Mount Lowry, etc!

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In a relatively quiet race week for Pickering, two members took international challengesof mountainous proportions.

On a long holiday to New Zealand, Andy Harvey could not resist the lure of a race, coming 7th in his category in the Mount Lowry Challenge. The 11.75km race starts at sea level and climbs 400m of very undulating ascent, through technical forest trails. The final kilometre is known as the ‘Gut Buster’, so Harvey did well to complete in 1:29:56. This should stand him in good stead for the penultimate race in the Cleveland Fell Series this coming Sunday.

The Connemarathon in Galway, Ireland was the backdrop for Terry Greene’s latest success. One of the more scenic marathons of Greene’s racing calendar, the route winds past glacial lakes and mountains on Ireland’s stunning west coast. Greene was pleased to complete in 4.48 on a hilly course that included a 1.5 mile climb in the closing stages.

New member Hanna Sellars completed her first race in the slightly more local Derby 10k. Sellars’ aim was to finish in under one hour, which she easily achieved, despite a swollen ankle, in 57.13. Sellars’ credits the club training runs for her success and hopes to continue improving in the York Road League next month.

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Report Date: 
Sun 08 Apr 2012 (All day)