Kraft leads back fan­tas­tic 15 at Leeds Abbey Dash

The Scarborough News - - SPORTS - BY MICK THOMP­SON­ Twit­ter: @Scar­boro_AC

Fif­teen Scar­bor­ough Ath­let­ics Club mem­bers com­peted in the Leeds Abbey Dash 10 kilo­me­tre Road Race.

The race in­cor­po­rated the UK Cham­pi­onship for the dis­tance and at­tracted many top run­ners such as Jay Ferns, who won the York­shire Coast 10k last month, who had to set­tle for 30th place over­all even though he fin­ished in 30 min­utes 58 sec­onds.

The first home for the club was the in-form James Kraft, who fin­ished 134th of over 10,000 run­ners in 33 min­utes 10 sec­onds.

He was fol­lowed by Michael Dow­son in 37.01 and Matthew Mid­dle­ton in 37.34.

Jo Ire­land was the first of the club’s four fe­males and fin­ished in 325th fe­male in 49.20 and was fol­lowed by Karen Set­tle in 59.50, Lyn Wat­son 59.51 and Sharon Par­sons 68.59.

Other male fin­ish­ers and PB: G He­witt 40.03, P Markham 40.07, H Hep­ples 41.15 PB,I War­wick 46.02 PB, K Pritchard 50.05, P Barnard 59.28, RPar­sons 60.28, R Gough 82.24.

Eigh­teen club mem­bers com­peted in the sec­ond round of the North York­shire and South York­shire Cross Coun­try League at Caed­mon Col­lege, Whitby.

The most suc­cess­ful of the club mem­bers at the meet­ing was Issy Ni­cholls, who was the first in the Un­der-15 Girls race once again, and has es­tab­lished an over­all lead in the age group af­ter mov­ing up from the Un­der-13s.

Laura Dove, who also moved up this sea­son, opened her ac­count in ninth place.

In the open­ing race for Un­der-11s, Al­fie Carr made a good league de­but and fin­ished up in 14th boy, and Re­becca Dove also made a good start fin­ish­ing up in 15th.

Four girls com­peted in the Un­der-13 race and were led by Anna Pot­ter-Firth, who fin­ished fourth.

She was fol­lowed by Amelia Hal­l­i­day, who bet­tered her first round plac­ing when fin­ish­ing 13th.

Talia Lam­bert closed in for the team, who fin­ished fourth, in 20th place.

Gemma Carr, who was mak­ing her league de­but, backed up in a close up 21st.

In the boys Un­der-13 race, Ben Cross com­peted in his first league race for two years and and fin­ished 13th and was fol­lowed by Lo­gan Lam­bert in 22nd.

The club had two run­ners in the men’s Un­der-17 race.

Harry But­ter­worth im­proved his open­ing race po­si­tion to fin­ish sixth and was fol­lowed by Chris­tian Mum­mert in eighth place.

In the se­nior women’s race, Hester But­ter­worth was 13th of 125 and sec­ond Over-45 and was fol­lowed by Nikki Carr in 29th, Lisa Bourne 29th and Sacha But­ter­worth in 65th and sev­enth Un­der-20.

In the se­nior men’s race, Paul But­ler made a no­table de­but for the club when fin­ish­ing in 22nd over­all of 143

and was also first Over-50.

Ian Ni­cholls, who at­tended the meet­ing to sup­port his daugh­ter Issy, was 107th.

Eigh­teen club mem­bers com­peted in the fourth race of the Esk Val­ley Fell Club

Win­ter Series which was the Sal­ter­gate Gal­lows race which took place around the vil­lage of Le­visham.

The race was over 8.3 miles with 1,200 feet of climb.

First home for the club was Matt Ma­chooki, who was the first Over-45.

Rhona Mar­shall was the first fe­male back in the race, while Sue Haslam was next and first Over-60.

Jane Hamp closed in for the win­ning team and was sec­ond Over-60.

Other fe­male re­sults in fin­ish or­der: R Dent the first Un­der-23, H Wil­son sec­ond Over-40, N Han­son, S Kingscott, C Pelucci, LBaker, K We­stron.

Other male re­sults in fin­ish or­der: A Whe­lan, N Scru­ton first Over-70, M Jay, C Bourne , R Lil­lie first Over-65, K Bar­ber, D Parke.

Four mem­bers of the Carr fam­ily took part in the Li­mas­sol Cy­pus Parkrun.

Nine-year-old Alf was the first Un­der-18 in a speedy time of 24 min­utes 6 sec­onds.

Dawn and Jen­nie Trown took part in the lat­est Princess Parkun in Liver­pool. Af­ter fin­ish­ing to­gether,

Dawn was awarded 56th place of 181 fe­males and was also third Over-45 and Jen­nie was 57th.

Twenty-one club mem­bers took part in the lat­est Dalby For­est Parkrun.

Shaun Hop­per was the first home in 11th over­all of 210 fin­ish­ers in a PB time.

Me­lanie Padgham led the club’s nine fe­males in 10th over­all and was also the first Over-45 and also ran a PB.

Ten club mem­bers took part in the lat­est Sewerby Parkrun.

Dun­can Smart was the first home for the club in 11th over­all and first Over-50.

Emma Fos­ter led the club’s five fe­males in 17th.

Scar­bor­ough Ath­let­ics Club’s con­tin­gent at the Leeds Abbey Dash 10 Kilo­me­tre Road Race

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