Wood wins ultra-marathon

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ON Saturday Cathy Wood took part in the arduous Yorkshire Ultra Marathon at Whitby.

This mainly off-road event was made even harder this year by heavy overnight snow.

The course started near Whitby Abbey, and included the Cleveland Way, Ravenscar and open moorland and Cathy admitted: “It was the most difficult run I have ever done.”

In places the snow was knee deep and sometimes even waist deep and she fell several times, but despite this she finished first.

Sewerby and Hull Parkruns 5K: January 26

THERE was also a covering of snow at the Parkruns at both Sewerby and Hull.

At Sewerby, Kevin Sissons finished second in a time of 22:14. He was followed in by Simon Porter in third place with 23:27.

Three ever-present Bridlington juniors also ran well with Ashley Porter sixth in 26:08, Ben Smith 11th in 27:10 and Kirsten Porter 13th in 30:08.

Meanwhile, over in Hull, Dave Playforth, who was recovering from a bout of flu, was 37th in 24:42.

Ferriby 10 Mile: January 27

THE Ferriby 10 Mile was in doubt towards the end of the week because of the bad weather.

However, the heavy snowfall on Friday night soon turned to slush and a course inspection on Saturday allowed the event to go ahead.

The race starts and finishes at Skidby these days and two Bridlington runners were among the 550 competitors. Dave Playforth finished 253rd in a time of 1:19:10 and Verona Petty was 408th in a time of 1:28:15