Settle Harriers’ first ParkRun meet-up was a great success with 17 club members (or parents of junior members) taking part in the Skipton ParkRun (5k) on Saturday 9th November.

Conditions were good if a little cold before the start and the 4 lap course on tarmac paths within Aireville Park was dry.  We had 8 juniors and 9 seniors taking part and the age range of our party was from 7 years old to 60 !

There were lots of highlights with 4 of our contingent running PBs for this course and 7 making their 1st appearances in a ParkRun.

Jack Sanderson (age 11) was 1st Harrier home in an amazing 5th place overall in a field of over 200 runners.  Jack also knocked no less than 74 seconds off his 5k PB. Well done to Jack and to all our junior contingent (Oliver, Carl, Ben, Ned, Charlotte, Robert & Mabel).

(Jack running at Curly Wurly races Oct 2019)

It was great to see Julia Murfin on the comeback trail after a long battle to recover after her skiing accident and subsequent surgery. Carol was our first senior runner home (3rd female hoem) followed by myself, Jan, Marc, Rachel, Karen, Julia & Rebecca (running with Mabel)  Unfortunately John Eddington had to retire before the finish with a calf/achilles injury.

We hope to try and have a club ParkRun meet-up once every month and the next date and venue will be announced soon.

Settle Harriers Results

5

Jack SANDERSON

Male

JM11-14

19:56

New PB!

19

Carol EVANS

Female

VW55-59

22:34

 
23

Andy EVANS

Male

VM60-64

22:46

 
24Oliver BRUMMITTMaleJM11-1422:47 
32

Carl SANDERSON

Male

JM10

23:56

 
42

Ben BRUMMITT

Male

JM10

24:49

First Timer!

61

Jan-Friedrich WULF

Male

VM45-49

26:06

First Timer!

73

Ned WHITAKER

Male

JM11-14

27:08

First Timer!

86

Charlotte PEART

Female

JW11-14

27:56

First Timer!

95

Marc PEART

Male

VM45-49

28:32

First Timer!

107

Robert SHUTTLEWORTH

Male

JM10

29:19

 
142

Rachel BRUMMITT

Female

VW40-44

31:16

First Timer!

152

Karen SHUTTLEWORTH

Female

VW35-39

32:00

New PB!

159

Julia MURFIN

Female

VW50-54

32:24

New PB!

160

Rebecca WHITAKER

Female

VW40-44

32:39

New PB!

164

Mabel WHITAKER

Female

JW10

33:00

First Timer!

 

Settle Harriers Juniors at Dalby, The Great Yorkshire Forest!

North Yorkshire Primary School XCountry Finals

Tuesday 5th November

 

Wow, what a day! Our junior harriers did themselves proud and were a credit to their schools and their club today. Despite the horizontal rain and mud, glorious mud, the runners showed great determination and resilience to complete the challenging courses.

Robert got the running off to a cracking start in the Year 3 Boy’s race and kept battling right through to the line. These are tough, fast races and due to a bottleneck after about 300m, it’s a particularly fast (sprint!) start. Awesome running Robert, 19th!

The harriers were next represented in the Year 4 Boys race by Carl and Ben. They stormed round the course together and reappeared on the race field just one place apart. The final part of the course took the runners off the forest track and back onto a muddy field with a gradual incline to the finish. It looked like an energy-sapping end to the race but the boys pushed on to the finish line in 18th (Carl) and 22nd (Ben); fantastic running. Francesca was our Year 4 Girls runner and she ran like the wind, with a fast start, a very strong finish and a brilliant 23rd place. Our runners really were storming round and there was such a great atmosphere that we were beginning to almost forget the rain!

Connie, now in year 7 and having been to Dalby for the previous 3 years, had an important role to play in the Inclusion Race as a buddy for Hance. They came in 7th place and there were an impressive 10 runners from the Craven District in that race. Well done to both of them. The programme then included a ‘Lunch Break’, aka another 20 minutes of getting very soggy and chilly! After the break it was the Year 5 Boys with Mack in his first run at Dalby. He got himself into a great position heading into the forest and hung on for 9th place. Well done Mack!  

