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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers

The Glaisdale Rigg Fell Race, race 11 in the winter series, took place on an overcast morning with a hint of rain - good conditions for the inaugural running of this race.  There were 101 finishers, with Steve Kneeshaw once again leading home the Thirsk and Sowerby contingent, in a very good 7th place in 63.10.  Noel Clough was next, 31st in 70.48 with Hester Cox 56th in 79.14, Chris Raw 59th and 1st F45 in 80.17,  David Read 68th in 82.12,  Kenny Rae 72nd in 84.10,  Ernie Huck 79th and 1st M65 in 88.08,  and Pat Kirby 95th and 1st F60 in 84.10.  The women's team finished in 2nd place with the men's team 5th.Graham Robinson's race, reported last week, when he finished and excellent 63rd out of 342 in 42.45 minutes, was, of course, the Blackpool 10k in Stanley Park."All hands on deck" will be the order of the day at the weekend with the running of the rearranged Thirsk 10 Road Race.  The race starts in Newsham Road at 11 am and passes through Sandhutton, Busby Stoop and Carlton Miniott before finishing on the racecourse.  Over 1000 entries have been received, with some of the best runners in the north likely to be at the head of the field, and local support is welcome.  Marshals are asked to meet at the racecourse at 8.30 am.


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