Timmy Davies continued his fine form for Beverley AC in the City of Hull AC hosted event, The Ferriby 10. He finished 5th in an impressive 56 mins 8 secs , only 31 seconds from a second place berth, places 2 to 6 only being separated by a minute in a tightly fought top 10. The race was very well supported by Beverley who fielded 40 of the 753 finishers.
This is a popular event for runners both locally and from all over Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and the weather rewarded their efforts with perfect and largely sunny conditions for running. The course is a 10 mile circuit starting and finishing near Skidby Mill.
The first half has most of the hard work with a lot of climbs, going through Skidby Village, along Little Weighton Rd to Risby Hill, then into Little Weighton, along White Gap Rd and Westoby Lane, before a fast second half largely downhill towards Raywell and through Eppleworth to the ‘sting in the tail’ last ½ mile uphill to Skidby, a real test to the legs after the fast section.
Some other notable Beverley men’s performances came from Darren Edge, 58th overall, in 1:04:01 and Mark Dalton, Andy Johnson, Rob Gray and Ethan Dalton all crossing the line between 65 and 70 minutes.
First Beverley woman with a good return to form was Claire Traynor in 1:15:24, with Zoe Dale and Lucy Stamford within a couple of minutes of her.
The race was won for a 2nd consecutive year by Carl Ryde of Doncaster AC in 53:59.
This race is the first of the Club’s handicap series where points are awarded to runners for bettering predicted times based on previous performance. It is one of several competitions the club run and is specifically designed to encourage improvement in performance, especially for new runners or those really looking to take themselves to a new level.
Beverley AC times:
Timmy Davies 56:08, Darren Edge 1:04:01, Mark Dalton 1:05:16, Andy Johnson 1:05:26, Rob Gray 1:09:03, Ethan Dalton 1:09:59, Andy Arnold 1:10:57, Jim Harbidge 1:12:00, Graeme Pittaway 1:12:37, Mark Sykes Cook 1:12:59, Lucas Meagor 1:13:19, Chris Dunn 1:13:44, Edward Lisney 1:13:45, Pete Watkinson 1:14:15, Jody Horth 1:14:33, James Durham 1:15:13, Claire Traynor 1:15:24, Mike Blaymires 1:16:27, Paul Furness 1:16:27, Andrew Foster 1:17:35, Zoe Dale 1:17:41, Lucy Stamford 1:18:02, Rebecca Burge 1:18:30, Michael Oughtred 1:22:32, Stephen Dale 1:22:43, Jackie Hardman 1:22:55, Diane Coleman 1;23:51, Jan Stott 1:24:04, Andy Grainger 1:27:40, Allison Stabler 1:28:33, Amanda Ritchie 1:29:29, Liz Gray 1:29:29, Steve Ostler 1:30:29, Andy Wilks 1:31:25, Elaine Julian 1@34:17, Pam Atkins 1:38:27, John Boardley 1:51:42, Sarah Tock 1:56:15
Report by Andrew Grainger