Ted leads the way in Pocklington

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Eight members of Scarborough Athletic club competed in the annual Snake Lane 10 mile road race at the East Yorkshire town of Pocklington.

On what was a fine morning and a renowned fast course, some notable times were achieved by all of the Scarborough runners, some of whom were racing over the distance for the very first time.

The first home for Scarborough was Ted Kraft, who recorded a very good time of 61 minutes and 37 seconds, when finishing in 49th overall of 695.

Ted was also the first over-55, and now leads the Yorkshire rankings for the distance in his age group, and has also risen to second ranked in England.

Ted was followed by Pete Johnson who is usually well up in the over-60 rankings nationally, but on this occasion he had to settle for a time of 73 minutes 25 seconds, as he strives to regain his best form after setbacks in training.

In third place for the club, was Chris Wade who achieved a notable personal best time of 78. 09, as he progresses his road racing career, after previously concentrating on Track and Field athletics.

Chris was followed by Michael Whitely and Mik Lambert who ran close together, with Michael achieving a time of 79.28 and Mik 80.44.

Melanie Padgham who was the first of three Scarborough women in the race, improved her time for the distance achieved earlier this year at Ferriby, when crossing the line in 88.36

Sam Shepherdson and Vickie Lockey were competing in a 10-mile road-race for the first time, and finished ahead of many experienced road-racers, with Sam clocking 88.02 and Vickie 98.42.