Evans above the rest on club marathon debut

The Scarborough AC ladies at the York Marathon
The Scarborough AC ladies at the York Marathon

Sixteen Scarborough AC members competed in the fourth running of the Plusnet York Marathon, which had a record 3,826 finishers.

Tyler Evans made an excellent marathon debut when leading the club members in 112th place overall in 3 hours 3 minutes, which was a time that is inside the automatic London Marathon qualifying time.

He was followed by Over-40 veteran Chris Duck who achieved a notable marathon debut when clocking 3 hours 12 minutes.

The next two finishers were also both veteran runners, with Over-45 Phil Markham clocking 3.16 after a fast start, and Warren Foster achieving 3.25 on his marathon debut. Steve Flintoft followed with a 4.35 debut time.

The club’s female finishers were led by the experienced long-distance specialist Joanne Abbott who clocked 4.31.

She was closely followed by Sharon Corden who ran a personal best time of 4.33. Kerry Curtis and Stephanie Kirk-Bray made a good marathon debuts with Kerry clocking 4.43 and Stephanie 4.49

Walk to Run group member Katie Webster ran a personal best time of 4.49 and Sally Elwick made her marathon debut in 5.26.

They were split by the Trown sisters who had previous marathon experience and were making an event debut for the club. Jennie clocked 4.51 and Dawn 4.54.

Jean Fish completed her second marathon in 5.32 and was followed by debutant Juliette Pilgrim, who clocked 5.38.

Nikki Hanson celebrated another automatic London Marathon place as a Good for Age runner when leading the four club members in the accompanying 10-mile race.

Hanson was the fourth Over-45 in 80 minutes 26 seconds.

She was followed by three club members who were making their debut in a testing 10-mile race. Emma Foster clocked 88.44, Emma-Jane Birley 92.06 and Steve Cunningham 94.49.

A large party of club members travelled to Hungary to compete in the Budapest Road Races.

In the marathon, Geoff Cromack led three club members when finishing up in 662nd overall of 4,968 finishers in 3 hours 32.

This was his official personal best time after a faster time at Manchester last year was discounted due to a short course.

He was closely followed by Ralph Broadley who was the first Over-65 in 3.33 and Dave Fox the fourth Over-65 with 3.37.

In the latest published Yorkshire ranking lists for Over-65 men, Broadley is now second and Fox fourth.

Former club member and Northern Counties 800 metres indoor champion Jonathan Sharp stepped up to the marathon distance and clocked 4.08.

There was more success for the club’s veterans in the 10 kilometre race, when Neil Scruton finished in 86th overall of 3473 and was first Over-65 in 42.43.

He is currently ranked second Yorkshire athlete Over-65 after the Beverley race.

Leoni Bradnam was 56th female overall in 48.50. Margaret Scruton improved her time at Beverley earlier this year by three minutes when clocking 74.04

Dave Paver and Melanie Padgham competed in the 30 kilometre race and Melanie clocked 3 hours 2 minutes and was 166th female in the 1,042 overall field.

Paver followed in 3 hours 9 minutes and was 450th male.

Mummert lands Dalby personal best

A total of 15 club members competed at the latest Dalby Forest Parkrun.

They were led by Christian Mummert, who was third overall of 128 in a personal best time.

He was followed by Emma Clapton, who was the first female overall for the seventh time and retained the course record.

Other finishers; 35th male Simon Valente, 20th Paula Morris, 21st Jill Grinstead, 26th Alison Hornby, 30th Avril Metcalfe, 36th Holly Shepherdson, 41 Joanne Elwick, 54th male Mark May, 55th Sharon Parsons, 62nd Alison Wiles, 68th Sam Shepherdson with Jake Shepherdson the third 11-14 boy, 69th Lillian Berriman and 127th male Tony Rawling.

Six club members competed in the latest Sewerby Parkrun.

They were led by Lesley Bayes, who was 15th female overall and first Over-65.

She was followed by Emma Foster 16th, Warren Foster 50th male, Pete Barnard 54th male, Ciara Harper 27th and Sophie Vaughan 49th.

Mike Padgham competed in the Hastings Parkrun and was 41st male and first Over-60 in 28 minutes 5 seconds.

Hannah Mainprize, who is studying physiotherapy at Newcastle University, made a splendid debut at the opening fixture of the North East Harriers Cross Country League.

She finished a close second in the Womens Under-17/20 race.