Beverley’s Carla Stansfield Is The Fastest Woman At Langdale End

Beverley's Carla Stansfield Is The Fastest Woman At Langdale End

’s was the fastest female runner in the third race of the 2014/2015 East Yorkshire Cross Country League, beating all of her male team mates at the same time.

Stansfield had an excellent race to cross the line of this tough five and a half mile course in 42:28, and her win means she has a clean sweep of all the races in the series so far this year.

Held at , on the North York Moors near , the race is organised by AC. The first half of the run is through deep mud and tree roots alongside a stream; runners then have to ford a stream, climb a steep forest track to the highest point of the race, before finishing on a gradual descent through woods and fields to a final steep downhill to the finish line.

The going underfoot was wet with some icy patches, and there was a strong and cold headwind on the more exposed parts of the course. 25 athletes completed the race, which included a total field of 147 runners.

Stansfield won the women’s race by over a minute and came in 8th place overall, with the second female athlete, Nichola Jackson (City of Hull AC) crossing the line in 43:43. ’s female team included Stansfield, (61:43) and Alison Stabler (66:28). ’s male team was missing some its faster runners, and was unable to maintain the winning form shown at the previous League race at Drewton Woods. was first man to finish, finishing in 42:52 and taking 10th place. Joining him in the six-man team were (43:40); Phil Reese (43:57); Darren Edge (45:21); Steve Evins (45:38) and Dave Millson (45:41).

The overall winner of the men’s race was Andrew Fleming ( AC) who completed the course in 39:13, and AC also won both the men’s and women’s team events at . Overall ’s male team is still second in the League table behind City of Hull AC, despite taking only third team place at . The club’s women’s team is currently fourth overall, having been beaten into sixth place at the weekend.

The fourth race in the six-race series will be at Sledmere, on Sunday 11th January.

finishing times: 42:28; 42:52; 43:40; Phil Reese 43:57; Darren Edge 45:21; Steve Evins 45:38; Dave Millson 45:41; 47:30; Dave Morrison 47:42; Ben Fairburn 50:12; Peter Watkinson 50:51; Edward Lisney 53:14; 55:50; 55:52; Steve Dawson 57:27; Simon Pick 57:38; James Durham 58:59; Alex Gymer 60:45; 61:43; Alison Stabler 66:28; Christine Hemingway 69:04; 71:24; 80:10; Sarah Tock 80:34

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