Road Runners team at Humber cross country championships

Westwood team: The Bridlington  Road Runners team who took part in the Humberside Cross Country Championships. Andy Baker, John Nolan, Kevin Lewis, Emma Brown, Peter Gulc and Nick Hellewell. Missing from picture is Becky Clifton.
Westwood team: The Bridlington Road Runners team who took part in the Humberside Cross Country Championships. Andy Baker, John Nolan, Kevin Lewis, Emma Brown, Peter Gulc and Nick Hellewell. Missing from picture is Becky Clifton.

The 39th annual Humberside Cross Country Championships were held in the historic and picturesque town of Beverley and for the second consecutive year took place on the Westwood, across from the famous racecourse.

Heavy rain falling over the previous two days it made it hard work in places.

There were six age categories starting with the under 11s up to the seniors, with the first six from each race automatically qualifying to run for Humberside in the Inter County Championships at Cofton Park, Birmingham.

Bridlington’s first runner was Shaun Foster, running in the under 15 boys race over 5,000m, finishing 15th in a time of 20:52.

In the ladies’ senior 8,000m race, Bridlington Road Runners had Emma Brown taking a well deserved third place in 22:11. Becky Clifton crossed the line in 15th with 25:02.

In the senior men’s 12,000m race, Bridlington had five members running.

First back was Peter Gulc in 21st position with a time of 40:01, closely followed by Nick Hellewell in 25th with a time of 40:17. John Nolan was placed 36th with 42:17, Andy Baker took 45th with 44:15 and finishing the five-man BRR line up was Kevin Lewis, crossing the line in 64th in 48:44.

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

While on holiday in California, Stuart Atkinson showed his athletics dedication by putting his Bridlington RR vest on and running in the New Year’s 5K Resolutions Race event in Palm Springs, finishing in 38th position in a time of 25:17

Cathy Wood entered the Filey Flyer, a 16-mile multi-terrain course which takes in parts of the Cleveland Way, Wolds Way and Centenary Way finishing in 2:31 to be first lady back.