Club Championship 2024 – Event 10 – Harrogate 10k – report and results

1st July 2024

Round 10 of the Club Champs saw a very short trip to our neighbours in Harrogate, for the Harrogate 10k. We had 32 Striders take part and before we get onto the individual results, we should be proud that we won both the Men’s and Women’s team events. It’s definitely not a PB course, with that evil finish, but there were certainly some great results. We had 5 overall top 10s and 19 category top 10s. Thanks also to our roving reporters Debbie and Vanessa, who provided a lot of the essential photography!

Below are the official results.

Harrogate 10k Results

In the Female Vet’s category there was no change in the top 3 spots and in fact Paula and Kat could not improve their overall scores, by coming 3rd and 4th respectively in Round 10. Carla took her 6th win, from 6 races this year, she only needs one more completed race to hit the minimum 7. Carla also took 2nd in her age category overall. Emma was our other podiumer (is that even a word?!), coming 2nd, which keeps her in 6th overall. This was Emma’s 4th 2nd place in 4 races, this year. Emma also came 3rd in her age category in the race. Tracy climbed up a place to 4th overall in the standings. We also saw Karen climb up a spot to 8th overall. It was great Anne make her first appearance of the year too.

The status quo remains, in the Men’s Vet category, with John taking his 8th win from 8 races this year and Ewan taking his 7th 2nd place from 8 races this year. John also took top spot in his age category in the race, with Ewan taking 2nd in his one (not the same category!). Ian took 3rd place for the 3rd time this year and moves him up a place to 8th overall, in the standings. Andrew H and Richard also moved up a spot. Andrew has been very consistent this year coming 5th or 6th in all the 6 of the events he has completed in 2024. Andrew T jumped a couple of places to 10th overall. Andy C also jumped a place, while Steves K and N jumped 5 places. We have 4 Steves in this category, with Steve M also finishing his 4th event this year.

Sima took her 7th win from 7 events this year and in the process again won her age category and 9th overall. This also means, like John, she has obtained the “perfect 7” and remains top of the standings. Donna and Zoe jump a place to 2nd and 3rd overall in the standings. This was Donna’s 3rd podium of the year. Sarah took 2nd and moves up 1 spot to 5th overall.

Paul and Del remain as the top 2 in the overall standings. Paul has also now completed 7 champ events this year, which means that we will have a winner in each category, phew! There were a couple of very close age grade results, with Paul only about 11 seconds behind Ben. The even closer finish was at the top with Tom only beating James, on age grade, by 4 seconds. Tom was 3rd and James was 2nd in his age category and they remain 3rd an 4th, respectively, in our standings. Dan picked up his 3rd podium of the year and was 2nd in his age category. He has also jumped 3 places into the top 10 of the overall standings. Dave jumped 2 places and now sits in 5th overall. Josh jumped 4 places, with Ben jumping 3. It was great to see Will complete his 1st event, outside of the Fell champs, this year. Will was one of the 4 men (Tom, Dan and James being the others), who were in the overall top 10 of the race.

The next event is the Steve Viner Time Trial on Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Report by James Rockall