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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers...

6th May, 2023.

What a pity that Melmerby 10k and Kirkbymoorside 10k happened on the same day as there are doubtless people who would have done both.

Nevertheless, well done to both sets of organizers for putting on road races in these days when this type of race is becoming rarer.

The mostly flat course at Melmerby allows for some good times, and two members finished under 40 minutes, with Ben Morgan continuing his good form to come 30th out of 281 in 39.28, consistent Paul Peacock 37th in 39.28, Andy Whiteley 59th in 41.46, Stuart Waters 127th in 48.59, Matt Jones, supporting another runner and slower than he would otherwise have been, 176th in 53.15, Allison Whiteley 184th in 54.17, Craig Atherton 199th in 56.46 and Dave Baker 228th in 59.37. Allison and Craig were 2 who did PBs for 10k!

At Kirkbymoorside, rather more hilly but also a friendly village race, Gary Wilkinson was first club finisher, 14th out of 326 in 41.23, Alan Simpson 55th in 46.04, Louise Mayfield 108th in 50.31 and David Tervit 120th in 51.03.............

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