - approximately 3 miles on quiet country roads and 3 miles on tracks and footpaths. The start and finish are on Birdsedge Lane, off the A629 midway between Huddersfield and Sheffield. 11:00am start, £4 attached, £6 unattached entry (Race limit 200). Entry form is here

Results here: - richspooner, 2012-07-12

Another good turn out of Harriers today, with everyone running well on the very muddy, hilly course. It was almost the worst day of my life, but four pieces of iced fruit cake and a Mars bar after the race made it more worthwhile. Anyway, Men's 1st team prize and five individual prizes were won. 1st Team prize, Simon Newton 3rd, John Broom 5th and Richard Spooner 6th. Nicola Garrity 1st LV35, Joanne PB Birkinshaw 1st LV45, Simon Newton 3rd overall prize, John Broom 1st Vet 40 and John Hewitt 1st Vet 65.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-07-10

Results still to be published, but photos aplenty and even a video here to entertain you all in the meantime... - richspooner, 2012-07-09

Sat 7th Jul 2012Derwent River Relays XC
 A Belper Harriers production. Teams of 4, 5k flat scenic course. Mostly trail, bit of road and a playing field. 2:30pm start. £16 per team entry fee. Good do, with Bar, DJ/commentator, things for the kids etc. A nice family day out which is highly recommended!

See info in 'The Forum' - I quite fancy this and am happy to coordinate teams. I think we have 3 interested up to now, so if you'd like to run either let me know in person, reply to the forum post or see the Harriers page on Facebook. This event caters for ALL abilities as quite a few local businesses and such like put in teams, but it's still pretty quick at the sharp end if anyone fancies having a pop at winning the most random set of prizes you're ever likely to encounter! Cheers- Lee, 2012-06-11

Fri 6th Jul 2012Midnight Shuffle Orient
 Over a few cakes the other night (Banana, carrot & fruit only, honest!) it was mooted that we might like to do a TR24 training run. This soon became the Midnight Shuffle! It is what it sounds like, basically the Silkstone Shuffle course, at midnight, by headtorch.

If anyone fancies a few laps before midnight, starting around 8pm please drop me a txt on 07515820833 Simon- slogan539, 2012-07-03

Plan at present is for folk to park on street opposite Pavilion entrance/Co-Op next to Ring 'O' Bells pub at 12am. Group then can make its way to the course and run it as per the race. Individual head torches are of course essential...- richspooner, 2012-07-02

Fri 6th Jul 2012Colin Potter Memorial 10k XC
 7:15pm start on an accurately measured multi-terrain course with Race HQ at Derby Rugby Club (DE22 1EB). Parking, showers, bar, massage, bouncy castle for the kids, hot food available throughout with all proceeds going to local cancer charities. £10 entry. Race website
Wed 4th Jul 2012Spencer's Dash Road
 Series of six 3.7 mile road races. 7pm from the Spencer's Arms, Barugh Green with Parking, entries and changing at the WMC just across the road.

Just two BaHas for this 4th race of 6 in the series. It was a warm, humid evening where mud was the biggest obstacle leading to some pretty slow times. Steve Darby finished 4th (1st vet) in 23:12 and Sarah Burton finished 28th overall (5th lady) in 30:20.- parkrunfan, 2012-07-06

Just two BaHas for this 4th race of 6 in the series. It was a warm, humid evening where mud was the biggest obstacle leading to some pretty slow times. Steve Darby finished 4th (1st vet) in 23:12 and Sarah Burton finished 28th overall (5th lady) in 30:20.- parkrunfan, 2012-07-06

Wed 4th Jul 2012Kenyan Hills - Locke Park (3 x 8 mins with 3 mins recoveries) Orient
 This is an endurance speed session incorporating fast running on both the UP and DOWN hill sections. We'll be using a 700m loop inside Locke Park (using part of the Park Run route). Session will be all jogging up there together, then 3 x 8 minutes hard running with a 3 minute walk recovery, then all jog back together. Seeing as we're running in a loop we'll all be training together, regardless of speed - so this session is open to ALL and nobody will be left behind. A good session for boosting leg strength on the ups, but a lot of folk have stated they struggle in races coming DOWN hills, so a good chance to practice that too. Any questions let me know. Ta, Lee
Tue 3rd Jul 20125K canal race XC
 5k canal run, Tuesday 3rd July 7.30pm. Buffet / raffle / drinks after in the working mens club. You run down one side of the canal, and back along the other. All proceeds to the Jane Tomlinson appeal
Mon 2nd Jul 2012Trunce #6 Fell
 4 miles / 550ft CS. 18:45 start, Oxspring playing fields next to Waggon & Horses. £1.20 Entry on the day

Interesting conditions for tonight's Trunce. Muddy as you like although the river wasn't too bad. Note to self: Buy some decent trail shoes! Could have knocked a good minute off my previous time if I could have remained upright for more than ten paces! ;)- SeanB, 2012-07-02

Sun 1st Jul 2012Billy the Kid Dash Road
 This dash is in loving memory of David Marsh who is missed dearly by all who knew him. The course is a 3 mile run/walk/crawl around the Thurgoland block, which David used to do on a regular basis from being a teenager. The event will begin at The Bridge Inn, Thurgoland, Cote Lane, S35 7AE at 10.30 a.m. There is no charge for taking part but all donations via sponsorship forms on the day and the just giving page will be gratefully received and forwarded on to the Royal Marines Benevolent Fund. More info here...

Great little event this one, a 2.8 mile run taking in the road used in the Trunce, as part of an all day music/social to celebrate the life of local lad David Marsh who died in action in 2008. Rich & Benben were third back overall, the latter enjoying a return to form after recent injury layoff, both finishing in 17'00. Shaun Swallow then did a double lap whilst Julia and Molly walked round the course, whilst Nathan Pallett used the race as an opportunity to recover from Stevie's wedding festivities. Also running were Dave Howes and Lynsey Attwood, and Geoff Hayes walked the course - hope your knee's OK after that Geoff! Very enjoyable event, well done those who ran - be nice to see a few more in orange out for this next year!- richspooner, 2012-07-01

Sun 1st Jul 2012Boddington Marathon Road
 11.7 anticlockwise laps of 3.534k with 700m run to finish

thanks rich mate will do now iv done trunce ha ha- bionicstephen, 2012-07-02

Well done Steve - how's that for a surprise marathon?! 20th out of 120 finishers, congratulations mate! Rest up for a few days now... - richspooner, 2012-07-01

or dear no training did this marathon 3 11 59 qualify for london good for age good helpers in sarah and martyn ;]- bionicstephen, 2012-07-01

Fri 29th Jun 2012Mablethorpe Handicap 10K team event Road
 Organised by Mablethorpe RC. Teams (3 runners per team) to be entered in advance - 7.15pm start.

Well done Sean B, who finished 18th out of 38 finishers in this Handicap race with a new PB time of 44'34. Great run! - richspooner, 2012-07-01

Hi Sean, just you I'm afraid - think my Facebook message to you last week got lost in the ether somewhere. Mick Casey's the guy organising and he's got you down to slot in with one of the existing teams. I'll forward details by email if you can get your address over to me somehow!- richspooner, 2012-06-27

Hi Rich, did you manage to get a team together for this or should I contact the race coordinator directly? Cheers Sean.- SeanB, 2012-06-26

Thu 28th Jun 2012Reindeer Romp - 2 of 4 XC
 A scenic, undulating 3M four race series on stony trails and grass paths around the Overton area. Starting from Reindeer Inn opposite Mining Museum at 7.15pm on Thursdays. Chip butties included, proceeds to Wakefield Hospice. Down the handle, round the pan and back up the handle, this has become a very popular BaHa event over the past few years.

Well run everyone in very muddy conditions. Excellent performances by our two prize winners, young Richard Spooner and Ian (8pb's in a week) Meade. Well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-06-30

Sorry, omitted from my report (blame the beers!) - 56 Simon Logan 23'59. Well done Si!- richspooner, 2012-06-28

The clouds parted and the sun shone (well kind of) over the sleepy village of Overton, where 114 ready and raring Reindeer rompers were keen to show the course what they were made of. Previous torrential rain had left much of the course a muddy mess, and made the wooded paths pretty treacherous really. All good fun though anyway for the 8 BaHas (plus Zoe of course) who romped away merrily – and with some great results too. First home overall in a new course record of 16’10 was Annabel Mason, who was clearly unperturbed by the aforementioned mud maze – impressive! Rich Spooner was third overall and first Senior Man in 17’18, selecting a pair of ‘Crivit’ (crevice?) compression socks as his well earned prize, to some cynical ‘acclaim’ from his clubmates... Ian Meade was first V60 back in 26’49, completing the BaHa winners list and choosing a much more sensible beer/bitter combo as the reward for his efforts - better idea that Ian! Full results as follows: 3 Rich Spooner 17’18; 44 Jerry Fisher 22’19; 54 Frazer Sugden 23’53; 57 Nicola Garrity 24’04; 64 Jo Birkinshaw 24’52; 70 Lynsey Attwood 26’09; 76 Ian Meade 26’49. Racing activities were then well supplemented with a very enjoyable post-race social, joined by Geoff and Amie (and dogs) – we managed to clear the rest of the pub beer garden between us in less than an hour! Is that a PB? Great night anyway, and well done all – what summer evening racing’s all about...- richspooner, 2012-06-28

Wed 27th Jun 2012Wild Boar 1.5 mile Relay Race XC
 teams of four, just 1.5 miles each. Short and sweet. Its around Rothwell Park, so mainly on grass, paths, etc. Back to a nearby pub afterwards for drinks and a buffet. Its on Wednesday 27th June at 7pm

Well done, another good team effort and another first team prize.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-07-01

Just the one team from Barnsley for this event. Collecting first prize in the mixed category. The team was David Crossley, Joanna Seymour (guest), Dawn Broom and John Broom.- Dave, 2012-06-28

Wed 27th Jun 2012Elmton Chase XC
 A Clowne Roadrunners production. 7.30PM start, Scenic off road race in Elmton, Derbyshire of approx 4.7M. Terrain mix of road, fields, towpath. More details if they send them :) £5 entry attached, £7 unattached. Entry form below.
Tue 26th Jun 2012Damflask Relays Road
 The SYCAA Road Relay Championship, and a popular BaHa event. Teams of 4 with each team member running a leg of 3.5 miles. First half is flat, and second half has a steepish climb, followed by a nice downhill stretch to the finish. Starts 7.15pm.

