Personal bests for several runners at Parkrun events

Mandy Holah and Zoe Williams who both had PBs at Sewerby at the weekend.
Mandy Holah and Zoe Williams who both had PBs at Sewerby at the weekend.

It was a pleasant morning at Sewerby with sufficiently breezy conditions to make August’s first Saturday Parkrun interesting.

Phill Taylor was the first to finish in a time of 17:15 and he was followed by Martin Smith in third place with 19:22.

Two members set personal bests for the course. These were Ashley Porter who had a time of 22:27 in 11th position and Zoe Williams was 29th with 26:13.

Mandy Holah came within a hair’s breadth of beating her personal best, missing it by only two seconds in 35th place with 27:02.

Others taking part were: Kevin Sissons (10th) 22:24, Adam Fairest (15th) 24:53, Ray Robinson (20th) 25:20, Rebekah Pratley (25th) 25:37, Ben Smith (27th) 26:08, Joseph Pratley (33rd) 26:57, Kirsten Porter (42nd) 29:08, Simon Porter (44th) 30:26, Amanda Tindall (45th) 30:37, Andy Godfrey (51st) 33:31 and Reid Haddow, who was acting as back marker, was 61st with 41:23.

Three Bridlington Road Runners members took part in the Jane Tomlinson charity event at York. Andy Baker was 91st in 40:09, Reid Haddow was 878th in 50:56 and Julie Madden was 1287th in 52:59.

Meanwhile, over in West Yorkshire, Andrea Parker and Mark Loft took part in the Saltaire Shaker 15k. This event is entirely off-road and includes beautiful views while running along paths, tracks and a canal towpath.

Parker finished in 141st place with a time of 1:32:58 and Loft was close behind in 142nd spot with 1:33:04.

On the same day, Patrick Day took part in the Blakey Blitz Fell Race on the North York Moors, running well to finish 35th in a time of 1:49:58.

A bright morning at Sewerby last Saturday saw a record field of 77 runners taking part in this event.

Martin Smith equalled his best time of 19:01 to finish in second place.

Next home was Mark Woodley in 13th place with 21:16.and he was closely followed by Simon Porter in 21:57 in 15th position.

Three runners put in personal best performances. Newcomer Danny Manson was 27th in 24:27, Zoe Williams was 30th in 24:54 and Mandy Holah was 38th in 26:29.

Other members taking part were Ashley Porter (17th) 22:39, Kevin Sissons (31st) 24:55, Ben Smith (33rd) 25:09, Stuart Atkinson (36th) 25:31 and Kirsten Porter (44th) 28:13