Abbott completes top treble at Hardmoors run

James Kraft
James Kraft

Four club members competed in the latest Hardmoors series of trail races which were based at the North Yorkshire village of Goathland.

Joanne Abbott competed in the half-marathon, which consisted of a tough course that started and finished at the village hall.

It included some steep climbs and as a result of recent heavy rainfall some extremely muddy paths and crossing a swollen river where the stepping stones had disappeared.

The 46-year-old endurance specialist runner completed the race in 3 hours 16 minutes, and so achieved a somewhat unique treble of races on consecutive weekends, which started with the Yorkshire Coast 10 kilometre race, followed a week later at the Fort Myers Marathon in Florida.

Three club members opted for the 10 kilometre event, which was actually around 7.5 miles over a similar tough course on the moors.

Mark May led the trio and was sixth overall in 79 minutes and 24 seconds.

He was followed by Juliette Pilgrim and Helen Rutter, who finished together in 96.34 and were officially placed fifth and sixth females overall.

Eleven club members competed in the latest Sewerby Parkrun.

James Kraft continued his recent string of excellent results at road and cross country races when finishing in first place for the 15th time at the Sewerby series.

Rod Millard followed in 19th male overall and the fourth Over-45, and Pete Barnard 36th and fourth Over-50.

Lesley Bayes led the club’s eight females when finishing up in 12th female overall, and was once again the first Over-65.

She was followed by: Sally Elwick 13th with a personal best, Sophie Vaughan 18th, Katie Webster 19th, Ciara Harper 22nd and 3rd 11-14 Junior Girl, Liz Jones 35th and 2nd Over-60, Liz Kraft 42nd and Liz Cremer 51st.

Six club members competed in the latest Dalby Forest Parkrun.

Glyn Hewitt was the first to finish and was fifth overall on his debut at Dalby.

He was followed by Dale Hepples who was eighth and second Over-40 in a personal best.

He was followed by: Simon Valente 21st and first Over-60, Juliette Pilgrim 10th with a personal best time, Paula Morris 15th and first Over-45 and Alison Wiles 21st and second Over-45.

Three members of the Padgham family competed in the latest Hastings Parkrun.

Chantel Padgham finished alongside her mother Melanie Padgham on her event debut and was officially placed ninth.

Melanie was 10th with a personal best time of all her seven races at Hastings.

Mike Padgham, who was competing for the eighth time at Hastings was 47th and third Over-60 in a personal best time.