• Leeds 5k Series – April

Leeds 5k Series – April

April was the first chance for runners to post a time at the Brownlee track in the 5k series to get points in the club road championship.  As with last year we will be taking the runners best time from April through to the end of the year to score points for round 1.

As with the Off Road championship we have changed the division structure this year and now have 2 divisions rather than 3 with the premier division now including 30 runners.  Alongside the normal divisions we are running an age graded championship as well which is one division all in.

13 Harriers took the chance to get an early time on the board (8 men and 5 ladies).  As is the normal they are split over two races on the night and plenty of support on the bridge.

Fastest harrier on the night in a time of 16.48 and 6th overall was last years 1st division winner Michael Vargas.  “I was never going to match the efforts of last time.  Pretty windy, no battery in the mp3.  Not a bad effort but lacking a bit of get up and go”.

Rupert Jordan was next home in a time of 17.00 and is the leading 1st division runner at this stage.  Andrew Carrier was 3rd in a time of 17.33 and 2nd 1st division runner.

Reigning Premier division champion Philip Goose was 4th home and 2nd in the premier with a time of 17.56.

Into the ladies and Harriers were 2nd and 3rd overall with a couple of great times posted. 

1st Division’s Clare Slorach was fastest on the night with a time of 19.04 with Amy Young starting her premier division campaign with a time of 19.21.

The age grading was fairly similar to the results on the night.

  • 6th – Michael Vargas – 16.48   78.5%  Premier
  • 9th – Rupert Jordan – 17.00   78.0%   1st
  • 19th – Andrew Carrier – 17.33   73.8%   1st
  • 28th – Philip Goose – 17.56   72.4%   Premier
  • 47th – Scott Watson – 18.06   72.0%   Premier
  • 49th – Clare Slorach – 19.04   77.3%   1st
  • 59th – Jonathan Spain – 19.18   67.2%   Premier
  • 60th – Amy Young – 19.21   76.2%   Premier
  • 64th – John Pratt – 19.26   68.4%   1st
  • 125th – Paul Ramsden – 22.33   62.3%   1st
  • 156th – Nicola Forwood – 24.40   60.2%   1st
  • 162nd – Zeni Bellwood – 25.24   58.1%   1st
  • 184th – Robyn Johnson – 28.33   51.8%   1st

Other comments on the night –

Zeni B – Big improvement on last month.  Massive breakthrough for me both physically and psychologically tonight.  I feel like I’m finally making improvements and getting back to where I was last summer.

John P – I wasn’t very impressed with how I ran.

Jonathan S – Slight PB for me and gradually edging towards my targets.

Paul R – 1st time at the Brownlee and 1st time in HPH vest.  Really enjoyed it and plenty to learn for next time.

Robyn J – PB bell again.  New all time 5k PB 28.33 down from 28.51.  Absolutely no idea where that came from given my recent mileage

Thanks to Rolf for the pics.

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