Hands Up If You Are Inclined To Madness

It was a warm, dry morning  for the 17th running of the Tholthorpe 10k road Race at the weekend, a popular, friendly village race which is reasonably flat.  Phil Utley once again ran superbly to finish 9th in 37.45 with Paul Atkinson 39th in 43.23 and Graham Robinson 44th in 43.57.  Martyn Coy, delighted with his personal best time for that distance, came 51st in 44.48,  Nicola Booth 65th in 47.19,  Geoff Bullock 70th in 47.52,  David Goddard 134th in 55.08,  Faith Coy,steadily improving, 170th in 60.18,  Ian Codling 172nd in 60.41,  Pam Sherlock 219th in 74.37 and Marian Codling, carrying an injury, 221st in 77.14.
Conditions could not have been more different for the Spofforth Gala Trail Race on Bank Holiday Monday, with pouring rain and mud virtually from beginning to end!  Rob Burn, relishing the conditions,finished 34th in 46.06,  Sarah Glover, another runner who likes mud, 50th in 48.39,  Alan Harman 81st in 52.33,  Christine Burn 151st in 63.16 and Ian Codling 171st in 66.59.  There were 190 finishers for this race with its regular spot on the calendar.
The “Inclined to Madness” Fell Race last week rather speaks for itself of its nature, but at least it was dry and breezy, which it hadn’t been both the night before and the night after.  Noel Clough, in fine form, finished 5th in 47.55, gradually moving up the order,  Hester Cox 35th in 53.14,  Sarah Glover 60th in 62.25,  Fran Jeffery 65th in 65.22 and Alan Wikeley 66th in 69.05.  The ladies are putting out strong teams this year and are in 2nd place overall, just a couple of points behind the leaders.

Can I get a beer now

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