Race Report 03/12/19

After another successful year, the club held its annual Christmas dinner dance and presentation evening at Topcliffe at the weekend.  The men’s Club Champion, after a hard fought year, with 20 races to be chosen from, 10 to count, was Stephan Tomaszewski, winner for the 5th year in a row.  He is always very competitive, trains hard, and will take some beating in future!  Tom Levi is coming up on his heels, was a close 2nd, and evergreen and ever enthusiastic Rob Burn got 3rd prize.  The Ladies’ winner, coming up late in the end, was Jill Libby, always quiet but always effective.  Esther Harrison was a deserved 2nd, and Christine Burn, in spite of late injuries, was 3rd by a whisker!  David Tervit got a special award as he was the only person who completed every one of the listed 20 races, a superb effort.

Tom Levi has worked hard all year and got the award for the Most Improved male  runner, and Lorraine Hiles, who always seems to float along, was Most Improved female runner.  Lorraine also got the award, nominated by club members, for Runners’ Runner.   The ever dependable Nigel Morgan won the Endeavour Trophy.

After a meal and presentations, Jerri, a Brazilian man, spoke of his life, escaping from the crime ridden slums of Brazil to become martial arts enthusiast, dancer, and counsellor, amongst other things.  He said we should always have confidence in ourselves and work as hard as we could (which we do, of course!)  Dancing followed, to round off a happy and successful evening.

Perhaps because of the late night the previous night, fewer members than usual were at Fountains Abbey to support Paul Adams as he completed his 200th Park Run, a fabulous achievement.  The irrepressible Lorraine Hiles finished 170th ouf of 388 in 27.24, with Paul coming 266th in 31.51, Ian Crane 269th in 31.57, Gillian Crane 308th in 33.48, with Ian and Marian Codling taking it steady before another run in the afternoon, Ian 369th in 42.05 and Marian 377th in 45.15.

Ken Evitt was the only other club park runner of the day, and he came 46th out of 76 at Northallerton in 30.39.

The Codlings went straight off to Cumbria for their annual outing at the Ravenstonedale 10k, a lovely, though hilly, friendly village race, with Ian finishing 216th out of 220 in 82.24, and Marian 217th in 82.33, both quite close to their previous times for the race in spite of their morning efforts.

On Sunday, the latest fell race, the hard and long Eskdale Eureka, Race 4 in the Dave Parry Winter Series, took place on a bright, frosty morning.  Alan Simpson was first club finisher, 81st out of 159 in 97.41, just ahead of Marc Davies 83rd in 97.49, with Jill Libby 131st in 116.39 and Fran Jeffery 147th in 125.14

Award winners at the Club presentation evening –
L to R – Stephan Tomaszewski, Jill Libby, Lorraine Hiles, Esther Harrison, Christine Burn
Kneeling – David Tervit, Tom Levi, Rob Burn

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