Road Runners hold anniversary three-mile race

Bridlington Road Runners

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With the club’s three-mile race the day after, some of the Bridlington Road Runners team decided to have a warm up at the weekly Sewerby 5k Parkrun.

Nick Hellewell was the fastest on the day, winning the race in 18:53 Simon Ellerker was the next member in sixth with 21:27 and having a good run was one of our juniors Ashley Porter, who was the third member back in 10th position with 23:02.

The first three of the BRR female members were led home by Sarah Wood who was fourth lady overall with a time of 25:27.

Zoe Williams was 12th lady in 27:32 with Mandy Holah crossing the line in 19th with 28:46.

Andy Baker nipped over to York to join in their weekly Parkrun and had a good race, finishing in 21st in a time of 19:24.

The sun shone on club members on Sunday, although there was the usual strong wind on the cliff top, which many Parkrunners can vouch for.

The Bridlington Road Runners’ annual handicap race is final race in the Winter League, and it is a three-mile race starting on the seafront across from the Expanse Hotel.

With a mass start, the course is a simple yet challenging route up along the cliff top turning round near the entrance to the Ship Inn at Sewerby, and heading back to the lifeguard station on the promenade. Runners complete two laps.

Plenty of members turned up making it a competitive race.

The juniors kicked off the morning with a shorter course with Ashley Porter being the first one to the finish line.

Following not too far behind was Daniel Fryer with Declan Potts third and Kirsten Porter winning the battle between the only two junior girls on the day,

In the adults race, Phill Taylor led the men home with Nick Hellewell following in second place and Andy Baker continuing to run well finishing in third.

In the ladies section, new member Katy Cawthorn was first home, with Cathy Wood crossing in second and Becky Clifton third.

The winners of the Winter Handicap League were Kevin Lewis and Kerry Whitehead and the junior winner was Alfie Scruton

This Sunday sees the next race in the East Yorkshire Cross Country League at Welton starting at 11am.