Category: Race Report

BMHH Race Reports

Not a Bad Day at the Races for BMHH! – The “Old Monks” – Sunday 5th January 2020

A superb turnout at the Stuart Pailor Memorial (Old Monks) Trail Race with 273 runners toeing the start line, and 20 Marsh House Harriers from all the Senior Groups being represented. For those that have not run the ‘Old Monks’ before it is billed as a 5.5-mile multi-terrain race. Starting from Hart Village, through the …

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Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash – Sunday 27th October 2019

Race Report by Helen Hill This race is well known as one of the fastest 10k road races around and is now in its 34th year. After my steady improvement during 2019, a good opportunity to target a sub-50min 10k! The course starts on the Headrow and is a simple out-and-back course towards Kirkstall Abbey. …

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Kielder Marathon – Sunday 13th October 2019

Race Report by Debbie Simpson In 2018, three amigos from Allison & Dotty’s group (Allison Rae, Kathryn Walker and Debbie Simpson) successfully completed (and enjoyed) the Kielder half marathon finding the course undulating rather than excessively challenging as they had feared. Some weeks later during a training run and without a drop of alcohol in …

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Richmond Castle 10K – Sunday 13th October 2019

Race Report by Brian Rose In a day that is depicted by my fellow countryfolk as ‘dreech’ the latest edition of the Richmond Castle 10K was held. The race starts and finishes at the picturesque setting of Batts Riverside Park. This is nestled between the impressive Richmond Castle and the striking River Swale waterfalls. Around …

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Marathon du Malton – Sunday 25th August 2019

Race Report by Debbie Simpson With the hard winter months of training now a distant memory and the Strava creaking with the mileage from the Spring and Summer, it was time for only the bravest of the brave BMHH team to line up for the start of the Marathon du Malton.  This was the moment …

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Sessay Swift 6k – Wednesday 21st August 2019

Race report by John Gray Well running slightly odd distances seems to be one of my few opportunities to obtain a PB and not having run a 6k race before, what better opportunity could there be. Having been on the Mental Health Act rota the day of the race, I wasn’t certain that I would …

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