Gothenburg Fundraiser, North District 10k Championship and Benromach 10k

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Penny Mile North District 10k Championship and Benromach 10k

The club are continuing their fundraising efforts this weekend following last weeks successful coffee morning and car boot sale.  This Saturday at Eastgate Centre the club will be doing a Penny Mile event.  The Penny Mile is an event where the target is to get enough money, that when placed end to end, will cover the distance of 1 mile.  Club members will be running on a treadmill in the centre and donations will be collected on the day.  All club members are urged to come along to support, participate and donate.  It starts at 9am and goes on until 5pm.  If you cannot make this Saturday tickets are still available for the upcoming dance at Croy on Saturday 25th May – Tickets available from Duncan Flockhart or Keith Geddes.  See previous posts for more details

This Sundays Castle Mey 10k in Caithness doubles as the North District 10k championship.  At time of print it was not certain which club members were making the long trip north but there is certain to be a Gold and Maroon vest somewhere in the field.  Please let me know at invernessharriersphotos@yahoo.co.uk if you are running.

Many club members will however be making the short trip east to Forres for the Benromach 10k, one of the most popular road races on the north calendar.  There will be a good turn out of club athletes in Forres with the promise of a flat course and sunshine likely to swell the numbers. The race is the last in the 3 race Northern Scot 10k series and the club has a number of runners in contention for prizes.  Jenny Bannerman looks set to win the female title and make it 5 years in a row for the club with Sarah Liebnitz and Melissa White sharing the title over the last 4 seasons.  Roma Shepherd is also likely to get a podium place, with only 42 seconds separating Roma from second place, a strong run could make it a Harriers gold and silver.  There is also (limited) interest in the Male V40 category as Tim Cooke currently leads the way by 31 seconds from club mate Ross Nixon following the Nairn and Moray races.  With Ross still nursing a chest injury, carrying a few kilos round the waist and only just returning to training this week, Tim should have no trouble holding off any late surge for the coveted first old guy title.  Andy Shepherd should be running but if not he will be on the course taking photos for the website.

Good luck to everyone this weekend