Kraft leads back fantastic 15 at Leeds Abbey Dash
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