Yates takes the tape in the lat­est Brough Park out­ing

Leek Post & Times - - SPORT -

THERE were a cou­ple of new en­trants toe­ing the line along with a good bunch of reg­u­lars, on a fine morn­ing for a jog, walk or run in the lat­est Brough Park Couch to 5K event, with 15 per­sonal best times.

Ian Yates led the mass from the front, in­creas­ing his early lead slightly on each lap to fi­nally fin­ish 26 sec­onds ahead of Isaac Elk­ing­ton in 19.41; the leader end­ing just eight sec­onds from a PB and his chaser a dozen from his.

John Hurst tried his ut­most to keep pace with the afore­men­tioned but found him­self drop­ping back. In do­ing so he drew along Dan Knowles who crossed the line 17 sec­onds be­hind in 22.09, re­duc­ing his record by half a dozen with James Lock­ett a minute adrift.

Jamie Car­ney re­turned to the 5K which he com­pleted three dozen be­hind Carl Young in 24.36. Lee Murfin was the same amount in ar­rears, but se­cured a PB of 50 sec­onds in his sec­ond event.

There were a string of slower times that fol­lowed; Karl Birch’s 25.41 fin­ish was over a score from his last time, dou­ble that amount ahead of John La­gan, who eased his way back after a cou­ple of week’s ab­sence. Susie Noble was 45 away from her best in 26.53, while Richard Dodd dropped back from his last time by 80 sec­onds.

Mean­while, Den­nis Am­man recorded 26.42 in his first event and Paul Cope im­proved by a lit­tle less than a minute over his last out­ing time, after a re­cent in­jury set-back. Dave Wel­ton fol­lowed in 30.09 as he chipped a cou­ple of sec­onds from his last event time.

Karen Avery re­turned after a number of week’s ab­sence to cross the line 40 from her PB in 32.19, while Sarah Garde was a minute from her last event, best time and half that in ar­rears.

Lisa Soutart con­tin­ued along fol­low­ing an early in­ci­dent to record an ex­pected slower time, while V60 Ali­son Dodd re­duced her best for the sixth time in a row to 32.55 - al­most four min­utes off from her in­au­gu­ral event.

V40, Claire Yates’ 5.59 cre­ated an­other PB as she chopped 30 sec­onds off her pre­vi­ous week’s time, lead­ing the Cook duo of Dex­ter (3) and fa­ther, Dan by 90 sec­onds and the Cope pair of Mara and El­lie (4) by an­other 70, as they al­most equalled their best in the 800m.

Ned Cook (5) and mother, Ruth chose the next dis­tance of 1.5K as their chal­lenge, which they com­pleted in just short of 12½ min­utes and 40 sec­onds ahead of a quicker, solo run of Caiden Geens (5).

The Bai­ley trio com­peted dif­fer­ently; Bleu (5) com­plet­ing the 1.5K in 9.22; while mother, Kirsten and brother, Oliver (11) upped their dis­tance to the 3.6K, and their own bat­tle; the young­ster clocked 16.48 which was four dozen in front of an im­prov­ing mother.

Dan Frewer once again headed the 3.6K dis­tance with a 16.12 fin­ish which al­most matched his last at­ten­dance time; while fa­ther, Ian was al­most a minute from his best in 20.40 after a five-week ab­sence.

Harry Durber was over two score from his last event best in 16.59; while James Cope re­duced his PB by 90 sec­onds to 19.20 with Isaac Spry chop­ping half that amount off his record a minute be­hind.

There was a re­duc­tion of well over five min­utes from re­cent times for Heather Lyons to 25.59, fol­low­ing an un­fet­tered run, with Sheila All­cock just a stride be­hind and a minute from her record.

Ten-year-old, Har­vey Murfin raised his game to take part over this dis­tance for the first time and recorded 32.41.

Bux­ton AC mem­ber, Kevin Mot­tram loos­ened up for a half marathon chal­lenge and was only two dozen from his best time of 8.51 over the 2.2K.

Nine-year-old Lu­cas Row­ley upped his dis­tance and led Eden Pig­ott (8) to the line by four dozen sec­onds in 10.42, while Shane Yates (9) crossed the line just a stride ahead of Wil­liam Dodd (6) in 12.08, with Harry Cope (6) be­ing drawn along to re­duce his three-month-old PB by two min­utes, just an­other stride adrift.

Lu­cas Mc­mul­lan (7) was below par for a change as he recorded just short of 13 min­utes; with Alex Poul­ton’s time of 14.08 also slower, as he pulled away, late on, from Toby (10) and fa­ther, Lee who were a score from their best in 15.30.

Joseph Lock­ett was an­other who had a slower event to fin­ish over three min­utes from his record pace in 14.24, while Lucy Clowes was pulled along by daugh­ter, Belle (8) to re­duce her five-week-old best by four min­utes to 14.52.

Younger daugh­ter, Eve (6) re­duced her best to 17.56; with Heidi Bet­tany-sim­mons and fa­ther Tim low­er­ing their in­au­gu­ral time by well over two min­utes to 16.03.

Sarah Ashe and Bai­ley Dunn (12) were just five sec­onds adrift at the line from 16.51, as the for­mer knocked two min­utes off her first time to lead the lat­ter in his in­au­gu­ral event, while Joshua Eames (7) and Mi­ley Brown (8) eased their way around to cross the line six and 20 sec­onds ahead.

Ben Geens (8) re­turned to this dis­tance with a much slower 17.36 time.

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