Busy week brings personal bests and plenty of prizes

Martin Smith at Walkington.
Martin Smith at Walkington.

Bridlington Road Runners members were out in force last week in various races, with the first being the next race in the East Hull Harriers Summer League.

It was the longest of the series with an eight-mile route around the village of Skirlaugh. Again, Bridlington had a magnificent turnout with plenty of prizes coming home.

Cathy Wood, continuing her good form, was first lady back and 15th overall. Simon Ellerker also ran well finishing just 10 seconds behind in 16th.

John Potter, who has found his mojo again and is starting to show his past form, was 20th and first in his age category.

Emma Brown also had a good run and was third lady on the night and 28th overall with Becky Clifton in fourth and 42nd overall with Janet Potter another of the prize winners winning her age category.

Wood, Brown and Clifton also took the Ladies team Prize on the night.

Danny Brunton ran the following evening in the Laxton 10K, organised by Goole Viking Striders. The course was a fast flat route with Brunton finishing in second spot in a time of 36:22.

Next up was the popular Walkington 10k last Friday evening. Road Runners turned out in force after a long day’s work to run in the undulating 6.1 mile route.

Brunton, recovering after his efforts in the Laxton race, put in another good performance, finishing in 12th spot.

Tony Smith, who is running well at the moment, finished in a strong 26th with Martin Smith only four places behind.

Becky Clifton was Bridlington’s first lady to finish placed 123rd with Emily Smith not too far behind in 136th place.

In the weekly 5k Parkruns, which are held all over the country and free to run, the Sewerby route had a few personal best times and a course record.

Wood was the course record beater finishing first lady and fourth overall in 19:37, shaving 10 seconds off the ladies record.

Other PBs were gained by Thomas King in 10th, Josh Taylor in 15th and Verona Petty in 47th.

While over in Edinburgh, Vickie Ellerker ran in the city’s Parkrun, also gained a PB, finishing in 337th spot.