2018 Harrogate District Summer Race League

Hi All,

First of all I would like to say a great big thank you to all who turned out for the Park Run at Fountains Abbey last Saturday. Wow! How amazing to have so many black and gold vests there. Everyone played a wonderful part in making it so special. We had the youngest juniors to our oldest member the Amazing Alan. First timers and experienced runners, zip to zoomers and happy pacers, along with wonderful encouragement from a band of Nidd supporters. Well done team!

Now, it’s that exciting time of year again when Martin and myself come along with our set of numbers ready for you all to enter the Evening League. For those new to the club this is a series of evening races hosted by local clubs. All of the races are under 6 miles so well within the capability of all of our members to take part. We do compete as a club against the other local clubs but it’s always friendly and fun. Each race puts food on afterwards (that’s the only reason some people turn up).

This year your Race Number is subsidised by the club so will only cost you £10 (not £13). Four clubs have kindly offered to host races this year. 5th June Skipton AC, 19th June Ilkley Harriers, 5th July Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers and finally 17th July it’s our clubs turn. There will be no handicap race at the end of the season this year just the 4 races listed. Obviously we will expect you help with marshalling and catering when it is our turn.

You must keep your number for each race. They are chipped so do not bend them or put them in the washing machine. It’s a super series of races for a lovely summers evening so go on give it a go! We shall bring numbers along to the club so don’t forget your £10 or you can always pay by BACS into the club account with League and your name as reference.

Let’s make it a record year for our club.

Michelle and Martin