Just before the summer holidays, Sedgefield Harriers held its annual free summer handicap race for the Gerry Kearsley Memorial Trophy. Based at Bishop Middleham Village Hall the race is a two-lap course, covering about six miles in total. Participants were given a handicap based on their 10K personal bests, meaning that most runners finished at around the same time, making for some exciting racing. The overall winner was Rachael Hall of North York Moors AC (run time of 53 minutes and 47 seconds).
The first Sedgefield Harrier to finish was junior Abbie Walker (46:40) and first Sedgefield man was Steve Foreman (45:14). Fastest man over the course was Sedgefield Harrier Chris Lines (38:36) and the fastest lady was fellow Harrier Lisa Darby (46:27). The club is grateful to Bishop Middleham Village Hall for hosting the event and to all of the volunteers who made it possible.
On Sunday 15th September, Sedgefield Harriers will host the Sedgefield Serpentine race, which starts and finishes at Sedgefield Cricket Club, with runners setting off at 10am on a route of around 10K on paths around Hardwick Park and Bishop Middleham.
Entry in advance of the day is £10 for affiliated runners and £10 for unaffiliated runners (£2 extra on the day) and places are available online at https://www.runbritain.com. The club is grateful to headline sponsor Greig Cavey Commercial, and to sponsors Parsons Containers, Start Fitness, Herd & Herb, No.4 Teashop and Sainsbury’s, for their great support in making the Sedgefield Serpentine happen. To find out more about the event, visit https://sedgefieldharriers.co.uk/sedgefield-serpentine