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Harrogate District Summer Race League

Harrogate District Summer Race League

This series of mid-week races is the highlight of our Club’s racing calendar; 5 races closed to club members of the league only. Points for overall male and female finishers count towards the league, along with age-group competitions. But equally importantly is the food and chat afterwards; always a great way to get to know your fellow club members. Entry will be available later which the club will subsidise (actual cost to be confirmed, but normally about a tenner for…

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2021 Runner of the Year Final Positions

2021 Runner of the Year Final Positions

No changes in the top 2 since the last update. A late charge from Simon Quin with 2 counting races at the last West Yorkshire Cross Country league race and the Chevin Chase saw him moving up to third. See the full list here and the race details that make up this table here. Any ammendments or ommissions please email on androbertshaw@gmail.com Name Runner of Year Points Mark Hall 1060.8 Paul Tranter 849.6 Simon Quin 768.4

Saturday 22nd January – John Cowan Harewood Handicap

Saturday 22nd January – John Cowan Harewood Handicap

The first race of the 2022 Eric Smith Trophy is the John Cowan Harewood Handicap. This is a 4.2 mile tarmac (approx. 25%) and trail, see a route map below, the route will be marked so no worries about finding your way. The first runner will set off at 11.00am, the rest at short intervals thereafter, please arrive with plenty of time. Parking: There is very limited parking at the village hall on Church Lane, more parking left just after…

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Sunday 19th December – Eric Smith Trophy 2021 Final Race – Ken Dixon Christmas Handicap

Sunday 19th December – Eric Smith Trophy 2021 Final Race – Ken Dixon Christmas Handicap

As the traditional route is out of action due to the work on Swinsty dam, the 33rd Ken Dixon Christmas handicap will use 2020 route, see map below. This is also the final race of the 2021 Eric Smith Handicap trophy, so after all the handicap racing over the year this race will see the trophy winner crowned, but who will it be?.   Mick Jeffrey leads Ann Powell by 5 point, Carol Armitstead 16 points behind Ann,  but note it…

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Saturday 20th November – Race 11 Eric Smith Trophy – Weeton Handicap

Saturday 20th November – Race 11 Eric Smith Trophy – Weeton Handicap

Race 11 of the Eric Smith handicap trophy is the Weeton Handicap, which starts under the Railway bridge, Woodgate Lane, Weeton, see map below, note the 2 laps of Gallowgate lane. The route will be floured so no need to worry about finding your way. First off at 11.00 am, everybody else at intervals thereafter, with the aim 😊 that everyone finishes at the same time.

Sunday 17th October – Eric Smith Handicap Trophy Race 10 – Calverley Handicap

Sunday 17th October – Eric Smith Handicap Trophy Race 10 – Calverley Handicap

Race 10 of the Eric Smith handicap trophy is the Colin Best Calverley Handicap, which starts at the Owl bridge (swing) on the Leeds Liverpool canal, near the Railway Inn.  Parking is available either near the pub and off Apperley lane.  Route map,  marked with a blue line here. The route will be floured so no need to worry about finding your way First off at 11.00 am, everybody else at intervals thereafter.    

RUNNER OF THE YEAR TRACK & SEPTEMBER HANDICAP – 3000M

RUNNER OF THE YEAR TRACK & SEPTEMBER HANDICAP – 3000M

WHEN: Tuesday September 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm WHERE: University Academy Keighley September’s Eric Smith Handicap Trophy race, combined with the 2nd Runner of the Year Track race.  This is run as a normal handicap, 7 and a half laps of the track. It will start as soon as the track is clear enough from the other training groups, this is usually approx. 7.45 to 8pm ish. Venue: https://goo.gl/maps/RnjDToYftyMmFd5W9  

Tuesday 31st August – Eric Smith Trophy Race 8 – Fewston Handicap

Tuesday 31st August – Eric Smith Trophy Race 8 – Fewston Handicap

August’s handicap is a clockwise lap of Fewston reservoir on Tuesday 31st August.  The first runner(s) will set off at 7pm, everybody else at intervals in the following 20-30 minutes. If you’re unable to make it on the night there is a virtual option which will run from Monday 23rd to the 31st,  just let me know how long it took you by email at androbertshaw@gmail.com.

Thursday July 8th – Nick Hodgkinson Little Alms Cliff Handicap

Thursday July 8th – Nick Hodgkinson Little Alms Cliff Handicap

After a 15 year break Nick offered to find a route through the forest and fields of Stainburn Moor.  The start and finish is at the Stainburn forest car park on the road linking Beckwithshaw to Norwood,  google maps link here. See route map below,  recce run with Nick with lots of photos, on Strava here,  or a Strava route map here. First off at 7pm. The route is about 4.5 miles and it will be floured and/or flagged.  Getting the…

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