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The next race in the calendar is the final CC race, the Doncaster 10k, on November 24th. The last prTT has been rescheduled from Cusworth to Normanby Hall on November 30th (due to the recent flooding). The final XC is Penistone on December 9th, and don’t forget Edwinstowe on December 1st!

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Thursday 21st November – 5.6 Mile Run (R10)

This Thursday it’s the 10th (and final) route in our road series (R10), a 5.6 mile run South from the Dome, around the western side of the lake and onto the Red path. We run down the Red path and onto Bawtry Road via Checkstone and Dunniwood Avenues. We then head back down Bawtry Road to Stoops Lane, where we turn off and make out way onto the White path and home via Hall Cross.  It’s an anti-clockwise route.  As always, feel free to download the gpx file for the route using the link under the altitude graph.

As it’s ‘only’ 5.6 miles it’s ideal for step up Thursday for anybody feeling the need, although please bear in mind the lack of light and the slippy conditions underfoot if you do consider stepping up. The forecast isn’t looking too bad so please come and join us at the Hub – 6:20 for warm up and 6:45 for the main event.

Leaders and paces.
G1 – Simon R. 7:30 – 7:45
G2 – Mark H. 8:00 – 8:15
G3 – Jo D. 8:30 – 8:45
G4 – Amanda L. 9:00 – 9:30
G5 – Neil C. 10:00 – 11:00
Intro – Adi.

As always can we just ask that runners do all they can to help the group leaders such as following directions, not creeping ahead – unless cleared by the leader to do so, and traffic awareness. On these dark nights its difficult for the leaders to keep an eye on all of their flock so at road crossings, junctions etc. please run responsibly and take care of each other if you do see any hazards, plus please wear bright visible clothing if possible. And if you do feel the need for a headtorch then please feel free, the majority of the route is pretty well lit but there are possibly one or 2 spots where it may be of benefit.

Total distance: 5.66 mi
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Club Relays Report, Saturday 9th November

Well a great time was had by all this Saturday at the inaugural Club Relays in memory of popular local runner Michael Wakefield, who sadly passed away whilst running Doncaster parkrun in 2016.

The Harriers competed against several local clubs in a total of 22 teams, including Doncaster Athletics Club, Doncaster Tri and several others.  The cold November weather didn’t dampen the atmosphere and all clubs had a good turnout for this inaugural outing for what hopefully will become an annual event.

We managed to field a team that came second overall, leading to our first ever club trophy!  Three of our pairings also got medals in their category, so all in all a successful result for the club and one which should inspire us on to bigger and better things!

Final Team results from ‘Michael Wakefield Relay Trophy 2019’ were:

  1. DAC (9) – 82:20
  2. Danum (15) – 88:40
  3. DAC (4) – 90:35
  4. Ackworth (5) – 93:02
  5. DTC (1) – 93:40
  6. Manvers (11)- 94:20
  7. DAC (7) 94:55
  8. Gainsborough & Morton (20) 96:55
  9. Fitmums & Friends (17) 97:27
  10. Danum (3) 98:22
  11. DAC (6) 99:35
  12. We Can Run (18) 99:56
  13. Askern (19) – 100:00
  14. Thorne Trotters (16) 103:40
  15. Danum (14) 106:30
  16. DTC (8) 107:20
  17. Manvers (10) 111:15
  18. Ackworth (13) 115:05
  19. DAC (2) 115:30
  20. DTC (12) 115:50
  21. Fitmums & Friends (21) 127:00
  22. Fit Rovers (22) 127:30

Harriers at the Club Relays

You can check out all the photos from the event on the photos page of the website.

Harriers in new Hub Home Hubbub!

ATTENTION TROOPS! Exciting news just in.

After many months of waiting, we can now say that from Tuesday 8 October Danum Harriers Running Club’s official base will be the shiny new Cycle Hub at the far end of the Dome. On club nights the Hub will be will be open (and staffed) from 6:00pm to 8:30pm, we have access to toilets, a small cafe, showers and changing facilities including lockers. One of the main benefits of the hub is that we will at last have somewhere to gather inside before our runs if the weather is bad. This is a fantastic new facility for the club, and is something which I’m sure will be much appreciated by new and existing members alike.

Best car park to use is Car Park 4 which is the last one on Booth Avenue (runs parallel to Bawtry Road).

So, next session on Tuesday 8th October is 6:25pm from the Hub for those wanting to warm up and the usual time of 6:45pm for the main session.

 

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!

Many of our intrepid Harriers are racing this weekend at the little known event “The Great North Run”, and there’s a group of members staying a little more local at the Bawtry Forest Trail 10k. So if you have the time to spare on Sunday why not turn on the TV and do a bit of Harrier spotting or head over to Bawtry and cheer in person!