Excellent running by everyone. Splendid team positions too. Mens A Team 7th, Ladies 3rd Senior Team and Vet Mens A Team 3rd Vets Team overall, less than one minute behind Rotherham Harriers. Again very well done by all.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-07-01

Final results have now been published. Once again, great running from our seven teams, despite the sticky oppressive conditions (and the abundance of small bitey things, even though we were covering everyone in repellent!). Men’s teams, of 47 complete finishers: 7th team - Simon Newton 19’07, Steve Roebuck 20’57, John Broom 20’02; Rich Spooner 19’57. 17th (Vet team) – Neil Johnson 22’07; Steve Darby 21’11; Steve Whiteley 21’26; Andy Pearson 22’28. 25th team – Dave Crossley 21’57; Lee Smith 20’50; Shaun Clarkson 22’03; Sean Benson 26’44. 31st (Vet team) – Derrick Baldwin 24’04; Jerry Fisher 22’13; Shaun Swallow 23’15; Neil Johnson 23’36. 45th team – Rich Spooner 23’16; Dave Howes 24’25; Simon Logan 28’56; Nathan Pallett 31’18. Ladies teams, also of 47 complete finishing teams: 4th team – Jenny Lingrell 22’04; Dawn Broom 23’50; Pauline Griffin 22’28. 23rd team – Lesley Latchem 25’58; Emily Dodd 30’09; Nicola Garrity 27’03. Brilliant stuff, congratulations guys! - richspooner, 2012-06-30

Thanks Lee - have reported to Sheffield RC and hope it will be resolved soon. Will advise as soon as I hear owt...- richspooner, 2012-06-28

Think there may be a slight issue with the individual leg times for Legs 3 and 4. It looks like the overall team times are correct, but the Leg 3 runners' times are too high, and the Leg 4 runners' times too low (e.g. - I think John B ran 20'03 on leg 3 and Rich 19'57 on Leg 4, yet on the results they're down as 20'40 and 19'19). Just flagging up as it may affect most other teams too.- Lee, 2012-06-28

Women ... - AlfTupper, 2012-06-28

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Couldn't be prouder of everyone who ran last night. It's clear we gave it everything and the conditions were somewhat oppressive; special thanks also to Neil Johnson for agreeing to double up on legs with me. Jenny, Dawn and as Third Ladies team in the South Yorkshire champs too! As Lee says, results still being sorted through but position-wise I believe we were 7th Senior Men's team overall. I'll post up final results when they're ready. Well done again, especially those new to the course - hope you all enjoyed it, and many thanks for taking part :-)- richspooner, 2012-06-27

Post-code for Sat Nav is S6 6LB or Google maps here,-4.064941&sspn=12.322317,39.375&ie=UTF8&ll=53.424111,-1.604562&spn=0.024243,0.076904&z=14&iwloc=A - Lee, 2012-06-19

Sun 24th Jun 2012Humber Bridge Half Marathon Road
 Stunning views over the River Humber from the bridge and high points of the course. Online entry, fully marshaled throughout, multiple water stations and chip timing. Now in its thirteenth year this race has won a reputation as one of the best organised and testing events of its type. More info here...

Well done to the five BaHas running at this one! Of 1,379 finishers (chip times): 107 Jeff Clark 1:35'00; 479 Bev Clark 1:49'10; 688 John Moss 1:55'27; 1234 Justin Goodyear 2:22'22; 1247 Brian Mottershaw 2:23'56. - richspooner, 2012-06-26

Also good luck to John Moss.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-06-24

New member Justin Goodyear will be running this one for charity. Good luck Justin!- richspooner, 2012-05-29

Sun 24th Jun 2012Hepworth Dryad XC
 The Hepworth Dryad (approx 5 mile multi terrain run) was established in 2008 inspired by Jane Tomlinsons story.The word “Dryad” is taken from Greek Mythology. Dryad is a Nymph known to be a protector of trees, mainly Oak Trees, the Hepworth Dryad 5 mile multi-terrain route covers some beautiful wooded trails. Parking: Car parking is available at Dob Royd Mill, please park here as Hepworth is a small village. DO NOT park in the village itself. Please allow time to register or collect your number and enough time to get to the start at the other side of the village (there is plenty of space to warm up around the start area). Race Headquarters: Hepworth Sports & Social Club,Town Gate, Hepworth HD9 1TE. Entry Fees: Club Runners £8, Unattached £10 - On the day entries £10. Enquires:
Fri 22nd Jun 2012Track Session - 400m Parlauf (25 minutes) Orient
 7:00pm at Dorothy Hyman's in Cudworth (cost £3.50). Working in pairs one person runs a 400m rep while their partner rests. At the end of the rep they tag and runner 1 rests while runner 2 recovers. Repeat until 25 minutes is up. A good fun session with lots of mutual encouragement and support.

Top session in the wind and rain tonight, and a great turnout too! 8 of us for the Parlauf (me, Rich, John and Dawn, Darren and Alex Starkey and then Dave Brooksbank and Mel Wallace from AC. Derrick was also there early doors doing the same session (but he had to be back early). Then Dave T and Kaeti were doing a session at the same time, and then at the end Vic Felton and another lady from AC came to do a speed session too - was great to see so many folk out there training hard in such foul conditions! Still, it'll be worth it once the Summer arrives....- Lee, 2012-06-22

Wed 20th Jun 2012Brodsworth 5 Trail Race - POSTPONED TO WEDS 22ND AUGUST at 7pm. XC
 Repeat of the last in this year's Road League series, for those fancying it again - though this time labelled 'trail'! Starts 7.30pm. £8 entry, +£2 U/A. More info here...

Race postponed due to paths having been washed away in the woodland section. - richspooner, 2012-06-17

Wed 20th Jun 2012Oughtibridge Chase - 7.30pm start. £4 entry on the night. Fell
 The Chase commences in Coronation Park, proceeds uphill by road to Whancliffe Woods, loops through the woods and finishes back in the Park. The distance is approximately 6km with 180m of ascent.

Well run the two PB cousins. First lady prize as well for young Nicola, brilliant.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-06-24

Nicola and myself were the only 2 harriers for this one that seems very popular with PFR. Results are not available as yet but Nicola put in a tremendous effort to win 1st lady and was presented by Miss Oughtibridge with a £10 gift voucher for M & S. We both had a very enjoyable evening and may return again next year.- MizzMorris, 2012-06-21

Wed 20th Jun 2012Tempo Run - 25 minutes (TPT, Worsbrough - Silkstone Tunnels and back) Orient
 Meet at the Club at 7:00pm as normal. We'll run down to the trail at Rob Royd Kennels together, and from there do a continuous 25 minute Tempo run. 13 minutes heading up the hill towards Silkstone, then turn round and straight back to the start (without stopping). Downhill on the way back so should only take you 12 minutes on the return. This is open to ALL - we'll start and finish together, but all work at our own individual pace. Then a steady group run back to the club.

Good session tonight. 18 of us headed down to the trail and all worked pretty hard judging by the state of us at the end (me aside obviously, who looked fresh as a daisy). Thanks for supporting the session, and keep your eyes peeled for something similar in 2 weeks time.- Lee, 2012-06-20

Wed 20th Jun 2012Warrington 10k Road
 Three of us at this one. Multiple loops through a park and some road. A little bit of trail and largely flat. John Broom 35:29 (10th overall, 3rd M40) Steve Darby 36:39 (16th overall, 5th M40 (No M45s as 10 year age categories) Dave Crossley 39:16 (36th overall). I am led to believe this last result may be a PB over the distance...

Well done you three. Yes, first time under 40 minutes for David, 3rd 10K PB this year, this time another 54 seconds faster, well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-06-24

Well done all, especially Dave who we all knew would break that 40 minute barrier at any time! Full results for info here... - richspooner, 2012-06-21

Tue 19th Jun 2012Valley Hill Runners' Midsummer Mad Dash XC
 A challenging 5 mile trail race through undulating woodlands. 7PM start from the Packhorse Inn, 23 Packhorse Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 3HY. £4 entry on the night.

Three runners, and the same number of supporters, namely Amz, Geoff & myself, and the nature of the three lap course gave us lots of supporting opportunity, oh and there are far too many photos to follow soon :) Did anyone else get bitten ? I did on the back of my hand which has come up like a baloon! Bodes well for Damflask...- Jerzy, 2012-06-21

Cheers Stevie - all good fun wasn't it? ;-) Results here... - richspooner, 2012-06-21

Most people who did this race last year clearly didn’t turn up this time, and for a reason… I would rather run the Shuffle three times, blindfolded, naked and barefoot in icy conditions than do that again! It was a tough little course, apparently slightly different to last year, with lots of ups and downs. It was very well organised with plenty of cheery marshals. There were just 3 Harriers turned up to run, each with varying degrees of success. Rich Spooner had a fab run coming in 3rd (?), Nathan Pallett was mingling somewhere in the middle and I was hanging with the cool kids at the back of the pack. However much I claim to dislike it I have no doubt I will be back next year.- Stevie, 2012-06-20

Tue 19th Jun 2012Escrick 10k XC
 Very scenic and flat course around the escrick Estate just south of York.
Sun 17th Jun 2012The Karrimor Great Trail Challenge, Keswick
 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon on trails around Kewick in the Lake District

The Karrimor Great Trail Challenge is set in one of the UK’s most scenic locations taking in fantastic lakeland views of Keswick, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite. This is a brand new event bought to us by the great run people so it was a bit pricey but was extremely well organised. My friend Sally and I opted for the half marathon. The route consists of one lap of a short course, and one lap a long course. The longer lap took us out of keswick along the railway trail to Brundholme, up the shoulder of Latrigg, onto the terrace of Skiddwaw and back to Keswick with the highest point being around 400m. It was described as undulating but personally I've never done anything so hilly!! The marathon is 4 laps which I thought was a bit unimaginative but having now done it I can see that the organisers wanted to ensure everyone's safety. It was the most beautiful, scenic race I've done. I did it with cold/flu symptoms but was determined not to miss it and was so glad I didn't. I took my time - in such a breathtaking area it seemed rude not to - and finished in 2:47ish. I was 7th from last! But I don't care. It was a brilliant weekend. Can't wait until next year. - LynseyA, 2012-06-23

Sat 16th Jun 2012Silkstone Shuffle - Race 2 XC
 Our own Barnsley Harriers Trail Race Series. 4 and a half miles of trails, stony tracks and grassy paths, plus a little bit of road. Start at Silkstone Sports Ground. Up, along and then back down so can be described as undulating. 2nd race of the 4 race series for 2012. 10.30am start, with a Kid's race at 9:45am. £4 per race for attached, £6 for U/A (kid's race 50p). All 4 races for £12 (£20 U/A) T-shirts, trophies and prizes - see 2012 Entry Form for more details of this in Silkstone Shuffle section to left

An overcast morning and damp, muddy and slippery running conditions prevailed for the second of Barnsley Harriers' four race 2012 Silkstone Shuffle series. Now in its eighth year, the four and a half mile multi-terrain course provides a challenging yet scenic, undulating route which was enjoyed by a good field of 106 runners. Some very competitive racing ensued at the sharp end but it is an event for all ages and all standards exemplified by finishing times ranging between 25 minutes and over an hour This year's first winner was Steve Worthington(M) of Wakefield Tri Club who ran an excellent race again but was well beaten by previous winner, Barnsley AC's Shaun DImelow in a fine time of 25.53. Also running well was Barnsley Harrier Rich Spooner for a well deserved third place. The other Men's awards were as follows: Chris Cotton Kimberworth was first senior closely followed by V40 Trevor Wilks of Leeds City. V50, V60 and V70 prizes were won by Penistone's Martin Booth, Hallamshire's David Trickett and Kimberworth's Ken Chapman repectively. In the Ladies race it was another great win for Barnsley Harriers' Pauline Griffin with Kimberworth's Sam James in second and Rotherham's Jo Bolton in third. Kimberworth's Claire Spencer was first senior lady outside the first three, with Age Category awards going to Tracy Woodward V40 of Hallamshire, Maltby's Caroline Boyd LV50, Penistone's Sue Higham LV60 and Hallamshire's LV70 Pam Rawson. Full information, results and details of the rest of this year's races are available at ElPresidente, 2012-06-18

