Rachel Bridgeman stars at Castle Howard

Sue Haslam
Sue Haslam

Scarborough Athletic Club members have been busy in trail and fell events over the past week or so.

Thirteen members of Scarborough Athletic Club took part in the Castle Howard Trail Races, which consisted of either a 6 or 10 kilometre race, inside the historic, picturesque and rolling grounds of the Castle Howard estate.

The runners could enjoy some stunning views, before taking the final descent to the finish line.

In the opening 6 kilometre race, Rachel Bridgeman made an excellent event and club debut when finishing well inside the top half of the 45 finishers, in 19th overall with a time of 31 minutes 58 seconds. Rachel was also the first Over-45 woman finisher.

In the main 10 kilometre event, one of the club’s top veteran athletes Ted Kraft led home the 12 Scarborough runners in 15th overall of the 329 finishers, and was also the first Over-55 male in the race. In addition Ted led home the following trio who were the runner up team; Dave Buckle 22nd, David Shipley 49th and James Drury in 61st.

The men’s team were backed up Tony Rawling, 133rd, Karl Gerhardsen 160th and Mik Lambert 161st.

Scarborough Athletic Club’s women runners, who finished as the third women’s team, were led home by Kerry Curtis who was also making a club debut, with a notable 22nd overall placing. Sam Shepherdson who was 36th and Sally Kingscott 55th completed the scoring team.

The team were backed up by Liz Raper who was 58th overall and the first Over-60 woman finisher, and Liz Kraft who was 88th.

Scarborough Athletic Club was also represented at the fifth race of the Northern Runner Summer Fell Race series of races, by Edward Whittle and Sue Haslam.

The race was over a 5.7 mile course with 1388 feet of climb, on the North Yorkshire moors around the villages of Whorlton and Swainby .

Edward finished up in 37th overall of the 116 finishers, and Sue was the fourth woman finisher, and once again the first Over-55 in the race, and overall for the 13 race series so far.