Double Success for Beverley AC in Langdale End

The fourth race in the East Yorkshire Cross-Country League took place last Sunday, a month later than planned.  near Scarborough was inaccessible due to snow in December but last weekend was much milder and runners were bogged down by mud rather than snow.

There was an excellent turn out by members of Athletic Club and some notable performances on the challenging hilly course on the edge of the Dalby Forest.

led the ladies home in an excellent time of 52.07.  She was the seventh lady to finish behind a very strong field which included several ladies from the host club, Scarborough.  and made up the ladies’ team which finished in second place behind Scarborough.  New member Kate Ladell performed well and continues to move up the field as her fitness improves after the birth of her son last May.

’s men’s team also finished second at behind Scarborough.   As in all races in the league so far, was the first runner to finish.  He was fourth overall in 40.03.  Like he prefers cross-country to road running and excels at this discipline.

A former winner at , Roger Tomlin, made a welcome comeback to cross-country after a break of a couple of years.  He was the second runner to finish and ninth overall in 41.20.

Junior club graduate Phil Burn made his debut in the league and turned in a fine performance to finish in 44.25 scoring valuable points for the men’s team.

New member Jim Gallacher only joined the club last week but ran his first race at .

After four races Beverley’s men are still third overall in the league behind Scarborough and City of Hull while the ladies’ team lies in second place behind City of Hull.

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There were 118 finishers and the race was won by of Scarborough AC in 36.40.  The first lady to finish was Louise Brown, also of Scarborough, in 41.26 and in ninth place overall.

finishing times:
40.03; Roger Tomlin 41.20; 43.12; 44.24; Phil Burn 44.25; 44.31; Jim McGivern 44.37; Stuart Little 46.34; 46.35; 46.39; 48.54; 49.22; 49.34; Alan Flint 51.02; 52.07; 54.25; 54.34; Kate Ladell 55.39; 55.53; 55.56; 56.19; 57.09; 59.32; 60.20; 61.24; Jim Gallacher 64.16; 66.39; 66.49; Chris
Hemmingway 67.12; Colin Sleight 67.47; 69.58; 71.50.

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