Another busy week of racing

Another busy week of racing and there’s an exotic feel to this week’s report, with results coming in from Hungary, Latvia and of course... Askern!

6 Day EMU World Trophy Race

The only place to start though is with Steve Battle’s completion on Wednesday of the 6 Day EMU World Trophy Race at Balatonfured, Hungary. Over the course of the race, battered by gales and rain, Steve clocked up a mind-boggling 322 miles, which also earns him a Club Gold Award.

Askern 10k

Meanwhile, some mere mortals were taking on the latest race in our Grand Prix calendar on a warm evening at Askern 10k. CRR results were:
Lewis Banton 35:30
Matt Martin 36:29 – PB by almost 2 mins and a Club Silver Standard
Chris Lane 45:02
Steve Hattersley 45:10
Hannah Sharpe 46:27
Matt Taylor 46:32 – new PB
Paul Taylor 46:56
Malc Ward 47:29
Neil Yewman 48:34 – new PB
Helen Worsfold 49:13 – PB and 1st sub 50 min
Ellis Hewitt 50:01 – new PB
Allison Preece 53:01
Jo Johnson 54:18
David Johnson 55:32 – new PB
Suzanne Leusby 55:18
Graham Sheen 58:46
Jim McIntosh 1:01:22

Les Alcorn 10K

Up in Northumbria, at the Les Alcorn 10K, Michael Lees finished in 53:55 and Sandra Lees 1:10:24.

Tansley Hill Fell Race

On Thursday, at the Tansley Hill Fell Race, Jordan Street finished in 9th place in 40:22 and Ian Brookes 69th place in 50:27.

Saturday’s Parkruns

To Saturday’s Parkruns, and at Rother Valley Neil Yewman scored a PB and Club Bronze Standard with a 22:45 finish. At Poolsbrook, Matt Martin pulled out another PB and a winning finish with his 17:38. Sally Cocking also achieved a course PB of 30:45.

Derwent Dambuster

The popular 10-mile Derwent Dambuster Race saw Paul Levitt finish in 1:12:56; Hannah Sharpe in a 1:15:36 PB finish and First Lady finisher. Matt Taylor finished with a 10-minute PB of 1:19:20 and finishing on the same mark was Paul Taylor, which scored him a PB and a Club Bronze Standard.

Hathersage Hurtle

The Hathersage Hurtle is a 20-mile race of hills, great scenery and good cake which Michelle Needham richly deserved after her 3:12:00 finish.

White Peak Half Marathon

At the hilly White Peak Half Marathon, Paddy Abbot finished in a 1:59:21 PB.

Carsington 7

Steve Tebb completed the 7.75 miles of the Carsington 7 in 1:07:38.

Mount Famine Fell race

Also in the Peaks, Richard Hind raced the Mount Famine Fell race, a 5.2 mile course around Hayfield with some sharp ups and downs, coming in on 1:08:25.

Riga Half Marathon

Finally, it’s Latvia calling and douze points to Andrea Walker for completing a very hot Riga Half Marathon in 1:53:27.

Well done all!