James Pearson First Back For Beverley At Welton


Conditions were cold and very muddy for the penultimate race in the which took place at Welton last Sunday.

The scenic 5.3 mile undulating route started and finished in Welton Dale and took runners through woodland and round field edges.

finished first for . He was sixth overall in 34:25. The next five men to cross the line also scored points for their team. They were , , Luke Davison, Paul Clarke and .

’s men’s team finished in second place behind City of who continue to dominate the league. There were five City of runners in the top ten and they now have an unassailable lead over second placed .

was the first lady to finish but due to a hiccup in her registration with England she was not eligible to run for and Helen Cross of Runners was awarded the points instead. It was a disappointment for Stansfield who finished in 16th place overall in an impressive 36:37. It is hoped that her registration will be confirmed before the final race in the series so that she can boost ladies’ score and position in the league.

The ladies scoring points for Beverley at Welton were , Laura Egan and . They finished in fourth place, only one point behind , and the team is also fourth in the league overall.

There were 133 finishers and the race was won by Jack Robertson of Scarborough AC in 31:56. The ladies competition was won by Helen Cross of Runners in 37:24.

The final race in the series takes place at Sewerby on Sunday 3 March.

Beverley AC finishing times:
34:25; 35:46; 35:53; 36:37; Luke Davison 36:10; Paul Clarke 38:46; 40:37; 40:45; Roy Steele 41:59; 42:04; 42:55; Laura Egan 44:43; Steve Willietts 45:05; Simon Pick 45:25; 46:21; 47:23; David Cammies 47:26; 49:51; Jackie Hardman 50:04; 51:20; Chris Hemingway 52:43; 53:22; 55:25; Christine Whitehouse 62:24; 62:43.

Reported by Kay Farrow | Photos by Mike Atkins and Paul Allen of Beverley AC

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