Runners’ summer challenge underway

Bridlington Road Runners
Bridlington Road Runners

Bridlington Road Runners sent four members to the third race in the City of Hull Champagne League, which was held on a 3.7-mile course around Beverley Westwood.

Danny Brunton was the first of the quartet back, taking fifth on the night in 19:59, while Scott Hargreaves was only three places behind in 20:52, with long-term members Stuart Spooner 72nd in 26:35 and Dave Foster in 120th spot in 30:31.

Sundat say the first race in the Bridlington club’s 10k Challenge, where members are given a handicap and points worked out from the best six of the 10 popular races over the space of the year.

East Hull Harriers’ Pidsea 10k as first on the list, held on a cool but sunny morning with the rural course been one for a fast time ideal for personal best chasers.

Sixteen members ran the course with Hargreaves only 15 seconds off breaking 37 minutes in 11th place, followed by Duncan Smart in 24th with 41:02.

Third man back was Andy Baker in 44th spot with a time of 43:41, and the lady members were lead home by Janet Potter, who was 11th lady on the day and first in her age category in 45:00.

Zoe Ruston was next over the line in 15th in 46:27, with Verona Petty having enough energy left from last week’s marathon to finishing in 18th place in 48:01.

Dominique Webster and Robert Eyre travelled to Lincoln for the 20th running of the city’s popular 10k run.

The city centre streets were filled with lareg crowds to support the 4,682 runners and it inspired Webster, who ran well, recording her first sub-50 min 10k, finishing 1,090th spot in 49:23 and 18th in her age group.

Eyre also did well, finished in 957th with 58:59.