Sessay Swift

Another busy week racing all round, well done to all who have run this week.

Sessay Swift 6km

On Weds 23rd, Matt Lambourne took part in the Sessay Swift 6km. Matt completed this in 21:42, and finished in 13th place overall.


Swindon : Steve Sandercock 25:42, Caroline Sandercock 33:34

Havant : Martyn Joyce 28:46

Linford Wood : Pete Whitmore 38:48

Chipping Sodbury : Mark Manley 20:53

Hove Promenade : Amelia Culshaw 21:56

Winchcombe Hill Climb 10km

5 intrepid club runners scaled Belas Knapp for the Winchcombe Hill Climb 5km and 10km. In the 10km race we had Sarah Gray, 70:24, Kate Potter 73:22, Jenny Hoffman 73:47, and Laura Butler 81:06. Well done to Kate for completing her Ten 10kms, fantastic! Elspeth Murano also completed the 5km.

Flying Monk Malmesbury Carnival 10km

3 of our runners competed in the Malmesbury 10km. First in for the club and first in her age group was Sharon Smith, 54:30, followed by Cat Shelley and Alice Mason, 1:02:32 and 1:04:44 respectively.


Severn Bridge Half Marathon and 10km

This race was the 9th race in the club championship, an undulating course, which started on the Severn Bridge, crossed back into England then back across the bridge to finish. A great effort with 4 runners completing their first half marathons, well done Martin, Laura, Ellie and Sandie.

First in for the club was Matt Lambourne, 1:30:10, followed by Mark Manley, 1:39:05. First lady home was Emily Jeffries in 1:46:31, followed by Nadine Brown with an excellent PB of 1:51:54.

Other results: Jack Pitcher, 1:46:32, Martin Sherriff (first timer!!) 1:56:03, Elaine Chapman 1:57:00, Jessica Osborn 1:59:02, Laura Peters (first timer!!) 2:01:08, Ellie Taylor (first timer!!) 2:01:18, Sandie Wood (first timer!!) 2:10:30, Val Cumberpatch 2:38:32.

Becky Heal competed in the 10km, also running across the iconic bridge, and completed another 10km towards the ten 10kms challange, Becky finished in 1:35:10, great work Becky!


The 401 Festival of Running Portishead Half Marathon

New club member Mamunul Wahid competed in the Portishead Half marathon as part of the 401 Festival of running this weekend. Mam finished in 17th place overall and completed in a time of 1:39:54, well done!!


The sixth running of the Sessay Swift 6k organised by Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers was on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 19:30. The course is a flat, fast 1-lap course based on the attractive village of Sessay near Thirsk in North Yorkshire.

View Sessay Swift 2017 Results

Race Information

The race headquarters and changing are at Sessay Village Hall, postcode YO7 3BS, where showers and a secure area for luggage will be available.  The race starts 100 metres or so from the village hall and the finish is off-road, within the grounds of the village hall, where drinks will be available.  Warming up can be done on the cricket field.

Late entries will be accepted up to 15 minutes before the race at the race headquarters.

Car parking will be on the cricket field, adjacent to the Village Hall, where marshals will assist with parking.  Please DO NOT park on the roadside as this will be on the course, and will be of inconvenience to residents (whose good will we hope to foster!)

Getting there

From the A1 – leave at junction 49 on to the A168, signposted Teesside.  Leave the A168 at the 2nd exit, signposted Dalton and Sessay.  Go through Dalton village following signs to Sessay, over the railway bridge, and turn next right.  The Village Hall is about half way along the village on the left hand side next to the cricket field.

From the A19 – the junction for Sessay is about 4 miles south of Thirsk, signposted Sessay and Dalton, to the right from Thirsk and the north, and to the left from York.  Follow signs to Sessay.  The village hall is about half way along the village.

Race Numbers: all numbers to be collected on race night

Prizes will be distributed in the village hall, as soon as possible after the race.  No prizes will be posted.

Previous Years Results

Click here for Sessay Swift 2016 Results

Click here for Sessay Swift 2015 Results

Click here for Sessay Swift 2015 Category Winers

Click here for a list of entrants for the 2015 Sessay Swift

Sessay Swift 2014 Results

Sessay Swift 2013 Results

Click here for 2013 race report

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