A week of varied racing

The last week has seen some different racing for the Harriers at various events locally.

Saturday 9th June saw the return of the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series event in Scilly. This challenging event totals almost 40k of racing including 7 swims between the various islands of Scilly, starting & finishing in Hugh Town, St. Mary’s. The Harrier team of Simon Green & Neil Eddy finished in 6.21.22 giving them 52nd place. They were followed in 53rd place by Harrier Mark Worledge & his racing partner Dave Hooper in 6.21.40. Simon’s finishing time is all the more impressive considering he fell 2 hours in to the race & broke a couple of ribs. He managed the next 4 hours 21 minutes to finish although he commented that breathing had been difficult. His partner, Neil said the event was a great experience with a superhuman effort by Simon to finish.

On dry land, five Harriers travelled to Bude for the Lifeboat run – race 6 of the multi terrain series. This is a 6 mile off road race. Emma Richards was delighted to finish in 156th place with a new personal best of 48.54.

Bude Lifeboat race results
38th – Gary Richards – 40.03
78th – Mike Rooney – 43.12
156th – Emma Richards – 48.54
326th – George Andrews – 1.00.52
360th – Julie Bolitho 1.04.23

On two wheels, 3 Harriers raced the Coast To Coast cycle – a 100 mile sportive. The weather was windy & rather damp at times but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of Zoe Cocksedge, Liz Prady & John Gorton who enjoyed the views on the route around Cornwall.

Mounts Bay Harriers meet on Monday evenings, 7pm at Mounts Bay Academy. We welcome runners & triathletes of all abilities & offer a range of training. Please see our website for further details- www.mountsbayharriers.co.uk

Below – Liz Prady, Zoe Cocksedge & John Gorton at the Coast To Coast sportive.

Below Harriers at Bude.

Below – George Andrews, Michael Rooney & Emma Richards at Bude