Race Report 15 September

The virtual Championship continued  this week with the Darlington 10k, starting at Lidl and out and back to Sandhutton.  58 members and friends took part, the fastest finisher again being Tom Levi, back in form after a nasty fall at a previous event.  He took 37.41 minutes, well ahead of Matt Jones, 2nd in 40.23 and he just pipped Stephan Tomaszewski, 3rd in 40.24.  Josh Fothergill came 4th in 42.33, Rob Burn 5th in 43.18, Jody Sygrove 6th in 44.59, Pedro Carrasco 7th in 46.56, Rob Lickley 8th in 47.09, Paul Chapman 9th in 47.09 and David Fawkes 10th in 47.16.  The club’s ladies are becoming very competitive, with Esther Harrison again fastest, 1st lady and 6th overall in 43.00, with Sarah Yeomans performing well, 2nd lady and 8th overall in 43.58, and how wonderful to see Olivia Mulligan in action again after a long covid lay-off.  She was 3rd lady, 10th overall, in 46.02.  Trudy Morrice continues to perform well and she came 4th in 46.53 with Louise Mayfield 5th in 50.13, Rosie Gatenby 6th in 50.47, Kirst Naylor 7th in 51.10, Hilary Coventry 8th in 51.48, Helen Ashworth 9th in 52.15 and Clare Tempest 10th in 52.42.
Special mention must be made of Clare who also put in a time of 1.50 for the virtual Great North Run.  Others participating were Pete Jackson in 1.45.50, Alison Butcher, who, along with husband Andy, took 2.13.34, Tim Waistell took 2.03.56 and Paul Chapman, pushing his friend Ewan Harrison in a wheelchair and taking 2.19, with Siobhan Woodland recording 3.09.52.
Paul and Ewan also did a marathon distance in 5.01. 

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