A week of sunshine ☀️

A week of sunshine ☀️

This week brought more sunshine and humidity which can make running much harder. It didn't stop the HARC team though. Intervals, longer and shorter social runs, parkruns, marathons, and Race for Life 10k. The coaching team met up on Saturday to keep up to date with their coaching skills and discuss future routes/training warmups. Busy, busy, busy - just the way we like it! ...
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LonDONE Class of 2024 Run Report

LonDONE Class of 2024 Run Report

by Ruth Hancock, recipient of our club place for the 2024 TCS London Marathon It’s taken a while to process what happened on 21st April, I’m not going to lie. What an absolutely fabulous experience! From the moment my name was announced at Awards Night, to crossing that illustrious finish line, London Marathon surpassed every expectation. And I cannot be more grateful for the opportunity – I am extremely lucky. As an event, the TCS London Marathon is exceptionally well organised – the most difficult thing was having to visit the Excel in advance of the race itself to collect my bib number and t-shirt. But that passed without a hitch and I managed to meet up with Jo to do a little shopping and continue the carb-loading process over lunch. The HARC cheer squad (Gemma, Katy and Sara) were treated to cocktails at Searcy’s champagne bar before they went off to meet Shalev and deliver his HARC hoodie. I started Race Day...
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🚨 BATTLE STATIONS, TEAM HARC! 🚨

🚨 BATTLE STATIONS, TEAM HARC! 🚨

We recently returned for our second visit to Elite Squad Laser Tag for another battle! The venue organised a number of games for us and although there were some serious tactical strategies in play, we laughed so much that it was quite difficult to maintain our hiding positions. The randomly selected teams - Alpha and Bravo - were surprisingly evenly matched which made the competition all the more exciting. Everyone came away with big smiles and smeared camouflage paint - surely signs of a great evening out! 😆 ...
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Team HARC started 2024 with a bang!

Team HARC started 2024 with a bang!

Our athletes have started 2024 with a bang! Team HARC have taken on a wide variety of events since the start of January and we are proud of every single result. Firstly, a special mention to Victoria Maidwell for her fantastic performance at the Shakespeare Marathon, earning her a PB of 03:56:55. Victoria shows incredible commitment to her training, working extremely hard to push herself for every new challenge. Huge congratulations on breaking through the sub-4 hour mark, Victoria – we look forward to seeing you smash your next targets! Joanne Sinnott has continued her passion for ultra-distance events with a 50 mile run from Manchester to Liverpool. Jo relishes the kind of distances most of us only dream of… or perhaps have nightmares about! Huge well done, Jo – you are a machine! There was a great HARC turnout for this year’s Thirsk 10 Mile and Lightwater Valley 10k events, which fell on the same day. These are two very different events...
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Wet and Muddy Week

Wet and Muddy Week

We endured lots of rain and mud for our sessions this week. ☔️ There was a good turn out - both adults and juniors - for a tough but enjoyable intervals session in the pouring rain on Tuesday. Our two Thursday groups were well-motivated with the prospect of our monthly ‘run and pub’ awaiting them. Those who chose the longer route received the added bonus of mud… LOTS of mud! At least the sun came out for our parkrunners! 😎 ...
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One of the biggest weekends in athletics has arrived…

One of the biggest weekends in athletics has arrived…

It’s the LONDON MARATHON - generally accepted as the most special marathon in the world (and one of the “majors”). We have four HARC members taking part: Shalev Bahalul is one of our latest members and has travelled all the way from Israel to take part. Look out for him in his HARC vest - but don’t blink or you’ll miss him as he is hoping to break the 2:30 threshold for the first time tomorrow. Mary Gregory⁩ has her own target as she returns to London for the second time. Ruth Hancock⁩ will be enjoying the club place she won in our ballot last year, and putting all that brilliant training into practice. And Joanne Sinnott⁩ will finally be getting her chance to experience this amazing event, after years of trying to get a place. Very best of luck to our runners and indeed everyone taking part in this amazing event! It’s the LONDON MARATHON - generally accepted as the most special marathon in the world...
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