PRC Princesses!

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Rachael Harper took part in the Sundowner triathlon at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park. A half-Ironman distance consisting of a 1.9k swim, 90k bike (2 laps of a lovely flat route) and 21k run (3 laps of a trail and road route). She had great conditions on the day, bit breezy on the bike but very sunny. Harper had a great swim and bike but suffered with cramp on the run which slowed her down. She pushed on using her incredible strength to compete the tough challenge in 6:25:00, which was amazing for her first attempt at a triathlon that long.  Rachael even managed to have enough energy left over to enjoy a bit of the after party!

Famed for a fast-ish course and a well organised and friendly race, Tholthorpe 10K is a great autumn event. This year’s race hosted a North Yorkshire Championship event so had its highest ever entry of 500.  With a good weather forecast, 4 intrepid PRC members turned out hoping for good times. However, the predicted cloud gave way to wall to wall sunshine and the temperature soared to around 25C making race conditions tough.

PRC were led home by the super speedy Paul Robinson. A regular of this race in a strong time of 42:21 and a brilliant 2nd in over 60s category.  Andy Harvey used momentum of late hill to gain a dozen places in final half kilometre to complete in 45:10 after struggling in the heat in the early stages. Jane Simpson put in her usual 100% effort for a time of 54:39. Mike Punchard made a last minute decision to wear sunglasses but this entailed getting the car park and back in 15mins which was as at least half a mile from the start – not the best warm up!  Mike powered through despite suffering in the heat to finish in a time of 1:08:33.

Ravenscar hosted the princess challenge on a sunny Saturday, the event raises money for the Scarborough Mountain Rescue and is a popular one with PRC with 9 wannabe princesses joining in with their tutus and tiaras.  The challenging course follows the Cleveland Way to Hayburn Wyke then along the cinder track to Robin Hoods Bay with the final climb back to Ravenscar along the Cleveland way – 18 miles in total! Clare Mawrey ran with Ruth Kaftirani and managed a super time of 3 and a half hours.  The Wise ladies, mother Nicola and daughters Jennifer and Lizzy took on the challenge together and despite a tumble for Lizzy and tired legs all round they finished in a respectable 4 hours. Sally Raines, Jenny Storrie and Helen Scott also ran together and competed the tough course in around 4 and a half hours.  The crew was rounded off by Dean Wise who looked very pretty in his pink tutu and worked hard in the heat to finish in just under 5 hours.

Kaye Hill travelled to Hornsea to take on the Grim up North 10k along the Transpennie trail.  Kaye struggled in the heat but was determined and completed the course in 1 hours 19 minutes.


Report Type: 
Race Report
Report Date: 
Sun 09 Sep 2018 (All day)