Beverley Athletics Club – 17th January 2022

Runners from Beverley AC have started the year off with some great running as many have already laced up running shoes and participated in local events both on-road and on trails during January.

Club time trials over a 5kms course around Lockington and a 10kms course around South Dalton took place in January, as did the Burton Constable Trail 5-mile race and the East Yorkshire Cross Country league event on a challenging course in the beautiful grounds of Sledmere House.

Sam Allen the Club’s East Yorkshire League’s representative commented on the event at Sledmere:

“Another great cross-country event with a great turnout and lots of fantastic performances! Beverley
runner Rob Sparkes won the men’s race and led the men’s team into 1st place, whilst a brilliant performance from our ladies’ team, with Demi Lidster coming 2nd in the women’s race and leading home our ladies’ team in 4th place. These results keep our men’s team in 1 st place in the league and our ladies’ team in 2 nd place as we look forward to the 5 th race of the League at Langdale End on Sunday 13th February!”

Sledmere was a great training event for those 18 members running at the Northern Cross-Country
Championships held in Pontefract on Sunday 29 th January.

The Juniors continue their success and produced some excellent performances at the very well organised Humberside Cross Country Championships at Costello. In perfect cross-country conditions very wet, cold and muddy and a few icy puddles – there was a very strong turnout with everyone putting in a lot of effort and getting some great results. Particular congratulations go to Caleb, Jacob and Oliver who were 2nd U13 boys’ team and to Lois, Indie and Roxie who were 1st U13 girls’ team. We also look forward to welcoming more Coaching Assistants to work with the Juniors, when they have completed their Coaching Assistants course, which will start in February.

The Club is delighted that more events that were cancelled during 2021 are now able to take place. A popular local race in York, the Brass Monkey half marathon, took place on Sunday 16th January with Beverley AC members donning their blue and yellow vests to run the race in cold, but perfect running conditions, starting and finishing at York Racecourse The Club is looking forward to its AGM, which will be held on Wednesday 23rd February, at its new meeting venue, Beverley Cricket Club.

One of the items to be acknowledged at the meeting will be the successful Santa Run in December, which raised over £600 for the Club’s nominated charity, Dove House Hospice, and the Club would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the running Santas and who gave so generously.

Many congratulations to Club members, Viv Williamson and Carol Cooke, on completing their 300th
Parkruns on 1 st and 8 th January respectively and becoming members of the very prestigious 300 Club, running a total of 1500 parkrun kilometres each!

The first Couch to 5k programme of 2022 started on Monday 31st January and welcomed those ready to take on the challenge of the 13-week course. Details of the programme can be found on the Club’s