The Year 6 squad of Finn, Lucas, Lucy and Lily ran magnificently and were fantastic to watch. They all set off hard and paced themselves well around the longer course. Lucas placed 20th, Finn 38th, Lucy with an unbelievable sprint finish was 7th and I’m sure Lily was smiling as she crossed the line in 23rd. Super impressive stuff. Their positive attitudes and great sportsmanship were also apparent in their support for fellow competitors throughout the day. They brought to a close a really terrific day of sporting participation, achievement and enjoyment. Hot chocolates all round and we set off back on our 100-mile return journey. Well worth it and WELL DONE to you all.

Jess Bagnall

 

Congratulations to the 11 juniors that took part in these races on Sunday 13th October at Penistone Country Park, near Haworth.  This was a good turnout considering the heavy rain first thing in the morning which made the course slippery & muddy in places.

This was the last fixture in our Junior Club Championships for 2019.  The final scores will be kept secret until the awards are presented at the end of November !

A special well-done to under 9s Teddy Brearley & Toby Pear who took part in their first races for Settle Harriers.  Ben Brummitt had a fine run to finish 4th in this race that entailed a loop around the quarry and 2 ascents of the quarry cliff race.

All other age-groups started together and their 1.6k course involved an extra loop on flatter but muddy terrain.  Highest placed in their age-groups were Charlotte (3rd in the U13 girls), Lucy (4th U11 girl) & Jack (5th U13 boy).

Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves despite the weather – the generous goody bags afterwards made sure of that ! 

Settle Harriers Results from Curly Wurly Rat Runs

U9 Boys
4BenBrummitt03:09
7TeddyBrearley03:41
9TobyPeart03:55
    
U11 Girls
4LucyBagot08:33
15FrancescaBagot10:39
16BellaLatty10:58
    
U11 Boys
7CarlSanderson08:16
    
U13 Girls
3CharlottePeart08:28
    
U13 Boys
5JackSanderson07:11
13Finn Durkin07:51
14OliverBrummitt07:55

 

Well done to the 8 juniors that ran at Embsay in the BOFRA fixture on Sun 15th September.  This was race number 20 out of 21 in our 2019 Junior Club Championships.

Highest finisher was Carl with a fine 2nd place in the Under 9s – a great comeback from recent injury.  Not far behind him was Ben in 6th – also a great run.  Well done to Francesca who finished 12 in the U9 girls.

In the U12s, Jack had a very good run – finishing 7th.  Also well placed were Mack, Oliver, Charlotte & Lucy.

All in all  a good afternoon  – the weather stayed fine, conditions were good and the cakes in the village hall much enjoyed !

Settle Harriers Results from Embsay

U9s    
2CarlSanderson04:402nd Boy
10BenBrummitt05:056th Boy
31FrancescaBagot06:0012th Girl
     
U12s    
7JackSanderson09:397th Boy
25MackBagnall10:4320th Boy
33OliverBrummitt11:0725th Boy
36CharlottePeart11:1511th Girl
43LucyBagot11:3815th Girl

Well done to the 8 juniors that took part in the Burnsall BOFRA races on Sunday 1st September.  This was race 19 out of 21 in our 2019 Junior Club Championships.

Well done to all our runners.  It was good to see Carl back in action after his injury.

The next junior club champs race is the Embsay BOFRA fixture on Sunday 15th September and the finale is the Curly Wourly Rat Runs on Sunday 13th October.

Settle Harriers Results

Under 12s    
11JackSanderson06:39 
21MackBagnall07:01 
23FinnDurkin07:16 
26LucyBagot07:237th girl
34CharlottePeart07:5712th girl
     
Under 9s    
6CarlSanderson04:15 
10JosephGreenhaigh04:25 
19FrancescaBagot05:0011th girl