Running Log

A busy week on the road, fells, trails and track saw 7,000 runners turn out in Leeds for the JANE TOMLINSON 10K.

Many had the chance of a lifetime to beat a seven-months pregnant Paula Radcliffe.

Eccleshill’s Mick Hogan said: “It’s not often I can say I beat a world record-holder but I’m having it. A win’s a win in my book.”

The men’s winner was David Cowlishaw in 33min 5sec and the ladies race was headed by Lois Rosindale in 37:48, although the main focus was the huge amount of money raised for charities.

The popular DANEFIELD RELAY RACE saw teams from Leeds City AC finish first and second. A team of over-35s from Pudsey & Bramley was third and Wharfedale Harriers fourth.

The final race in the HARROGATE & DISTRICT SUMMER RACE LEAGUE saw Otley AC and Ilkley Harriers both win two of the series’ team competitions.

Otley were first in the ladies overall and ladies veterans, while Ilkley topped the men’s vets (over-35s) and supervets (over-55s).

Many local runners took part in the two-day LAKELAND MOUNTAIN MARATHON, which had various options of distances to run.

Dave Wilby of Ilkley Harriers finished first in the Bowfell race after eight hours of running.

Pudsey Pacers had good results at the HUMBER BRIDGE HALF-MARATHON, with Al Chapman their first runner home in 96:02.

At the BRITISH MASTERS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Cardiff, Henry Heavisides of Ilkley Harriers (representing Northern Veterans AC) won a silver medal in the over-55s 5,000 metres race with a time of 17:57.26, missing out on gold by just one second.

This Saturday sees the Baildon CARNIVAL CANTER start at 2.15pm from Baildon Rugby Club in Jenny Lane. It features a 3.5-mile scenic run up to the trig point on Hope Hill and back down.

There is also a one-mile fell race at 3.15pm for families and youngsters aged 14 or older. The children’s results form part of the Bradford Athletics Network’s FELL-TERRAIN LEAGUE.

On the same day at 3.10pm is the ADDINGHAM GALA FELL RACE.