Why not have a wander over to the Run Reports page and read the team captain’s reports from Endure, as well as Mick’s tales from the latest KMR race at Roche Abbey and Adi’s report from the Caistor 10k. Inspiring stuff I hope you’ll agree!
The weekend of 28th-30th June saw 30+ Harriers, their support crew/family and pets descend onto Bramham Park for this year’s Endure 24 event. For those that don’t know (and there can’t be many of you left!), this is a 24-hour running “festival”, often called the Glastonbury for runners! It involves you and your team or partner (or solo, if you’re particularly brave!) running as many 5 mile laps in a 24-hour period as you can. That’s pretty much it – the only rule being you can only have one of your team running a lap at any time, so there’s a lot of logistics involved if you have a team of 5 or more (the Harriers usually run in mixed teams of 5).
This year we had 6 teams of 5, one pair (Laura Sydney and her friend) and one running solo (the ever inspiring Nicola Wilkinson, currently in the middle of her run-365 challenge). Our results can be found here, so you can see the amazing feat accomplished by all our teams. Run reports from the team captains are available on the Run Reports page, and a slideshow of the event is shown below. The Harriers will be there again in 2020, so keep an eye out for us – you can’t miss us!
Last Thursday (11th April) saw a visit by Maltby Running club to the Harriers, and a great time was had by all. If you’re looking for a running club in the Doncaster area you should pop down and give us a try, you can see the kind of runs and fun we have in the video below, alternatively if you’re in the Maltby area why not pop along to MRC and try them out. Running isn’t just about trying to beat your PB at a 5k or a 10k, the real fun is running with others!
Some said it couldn’t be done. Some said it wouldn’t be done. Others were strangely silent and voiced no opinion on it. But it’s happened again – Thursday saw the record for the biggest attendance in a single session broken again – 67!
It’s not the club’s sole aim to get the most runners down that we can of course, but we all know the physical and mental well-being benefits that running brings (especially with others), and the more people we can share that with the better. As you all know we’re Doncaster’s friendliest running club, with continually low fees, and now we’re in a great new location with all the facilities we could need, so how long will it be until we have 70, 80, or even more coming down?!
If you’ve stumbled across the site looking for a running club, what more reason do you need to come down and give us a try? We have:
- 2 organised sessions a week with qualified run leaders
- A members-only Facebook group with a thriving social scene where you can organise as many other runs as you can find people to run with
- Club attendances at many races (road league, cross country, club championship races, etc.) so if you want to race you’ll never be alone!
- Numerous social events throughout the year – away runs, club socials, Xmas/Birthday events
- Discounts and benefits with local (and some national) running equipment and physiotherapy suppliers
All for the princely sum of £27 a year!