Beverley’s Women Take Second Place At Sledmere

Beverley’s Women Take Second Place At Sledmere

’s athletes had a cold and frosty start to their cross country race last Sunday. Held in the grounds of , this was the fourth race in the 2013/2014 East Yorkshire Cross Country League, and was organised by Striders.

The Sledmere course was new to the series last year, providing runners with a challenging but fast seven mile route consisting of two laps of the fields and woods adjacent to the house. Although the course lacks the steep climbs of most of the other races, there is a long slow drag up to the highest part of the course and a steep, windy descent through fields before the final climb to the finish line. 28 AC athletes completed the race, which included a total field of 167 runners from 8 local running clubs.

’s women took second place in the team event. They were led home by in 52:12. Egan was the 5th woman to finish. Her team mates were Emma Greensmith and , who completed the race in 52:31 and 54:25 respectively. The overall winner of the women’s race was Nichola Jackson (City of Hull AC), who finished in 49:01.

In the men’s race, the winner was Chris Adams (also of City of Hull AC) who crossed the line in 42:45. ’s men were third in the team event.

First home for was Luke Davison, who had a great run to finish 10th overall in 44:56. He was closely followed by in 45:05, in 45:35 and in 45:40. Philip Reese and made up the rest of the 6-man team, crossing the line in 48:24 and 48:45 respectively.

City of Hull AC made up the first men’s and women’s teams, and now appear to have an unassailable lead in this year’s League with just two races to go. The fifth race in the six-race series will be at Welton, on Sunday 9th February.

AC finishing times: Luke Davison 44:56; 45:05; 45:35; 45:40; Philip Reese 48:24; 48:45; 49:32; 50:05; 51:36; 52:12; Emma Greensmith 52:31; 52:54; Simon Pick 53:56; 54:25; 54:26; Graeme Pittaway 55:08; 56:10; ; 56:32; James Durham 57:24; Mariana Barbera 58:08; Mark Oglesby 60:36; Jackie Hardman 61:18; Alex Gymer 61:18; Adrian Holland 61:35; 63:40; 65:38; Elaine Julian 66:54; 75:16

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