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This week’s destination of choice for Race 6 of the Summer evening series races was Slaithwaite near Huddersfield. Two Sarah’s once again joined the start line.

The Grim Up North Summer Evening Series is a collection of events now in it’s second year for 2022. The series is aimed at keeping runners motivated (and race fit) over the summer months. With the exception of race 1 which was 4 or 8 miles the remaining races in the series offer the choice of 5K and 10K, held each Wednesday at 18:45 and their motto ‘rock up and run’ means there’s no need for pre race entry as it’s entry on the night only, turn up pay your fee and you’re in! In addition, this year they are running a championship where each runner’s five fastest times of the series count, trophies are then awarded for first male and 1st female in each distance with overall winners being announced at the end of the series.
Destinations in the series include: Blubberhouses, Bingley, Kirkstall, Saltaire, Marsden, Slawit & Cromwell Bottom (Elland). Once again Sarah Rawlings & Sarah Myers took on the 10k challenge, slightly cooler conditions this week made for a more pleasant run, however, despite the overcast evening and a breeze it was still quite humid. Sarah R finished in 58:53 and Sarah M 66:36 Well done Ladies! 6 down, one to go!