THE major event in the local running calendar was Driffield Striders’ Mucky Duck race on Sunday.
Hot and sunny conditions greeted runners as they prepared for the start of the event which took place over a mixture of road and country, ideal conditions for spectators but not conducive for fast times with the heat draining runners energy levels very quickly.
Despite these conditions Bridlington Road Runners’ Phill Taylor took his fourth consecutive victory beating Beverley AC’s James Pearson by over a minute.
In the ladies’ section Emma Brown, another Bridlington member, came home 1st lady beating her nearest rival Becky Fielding-Smith of Hull also by over a minute.
A further four lady members won their age categories.
The race was also the second round of the club’s Summer Handicap Series the men’s section being won by Phill Taylor and the ladies by Angelika Corner.
TUESDAY evening saw the 6th race in The City of Hull AC Champagne League take place at South Dalton over a course of 5.1 miles.
Stuart Spooner overcame a knee injury to finish in 33rd position and Dave Foster, on his way back from injury, finished in 91st.
A GLORIOUS sunny day with a slight breeze greeted Parkrunners at Sewerby Park on Saturday morning.
With the warmer weather, an increasing number of holidaymakers are taking part in this free weekly event and everyone praises the route and comments on the amazing views.
The first Bridlington Road Runner was Dave Playforth in third place closely followed by Kevin Sissons in sixth place who once again shaved time off his PB.
Ben Smith came home in 15th and first JM15, Stuart Atkinson made a comeback from injury in 18th, with the club’s only lady on the day Sheila Maddison in 33rd.
ON SUNDAY, May 20, Janet Potter took part in her 2nd Triathlon at Driffield.
The event consisted of a 400m swim followed by an 18km bike ride then finishing with a 5km run.
Potter completed the event in 1:21:50 which includes transitions, a time which gave her an age category award.
May 20: Udo’s Driffield Triathlon
126: Janet Potter 400m Swim 10:52, 18km Bike 41:27, 5km Run 25:08
Total including transitions 1:21:50
May 20: Yorkshire 10k Newby Hall
Emma Brown 45m16s
May 22: City of Hull Champagne League: Race Six: South Dalton 5.1miles
33 Stuart Spooner 34:22, 91 Dave Foster 42:01.
May 26: Sewerby Parkrun 5km
3 Dave Playforth 21:39 (1st V45), 6 Kevin Sissons 22:32 (PB), 15 Ben Smith 25m32s (1st JM15-19), 18 Stuart Atkinson 25:51, 33 Sheila Maddison 30:38
May 27: Driffield Mucky Duck 8.5mile
1 Phill Taylor 47:12, 14 John Nolan 57:54, 23 Emma Brown 59:21 (1st Lady), 54 John Potter 65:10, 55 Bob Eyre 65:18, 57 Dave Foster 65:40, 67 Angelika Corner 66:38s (1st LV 45), 68 Marc Corner 66:40, 72 Janet Potter 67:09 (1st LV55), 73 Karon Colley 67:31 (1st LV50), 79 Rebecca Clifton 68:43, 96 Judy Allison 72:02 (1st LV60), 101 Stuart Atkinson 72:48, 123 Zoe Ellis 76:45, 124 Verona Petty 77:03, 133 Michelle Rollinson 78:16, 142 Zena Boreman 81:18.