Yes please Rob. If you could get there circa 9:30am and see Shaun C, he'll be sorting out who goes where I think (or at least he usually does). Much appreciated mate, thanks.- Lee, 2012-06-09

I should be available to help marshal if you need any help- dvkid69, 2012-05-23

Thu 14th Jun 2012Grindleford Fell Race BnT Fell
 4.5 mile, 500 feet of climbing. Race HQ at Grindleford Cricket Club. 7:30pm start, £5 entry (entry on day only). Registration from 6:00pm

Nearly as good as Nathen Pullet! Should be a Road Runner really - beep, beep- ElPresidente, 2012-06-18

"Meale" Sanders? Is that a long-overdue jibe about Mel's lack of a main course the night before Amsterdam Half last year? Poor thing... More seriously, well done everyone!- richspooner, 2012-06-17

Results here ... - AlfTupper, 2012-06-17

Another excellent turn out last night. After 29 Harriers at Kimberworth on Tuesday night, another 27 Harriers at Grindleford at a race that is not easy to get to when members have been working all day. Over 300 runners and good runs from all of us. Our ladies won the first team prize, Sarah Burton, Nicola Garrity and Rachel Nothard. Sarah won her first ever Club Championship, with Nicola in second place. Rachel Nothard won the Veterans Championship with Melanie Sanders in the runners up spot. Richard Spooner won his first Fell Campionship with Lee Smith in second place. Paul Fordham won the Veterans title, with Stephen Whiteley second. Again, well done everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-06-15

Post code for any Sat Nav types is S32 2JJ- Lee, 2012-06-09

...or a teddy you can't throw out.- Jerzy, 2012-06-07

...nor a river you can't cross?:-)- ElPresidente, 2012-06-06

The last time I looked I was in touch with all like minded sensible fell runners, just remember one thing there isn't a hill you cannot walk up.- clarko, 2012-05-10

Thanks clarko! You're opinion of a steady run and the rest of the world differs somewhat though, doesn't it?- SeanB, 2012-05-10

A very well attended race with a big long climb after a couple of loops round the cricket just to thin things out a little. Once over the big climb the rest of the course is very runnable mainly steady downhill. A river crossing near the finish just to give spectators a laugh.- clarko, 2012-05-02

Wed 13th Jun 2012Sandall Beat 10K XC
 Trail race. 7.30pm start. £8 entry, £10 U/A and on the day. More info here...

It is Carl, thanks - corrected!- richspooner, 2012-05-28

Oooops! Think this is Weds 13th June?- CarlH, 2012-05-26

Tue 12th Jun 2012Kimmy Kanter BnT XC
 5ish miles of undulating woodland paths around Grange Park and Droppingwell. 2 laps, and a nice little race this one - in the BnT too. A slightly different route to the Santa Special but start and finish in same place - Junior Millers FC on Droppingwell Road. Registration is usually from 6:15pm, with the start at 7:00pm.

For us non farcebook folks, the results are here ... - AlfTupper, 2012-06-15

The results are on the kimberworth striders facebook page- Dave, 2012-06-14

Results not out yet, but excellent presentation night, with plenty of prizes and plenty of chip butties. First Team overall, Simon Newton (3rd) John Broom (5th) and Richard Spooner (6th). Simon Newton 3rd male, John Broom 1st Vet 40, Jenny Lingrell 2nd Lady and 1st LV40. Another good turn out of Harriers last night, around 29, with some on holiday, some working away and some working too late. Well done everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-06-13

Great race this, one of the best of the year. Post code for any newbies is S61 2RB. Pat's gone all 21st century now and joined Facebook, so I expect there'll be chip timing, goody bags, free massage, corporate sponsorship etc. There'd best be for £3 entry fee!! (or is it £4 - can't remember!)- Lee, 2012-06-09

Mon 11th Jun 2012Trunce #5 Fell
 4 miles / 550ft CS. 18:45 start, Oxspring playing fields next to Waggon & Horses. £1.20 Entry on the day
Sun 10th Jun 2012Woodhall Spa 10k Road
 Flat apparently and around nice countryside.

Yes, very well done you three. Wish i was second in my age category, with or without a bad knee.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-06-11

Cracking runs from John and Steve and nice to see Dawn running again after missing a couple of weeks with a bad knee. Well done all!!- Lee, 2012-06-11

Three of us at this. Flat course, good organisation and largely traffic-free country lanes. Out of about 1200 runners, John Broom 4th overall, 1st V40 (34:40), Steve Darby 15th overall, 3rd V45 (36:27), Dawn Broom, 5th woman, 2nd F45 (41:57). I'd recommend this if you want to chase a good time. - barnsleyrunner, 2012-06-10

Sun 10th Jun 2012Long Eaton 5 Road
 Fast and flat mostly inside a park with a little bit on the roads surrounding.

Just me again for this. I did this last year too, as it ties in well with a trip to see the in-laws. Nice race this too. Bang flat and pretty quick, although there are a few sections on grass (but it's mostly tarmac path or road). I ran pretty well today, but was a bit disappointed to only manage 30'18. 19th place though (of 287 finishers), so despite being 50 secs slower than 2011 I was only 2 places worse. Saying that both the Men's and Ladies' course records were broken today (24'27 and 27'33), so it's fair to conclude I'm rubbish! - Lee, 2012-06-10

Sat 9th Jun 2012The 2012 Swaledale Marathon Fell
 The annual Swaledale Marathon passes through some of Swaledale's finest scenery. The 23 mile course is a fell run / challenge walk event - competitors must navigate themselves and complete the course within 10 hours. It has been organised by Swaledale Outdoor Club since 1979. The route is 37.3km (23.2 miles) long with 1258m (4128 feet) of ascent.

Mr Howes will be doing this one for the fourth year in a row.- Howsey, 2012-05-28

Sat 9th Jun 2012Clumber Park Trailblazer 10K XC
 10k Trail race

Well run you two. Yet another PB for last years Ladies Most Improved Runner Joanne PB Birkinshaw, another 1 minute and 16 seconds faster. I think that's 6 PB's in less than two weeks, but could be more.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-06-11

2 Harriers at this event,868 runners - David Crossley (14th) 42:08 and Jo Birkinshaw (159th) 48:47- Dave, 2012-06-11

Wed 6th Jun 2012Spencer's Dash Road
 Series of six 3.7 mile road races. 7pm from the Spencer's Arms, Barugh Green with Parking, entries and changing at the WMC just across the road.
Mon 4th Jun 2012Barnsley Harriers Bank Holiday Picnic in the Park *** CANCELLED, unsurprisingly... *** However, see below: Orient
 Monday 4th June - See Forum for details.

Bank Holiday cake night was great. Thanks to Amz and all those who attended.- Jerzy, 2012-06-06

Sun 3rd Jun 2012RSPCA Carsington Water 7 Miles XC
 A scenic, traffic-free circuit of the stunning Carsington Water reservoir in Derbyshire. More info including entry forms here...
Sun 3rd Jun 2012Barnsley Boundary Relay XC
 A 10-stage relay covering the 72 miles that make up the Barnsley Boundary. We usually field a few teams for this, so keep your eye on the Notice Boards both on here and at the Club. Any questions please see either Lee or Ian.

Barnsley's biggest race in its nineteenth running had its wettest day ever last Sunday, but this didn't dampen the spirits of the Running Clubs from all round the Borough and beyond that took part. The unique event, a ten stage relay around the 73 mile perimeter of the old Barnsley boundary is a firm favourite on the local running scene, and despite continuous rain from the 8am start and 4pm finish at Cawthorne Park, running and competition was as strong and as fierce as ever. Despite the Bank Holiday weekend, almost 150 runners took part, tackling terrain from rock to tarmac and from grass and gravel to sludge, in often slippery and treacherous conditions. Nevertheless there were good performances all round and worthy section winners. Overall winners in an excellent time of just over eight hours was the Mens team from Barnsley AC, only a few minutes outside the course record set last year by Barnsley Harriers, who were this year's runners up. A cracking effort by Kimberworth Striders Ladies saw them win the Ladies Trophy with Barnsley AC in second. Barnsley Harriers were winners of the Vet 40 trophy, whilst Penistone Footpath Runners claimed the Mixed team first place and the Vet 50 category. KIngstone Runners had a storming run with their mixed team too. Prizes were presented at Shaw Lane by Rockley Rotary President Teresa Jackson and Race Organiser Ian Meade. All proceeds from the race go to Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio in the Third World. The event runs every year on the first Sunday in June and is open to new teams seeking a proper testing Barnsley challenge taking in Cawthorne, Hickleton, Tankersley, Langsett and Upper Denby as it sweeps area the borough. .- ElPresidente, 2012-06-05

==RESULTS== on the link here: Boundary 2012 Results.htm - Jerzy, 2012-06-03

Thu 31st May 2012Reindeer Romp - 1 of 4 XC
 A scenic, undulating 3M four race series on stony trails and grass paths around the Overton area. Starting from Reindeer Inn opposite Mining Museum at 7.15pm on Thursdays. Chip butties included, proceeds to Royston Animal Rescue. Down the handle, round the pan and back up the handle, this has become a very popular BaHa event over the past few years.

Full results ... - AlfTupper, 2012-06-17

good runs to all at harriers i think they should be chip timeing every time i see benji raceing runner of the year rich benji allways wins by at least a lead ;]- bionicstephen, 2012-06-05

PS, Sorry Lynsey (best lady newcomer of the year) Attwood, your time was 24-03.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-06-01

Twelve Harriers, one pretty lady guest and a dog ran the first leg of this years Reindeer Romp, with a record field of 134 runners. There were five Harriers and one pretty guest running their first ever Romp. Everyone had good runs, but the performance of the night was by Nicola, who missed her PB time by just 3 seconds. Also running well was young Benji Spooner who recorded another new PB. Position and times were: 7, Benji Spooer 17-27pb; 8, Richard Spooner (M) 17-27; 14, Steve Roebuck (V35) 18-03; 18, Bryan Clayton (V45) 18-31 1st Romp; 50, Jerry Fisher (V40) 21-10; 64, Nicola Garrity (LV35) 22-25; 78, Simon Logan (M) 22-57 1st Romp; 79, John Hewitt (V65) 22-58; 84, Joanne PB Birkinshaw (LV45) 23-36 1st Romp; 88, Lynsey Attwood (LV35) 1st Romp; 105, Ian Meade (V60) 26-20; 109, Ian Christopherson (V60) 26-44; 114, Sarah Taylor (Lady) 27-12 1st Romp; 115, Jim Taylor (V55) 27-12 1st Romp.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-06-01

Mon 28th May 2012Club Meeting Orient
 8.30pm in the Shaw Suite All members welcome.
Sun 27th May 2012Sheffield Half Marathon Road
 Undulating city centre Half Marathon taking in many of Sheffield's splendours. New start time of 9am. Part of Yorkshire and South Yorkshire champs. £23 entry attached, £25 U/A. Links and online entries here...

People actually managed PBs in such conditions? Wow! Excellent effort from ALL who ran, well done.- CarlH, 2012-05-29

PS, there were 5,737 finishers.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-05-29

Excellent running by EVERYONE in that heat. Simon Newton 1st local runner home, 3rd in South Yorkshire Championships and 6th in Yorkshire Champiopnships. Stephen Whiteley 2nd Vet 45 in South Yorkshire Championships and 3rd Vet 45 in Yorkshire Championships. Very well done you two. Also an outstanding 7th Team overall, Simon, Stephen, Shaun Swallow and Jerry Fisher. New PB's for Nathan Pallett, exactly 14 minutes faster and Joanne (4x PB's in a week) Birkinshaw, 3 minutes and 15 seconds faster. Only Ian (8x PB's in a week) Meade has a better record!! Well done Joanne. Splendid run's in their first Half Marathons by Adele Kitchen and Clare Bates.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-05-29

Wasn't the SHEFFIELD half a CHAMPIONSHIP decider ! I Missed my GOAL of sub 130 but was much too warm. great race if you could stay the course and not FADE towards the end . Saw my mate DANNY who I've not seen since I was a PREMIER runner in the late 90's WILLED him on with a come on SON . He waved back ! Sorry enough. Well done to everyone who took part it's a decent course well worth an entry next year .- , 2012-05-29

What a contrast the English weather serves up. Last week's Swift Half in chilly conditions and yesterday's Sheffield in crackin't'flags conditions. What is going on? Huge congratulations to all that ran yesterday. Far too warm for me.- toddytyke, 2012-05-28

As the sun rose over the SHEFFIELD half marathon, a record field were UNITED in a desire to do well, whether it took them 90 or 120 minutes or even if the needed some EXTRA time, they hoped the scorching weather wouldn’t mean they paid the PENALTY. It was, even at 8.30 on the walk to the DV Stadium, cracking t’flags, and a daunting 13.1 miles lay ahead around the small town in Barnsley ;-) Restrictions on road closures had been relaxed this year which meant the underpasses on a couple of parts of the course which had previously limited numbers no longer had to be used and it certainly felt busier on arrival at the start. Apparently Steve Davis was taking part this year, which was interesting, although he’d have been disappointed with the 5 minute delay at the start meaning we didn’t start right on cue. Anyway… Yes it was hot, but a good course is Sheffield, with a fair bit of support along the way especially up Eccy Road and it was great to see Jenny & family amongst the crowds giving us a shout. No casualties amongst the 15 Harriers that I know of (and there did look to be a few late on in the race as the beat down) plus a few great performances and even a smattering of PBs! (I know of Jo Birkinshaw & Nathan Pallett – Statto will conform if there are more) Simon Newton led the Orange contingent home in a slightly impressive 1.15, and the scores on the doors are as follows: 12th, Simon Newton M 01:15:37; 70th, Steve Whiteley M45 01:24:38; 374th, Shaun Swallow M40 01:34:47; 728th, Jerry Fisher M40 01:39:16; 759th, David Crossley M 01:39:29; 856th, Gerard Tayeh M40 01:42:37; 1525th, Jo Birkinshaw F45 01:49:24; 1572nd, Nathan Pallett M 01:50:52; 1736th, Steve Kaye M 01:49:19; 2614th, Adele Kitchen F40 01:58:37; 3321st, Ian Christopherson M60 02:06:18; 4500th, Lynsey Attwood F35 02:20:07; 4501st, Stevie Cresswell F 02:20:06; 4503rd, Clare Bates F40 02:20:07; 5174th, Amanda West F45 02:32:06.- Jerzy, 2012-05-28

Not the weather for racing - some cracking runs from the brave BaHa's - big well done to everyone - some great times!- Dave, 2012-05-28

Sun 27th May 2012BUPA London 10K Road
 The Championships will again be incorporated with the Bupa London 10,000 on Sunday 27th May 2012 and will again be part of the Runbritain Grand Prix series. Watch this space for more info...
Sun 27th May 2012Mucky Duck 8.5

We ran this one last year and enjoyed it so much we went back to run it again this year. The race is organised by Driffield Striders and a great job they make of it too. The event is well organised and expertly marshalled. The start was 11:00 so it was quite warm by then but the breeze felt on the more exposed parts of the course seemed to cool off the temperature. The race started outside of Driffield rugby club on the main road. The police closed the road for the start and also stopped traffic on the A614 later on in the race to let the runners cross. A mixture of undulating roads and trails throughout the course kept it interesting. 184 runners took part BH times: Jeff 60:54 (29th overall) Bev 71:53 (95th overall).- slowcoachclark, 2012-05-28

Sat 26th May 2012Dukeries Ultra XC
 30 or 40 mile trail ultra (relay option too). Starting at YHA Sherwood Forest and taking in Creswell Craggs and Clumber Park. First year, low key, well marked slightly undulating route. T shirt or mug to finishers. £25 solo entrants (fee includes parking).
Mon 21st May 2012Trunce - Race 4 BnT Fell
 4 miles / 550ft CS. 18:45 start, Oxpring playing fields next to Waggon & Horses. Enter on the day a bargain £1.20!

Mr Hewitt pulled these together and sent them to me, I am sure he wont mind me adding them - Positions and times of the 31 Harriers were: 2, S Newton (M) 25-41; 12, S Roebuck (M) 27-27; 28, S Whiteley (V45) 28-57; 36, N Johnson (V40) 29-28pb; 46, S Swallow (V40) 30-47; 56, J Lingrell (LV40) 31-29; 59, J Clark (V45) 31-51pb; 75, A Bissell (M) 33-27pb; 79, D Crossley (V35) 33-39; 83, D Baldwin (V40) 33-57; 86, N Pallett (M) 34-01; 94, J Fisher (V40) 34-39pb; 95, D Howes (M) 34-43; 99, S Benson (V40) 35-14; 105, S Burton (L) 35-58pb; 112, J Hewitt (V65) 36-52; 119, N Garrity (LV35) 37-21; 131, J Moss (V50) 38-17; 159, J Birkinshaw (LV45) 41-16pb; 169, S Logan (V55) 41-44; 175, J Taylor (V55) 42-23pb; 182, B Clark (LV40) 43-22; 183, S Cresswell (L) 43-24; 185, N Todd (V45) 43-43; 191, J Richardson (L) 44-26; 192, T Fish (V50) 44-35pb; 193, R Spooner (+ Beano and Benji) (M) 44-37; 222, R Gray (LV45) 54-24; 223, S Gray (LV50) 54-26pb; 224, S Taylor (LV50) 61-43pb; 225, K Gray (LV40) 62-47.- Amz, 2012-06-08

Sun 20th May 2012Chatsworth 10K and Family Fun Run XC
 In aid of Helen's Trust - This 10k race boasts fantastic scenery and a great route through Chatsworth Park in Derbyshire. Starts 9.30am. After an initial hill, the route levels off and follows tracks through woodland and out onto the moor top, before decending back into parkland and the Family Fun Run is a gentle route with equally lovely scenery - both routes have views of the house itself. Loads more event info here...

Fixed - cheers Geoff!- richspooner, 2012-04-09

This race is on the 20th of May (not April) See link.- Animal, 2012-04-08

Sun 20th May 2012Penistone Boundary Race XC
 16 mile race for individuals or teams of three to be held alongside the annual Penistone Boundary Walk. Course marked but not fully marshaled - check route in advance. Entries £10 per individual or £20 per team of 3. Start 10.30am from Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Penistone.

Didn't run this myself but a work colleague did and he highly recommended it in terms of route, marshalling and organisation. A free pint of beer for all and some decent hotel / food prizes for the top three. Worth a look at next year.- barnsleyrunner, 2012-05-22

Sat 19th May 2012White Peak Marathon & Half. Road
 11.00am start. Run over the White Peak Trails around Cromford Meadows following first the Tissington Trail up to Parsley Hay, then the High Peak Trail to Cromford. The half marathon follows the High Peak Trail down from Friden to Cromford.

Better late than never. Jenny broke her own over 40 Cub Record by 7 seconds, well done Jenny. John Broom 1st Vet 40, Jenny Lingrell 1st LV40 and Dawn Broom 1st LV45. Huge PB's by Stevie Cresswell, 10 minutes 42 seconds and Carl Halliday, 11 minutes 45 seconds, faster. Brilliant. Also new PB's for Neil Todd, 4 minutes 14 seconds, David Crossley, 3 minutes 39 seconds and Jenny Lingrell 7 seconds. Well done everyone. No PB's in the full Marathon, but a cracking time and second overall by Richard and yet another sub 4 hour run by First Class over 60 veteran Ian Meade.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-05-24

Cheers John. Yes I was delighted with my time on Saturday – I’d have been happy with 1’23’xx to be honest, so to be back in the 1’21s was great! There were some cracking performances all round though. Jenny and Dawn were 2nd and 3rd Ladies overall, John B was 5th overall and 1st Vet, Dave had an able pacemaker in Steve D and went on to obliterate his PB (and was part of the winning team with me and John), Jerry got very close to a PB despite ‘just having a steady tootle round’, Jo and Antony thoroughly enjoyed it and ran great times, Neil Todd broke 2 hours for the firs time (well done mate!!) finishing just in front of Rachel and Ian C, and Stevie and Carl H both had absolutely storming runs to smash their PBs too (by over 10 minutes I think?) I think that’s everyone, but I’ll have probably missed someone out – if so apologies! Cracking day though and a thoroughly enjoyable race. Really enjoyed it!- Lee, 2012-05-24

Thanks Barnsleyrunner, I thought it was first club prize (as there was no male / female split club prizes). From a personal perspective it was a very pleasant race and one i always enjoy. Conditions were challenging at times, making the times that people ran an even better achievement. There was some Pbs along the way - I am sure more work for statto!- Dave, 2012-05-23

From a personal perspective on the half marathon it was great to be part of the winning male team with two very dedicated and driven runners in Lee and DaveC. The former back to the form he has striven so hard to recapture over the past year and the latter taking big chunks off his pbs following hard training. I'll leave it to others to post about some other excellent performances including pbs and age category club records.- barnsleyrunner, 2012-05-22

Marathon Report: Just the two of us this year on a very cool/cold morning... no bad thing, but some stiff crosswinds and occasional headwinds plus plenty of big puddles to negotiate added to the ambience of this lovely, low key event. Rich Spooner (M) enjoyed it thoroughly with a fantastic run to finish second overall in a brilliant sub3 time of 2.55.44. Just a tad behind him in 99th place was Ian Meade (MV60) just sneaking under the 4 mark in 3.59.58. Reight old school event this, not many spectators en route and because of the numbers running - strangely only 180 completed it this year - it's pretty lonely and desolate, especially on the High Peak. Scenery is great though and there's ample drinks stations along the way. And despite the "Peak" in its title it is only graded as undulating on the ElPres scale. Goody bag was very coordinated this year with a banana, pack of custard creams and a yellow mug to add to my spectrum collection. Some good BaHa support for us at the end (thanks it was worth at least 2 seconds:-) plus the Kimmy crew on the course too. Good do!- ElPresidente, 2012-05-21

A nice change from mass events and really enjoyable. My thanks to Stevie C for allowing me to chase her for some 7 miles and running in with me at the finish. Massive PBs for both of us! A few prizes for the folk in orange so well done all! Def one for next year.- CarlH, 2012-05-20

Provisional results from today are up on Matlock AC website. Great running everybody. :) - Amz, 2012-05-19

Wed 16th May 2012Askern 10K BnT Road
 **NOW IN THE BLACK N TAN** Fast and flat. Online entries now open for this race, although no race details on Askern site as yet would assume it will be the same course as previous years with start and finish at the Askern Miners Welfare Club.

