Beverley Athletics Club: 17th June 2022

The Wolds Way Relay has become a regular fixture in the Club’s calendar and took place on Sunday 22 May with 12 teams from local running clubs taking part. Teams of 10 runners tackled the challenging 90 miles of the Yorkshire Wolds Way in reverse this year, starting on Filey Brigg and finishing on the Foreshore at Hessle. This year’s winner was the men’s team from City of Hull in a time of 9:48:26. 48 seconds faster than last year’s winning team, this is now a new course record. Well done, too, to Caistor Running Club’s team ‘Cirque du sore legs’ for the best team name! A cheque for £120 from the entry fees has been sent to the trail manager to help fund the upkeep and improvements along the Wolds Way. All teams finished within the 13-hour limit. However, every team was a winner, and, despite some navigational issues, all teams arrived safely in Hessle. Jayne Dale and Andy Tate, organisers of the event commented: “We would like to thank all team captains for dealing with the huge logistical challenge of getting together a team and for the support given throughout the route by team members, and of course, to all the runners who helped make this event a fantastic success!”

Other local fixtures in the Club events calendar are those races that form the City of Hull’s Champagne League and East Hull Harriers’ Summer League. These local races take place on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer and give members of local clubs opportunities to compete as individuals and as teams. 

Weekly training sessions help members prepare for their events of choice. Strength and conditioning and speed training sessions as well as the weekly training runs are supplemented by additional events such as the Club duathlon, regular ascents of the infamous 7 hills cross-country route and track sessions held at Costello where both senior and junior members are put through their paces.

This month has seen many members take part in many different events and recent results include the Knavesmire 10k: Stephen Walker – 38:55; York Summer 10k: Peter Watkinson – 50:34 (1st V70); the Run for all Hull 10k: Mark Dalton – 41:10, William Pike – 44:37, Steve Hall – 45:25, Kieron Freeman – 46:03, James McMath – 47:43, Shay Ward – 51:05, Anna Ramsden – 51:37, Helen Townend – 53:30, Robert Mayson – 53:45,Genna Joffe-Robinson – 1:00:06; Lakeland Trails 15k: Stephen Walker – 1:16:16, Paul Furness – 1:44:15; Grimsby 10k: Simon Bishop – 38:20, Billy Pike – 43:39, Mila Ramos – 59:22, Amanda Whittingham – 1:01:19, Robert Mayson – 1:01:19; Run for all Hull half marathon: Graeme Pittaway – 1:42:10, Hiten Joshi – 1:46:56, Lucy Berriman – 1:48:32, Richard Uttley – 1:48:57, Paul Duxbury – 1:54:39, Martin Hall – 2:04:08, Lynne Stabler – 2:10:29; Doncaster half marathon: Rob Sparkes – 1:14:20 (4th); Wharfedale half marathon: Lewis Holloway – 1:42:39, Andy Johnson – 2:02:24, Linda Wright – 2:44:26. 

The Dalby Inferno Endurance Race comprises of a 5km loop, starting on the hour, every hour for 10 hours and was completed by Sam Allen whilst Lucy Stamford completed the Swaledale marathon in 4:26:07 and Peter Watkinson completed all 29 miles and almost 4,000 feet of elevation of the Hardmoors White Horse marathon in 6:02:11 (1st V70).

In addition, the Sledmere Sunset Trail, the Top of The Wolds 10k and the Dove House Hospice Wine Dash were a further three recent local events that were well supported by members of the Club. 

The junior section continues to produce some outstanding performances in their events. At the Sledmere Trail Taster, a tough 3.6kms, Caleb came in as first boy and Indie was first girl. Also taking on the challenging course were Jacob (3rd boy). Freddie, Seb, Lorna and Tom. At the 3rd Humber Track League event, which was recently held at the Costello Stadium, several juniors took part in many different run, jump and throw events. Many of them came away with PBs and were well placed in their events, on what was a very windy day. There was a particularly strong turnout in the 100m sprint events with Willow, Holly, Florence, Lorna and Freddie all doing well in their U13 age group, followed by Meisha and Harriet in the U15 group and Corey coming a very close second in his U17 group. Likewise, in the 800m events Orlaith, Indie, Holly, Willow and Freddie competed in the U13 event, Ella, Millie and Alfie in the U15 event, and finally Rob powering to take first place in the U17 race. Well done and congratulations to everyone who took part!

With just over 100 entries for the Specsavers Walkington 10k remaining, there is still time to enter before the closing date of 30th June! This great local event, together with the fun run, will take place on the evening of Friday 8th July. Always an extremely popular event, with great atmosphere and a fantastic charity cake stall, we look forward to welcoming you there. You can find more information and enter via the Beverley AC website –