Daniel leads the way in Scarborough AC Summer Handicap race

Daniel Maw, pictured right, with his father Richard
Daniel Maw, pictured right, with his father Richard

Twenty members of Scarborough Athletic Club competed in the fifth and penultimate race in the Summer Handicap series, which was held at Langdale End.

The course was a hilly multi-terrain course which was 4.5 miles in length.

The first to finish on handicap was Daniel Maw, who was also clocked the third fastest time of the race, on his debut in the series.

He was followed by Tony Rawling, who achieved his third runner-up placing in the series, and with the best three handicap race results to count, he is in a strong position to win the series, and can only be overtaken by one other club member.

The third place finisher in the race was the in-form Rich Buckle who was also the second fastest.

The fastest finisher was Jack Robertson after starting second last, which was over three minutes after the preceding starter. Jack is now certain to at least share the award for the overall fastest of the series.

Dave Baldwin who was fourth fastest at Langdale is now the overall second fastest and Rich Buckle moves up from sixth to third overall.

The fastest woman finisher was Hester Butterworth, who achieved the maximum speed points for the third time in the series, and is now assured of at least sharing the overall fastest prize.

Jane Hamp was second fastest and headed Alison Fewster.

The overall second and third fastest woman in the series is Suzanne Miah and Nicki Carr respectively, neither of whom scored any speed points for this race.

Three members of Scarborough AC competed in the latest race in the weekly Sewerby Park series of five kilometre offroad races, held over coastal and country paths at Sewerby, with the start and finish at Sewerby Hall.

The first of the Scarborough trio to finish was Rich Buckle, who made an excellent event debut when finishing as the runner-up in 19 minutes 23 seconds, and behind Phil Taylor who achieved his fifth in the event win this year.

Ted Kraft who was competing in the weekly race series for the fifth time was third overall in 19 minutes 41 seconds, and was once again the first over-55 finisher.

One of Scarborough AC’s new women members, Leigh Elson, who was competing for the second time in the series, achieved a personal best time of 23 minutes 46 seconds, and was 15th overall and the fourth over-35.

Three of Scarborough AC’s most experienced long distance fell and mountain race runners, took part in the annual Long Tour of Bradwell Fell Race for the first time.

The race consisted of a 33.5 mile route in the Peak District, which included an extremely testing 6285 feet of climb, and Blandford Clough with a 25% incline.

Jane Hamp and her regular endurance event partner Julie Clayton, was joined by Julie’s husband and club chairman Chris Clayton, and the trio tackled this arduous event together, and after 8 hours and 14 minutes they arrived back at Bradwell.

Jane Hamp was adjudged to be the first Scarborough finisher, and was pleased to finish as the second over-50 woman.

Sam Clapton competed in the 2.5 kilometre race, along with Kyle Richardson, who was competing for the club at a road race for the first time after several appearances at track and field meetings.

Kyle used his track speed to finish fifth under-13 and ahead of Sam in 9 minutes 24 seconds, and Sam completed the race seventh under-13 in 10 minutes 22seconds.