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The Thirsk Weekly News is a family-owned paper for Thirsk and the surrounding area

Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers...






21st January, 2023.


A bumper turnout saw 34 Harriers at the first cross country of the year at Ormesby Hall, on a course which, though fairly level, was nothing short of a quagmire in places! (Rob Burn says mud is essential for a true cross country.)

Nevertheless, it didn't seem to hamper Esther Harrison who finished in 5th place in 30.18 with Bronwyn Mayo 8th in 31.17 and Trudy Morrice 12th in 32.21.

It was really good to see Olivia Mulligan back in running shoes and she came 21st in 33.28, Lorraine Hiles 23rd in 33.48, Hilary Coventry 32nd in 35.43, Louise Mayfield 35th in 36.39, and Rosie Gatenby 39th in 37.04.

Kirsty Naylor took 38.23, Clare Gwillam 40.37, Beth Haggath 43.18, Sara Armitage 43.25, Trish Radford 43.46, Faith Coy 45.38, Tracey Docherty 46.17, Sharon Keegan 51.12, Margaret Wikeley 52.41, Diana Williams 56.27 and Denise Gandy 57.29.

Very many congratulations to the ladies on winning the team competition.

The older men ran with the ladies, Ken Evitt taking 47.15, Hugh Jenyns 50.26 and Alan Wikeley 55.44.

In the men's race over almost twice the distance, and having had several races over the already muddy course, Dan Garthwaite was first club finisher, 45th in 44.58. with Ken Wood 62nd in 48.17 and Alan Simpson 69th in 49.08, Paul Atkinson took 50.46, Gary Wilkinson 51.05, Walter Busuttil 51.22, David Tervit 52.29, Joe Joyce 53.04, Mike Cropper 54.07, Pedro Carrasco 55.17, Koe O'Keeffe 56.00, Duncan Fothergill 56.15, Marc Davies 57.33 and Will Jagger, returning to running after an injury, 63.40..........

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