Weekend round up post Relays!

Train hard…Race harder, sounds good? It was certainly the motto of a number of Harriers this weekend. Not content with running to exhaustion on Saturday, a number of runners also turned out at the BTR Liverpool Half Marathon on Sunday.

Well we can say, we are becoming a very serious club when not one but two athletes are using pacemakers. First up was Annemarie Craven “fresh” her from Relay performance, Annemarie was using Chris “Crazy Horse” Burgess as a pacesetter, a brave move as Chris is known for liking to chat and for stopping mid-race to do some horse whispering. Regardless of this Chris was determined to ensure Annemarie left Liverpool with r
the desired PB.

Our other runner following another set of heels was Babyface Avery (He reckons he was challenged for ID this week, wishful thinking perhaps?) Howard was using his older brother to coax him round the course to a PB. Laurence is an excellent runner and for him it was “just marathon pace”.

Saturday shots of Annemarie and Howard












These guys were joined by Andy Ratcliffe, Chris Burton, Tony Foster and David Banks.

The pacemaking worked as there were two shiny PB’s created, in fact there were no fewer than 5 PB’s created and a season’s best too. Well done Harriers!

Andy confessed to not knowing Howard was on his tail, judging by this picture if he had looked round he might have sped up considerably!!

Please move back from your screen before clicking on this link, it is also not suitable for anyone of a nervous disposition.


22nd Andy Ratcliffe 1.18:16 3rd V45
33rd Howard Avery 1.18:56 PB
630th David Banks 1.36:15 PB
711th Chris Burton 1.37:45 PB
1125th Tony Foster 1.42:30 PB
1199th Annemarie Craven 1.43:16 PB
1206th Chris Burgess 1.43:17

Training with us recently has been Ian Stewart (Go on Ian, join up, sign the forms!!), who finished in 2.09:11, well done on the improvement.









Meanwhile further north in Accrington, Stuart Holding was taking on the Ron Hill Accy 10k . Stuart too had a great run managing a PB in 44:33, well done!

For those who have not read Andy’s race report…..





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