East Hull Harriers
31st August 2018 AUTHOR: dwhite CATEGORIES: Event Report

Battle of the Buggies

I wouldn’t normally write about Parkrun as we all know it’s not a race (more on that later). However, hopefully, you’ll agree that maybe this one was maybe a little different.

27th August 2018 AUTHOR: dwhite CATEGORIES: News

Major Stone Half Marathon – Lockington – Sunday 2nd September 2018 – Race Instructions and Information

** Race STARTS AT 10:00am – register early **

LOCATION: Lockington is approximately 5 miles north of Beverley, and about 6 miles south of Driffield, situated between two main roads the A164 Beverley to Driffield road and the B1248 Beverley to Malton road. Postcode is YO25 9SH

CAR PARKING: There is a designated field for parking, which will be signposted. Please use this – it is an approximately 10 minute walk to the Village Hall where you will be required to register. The start is outside the Post Office, opposite the Village Hall. Please DO NOT park on Front Street as the race starts and finishes here and you will potentially endanger yourselves, other runners and road users in general. Also, PLEASE do not stop in the area close to the Village Hall and Start even if only to “drop off” passengers.
These measures are being taken to make the staging of the race as smooth as possible for the residents of the village.

REGISTRATION: The registration desk is in the Village Hall opposite the Post Office on Front Street (the main street) in Lockington. When you register you will be given a number and a timing chip. The number must be worn on the front of your vest only and must not be altered or folded in any way. Please ensure the timing chip is looped around your laces and fastened securely – if in doubt, ask someone for advice as ‘no chip, no time’. The usual rules for chip timing apply, i.e. you must cross the timing mats at both the start and end of the race.
*** All runners will also be given a voucher for £1 toward the cost of refreshments, which cannot be redeemed for cash ***

EARPHONES/Personal Music Players: On no account will the wearing of ear-phones (regardless of make/type) be allowed in the race. Marshals will be requested to report any runners not complying. Anyone caught is liable for disqualification from the race and will not be eligible for prizes. This is a UK Athletics rule for races on open single-carriageway roads.

REFRESHMENTS: are available in the Village Hall, where hot (free refill) and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale of refreshments are in aid of Lockington Village Hall.

MEMENTOES and PRIZES: Each runner will receive a technical T-shirt, to be collected in the Village Hall after the race on production of your race number. Your number will have an indicator with your T-Shirt size, as selected on the online system. Should this size not be correct for you it may be possible to exchange but only when we are sure all runners have received their original choice. Various prizes are being awarded with the assistance of race sponsor Humber Runner. The Prize Presentation will take place between 12pm and 12:30pm (as soon as possible) in the Village Hall.

MEDICAL COVER: will be provided by North East Medical Services. Please contact a member of NEMS or one of the numbers below if you see a runner who is in need of assistance.

CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS: (reasonable times only please)

  • Richard (Race Director) : 07595 015841
  • Angela : 07941 210198

SUPPORTERS: Supporters are very welcome but many of the roads on the course are small and narrow. If spectators stay in the Village, they can see you at 2 miles (if they are quick) and approx. 10.5 miles and can still walk back to the finish in time to see you cross the line. Driving to other points on the course would cause problems for your fellow runners and other road users so it is not encouraged.

Results will appear on the club website shortly after the event www.easthullharriers.com and also on the Facebook page East Hull Harriers

Prize vouchers are once again being sponsored by

01482 647613 sales@humberrunner.co.uk who will be pleased to answer any telephone queries and also operate an efficient mail order service through their website www.humberrunner.co.uk, as well as being present at the race.

A message from RunBritain
Ours is a runbritain-licensed event and therefore your time is included in calculating your free runbritain handicap score. More than 73,000 runners of all standards have now claimed their  unbritain handicap score. As well as giving you a current score, between scratch and 36.0, your free personalised running biography page includes your current national ranking by age band and postcode, your position on the national ladder, your progress graph, your strongest distance, a head-to-head comparison with other runners and downloadable training schedules to improve your score next time you race. Your handicap score also updates automatically every time you complete a licensed event. To claim your score now, click on http://www.runbritainrankings.com/user/claimhandicap.aspx

And finally, on behalf of East Hull Harriers & AC, I hope you enjoy competing in our event and we hope to see you at future EHH promotions.

Richard Alsop
(Race Director)

25th August 2018 AUTHOR: dwhite CATEGORIES: Event Report

Scarfell Pike Trail Marathon

Leaving Hull at 4am to drive 150 miles just to reach a start line is nothing out of the ordinary for me however driving towards a mountain range to start a race is slightly out of my comfort zone. As I approached the turn for Keswick I was even worried or nervous about the size of the hills as this was just a kit check and final injury check before the Lakeland 100. (which I would later fail at badly but that’s another story).

23rd August 2018 AUTHOR: dwhite CATEGORIES: Event Report

Dalby Forest Half Marathon

When trying to balance running and family life I often try and find races in places were the kids will enjoy themselves while I’m running and we can have a day out so we get the best of both worlds. So Dalby Forrest ticked all the boxes and I’d seen a few others had done it and said it was good fun so I thought I’d give it a bash. NO EGO the race series is called and that sounded like it was made for me – men of my stature don’t usually have egos, we leave that to the people who aren’t as good as us…

20th August 2018 AUTHOR: dwhite CATEGORIES: Event Report

My Bob Graham Round run

I thought that I knew a thing about running in South Africa when I’d completed 10 Comrades, 5 Two Oceans, cross country, 10ks and many, many marathons. However, arriving in the UK about 10 years ago, I realised that we have that most wonderful thing here called the Public Right of Way. We can run until we are tired, and then run some more – all off road. It was this off road running that led me to go further, explore Chester, Wales and the Lakes. With Dave Douglas who has inspired from day 1 (“Hi, I’m Dave, let’s do 20 miles tomorrow” in snowy Feb!) and my new found running mates, I discovered how tough one has to be to run in British weather, how beautiful the countryside is and that you can do this all relatively injury free.

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