Taylor wins at Hornsea Third in a busy week for Road Runners

Phill Taylor on his way to victory at the Hornsea Third Marathon.
Phill Taylor on his way to victory at the Hornsea Third Marathon.

The Hornsea Third Marathon, which is run over 8:74 miles, is a great warm up race for the up-coming marathons.

The race is held around the lanes of Hatfield and being flat, good times are usually recorded, although this year’s weather was wetter than in previous years.

Bridlington Road Runners were well represented with a contingent of 12 and Phill Taylor was back to his winning ways with a strong run coming in first with 48:31.

Next back in 50th was James Riley, 1:04:28 while Dave Foster recovered enough from last Tuesday’s race at Kiplingcoates to complete the club’s top three men, finishing 69th in a time of 1:07:00.

Their top three ladies were led home by Verona Petty in 119th in 1:12:45 and not far behind in 152nd was Julie Madden in 1:15:34. Andrea Parker was next to cross in 167th spot with 1:17:00.

Sunday’s Manchester Marathon, starting and finishing outside the famous Old Trafford stadium and with only 54 metres of elevation, is one of the flattest in the UK, so good times are usually in abundance.

Bridlington had two members entered but, due to injury Andy Baker, had to withdraw so it was left to Steve Frankish to showcase the town’s colours in his first 26:2 mile distance. With many spectators cheering him on he manged a good time of 4:17:31 finishing in 3,657th place.

The Skipton Triathlon, also on Sunday, was the challenge facing Pearl Bayford. It consisted of a 400m swim (completed in 07:31) 20km cycle (47:36) and lastly a 5km run (completed in 24:07). Her total time, with transitions, was a good 1:22:47 gaining her 158th place.

John Potter also entered and finished in 203rd spot with a swim time of 15:07, a cycle time of 42:42 and a run time of 20:30 for a total of 1:25:42.