PS, Simon also 1st local runner home and 3rd senior runner overall. John Broom 4th Vet 40. Very well done you two.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-05-20

Simon Newton New Senior Men's Club Record. Brilliant!! 3 seconds faster than Chris Earl's 14 year old record. Also a new PB, 39 seconds faster. Well done young Simon. 10 new PB's. Sarah Burton 10 minutes and 10 seconds faster, wow, Neil Johnson 2 minutes 59 seconds faster, Jerry Fisher 1 minute 21 faster, Joanne PB Birkinshaw 59 seconds faster, Gary Nock 57 seconds faster, David Howes 34 seconds faster, Nicola PB Garrity 21 seconds faster, David Crossley 2 seconds quicker and young Richard Taylor a new PB. Also a new PB and a splendid run by Benji Spooner. Well run everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-05-19

Superb turnout of 31 BaHas for this very pleasant mid-week race, which made a decent BnT substitute for Rothwell. Looks as though those of us who ran Spring marathons are faring well, with loads reporting solid runs, not to mention PBs and even the odd Club Senior Men’s record broken by 3 seconds – very well done Simon! Simon and John B took away good old-fashioned cash prizes at the presentation for their efforts as well, congrats guys. Benben even took on his first 10K race too (it’ll be a tussle for BnT points from me there as I think he crossed the line first)… Anyway, onto results, and of 472 finishers: 5 Simon Newton 33’02; 19 John Broom 35’09; 39 Steve Whiteley 37’08; 45 Lee Smith 37’31; 55 Rich Spooner & Benben 38’04; 57 Steve Darby 38’10; 58 Neil Johnson 38’20; 82 Paul Fordham 39’49; 91 Dave Crossley 40’10; 107 Jerry Fisher 40’45; 115 Shaun Swallow 41’11; 131 Jeff Clark 42’13; 134 Ken Inweregbu 42’21; 146 Dave Howes 42’44; 153 Ant Bissell 43’00; 206 Nathan Pallett 44’57; 249 Nicola Garrity 46’55; 250 Sarah Burton 47’07; 283 Garry Nock (listed as Belper Harriers?) 48’34; 290 Bev Clark 48’49; 292 Lynsey Attwood 48’54; 316 Jo Birkinshaw 50’03; 318 Richard Taylor 50’06; 368 James Taylor 52’35; 389 Ian Meade 53’45; 391 Ian Christopherson 53’51; 446 Rachel Gray 60’17; 461 Sally Gray 65’17; 467 Vicky Nock 66’20; 471 Sue Taylor 72’20; 472 Katy Gray 72’30. - richspooner, 2012-05-18

Entry form link for those who need it. Surcharge of £2 on entry fees for on the day entries so become £10 attached, £12 U/A. - richspooner, 2012-05-16

Online entries no longer being accepted, but entries on the day will be allowed as far as I'm aware. Those entering on the day will not be eligible for prizes though.- richspooner, 2012-05-14

Good decision to make this the BnT replacement for Rothwell, always a good turnout and well organised race. My cheeky ex team mates at Askern have sent me the terrible #1 bib too.- newti.runner, 2012-04-04

Sun 13th May 2012Run Doncaster 10k Road
 A new race for 2012 - flat and fast route that takes in the race course, passing Town Fields and the centre of Doncaster before returning to the racecourse.

Make that three inaccuracies ;-) Well done Justin!- richspooner, 2012-05-16

3 actually - new member Justin Goodyear (not Barnsley AC either!)in a time of 59-48.- RachelN, 2012-05-15

Two BaHas ran at this inaugural race - sounds like a good do on a decent course - just a couple of inaccuracies in the results to improve on next year! Chip results/gun positions, of 701 recorded finishers: 526 Amanda West (not Amanda Weston from Barnsley AC!) 1:02'02; 527 Jamie Richardson (not male or from Barnsley AC!) 1:01'52. Well done you both - hope you enjoyed it! Doncaster 10k 2012 - richspooner, 2012-05-15

Sun 13th May 2012Cheshire Oaks Chester Half Marathon Road
 Fast, traffic-free course. Full details including online entries here...
Sun 13th May 20127 Marathons in 7 Days
 As it says, 7 marathons in 7 days! I'm doing this for 2 charities: the MS Society and the Barnsley Independent Alzheimer's and Dementia Support group (BIADS). Pauline
Wed 9th May 2012South Yorkshire Road League Race 4 - Pickburn Arms, Brodsworth Road
 Parking at the Garden Centre. 7pm start.

Final team standings have now been published for this year’s Road League series. Our Senior Men finished in 6th place of 6 teams, with our counters Rich Spooner, Lee Smith, Dave Howes and Nathan Pallett running in 131’13, leading to 521’52 overall over the four races. In fifth place was Rotherham Harriers in 123’31/total 515’14; fourth Steel City Striders 131’13/512’17; third Totley 125’17/506’53; second Askern 121’36/495’33 and first place was Kimberworth Striders in 119’27/468’42. Our Vet Men finished in 6th place of 12 teams with the last race counters Neil Johnson, Steve Whiteley, Andy Pearson and Derrick Baldwin finishing in 131’39, leading to 509’14 for the series. Barnsley AC were in fifth place with 125’28/total 502’12; fourth Sheffield RC 124’56/502’00; third Steel City Striders 123’54/498’00; second Doncaster 117’59/477’12 and first place was Rotherham with 116’32/473’09. Our Ladies finished in 5th place of 10 teams, with our final counters Nicola Garrity, Jo Birkinshaw and Sarah Burton running in 121’17 to give the team an overall time of 446’07. In fourth place here were Rotherham with 103’03/total 426’09; third Barnsley AC in 97’06/402’26; second Totley 99’08/399’21 and in first place were Kimberworth Striders with 95’53/394’46. It’s been a tough series all round this year, so I’m delighted that we’ve managed to field teams across all categories – so many other clubs have dropped off the leaderboard as we’ve gone through the races due to insufficient counters. Well done again guys – top running!- richspooner, 2012-05-15

a big thankyou again for our member of the year amy looking after keys coats dogs ps congrat to neil for a good run ;]- bionicstephen, 2012-05-11

Cumulative individual placings – 11 BaHas ran at all four Road Leagues, and your positions relative to others in your age group were as follows: Rachel Gray - 7th LV45; Sarah Burton - 13th Lady; Stevie Cresswell – 16th Lady; Steve Whiteley – 5th V45; Garry Nock – 13th V45; John Moss – 14th V50; James Taylor – 10th V55; Richard Taylor – 5th V60; John Hewitt - 4th V65; Nathan Pallett – 21st Senior Man; Frazer Sugden – 25th Senior Man. Great commitment – well done everyone!- richspooner, 2012-05-11

Wet Wednesday evenings have become standard Road League fare after the conditions at Silkstone Common and Low Bradfield, and this week's failed to please either! Torrential rain throughout - so well done all who braved it, great efforts. This course was the same as last year's, with an additional loop added on at the top of the muckstack to bring it up to 5 miles. The first 3 or so miles were pretty OK as road loops around the Pickburn Arms, but the trail paths up to the top were a little like running through a 2 mile soggy sandpit - nice! Good turnout again especially considering the weather, with individual results as follows, of 257 finishers: 17 Rich Spooner 29'02; 42 Neil Johnson 31'06; 47 Steve Whiteley 31'17; 50 Lee Smith 31'29; 61 Andy Pearson 32'04; 116 David Howes 35'10; 123 Nathan Pallett 35'32; 141 Frazer Sugden 36'46; 147 Derrick Baldwin 37'12; 179 John Hewitt 38'58; 184 Nicola Garrity 39'07; 199 Garry Nock 40'09; 200 John Moss 40'22; 203 Jo Birkinshaw 40'53; 204 Richard Taylor 40'59; 208 Sarah Burton 41'15; 227 James Taylor 43'34; 231 Ian Christopherson 43'58; 235 Stevie Cresswell 44'43; 253 Rachel Gray 49'56; 257 Sue Taylor 58'59. Well done all - and hope you've managed to clean up by now! Final team standings to follow when published...- richspooner, 2012-05-11

Info from Keith Binney: Parking is at Markham Grange Nursery about 400 yards past Pickburn. The code for the nursery is DN5 7XB for Sat Nav users. The nursery car park will close at 9pm, there are toilets there. If any of your runners are stopping after the race, please tell them to move their cars down to the pub. I am hoping for better weather and they are doing food after the race. I hope that Up and Running can attend with their stall for winners to use their vouchers, again if not wet. One last plea, move away from the finish area and don't shout for runners near the officials... they need to hear the numbers called out. Help would be great if not running... any takers let me know. Keith- richspooner, 2012-05-04

Tue 8th May 2012Burbage Skyline Fell Race BnT Fell
 5.80 miles/1,200 feet of climbing. Race HQ at the Fox House Inn. £3 entry (before 1st May). £5 entry on day. Race starts at 7:30pm

Video here with a few orange vests in action ... - AlfTupper, 2012-05-15

You should run round the mud and bogs like me and stay clean. Takes a bit longer, but well worth it. Got a lot muddier on Wednesday night and that was a road league race!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-05-11

60 quid for a pair of Green Flash? You need to go to Sportsdirect ;-) It is a true classic fell with a bit of everything (excepting tarmacadam of course). Everyone, including newies seemed to enjoy it - the views are spectacular on much of the course. Hope no one noticed my peatbog ingrained feet in the sauna though...- ElPresidente, 2012-05-11

It was indeed a cracking event Shaun and I enjoyed myself for the second year running - a fact which I do find a little bit worrying :) I did cross the stream both times with my fell-running war cry of "60 quid a pair?!!", and I still haven't got my feet clean from the bog-monsters. Couldn't help it though, I did still smile when I got back on to the "runny" bit in the last mile. Great stuff. Still-a-bit-tarmac-Jerzy.- Jerzy, 2012-05-11

I'm amazed our presence and disappearance before the race started has caused such interest...- Dawn, 2012-05-11

We didn't run away. We only came to watch and never had any intention of hopping and jumping in bogs:-) Due to some bad news on the way decided not to hang about. The competition didn't scare us!- Dawn, 2012-05-11

