Road Runners take strong team to Beverley 10k

Simon Ellerker
Simon Ellerker

The annual Beverley 10k last Sunday is in its 20th year, and as usual it had a very large crowd spurring on 15 Bridlington Road Runners and more than 1,000 other runners who turned up for the challenge.

It was breezy and the sun also came out which made it harder work for the runners, as did the hills, but it did not stop them posting some great times.

Starting next to Beverley Minster, the course then went through town up through the Westwood towards Walkington and looping back into town, finishing in Wednesday Market.

The first Bridlington runner to finish was Danny Brunton in 28th, in an excellent time of 37:20 and only two minutes behind him was Simon Ellerker, who again showed that his training is paying off, running his first 10k and finishing in under 40 minutes with a time of 39:22 in 55th position.

John Nolan was next up with a sprint finish placing him 60th in a time of 39:39, while in his first race after an operation was Andy Baker still managed a great time of 42:48 finishing 138th.

The first lady back was Becky Clifton in 255th with a good time of 46:03, followed by Verona Petty in 429th in 48:37.

All other club times: Stuart Atkinson (477th) 49:42, Kerry Whitehead (484th) 49:44, Reid Haddow (566th) 51:56, Zoe Ellis (657th) 52:39, Tracy Donaldson (734th) 54:25, Mark Loft (740th) 54:53, Andrea Parker (742nd) 54:55 and Julie Madden (746th) 54:28.

In the fun run Shaun Foster managed a great 20th place, finishing in a time of 10:15

Carolyn Allanson travelled to South Yorkshire on Sunday to run the fast Sheffield Half Marathon course, which starts in the Don Valley Stadium and heads through the city. It attracted thousands of runners and she managed to finish in 3042nd in a time of 1:57:17.

In the City of Hull Champagne League’s fourth race of the season, a 3.7-mile route at Lockington, Stuart Spooner took 33rd in a time of 26:04.