• Off Road Championship Round 4 – Kirkstall 7

Off Road Championship Round 4 – Kirkstall 7

What an event for the club the Kirkstall 7 was.  47 Hyde Park Harriers made it onto the results and it was an excellent set of results.

1st lady home overall was our very own Rachel Bourne coming in 34th overall.  Along with Rebecca Rogers and Laura Cummings they won the Ladies team award.


6th overall and 1st HPH man was Scott Watson and along with Anthony Aimon and Simon Gilbody they won the Mens team award.


All this left the championship looking like this –

Ladies Premier Division – Rebecca Rogers picked up her 3rd maximum score of the season to take the lead ahead of Vicky Houghton and Victoria Taylor who missed this round.  Monica Padilla is the only other max point scorer and is in 4th.  Laura Cummings, Daisy Karanasios and Linda Glendinning scored there first points of the year meaning 8 out of the 15 Premier runners have scored points.

Ladies 1st Division – Rachel Bourne took her 3rd maximum score in a row and now has a big lead over 2nd place Clare Geeson who has the other max score.  Clare Lyons, Sarah Farnell and Joan Kavanagh scored there first points of the year making 9 out of the 15 1st division ladies have scored points.

Ladies 2nd Division – Lucy Rider scored her 3rd straight maximum score and is now 7 points ahead of Dote Stone who won round 1.  Clare Evans is now up to 3rd and there were 8 new point scorers taking the total to 17.

Men’s Premier Division – Simon Gilbody was the first person to take points off runaway leader Chris Smith.  Chris still came home 2nd to extend his lead over James Booth.  Ralph Kidner scored his first points meaning there has now been 16/20 point scorers.

Men’s 1st Division – Anthony Aimon took his first maximum score of the season meaning 4 different winners from 4 rounds, the other 3 being Geoffrey Smith, Chris Mann and David Driver.  John Hayes scored his first points so 10/19 now have points.

Men’s 2nd Division – Scott Watson continued his great recent form to claim his first maximum points haul to go with a 2nd and two 3rd’s.  There were 4 first time point scorers, so there has been an excellent 19 scorers so far.

The next round of the Championship was supposed to be the Post Hill Challenge but this has been pushed back to the end of March 2016.  This may have to come out of the championship so we are looking for a suitable replacement.  In the mean time the next round will be the Harewood 10mile which itself was pushed back and is now in November.



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