A fantastic effort from everybody taking part in what is a tough race over a boggy course. The race from the start to the first stream crossing must have looked like the wilder beast migration and I'm sure there were crocs in the stream. It would have been 19 starters but for some reason Dawn and John did a moonlight flit before the start, I'm sure the competition for black and tan points couldn't have scared them off. Arr the beauty of an all round challenge.- clarko, 2012-05-10

Yep, great race. (no, really!) :o)- Jerzy, 2012-05-09

What great photos! Well done all :-)- richspooner, 2012-05-09

Some photos here too ... - AlfTupper, 2012-05-09

17 harriers at the race last night, think everyone enjoyed it, I certainly did :-) 59 Steve Roebuck 00:47:18 M; 113 Stephen Whiteley 00:50:38 MV40; 141 Paul Fordham 00:52:21 MV40; 163 Neil Johnson 00:53:54 MV40; 183 Shaun Clarkson 00:54:52 MV40; 211 Nathan Pallett 00:56:10 M; 240 Fraser Sugden 00:58:43 M; 252 David Crossley 00:59:45 M; 267 Anthony Bissel 01:01:42 M; 291 Jerry Fisher 01:02:20 MV40; 306 Sarah Burton 01:03:30 L; 317 john Hewitt 01:03:48 MV60; 344 Nicola Garrity 01:06:20 L; 369 Jo Birkinshaw 01:12:10 LV40; 371 Ian Meade 01:12:25 MV60; 376 Jamie Richardson 01:12:38 M; 377 Tim Fish 01:12:39 MV50. Full Results here ... - AlfTupper, 2012-05-09

The start is here: Fox House Inn Hathersage Road, Longshaw, Sheffield, S11 7TY- Jerzy, 2012-05-04

Hope this good weather keeps up should make for an interesting race.- clarko, 2012-05-01

It is just like the second half of the Pickburn road league- clarko, 2012-04-26

Ankle breaking stuff from what I remember...;-)- Dawn, 2012-04-25

A very runnable course with some good climbs to contend with. Don't go off too fast and enjoy the last mile or so which is downhill (not steep and very runnable) all the way to the finish. It gets busy and parking gets tight.- clarko, 2012-04-17


Indeed it is. This on the RH website...Sadly after great consideration we have reluctantly been forced to cancel the Rothwell 10k this year. With outgoing costs quoted all increasing, entry numbers dwindling, and the loss of our sponsor, and despite robust efforts, no replacement found, we were in the end left with little choice. All entries made so far will receive our apologies and a full refund... Such a shame when a club organised, well-established road race goes to the wall:(- barnsleyrunner, 2012-04-05

Just checking, AlfTupper's post was made on 1st April...??- barnsleyrunner, 2012-04-05

This is a real shame, can't understand lack of entries bit as this race is always oversubscribed before raceday.? I hope that this is just a one year cancellation and not another great race that will vanish to the history books.- newti.runner, 2012-04-04

RACE CANCELLED! "All entries made so far will receive apologies and a full refund." - AlfTupper, 2012-04-01

I've just entered online for this. It's gone through so I'm hoping that's because they still have places.- Lesley, 2012-03-29

We've entered too Simon and yes it's a good course and does fill fast.- Dawn, 2012-03-24

Online Entry here: - Jerzy, 2012-01-30

On line entries now open got mine in, this race normally fills quick.- newti.runner, 2012-01-24

Sun 6th May 2012North Lincolnshire Olympic Year Half Marathon (plus fun run) Road
 Brand new event for 2012. Sounds like a fast course with PB potential so could be a target race for those not April marathoning. 9am start. More details and online entries here...
Sun 6th May 2012Keswick Half Marathon Road
 Road Race

Good effort you both, well done!- richspooner, 2012-05-09

A testing run in the Lake district around Derwent Water starting and finishing in Keswick. A cold start with lashings of rain. The race began at 11.30am, a 20 minute walk from the carpark. (a £2 charge but we left the car there all day afterwards) Having left the car after Bev I felt a bit like Donald Sutherland in the film “Don’t look Back” as I hurried to catch up with her, I spied her in the distance but kept losing her, as the walk route went behind houses, corners and along trails twisting and turning I could just spy her red hooded cape intermittently as I dodged past others making their way. I caught up with her at last; I knew those waterproof poncho’s from the Paris Marathon would come in handy and they did keep us both drier and warmer before the race began, though we received a few funny looks! The race route first wound its way up out from Portinscale through Swinside, Stair, (aptly named) and Newlands areas, some parts being very steep both up and down, before doubling back towards Stair and then down the valley towards Derwent Water. We then followed the valley edge, the water on our left though not always visible, through Manesty to Borrowdale, the southernly most point where we began our return journey along the eastern shore back towards Keswick. This was along an undulating road with more traffic but much less gradiant, thankfully. The final mile took us back into the town and to the finish in the Rugby Club grounds. Apples, biscuits, water and energy drinks but no prize, unless you wanted to buy a commemorative slate coaster at £5. Thankfully the rain had soon eased and the temperature warmed up so as to be relatively good conditions. Drinks stations were plentiful and marshals supportive throughout. Not expecting a fast time but we both felt pleased: Jeff 93rd - 1.36.29, Bev 280th - 1.53.11 with 500 finishers.- RoystonRacer, 2012-05-08

Sat 5th May 2012Wiggle Run 10k XC
 This is held at Catton Park near Derby by the same people that organise the Thunder Run. The running events are Saturday morning; funnily enough the course is one lap of the 10k Thunder Run. They also run a K9 event if you fancy taking your dog(s) round the course! £16 entry fee includes weekend camping. On Sunday there is a six hour cycle event if any of you fancy something different (separate entry). See link for more...
Wed 2nd May 2012Spencer's Dash Road
 Series of six 3.7 mile road races. 7pm from the Spencer's Arms, Barugh Green with Parking, entries and changing at the WMC just across the road.
Mon 30th Apr 2012Trunce #3 Fell
 4 miles / 550ft CS. 18:45 start, Oxspring playing fields next to Waggon & Horses. £1.20 Entry on the day

Well run everyone in those conditions. Just the one PB, Jamie Richardson third leg running!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-05-02

There you go missing all the fun, your right about the photo's everybody looks so happy.- clarko, 2012-05-02

Wish I'd come along now, looks like it was a right laugh! :-) - AlfTupper, 2012-05-02

thanks shaun lol what a wet race ;]- , 2012-05-01

With the recent good weather it made for a very interesting race night. The water level in the river had dropped during the day to a sociable groin level, no sign of the stepping stones just a safety rope. The out and back track was suitably flooded with perfumed water and the rest of the course was covered in mud. All of this made for a slower course than the first couple of races this year. Steve Roebuck led the harriers home closely followed by Steve Whitely, well done to the both and all the brave Harriers who took up the challenge, conditions don't get much worse honest.- clarko, 2012-05-01

Sun 29th Apr 2012(The first) Milton Keynes Marathon Road
 26.2 round the land of concrete cows & roundabouts.
Sun 29th Apr 2012Greater Manchester Marathon Road
 After a 10 year absence the Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford brings the ultimate running challenge back to Manchester. Thousands of runners will take to the streets to achieve their personal dream. The 26mile 385yard course will take in some key landmarks and beautiful countryside around the borough of Trafford. 9am start.

PPPPs Thats a new PB for Lynsey of 3 minutes and 50 seconds then. Gets better every day!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-05-01

PPPS. The even better news is these were their gun times! Lynsey's chip time was 3:48'37 (securing her a well deserved GFA place for London!) and Lisa's was 4:04'47!- richspooner, 2012-05-01

PPS, Lynsey Attwood 3-50-22pb, Lisa Steers 4-06-32. Splendid.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-04-30

PS, Thats Lynsey Attwood and Lisa Steers.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-04-30

Good running by Lynsey and Lisa. New PB by Lynsey, 2 minutes and 05 seconds faster, while Lisa was just outside her PB. Well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-04-30

Some info on the ladies splits and finsih times in the Forum. :)- Amz, 2012-04-29

Sat 28th Apr 20123 Peaks Race Fell
 10am. 24 mile Über-cross-country with a vertical mile of ascent. Starting and finishing at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire.

Great write-up Paul. I'm very glad that I kept my shoe on my foot when I got pulled out of the bog at the bast of Whernside! So, who's joining us next year, I'd really recommend it!- Pauline, 2012-05-02

Impressive stuff you two!- richspooner, 2012-05-01

Nice one Paul (and Pauline :) Fancied this one myself but it always drops on when I'm up some slightly higher peaks :)- Jerzy, 2012-04-30

Two harriers, Pauline G and Paul F took on the “Marathon with Mountains”. After weeks of heavy rain the conditions underfoot were very wet - great fun. Thankfully the clouds shrouding Pen-y-ghent cleared and the rain stopped just before the off, only for it to be shortly replaced by hail at the top of P-y-g. It stayed dry from then on, although there were harsh winds around the course and a marked difference in temp between the relatively warm valleys and the cold peaks, it being particularly cold at the summit of Whernside. Birthday girl Pauline had a great run to complete the course in 4:07 finishing 14th lady and 191st overall (out of 745 starters / 641 finishers) despite a close encounter with the waist-deep, (wo)man-eating, bog-monster of Whernside! I was out for a little longer, enjoying the views and taking it easy up the climbs (eg 28 mins for the last mile up Whernside), finishing in a rather leisurely 4:35 for 367th place. But I was delighted just to make the distance on only 10 weeks of training after Achilles troubles last year, and rather enjoyed moving through the field and finishing strongly after leaving PYG in 528th place. This is a fantastic race, a true classic, and I would recommend anyone capable of qualifying and meeting the strict cut-off times to give it a go sometime. Full results (inc split times & positions)here ... - AlfTupper, 2012-04-30

Wed 25th Apr 2012South Yorkshire Road League Race 3 - Low Bradfield BnT Road
 The same course as last year but the start and finish area slightly changed. 7pm start.

