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Last Sunday saw four Bridlington Road Runners members among the 1,500-strong field running the popular 13.1 mile race in York, which last year had to be cancelled due to bad weather.

Although this year’s event did start, it was with a torrential downpour while the runners limbered up. The rain cleared a few miles into the race and turned into good running conditions.

The course which is a fast flat route heads through Bishopthorpe, Acaster, Selby, Appleton, Roebuck and then back through Bishopthorpe, finishing behind the racecourse bandstands.

The first of the Bridlington pack back was Andy Baker who, feeling in good form on the day, smashed his personal best for this distance finishing in 156th with a time of 1:25:57.

Next up was Dave Foster who, after most of last year out with injuries, is again getting back into his stride and crossed the line in 739th position in 1:45:34.

Tom MacDonald was just under a minute behind in 1:46:30 in 779th place while Tracy Donaldson, who also has been niggled with injury, had a good run, finishing the course in 1,071st place in a time of 1:56:13.