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Updated: 28 January: 19:30
Another record attendance for a handicap event - 71 runners plus plenty of helpers.
WINNER: Angela Dales
1st MALE: Peter Grimoldy
FASTEST TIME: Simon Newton
FASTEST LADY: Karen Ball
Thanks to everyone who produced nibbles and mulled wine for afterwards.
Finish Video on our Facebook page.
More on the Winter Handicap page
Not renewed your subscription yet? Payment (£25) was due 1 September and this year it lasts until 31 December 2015 - 16 months for the price of 12 - what a bargain.
We do need the funds in asap as we have to renew registration fees with UK Athletics (£12 per competitive member). If you want to keep your £2 race entry discount - don't delay!
First league tables now produced - who's at the top?
Vets Leagues now added
Northern Counties XC Champs 
Meltham 10k 
Ferriby 10m [?]
We have now received generous sponsorship from Multi-Tech Engineering Ltd of Ferrybridge and would like to thank their MD and Club member, Richard Smith for his support.
Check out the Ackworth Half page for latest details
Entries now open - click here for more info.
Update - approximately 42% full already. Don't delay - get your entry in asap
We have enough numbers now to make this a viable event and Ken Barton is in the process of booking accommodation. There is still a chance for others to join - just let Ken know.
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A typical frosty but sunny winter's morning for the 3rd race in the series. Grabbing the headlines was Terry Forrest who became our first race winner for quite a number of years. Those who know Terry will appreciate that the feat is all the better as he prefers to start at the back and overtake everyone!
Again there were good individual as well as team performances
Nostell Priory 
Wakefield Thornes 
Druridge Bay 
The votes have been counted and the overwhelming majority have pitched for Saturday 3rd October. We will be taking a coach paid for out of club funds and have secured 40-45 guaranteed entries. A deposit of £5 will secure your race entry and place on the coach. Note, you cannot take your own car to the start - parking will be prohibited. Balance to be paid in due course.
What an excellent day of racing this was with almost 3,000 athletes taking part in races from under 13's to Seniors. With so many runners, the course was bound to get muddy - and it did! There could well be some good trainers out there waiting to be retrieved. We managed to get more than enough members out to count for a Ladies and Men's Team. Our 5 ladies - Denise Clark, Liane Warren, Angie Dales, Jenny Dews and Amanda Wilson did superbly well over the energy sapping 8k course and were up against some excellent teams and individual athletes. They will have gained much from the experience and managed to finish 39/41 clubs who managed to field a full team. We're proud of them.
The level of competition can be gauged by the fact that Alistair Brownlee could only finish second in the mens event and our own Simon Newton was 181st! The boys did good though and a finish of 48/58 clubs was a decent performance. Well done to Simon, charlie Lines, Richard Ritucci, Neil Holt, Craig Daniels, Richard Smart, John Moran and Tim Owen.
Harpng back to lost trainers, Amanda Wilson and Tim Owen both lost theirs in the same section, but gamely put them back on and carried on. Well done to both - they demonstrated true club spirit. Tim will dine out on the fact that he lined up with a Brownlee and was actually ahead of him on the course at times - although he may not have been on the same lap.
It was a long day for our volunteer marshals - but again they all appeared to enjoy the day and had great spectating positions.
Excellent stats from the 'runbritain' website showing a substantial increase in races and racers in 2014. They recorded a staggering increase of almost 1 million performances over 2013 to 3,706,924. Playing a significant part was parkruns which accounted for 64.9% of the total - 2,367,194 (1,530,497 in 2013) - a 54.7% increase. Non parkrun performances were also up but by a lower amount - 11%. It will be interesting to see how growth of parkrunners impacts on the number of other race performances.
Well we did more also. Race entries were up to 26.4% to 3,297, mileage covered up 19.7% to 17,690 - that's a lot of trainers needed! parkruns were up 38.4% to 1,827. 44 members did at least one mararhon - up from 29 in 2014. Surprisingly there was a slight fall in the number of 10ks completed although the number of members running at least one did increase. More details here
We have a party of 70 attending this years event. Final details to be posted shortly.
Details of the next race in the series HERE. Lets have a good turnout and help us move up the league tables. Don't forget Grand Prix points available!