Well run everyone. Pauline Griffin 3rd lady overall but 2nd Senior lady. John Broom 3rd Vet 40. Stephen Whiteley 4th Vet 45. Three new PB's. Anthony Bissell 1 minute 12 seconds faster, young Richard Taylor 31 seconds faster and Nathan Pallett 3 seconds faster. A PB at every leg for Nathan.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-04-30

Team standings update: we’ve retained our placings in the Vet Men and Ladies categories, but our Senior Men have dropped two positions. Our Senior Men counters (Rich Spooner, Ant Bissell, Nathan Pallett, Dave Crossley) finished in 6th place of 8 teams with 138’11 (/combined time for the three races to date 390’39), behind 5th place Penistone (135’19/387’02), 4th Totley (124’41/381’36), 3rd Steel City (124’20/381’16), 2nd Askern (123’27/373’57) and first place Kimberworth (119’23/359’15), so we’re close to a few teams overall but around 30 minutes behind the leaders. Our Vet Men counters John Broom, Steve Whiteley, Simon Roberts and Neil Johnson finished in 6th place of 12 teams in a time of 122’03 (/cumulative 377’35), behind 5th Sheffield RC (125’33/377’04), 4th Barnsley AC (127’14/376’44), 3rd Steel City (131’58/374’06), 2nd Doncaster (119’07/359’13) and first place Rotherham (118’40/356’37) – again, close to some teams and just over 20 minutes behind Rotherham in first. Lastly our female counters Pauline Griffin, Sarah Burton and Bev Clark finished in 5th position of 11 teams in a time of 108’38 (/cumulative 324’50), behind 4th Rotherham (107’41/323’26), 3rd Barnsley AC (101’23/305’20), 2nd Totley (100’53/300’13) and first place Kimberworth (102’42/298’53) – here we’re closest to Rotherham by just over a minute but the top third teams are over 20 minutes ahead. The final race in this series is in just two weeks at Brodsworth – I hope you’ve all enjoyed it so far! Let’s have as many out as we can for the last one and see what we can do...- richspooner, 2012-04-29

We had a wet ‘n’ windy welcome to Low Bradfield for the third in this year’s Road League series. Of all the courses in the 2012 Road League, this is probably the quickest – though the conditions didn’t really help make it feel like it with heavy rain and some road flooding! Onto the individual results and we had 28 BaHa runners out for this, one of our BnT/League races – not bad just 3 days after the London Marathon and with a couple more marathons happening this weekend. Of 273 recorded finishers: 17 John Broom 29’16; 21 Steve Whiteley 29’38; 39 Rich Spooner 31’09; 40 Simon Roberts 31’16; 55 Neil Johnson 31’53; 64 Pauline Griffin 32’19; 69 Paul Fordham 32’40; 101 Shaun Swallow 34’19; 106 Jeff Clark 34’40; 122 Anthony Bissell 35’24; 131 Nathan Pallett 35’39; 134 Dave Crossley 35’59; 138 Kevin Wood 36’15; 145 Simon Logan 36’31; 158 Sean Benson 37’15; 168 Fraser Sugden 38’01; 172 Sarah Burton 38’06; 177 Bev Clark 38’13; 179 John Hewitt 38’21; 199 Nicola Garrity 39’34; 204 Derrick Baldwin 40’07; 208 Garry Nock 40’37; 215 Richard Taylor 41’22; 227 John Moss 42’14; 243 Stevie Cresswell 44’14; 255 James Taylor 47’01; 262 Rachel Gray 50’00; 273 Sue Taylor 1:01’25. Well done everyone! Team positions to follow once released...- richspooner, 2012-04-29

John that is your problem then you should have worn water skis rather than shoes!- slowcoachclark, 2012-04-27

How come all the marathon runners that run last night beat me by a mile, and i have been resting. Also my shoe's were much wetter than when i do the trunce!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-04-26

Great turnout last night despite the dismal weather and fog - well done to those who took part. Results will be posted up as soon as they're confirmed!- richspooner, 2012-04-26

More fixtures info here: - richspooner, 2012-04-25

Sun 22nd Apr 2012Virgin London Marathon Road
 It's the biggie! For more info, click here...

See Runpix link attached for a whole host of race breakdown stats, including how many runners you passed/passed you in the last 7k! - richspooner, 2012-05-04

Fantastic running by everyone today. Out of the 15 Harriers, Three new Club Records, Eight new PB's and Two First Time PB's. Brilliant!! Simon Newton just 55 seconds off Mick Hodgkinson's 1995 Overall Club Record. Steve Darby New Over 45 Club Record, 16 minutes and 10 seconds off Geoff Hayes 1995 Club Record. Jenny Lingrell New Ladies Overall Club Record by 3 minutes and 30 seconds, New Ladies Over 40 Club Record by 18 minutes and 12 seconds and New PB by 12 minutes and 59 seconds, splendid. New PB's Simon Newton ?, Steve Darby ?, Jenny Lingrell 12 minutes and 59 seconds, Joanne Moorwood 8 minutes and 05 seconds, Neil Johnson 6 minutes and 40 seconds, David Crossley 5 minutes and 06 seconds, Gerrard Tayeh 4 minutes and 19 seconds, and David Howes 2 minutes and 24 seconds. Also well done to Joanne PB Birkinshaw and Andrea PB Morris, excellent times at your first ever marathons. Once again, very well done everyone.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-04-22

I will leave writing up the results and a report to somebody who actually went down to London this weekend, but if you log onto the Forum you can see lots of screen shots and lists of numbers, there you can follow how everybody got on and their final times. Well Done all! :)- Amz, 2012-04-22

good luck everyone , hope you all have a good day.- derrick, 2012-04-20

good luck to all at harriers who are running sundays race hope all your training pays off and you all gets your pbs steve and sarah ;]]- bionicstephen, 2012-04-18

Sun 22nd Apr 2012Lord Mayor's 10k, Sheffield
 unofficial reslts steve whiteley 38 mins 10 secs no pb lol one of my best mates in club nathan pallett big pb by over 3 mins 44 mins 46 secs and third harrier home was kevin wood 44 mins 54 secs anouther big pb for kev good run lads only us 3 i think if i didnt spot any others sorry if there were any other harriers ;]

Two more new PB's, Nathan 3 minutes and 04 seconds faster and Kevin 2 minutes and 27 seconds faster. Well done keep it up.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-04-24

- absolutelyaverage, 2012-04-24

Well run you three!- richspooner, 2012-04-23

Sat 21st Apr 2012An Evening with Carl Thackery Orient
 At Clowne Community Centre, Recreation Close, Clowne. Cost £1.00 at the door with free raffle. Carl Thackery, one of Britain's most successful road runners of the 1980s and 90s, will be talking about his running career. A member of Sheffield's “Hallamshire Harriers Running Club”, he finished 3rd in the IAAF World half marathon championship in 1992. He also set and still holds the British records over 15k, 20k and the Hour record of 20,855 metres. Confirm your place with Andy Ward on 07926 847767 or by email andrewward2 [@]

The name Ron Hill springs to mind. Never found him reluctant to talk about anything running related:-).- barnsleyrunner, 2012-04-16

Anyone in mind John?- richspooner, 2012-04-09

Shame this is same weekend a lot of folk are down in London for marathon weekend. Great idea though. Maybe something BH could think about organising?- barnsleyrunner, 2012-04-05

Thu 19th Apr 2012Hartcliff Hill Fell Race Fell
 4K/150m climb. 7.30pm start. Start at Langsett Barn, Langsett.

Two Harriers ran at this one, in the wettest conditions the race has ever known! 11 Steve Roebuck 18'56; 29 Shaun Clarkson 21'53. Well done chaps!- richspooner, 2012-04-27

This is a tough little race starting on the long climb from the Barnsley Boundary path on the old railway line in Langsett going straight up over fields to Hartcliffe Hill. Once there you can then enjoy the rest of the race its all flat and downhill.- clarko, 2012-04-17

Mon 16th Apr 2012Trunce #2 Fell
 4 miles / 550ft CS. 18:45 start, Oxspring playing fields next to Waggon & Horses. £1.20 Entry on the day

Slightly more wintry conditions for the second race this year. A good turn out of Harriers so well done to everybody.- clarko, 2012-04-17

Sun 15th Apr 2012Wakefield Hospice 10k City Road Race Road
 9.00AM Start

Nice running Darren. New PB by 19 seconds after being out injured for nearly a year. Steady on!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-04-17

Nice running all - and well done Darren on the new PB! Full results here for info: - richspooner, 2012-04-15

Six Harriers out in Wakefield this morning - 5 running and Geoff Hayes for some welcome support too. Racing conditions were sunny, crisp(cold) and whichever way you seemed to run the undulating/rolling course the wind was always in your face. A congested start led to a slow first km or so until runners spread out and those who had finished waving to their friends or chatting got on with some running!! The 1k drag from 4-5 seemed to go on forever before the turnaround point at the usual arrangement of cones. Of 1124 finishers chip time results as follows (pos/name/cat/chip time): 126 Darren Starkey,MV40, 41.51(PB); 171 Ken Inweregbu, MV45, 42.43; 306 John Hewitt, MV65, 47.35; 467 Nicola Garrity,F35, 49.31; 633 Ian Christopherson, MV60, 53.34. Well run everyone.- , 2012-04-15

Sun 15th Apr 2012Newham Classic 10K Road
 Newham Classic 10K aims to be known as the most eye catching enjoyable 10k run in the UK. It provide a healthy pathway to an energetic young and old population of east London. Find out more here...
Sun 15th Apr 2012Lochaber Marathon Road
 Out and back course lochside with views of Ben Nevis.

Well done Bev and Jeff. It seems to be a theme this April of marathons changing courses and not getting them remeasured! I'd prefer a bit long to a bit short like Hull as at least the results stand! It's on PO10 at a certified course, so they must have had it remeasured:-) Well done on your times. One I've thought of but distance (not race, but travel) put me off.- Dawn, 2012-04-18

Great stuff guys. Cracking run Bev!- Jerzy, 2012-04-18

Well done you two - above and beyond the distance too! Good ultra training for TR24 I'd say...- richspooner, 2012-04-17

One of the reasons we entered this marathon was the race description from the organisers Lochaber AC website, ‘the course is accurately measured and considered a fast, flat route; good for securing a PB.’ That and the race had really good reviews from others that had run it before. This was the 29th year of this marathon. The course was out and back along the road at the side of Loch Eil and Loch Linnhe which is also open to traffic during the race which made it additionally challenging. I didn’t think the mile markers were positioned correctly as my GPS was reading above the marked distance. At the end my GPS had clocked 26.41 miles as had many others noted afterwards on various running forums the race was .2 miles over the marathon distance! This year the start and finish had been changed from a field to the road. I guess the course had not been re-measured and hence the additional distance. The organisers have now admitted on their website that their marathon was longer than 26 miles and 385 yards and all marathons are in fact longer than this to take into account for any slight counting error! Does this qualify the Clarks now as ultra-runners? The event is hand timed so an accurate finishing time was never on the cards but the longer than expected course made it all the more frustrating as my time would have been a PB had the course been measured correctly. Bev 3:42:57 (6th in age group) 183rd overall, Jeff 3:48:30 208th overall out of 415 finishers.- slowcoachclark, 2012-04-17

Wed 11th Apr 2012South Yorkshire Road League Race 2 - Silkstone Common Road
 The first BaHa Road League! 7pm start. HQ is Chilli Lodge/Equestrian Centre, just outside Silkstone Common. Postcode S75 4RD - ample car parking in the main entrance car park to the left. **No parking on the main road**

