Leeds Country Way Road Relays
For a group of veteran Wakefield Harriers runners, life has certainly kicked off at forty.
The vets recently won their section of the Leeds Country Way relay after coming seventh overall out of 50 teams and 600 Yorkshire-based runners.
This race is over 63 miles and requires five pairs of runners racing over local footpaths and has been dominated by Leeds and Sheffield over the last decade.
Other successes for the team include the Yorkshire Championships made up of nine 10k races, mostly off-road and around Yorkshire.
The competition got under way in February and the last one will take place in November. Currently Wakefield Harriers lead the series both on points and places with the top vets consistently in the top scoring positions, supported by a very determined middle field.
Again, other clubs have dominated these championships over many years, but now Wakefield look set to win the overall championship title and some individual medals in the top three places.
Last three results: