Beverley’s Men Come second At Drewton Woods

The second race in the took place at Drewton Woods near South Cave last Sunday. It was a gloriously sunny day and conditions were perfect for cross country running.

The tough 6.6 mile undulating course took in part of the Wolds Way and went through Comber Dale, East Dale, Austin’s Dale and Drewton Dale culminating in a circuit of Little Wold Wood.

The first six men to finish for each club score points for their team and Athletic Club’s counters at Drewton Woods were (44:25), (44:33), (45:05), Jim McGivern (46:52), Mark Roper (47:34) and (49:40).

It was ’s debut in the league and he had an impressive run, finishing in ninth place overall and only a few seconds behind . New member Mark Roper scored points for his team in his second cross-country race for the club.

Despite two men in the top ten were no match for City of who claimed second, third and fourth places and had a total of five runners in the first ten. When the points were added up City of finished in first place with second and Scarborough third. City of have increased their lead at the top of the table and are looking favourites to win the title for the second year in succession.

In the ladies’ competition, Laura Egan led home finishing in exactly 54 minutes and (55:26) and (58:32) made up the team. Egan is competing in the league for the first time and she is a welcome addition to the squad, especially as the club’s fastest ladies, and Zoe Dale, missed the race at Drewton Woods. and can always be relied upon to run all six races in the league and the team benefits from their vast experience.

Although ladies finished in fourth place at Drewton Woods this does not change the overall positions in the league and they are still in second place behind City of . Only a few points separate the top teams and and Scarborough are very close behind .

The next race will take place on Sunday 9 December at and will be hosted by Scarborough AC.

There were 178 finishers at Drewton Woods and the race was won by Jack Robertson of Scarborough AC in 41:18. The first lady was Helen Cross of Runners in 45:30.

AC finishing times:
44:25; 44:33; 45:05; Jim McGivern 46:52; Mark Roper 47:34; 49:40; 50:16; Paul Clarke 51:26; 51:51; 52:17; 53:58; Laura Egan 54:00; 54:19; 55:00; 55:26; 58:32; Trevor Turnbull 58: 45; David Cammies 62:14; Francesca Giuntini 62:45; Alex Guymer 63:25; 63:26; 63:36; 64:05; Dianne Coleman 64:09; Mariana Barbera 64:49; 66:07; 66:46; Christine Hemingway 68:05; 69:39; Elaine Julian 76:12; 76:12; 84:16; 86:30.

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