Wood happy to be back after injury

Cathy Wood and Professor Peter Giannoudis at the Leeds 10k
Cathy Wood and Professor Peter Giannoudis at the Leeds 10k

After more than a year out of action because of a hip injury, Bridlington Road Runners’ Cathy Wood returned to racing on Sunday.

She underwent an opertaion on her hip last year, but teamed up with Professor Peter Giannoudis, the surgeon who treated her, to completed the Leeds 10k.

“It was great to see him and the trauma team again. It was a flat course, and although it was not the best time, I’m back and enjoying my running,” she said.

On a warm, humid morning, Wood complete the race in 50.28 and was raising awareness for Leeds General Infirmary Day One Trauma Centre.

Last week’s City of Hull Champagne League race was over 5.1 miles in South Dalton and the Bridlington team excelled with Scott Hargreaves finishing fifth in 30.46, Stuart Spooner in 37.48 and Dave Foster in 41.55.

Twenty Road Runners took advantage of sunny conditions at the weekly Sewerby Parkrun 5km.

Martin Booth was ninth in 20.41, Ashley Porter was the club’s first junior to finish in 22.31 with Janet Potter the first Bridlington lady in 23.28.

Particia Bielby completed the Huddersfield Parkrun in 24.30, while Robert and Tina Calthorpe finished the Dalby Forest run in 34.49 and 38.31.

Andy Baker completed his fastest Parkrun of the year so far, following a return from injury and illnes, clocking an impressive 19.32 in Hull. Cindy Baker finished in 32.32.

Hargreaves took part in the Kilburn seven-mile multi-terrain race on Sunday, finishing in 47.04.