Carla Stansfield Is First Lady Home At Sewerby

Carla Stansfield Is First Lady Home At Sewerby

Conditions were perfect for running last Sunday when the final race of the 2012 / 2013 took place at Sewerby. It was firm underfoot with a few muddy sections and unusually for Sewerby there was no wind.

101 athletes from eight local running clubs set off from the cliff top behind the Ship Inn and followed the testing course through Danes’ Dyke, round field edges and through woods at Flamborough and then back to Sewerby along the cliff top path. The first of them to cross the finishing line was Jack Robertson of Scarborough AC in 31:31.

Four athletes from finished in the top 20, including who was the first lady to complete the course. Stansfield finished in 19th place overall in an excellent time of 35:58. Laura Egan (6th lady) and (9th lady) were the other two counters for Beverley’s ladies’ team which finished in second place, only one point behind .

Aubrey Morrell was the first Beverley runner to finish the race. He was fourth overall in 33:06, his highest placing in the league this season. Morrell was followed by Luke Davison, , Jim McGivern, Paul Clarke and who all scored points for Beverley. They finished in third place overall.

With the final race over everybody gathered in the Ship Inn for chip butties while the results for the season were computed. As expected, City of came first in the men’s competition. Their strong team finished first in every race this season. Beverley were runners-up having finished second in four races and third in two races. Beverley were also runners-up in the ladies’ team competition which was won by .

Individual prizes were awarded to runners based on their best five performances from the six races. Jack Robertson of Scarborough won the men’s individual trophy having finished first in three races and second in the other two he completed this season. Cathy Wood of won the ladies’ individual title after finishing in the top three in all five races she took part in.

Beverley runners took home a number of individual prizes. Laura Egan, still in her first year with the club, completed 5 races in the league and won third prize in the ladies’ competition. For the second year in succession , Jayne Dale and all won first prize in their respective age categories – F40, F50 and F65. won the V60 prize and for the second consecutive year was runner-up in this category. Jim McGivern won second prize in the V45 age group.

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Beverley runners who did not receive an individual prize can be congratulated on the role they played in securing second place in the team . Although only the first six men and the first three women for each club score points in each race, the rest of the Beverley squad make a valuable contribution to the team position by packing out the field and pushing other teams down the finishing order.

New members are encouraged to take part in the league and in their first season with Beverley AC Laura Egan, Emma Greensmith, Lewis Holloway, Mark Roper, Darren Edge and Luke Davison all scored points for their club. New member David Cammies completed all six races along with a small number of club stalwarts – , , Steve Willietts, and Christine Hemingway.

With the cross-country season over until the autumn runners at Beverley AC have lots of other events to look forward to – club handicap races, the Champagne League, the Summer League, Spring marathons and various club trips to races in other areas. Happy running to them all!

Beverley AC finishing times at Sewerby:
Aubrey Morrell 33:06; Luke Davison 35:38; 35:49; 35:58; Jim McGivern 37:15; Paul Clarke 38:26; 38:41; 39:40; 40:30; Laura Egan 40:38; Steve Willietts 40:40; 41:39; Emma Greensmith 42:55; 43:06; Jayne Dale 43:26; David Cammies 46:04; 48:05; Trevor Turnbull 49:01; 49:04; 52:44; Christine Hemingway 53:40; 56:02.

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