Ideal conditions help runners achieve personal best times

John Nolan returned to action at the Bishop Burton College Canter.
John Nolan returned to action at the Bishop Burton College Canter.

It was excellent weather at Sewerby Parkrunon Saturday morning for running and 70 other people had the same idea.

Andy Baker was the first Bridlington runner to finish, equalling his best time for the course of 19:37 in third place. Not far behind was Simon Ellerker in fourth place with 19:53.

Ever present Martin Smith finished in eighthth position in a time of 21:03, while Becky Clifton was the first female in the race, finishing with a PB time of 21:51.

Junior runner Ashley Porter put in another good performance to finish 12th in 22:12. With such a lovely morning it was not surprising that a number of people finished with PB times. These were: Becky Clifton (9th) 21:51, Karyn Hoggard (16th) 23:19, Dave Foster (18th) 23:34, Mandy Holah (33rd) 25:55 and Andy Godfrey was 55th in 31:14.

Other Bridlington runners taking part were: Simon Porter (15th) 23:16, Bob Eyre (23rd) 24:10, Adam Fairest (28th) 24:38, Danny Manson (31st) 25:11, Ben Smith (35th) 26:04, Reid Haddow (36th) 26:06, Zoe Williams (37th) 26:46, Kirsten Porter (45th) 28:07, Amanda Tindall (53rd) 30:30 and Kevin Sissons (61st) 33:57

The Bishop Burton College Canter Seven Mile is a new race on the calendar, organised by Beverley AC at the Bishop Burton Agricultural College.

John Nolan, who was making a tentative return to racing after injury, finished in 12th place with a time of 49:07.

Over 1,100 runners took part in the 31st Redcar Half Marathon and, despite a strong head wind during the first half of the race, two members of Bridlington Road Runners put in good performances in preparation for their trip to the New York Marathon.

Peter Gulc finished 28th in a time of 1:22:01 and Sarah Wood was 212th with 1:35:49.