Taylor wins Wolds Half Marathon

The Bridlington Road Runners quartet who competed in the Burton Constable 10k race
The Bridlington Road Runners quartet who competed in the Burton Constable 10k race

Warm and humid conditions made Saturday’s Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon tougher than usual.

Run on hilly country roads around Bishop Wilton, Bridlington Road Runners’ Phill Taylor won the race in an unofficial time of 1:18:40 with Josh Taylor chasing hard in 1:38:28.

Janet Potter was fifth lady on the day and first in her age category in 1:53, while Kevin Lewis ran well in 2:08 and Colin Parcell finished in 2:27.

On Sunday, four of the club’s members ran at the Burton Constable 10k.

Scott Hargreaves ran an impressive time of 38:45, followed in by Duncan Smart in 42:47. Close behind was Anthony Hughes who is running consistently under 50 minutes with Dave Foster finishing in 53:52.

Junior Shaun Foster was second in the 2.75km fun in an excellent 11:03.

The City of Hull Champagne League race last week was held at Lockington over 4.3 miles.

Hargreaves continued his excellent form finishing 10th in 26:05.

Simon Ellerker also ran well in 27:25 with Dave Foster finishing well in 35:27.

The weekly Sewerby Parkrun was won by former BRR junior Steven O’Neill with Nick Jordan returning from injury to run his first Parkrun in six weeks, showing no loss of speed, finishing 10th in 19:23, tracked all the way by Ellerker who finished just one second behind.

Lewis Dale was the club’s first junior to finish in 20:07, and another youngster Oscar Strathearn ran a new best time of 26:27.