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23 Mar: News Page:
Weeks Racing and Reports
Thirsk 10m 
Trimpell 20m 
East Hull 20m [6.75!]
Elche Half Marathon 
Canalathon 50k 
Cromdale 10k 
The Leas Members only Marathon 
We have now received generous sponsorship from Multi-Tech Engineering Ltd of Ferrybridge and would like to thank their MD and Club member, Richard Smith for his support.
Check out the Ackworth Half page for latest details
Entries now open - click here for more info.
Update - 60% full already. Don't delay - get your entry in asap
We have enough numbers now to make this a viable event and Ken Barton is in the process of booking accommodation. There is still a chance for others to join - just let Ken know.
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Nostell Priory 
Fell Foot 
We are getting full - if you want to go - dig out a fiver deposit and see Stewart asap
46 members participated in 6 different parkruns around the country plus our usual event volunteers. What did we all do on Saturday mornings before parkruns arrived?
NOSTELL PRIORY hosted its first pacing event with a rainbow of coloured tabards to assist runners finding their target.
First race in this year's series is at Honley - 9.75k off road with 290m of ascent. It is a busy race day but could well be of interest to those who like the off-road stuff. Hopefully we can get more people intersted on less busy race days. More details here
Some great individual efforts again in pretty dry conditions - just the steep hill and strong wind to contend with. Promotion and relagation was still an issue for the ladies and gents teams and individuals placings in age categories and ovwerall positions. The gents team narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier Division but did finish 2nd overall in the Vets Division 1 to 'go up'. The ladies team and vets team finished mid table in Division 1 and the Vets Premier League. All in all a season which showed the promise for even better results next time out. A lot of credit should go to team captains Simon Newton and Gail Wrangles/Denise Clark and of course Pat Wood for her motivation and support. In all, 34 men and 20 ladies represented the club at 1 or more events with quite a few turnng out at all 5.
Individual honours go to Terry Forrest for finishing 2nd overral out of 666 males. Charlie Lines was 1st M50 age category, Brian Dodd 1st M75, John Bell 3rd M70 and Karen Ball 1st F35 (10/466 overall). Denise Clark was 4th in her age category - possibly lost 3rd spot due to her foot injury. Check out the Peco XC League pages for full details of the series.
Club vests, t shirts, long sleeved tops, hoodies and jackets can be ordered from Karen Youel. Whilst we do hold a limited stock, some have to be ordered from our suppliers. You can now email your order to: email@example.com
- please let her know the size you require. Payment in advance is required for hoodies.
If you're pb fit - this is the course for you - flat and fast - a Grand Prix event and that 10 miles you need for your Age Grading Award.
Another Grand Prix event and Award distance. We always have a great turnout here - really good event for 1st timers at the distance.
Our traditional celebration of the lighter Spring evenings with our friends at Goole Viking Striders. Usual very flat course alongside the riverbank - and under 5 miles. Everyone welcome - all you have to do is run to the time you can do! Food and drink afterwards - more detail to come
Its back! Our favourite Monday evening run up and down the hills and through the water - toughish but under 4 miles - a brill evening and very low cost event - the beer afterwards costs more!
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Mark Mills was 2nd home in a personal course best time of 18:44, paced well by Simon Newton who followed him in. Sarah Rose secured a new pb of 27:19; Andrew Mascarenhas, Hayley Hawthorne and Amanda Wilson had course best times. Well done to all our pacers who all managed to finish more or less 'on time'.
PONTEFRACT parkrun saw two of our ladies achieving pbs - JodieHaywood breaking under 29 mins for the first time and Sarah Larrington getting her first sub 30. Mick Wigglesworth was our first home and rachel Cooke first lady. Advance notice that 4th April sees Pontefract celebrate its 200th event and hopefully John Bell's 100th run - well worth supporting both landmarks.
Adrian Leach and Lee Hopkins appear to have buddied up as parkrun tourists, especially for new events - this week they were at WETHERBY for its inaugural run. Roy Simpson attended his weekend local run at FELLFOOT and Darren Horobin had a course best time at his new weekend home(?) CLEETHORPES. Paul Danby found himself 'down South' at READING.
It was a busy weekend again for our Spring Marathoners with a choice of two 20 mile races. 13 made the trip to Lancaster for the TRIMPELL 20. Liane Warren was doing her first ever race at the distance and set an excellent pb time of 2:41:30. Other pbs went to Diane Widdowson (2:49:31), Sandy George (2:50:53), Denise Clark (2:53:11), Amie Gowing (3:12:39) and Aleks Kubasiak (3:13:29). We're waiting to see if Sarah Rose managed a higher leap than at Spen the week before. Well done to the Owens for completing the course after last weeks dnfs. It was Lindsay Pinder's first 20 mile event also - she looked ever so pleased at the end!
7 went to the EAST HULL 20 were there was disappointment for Vic Adams who gamely managed to get to 15 miles before injury forced her out. We all hope she recovers in time for Manchester. Simon Newton was 12th overall in a quick time of 2:04:34. Angie Dales was our first lady in 2:53:51 in a pb time? Others doing their first 20 mile events were Nicola Holmes (3:08:14), Louisa Banks (3:17:07) and Andrew Parkes (3:41:51). Jeff Denton (3:18:06) secured a new pb.
All in all a really good set of results which all bode well for some cracking marathon results next month.
One of our other Spring marathoners, Martyn Stearn was in Winter training in Spain at the ELCHE Half. Terry Forrest was back in Scotland at his first claim club, winning the CROMDALE 10k in a time of 33:53!
Rebecca Richards has put in loads of training in preparation for her 50k run along a trans -Pennine canal. It mat be flat but its a long way! The Manchester marathon will be a doddle!
Our first road race Grand Prix event of the year attracted 19 members, depleted by the 20 mile events on the same day. Some excellent times with 7 (?) new pbs. Ian Richardson was our first finisher in 1:04:28 (a pb?). Other pbs went to Craig Daniels (1:08:03), Adrian Leach (1:14:11), Lee Hopkins (1:17:16), Rose Wigglesworth (1:24:33), Emma Smith (1:26:06) and John Knowles (1:26:35). Great runs by Ashley Tazzyman who was just outside his pb and Catherine Allan on her first 10 miler?
The Grand Prix points will be worked out shortly and Tables will be updated asap.