Scruton hits top form in Ryedale Run

Neil Scruton
Neil Scruton

Eight members of Scarborough Athletic Club competed in the annual Ryedale Run race, a 10-mile road race around Malton

This year the competitors had to contend with some above average temperatures which undoubtedly led to slightly slower than average times for this testing 10-mile distance.

The first home for Scarborough was Neil Scruton, who was 17th overall of the 97 finishers in 68 minutes 37 seconds.

Sixty-five-year-old Neil was also the first over-60 finisher by a eight-minute margin.

Neil was followed home by Suzanne Miah, who continues to improve her road race times in what is a comeback season after a long absence from competitive athletics.

At Ryedale, the former junior champion runner, competed over the 10-mile distance for the first time and was pleased to finish fourth woman overall in 77 minutes 38 seconds.

Suzanne was followed by Nicola Carr who was making her club debut after some impressive results in the club’s Summer Handicap Series.

Nicola was the sixth woman overall in 83 minutes 35 seconds. Joanne Elwick also made a club debut at this race, and finished in 110 minutes 5 seconds respectively.

Guilia Wilkins, who is another club member on the comeback trail after a long absence from competition, was very pleased to finish in 90 minutes and 40 seconds.

David Tomlinson was competing for the first time this year at road races, finished in 86 minutes and 7 seconds.

The more experienced regular road race duo of Chris Patrick and Pete Barnard finished just outside of the top half of the field. Chris was 45th in 79 minutes and 43 seonds, and Pete 54th in 84 minutes 25 seconds.