Eleven-year-old Issy ready to shine on the world stage

Issy Nicholls
Issy Nicholls

Issy Nicholls secured a place at the World Biathle Championships, after finishing fifth place at the National Championships which was held at Salford Quays.

Eleven-year-old Issy’s 11/12 category consisted of a 400-metre run, 50-metre open water swim and a final 400-metre run.

She is now looking forward to getting her official Great Britain suit, and competing for GB at the World Championships, which will be held at Sarasota in Florida on 21 -23 October.

Joanne Abbott competed in the Lakeland 50 mile multi-terrain race for the fifth time.

The course, which is more than double the standard marathon distance, involves approximately 3,100 metres of ascent to deal with and is one of the greatest ultra walking and running challenges in Europe.

The route starts at Ullswater and finishes at Coniston.

Abbott, who joined Scarborough Athletic Club last year from Loftus and Whitby Athletic Club, completed the course in 15 hours 32 minutes, which was a massive two hours 38 minutes quicker than her 2015 timing.

Her time was also well inside the 24-hour cut off, which 46 starters of 672 starters failed to achieve.

Three of Scarborough Athletic Club’s older junior athletes competed as part of a joint team with members of Wetherby and Harrogate athletics clubs, at the final round of Youth Development League, Upper Age Group Division Northern East 1 Round 4, which was held at the Costello Stadium in Kingston upon Hull.

The Scarborough trio made a significant contribution to the score for a depleted joint team which finished in sixth place, and look likely to be relegated to Division Two for next season.

Sacha Butterworth was Scarborough’s top scorer after winning both the Under-17 A 3000 metres and 1500 metres chase.

She also achieved personal best results in both events.

Hannah Bayes backed up Butterworth in both events when winning the ‘B’ 3000 metres in a personal best time, and finishing as runner up in the 1500 metres chase.

Dan Tomlinson won both the ‘A’ Under-17 200 metres with a personal best, and the ‘B’ 100 metres.

Butterworth and Bayes ran legs of the winning 4 x 300 metres relay team, and Tomlinson ran a leg of the 4 x 100 relay team that was third.

Holmfirth Harriers recently hosted the Holme Moss Fell Race at Cartworth West Yorkshire Moor Cricket Club.

The 25.5 kilometre course over the Dark Peak Moors, which had 1285 metres of climb, is one of the toughest races in the South Pennines.

Julie Clayton and Sally Cuff completed the course together in 17th and 18th female overall in a time of four hours 53 minutes.

Two club members competed in the James Herriot Country Trail Race, which consisted of a 14 kilometre run over moorland tracks and paths at Castle Bolton in Wensleydale.

Neil Scrutonfinished 44th overall and second Over-60 in 69 minutes eight seconds.

Sue Kendall completed her first race for four years in 91.05, and was ahead of 106 entrants.

Six club runners took part in the Cayton Fun Run, which was the first time in 10 years that village has staged a run as part of the village fete activities.

A total of took 47 runners took part and were led home by 16-year-old Luca Mariano, who was an Italian holidaymaker.

Dave Shipley was third overall and was closely followed by Hannah Bayes who was the first female overall.

Other club finishers who supported the event were Tom Carrington, James Boak, Liz Raper and Tony Rawling, who ran round with his young granddaughter.

Seven club members competed in the latest Dalby Forest Parkrun.

They were led home by Emma Clapton, who was the first female overall for the second time, and remains the female course record holder.

Juliette Pilgrim was next of the six club female finishers in 21st and was followed by Joanne Elwick and with a fourth consecutive best time in July.

Sharon Parsons was 31st and also achieved a best time.

Jenny Marshall and Denny Stubbs made both their club and Parkrun debuts, with Marshall finishing 44th and ahead of her mother who was 62nd.

Simon Valente was the club’s sole male this week and was 33rd with a best time.

Twelve club members competed in the latest Sewerby Parkrun.

They were led home by Chris Duck in third overall and first Over-40.

He was followed by Matt Middleton, who was sixth and Chris Mummert 11th and first 11-14 years boy.

Heidi Coatesled the seven club women in 17th overall and was followed by Linda Hinchliffe 25th ( with a best), Lesley Bayes 27th and first Over-65, Emma Foster 28th, Shirley Field 38th, Sophie Vaughan 39th, Liz Jones 60th.

Mike Padghamwas 81st and Mick Thompson 94th.

Helen Ruttercompeted at the Humber Bridge Parkrun for the first time, and achieved seventh place of 53 females and was the second Over-40.