Brunton leads runners home at Sproatley

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Sproatley hosted the second race in the East Hull Harriers Summer League and there was another great turnout from Bridlington, even though a few were resting from the London and Manchester marathons.

18 members ran, with two new runners to the league Steve Frankish and Adam Fairest and one long-standing member making a comeback - John Potter.

The first runner back was Danny Brunton in 11th in a time of 34:54, andnot far behind after a week’s rest from London was Martin Smith in 15th in a time of 37:10.

Next up was Simon Ellerker who is probably in the running for the club’s most improved award, and finished 18th in 37:44, while the first lady back was Janet Potter who came 60th in 44:40 winning in her age category.

Times: Danny Brunton(11th) 34:54, Martin Smith (15th) 37:10, Simon Ellerker (18th) 37:44, John Potter (26th) 38:58, Steve Frankish (66th) 43:55, Bob Eyre (80th) 45:06, Verona Petty (96th) 46:59, Adam Fairest (105th) 47:52, Michelle Rollinson (116th) 48:49, Ben Smith (122nd) 49:47, Simon Porter (123rd) 49:47, Zoe Ellis (127th) 50:12, Zena Boreman (135th) 52:20, Andrea Parker (139th) 53:24 and Mark Loft (140th) 53:24.

The next race is at East Park in Hull on 14 May which is a shorter four-mile race.

Graham Eyre was in New York and ran the Toms River 22nd Annual River To Bay 5K, a short but scenic route which runs around the historic Victorian Island Heights, which borders Toms River and Barnegat Bay.

He finished 16th in a time of 20:51 and was first in his age group.

Kerry Whitehead was the only Bridlington runner travelling to the hilly village of kirbymoorside for its 10k, which although has a steep uphill start to warm you up quickly for the first mile or so, soon flattens out so you can catch your breath, ready for the last couple of miles and a downhill sprint finish.

She finished in 251st place in a time of 52:08.