Full results now available here ... - AlfTupper, 2012-04-26

On the team standings, we’re currently sitting as follows... Our male Seniors are in fourth place overall of 9 teams, with the latest counters (Simon Newton, Lee Smith, Dave Crossley, Nathan Pallett) finishing in 130’40 (/cumulative team time from Races 1 and 2 - 252’28), behind third place Penistone (127’59/251’43), Askern (124’44/250’30) in second and Kimberworth Striders first (118’48/235’56). BaHa’s Vet Men are sixth place overall of 14 teams with our counters Steve Whiteley, Simon Roberts, Andy Pearson and Shaun Swallow completing in 132’25 (/cumulative team time from Races 1 and 2 255’32), behind fifth place Sheffield RC (128’06/251’31), fourth Barnsley AC (130’00/249’30), third Steel City (124’27/242’08), second Doncaster (122’08/240’06) and first Rotherham Harriers (121’11/237’57). Finally, our Ladies are fifth placed of 13 teams, with our counters Pauline Griffin, Amanda Stanton and Lesley Latchem finishing in 110’10 (/cumulative team time from Races 1 and 2 216’12) behind fourth place Rotherham (110’58/215’55), third Barnsley AC (95’43/203’56), second Totley (101’10/199’20) and first Kimberworth Striders (100’57/196’10). Still very close across team times, so much could still change over our last two races!- richspooner, 2012-04-18

An impressive 27 BaHas ran at this one – a figure made all the more impressive by the similar number carrying out marshalling and support duties! A tough little course this one, with big climbs at both start and finish. In terms of individual runs, performances as follows – of 330 finishers: 10 Simon Newton 28’50; 31 Steve Whiteley 30’56; 39 Lee Smith 31’25; 53 Simon Roberts 32’06; 69 Pauline Griffin 32’56; 83 Andy Pearson 33’27; 109 Dave Crossley 34’43; 133 Nathan Pallett 35’42; 142 Shaun Swallow 35’56; 152 Kevin Wood 36’31; 175 Amanda Stanton 37’38; 179 Dave Howes 37’49; 183 Frazer Sugden 38’06; 199 Sean Benson 38’47; 213 John Hewitt 39’26; 218 Lesley Latchem 39’36; 223 Sarah Burton 39’52; 249 Jo Birkinshaw 41’25; 250 Nicola Garrity 41’26; 256 Garry Nock 41’46; 261 John Moss 42’12; 272 Richard Taylor 42’53; 302 Stevie Cresswell 45’56; 303 Andrea Morris 46’08; 312 James Taylor 46’52; 317 Mel Sanders 48’58; 324 Rachel Gray 52’25. Well done everyone!- richspooner, 2012-04-18

Just to amplify Rich's comments, a credit to us as a Club, all contributions last night much appreciated. Great work!- ElPresidente, 2012-04-12

A big, big thank you to everyone involved in this evening's new Road League. Whether you ran, marshaled or simply stood out in the rain and hail to support, you all helped us deliver a successful, well organised and extremely well turned out event - we couldn't have done it without your help. Positive feedback doing the rounds already too, both in person and online. Next year we'll book better weather though ;-)- richspooner, 2012-04-11

Sun 8th Apr 2012Hull Marathon Road
 A predominantly flat route starting in the city centre and running out towards the Humber Bridge before returning to the centre. Cuts out the hassle, stress and expense of London!

Superb runs - job well done- Darren, 2012-04-14

PS. Dawn also broke HER OWN Club Records and now FIRST LADY, gets even better.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-04-09

Both performances were right out of the top drawer. Race preparation and race plans on the day were executed to perfection but the most impressive element for me was the sheer level of focus and determination maintained throughout a race that for long stretches was run in a non-race atmosphere. An example for the rest of us to try to emulate...- parkrunfan, 2012-04-09

Thanks AA! Some folk will be aware that there has been a problem with this race in that they sent 5 runners the wrong way, including the woman credited with first who was around 4 mins down on Dawn at 20 miles yet apparently finished 12 mins in front of her! Therefore Dawn was first lady. Yes a very interesting couple of days. Big thanks to Steve Darby for his on-course support throughout the day (although I think he really enjoyed the drama of the race issues). I was so proud to have run so well in my home town and would also like to thank Simon N, Rich, Lee, Dave C, Steve D for their company and mutual friendship and support during the long hard winter miles, and others who joined us for some of the training runs. Over to you now fellers for VLM:-).- barnsleyrunner, 2012-04-09

Fantastic performances by John and Dawn Broom!! Two new PB's and three new club records. John 4th overall and 2nd Vet 40 in 2-42-38. New personal best and broke his own over 40 Club Record by 3 minutes and 12 seconds. Dawn 45th overall, 2nd Lady and 1st Veteran and 1st LV45 in 3-08-51. New personal best, new LV45 Club Record and new Ladies Overall Club Record by 1 minute and 58 seconds. Very well done you two!!- absolutelyaverage, 2012-04-09

The route is now up on the website. It takes in all the major landmarks in Hull...- barnsleyrunner, 2011-11-23

Fast flat pb course. John and Dawn doing this one:-)- barnsleyrunner, 2011-09-30

Sun 8th Apr 2012Northampton Running Festival XC
 Selection of 10K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon multi-lap events held in the picturesque grounds of Delapre Abbey.

Well done young Thom, brilliant run.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-04-10

Great stuff!! Well done Thom - a very impressive debut Marathon, and well-paced too by the sounds. Good work!- Lee, 2012-04-09

New member Thom Norman has obviously taken to life as a BaHa with relative ease - since he plumped for the full marathon of the options available! He ran 12 off-road laps with his last being the quickest too, impressive stuff. The breakdown on the link that follows shows his splits. Total time 3:55'25, 34th of 68 finishers. Well done Thom! - richspooner, 2012-04-09

Fri 6th Apr 2012Salford 10K Road
 Fast, flat two-lapper 10K around Manchester's urban districts. Starts 10am. Nice way to kick off the Bank Holiday weekend! £10 entry, £12 U/A. More info and online entry here...

Well done gents!- , 2012-04-14

Pix here... - richspooner, 2012-04-10

Good runs from everyone. Two new PB's, Richard 1 minute and 6 seconds faster and David Crossley 1 minute and 10 seconds faster. Well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-04-07

ace day with some ace mates ;]- bionicstephen, 2012-04-06

Five Bank Holiday BaHas ventured over to Salford for this highly recommended two lapper 10K, and I don't think any of us came away disappointed. A well organised and fair course, not 'too' flat which allowed for a couple of welcome descents. Big PB for me by over a minute, a good return to form from Lee, and impressive runs from Steve and the two Daves. Of 533 finishers: 52 Rich Spooner 34'41; 99 Lee Smith 36'48; 111 Steve Whiteley 37'24; 163 Dave Crossley 40'12; 283 Dave Howes 44'56. Great runs chaps, well done! - richspooner, 2012-04-06

This really is a top race. Going over to watch a few of our athletes shooting for fast times.- barnsleyrunner, 2012-04-05

Fri 6th Apr 2012Maidenhead Easter 10 Road
 A 10 miler in Maidenhead at Easter - not a surprise given the name of the race.

Fantastic run Simon, second fastest time ever by a Harrier!! New PB by 1 minute and 11 seconds. Only the second Harrier ever to break the 55 minute mark. Very well done.- absolutelyaverage, 2012-04-10

Forgot to put the time! 54'42 for info. Reasonable effort I suppose- Lee, 2012-04-09

Just the one Harrier for this. Simon Newton had a cracking run to smash his PB, and get within 12 seconds of the Club Record (which has stood for 12 years). Simon finished in 13th position (not unlucky for him!) Cracking run - glad to see all my tips are starting to pay off...... - Lee, 2012-04-09

Wed 4th Apr 2012Spencer's Dash Road
 Series of six 3.7 mile road races. 7pm from the Spencer's Arms, Barugh Green with Parking, entries and changing at the WMC just across the road.

Well done everyone. PRF - slowly chipping away towards that sub 20...:-)- barnsleyrunner, 2012-04-05

Four BaHas turned out for the first race of six in the series on a very chilly night at Barugh Green. All scored well in terms of the overall series: 5th Steve Darby 22:16 (1st vet/29 points), 8th Stephen Whiteley 22:44 (2nd vet/28 points) and 9th Simon Roberts 23:12 (3rd vet/17 points. In the ladies race, Sarah Burton came 6th (42nd overall) with 29:43. Good efforts all round in conditions made tougher by the icy air.- parkrunfan, 2012-04-05

Sun 1st Apr 2012Derby 10K Road
 Road Race and Corporate Team Challenge

The company I work for entered 3 teams, a minimum of 4 people from each counting towards the team event , the lowest scoring time winning. Bev joined out team of 4 replacing a colleague who dropped out due to injury. The course was relatively flat but with many twists and turns as it worked its way through Derby town centre and then along the riverbank. Over 600 competed in the team event with over 5000 in total. A well organised and marshalled course with lots of support and finished in the Pride Park football stadium. A technical t-shirt and goody bag, along with chocolate bars, bananas, lip balm and shower gel! The team event Sponsored by Cooper Parry allowed us into the Pedigree Spectators lounge with refreshments both before and after the event. Jeff 42.15, Bev 47.53. Our team came 19th out of 71.- RoystonRacer, 2012-04-02

Sat 31st Mar 2012Silkstone Shuffle - Race 1 XC
 Our own Barnsley Harriers Trail Race Series. 4 and a half miles of trails, stony tracks and grassy paths, plus a little bit of road. Start at Silkstone Sports Ground. Up, along and then back down so can be described as undulating. First one of the 4 race series for 2012. 10.30am start, with a Kid's race at 9:45am. £4 per race for attached, £6 for U/A (kid's race 50p). All 4 races for £12 (£20 U/A) T-shirts, trophies and prizes - see 2012 Entry Form for more details of this in Silkstone Shuffle section to left

WORTHINGTON'S BEST TOO GOOD FOR SHUFFLE PACK! A bright spring morning and great running conditions prevailed for the first of Barnsley Harriers' four race 2012 Silkstone Shuffle series. Now in its eighth year, the four and a half mile multi-terrain course provides a challenging yet scenic, undulating route which was enjoyed by a record 169 runners for the first race. Some great racing ensued at the sharp end but it is an event for all ages and all standards exemplified by finishing times ranging between 26 and 57 minutes. This year's first winner was Steve Worthington(M) of Wakefield Tri Club in an excellent 26.01 with Christian Holmes (M) of Wharfedale RC in second, running 26.17 and Kimberworth's Chris Cotton in third in 26.43. The ladie's race was equally well contested with Barnsley Harrier Pauline Griffin securing the win and the first prize of a pair of adidas trail shoes in 30.01. A great second place for Hallamshire's Joanna Seymour (30.13) and Samantha James of Kimberworth Striders (31.03) completed the 1-2-3. Outside of this there are awards in all age brackets. Rich Spooner of the promoting club was first senior man. There were age category wins for Jason Newsome of Longwood, Martin Booth of Penistone FPR, Dennis Learad of Clowne and Philip Thompson of Pennine Orienteering in the V40, V50, V60 and V70 brackets respectively. The ladies age category awards were won by senior Emma Wolff of PFR, LV40 Jo Bolton of Rotherham Harriers, LV50 Caroline Boyd of Maltby and LV60 Pam Rawson of Hallamshire Harriers. Penistone's Sue Charlesworth won the Trail Shoe draw, which is open to all runners, at a well attended presentation ceremony after the race.- ElPresidente, 2012-04-02

Results now done. Please see the 'Silkstone Shuffle' section to the left of your screen.- Lee, 2012-03-31

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