Beverley AC Enjoy Good Weekend At Snake Lane

Beverley AC Enjoy Good Weekend At Snake Lane

A good turnout of fourteen Athletic Club runners were among nearly 1000 athletes completing last Sunday’s Snake Lane 10 mile road race.

This very popular race, organised by Runners, draws a high quality field of athletes from across Yorkshire and beyond. It follows a winding course along undulating country lanes north of through the villages of Meltonby, Bishop Wilton, Bolton and Yapham.

Conditions were cold and windy, although the forecast rain held off until the race had finished.

’s fastest runner on the day was , who clocked 59:29 to come in 35th place overall, and taking the 3rd prize for his V45 age group. He was followed by , who is using the race as part of his preparation for the , and was 65th in 1:01:32, and Steve Ostler who was 157th in 1:03:10.

Andrew Johnson, who finished in 1:06:07, was well over a minute faster than the previous year, while Edward Lisney and Mark Sykes-Cook finished very close together in 1:11:51 and 1:11:59 respectively.

Four women completed the race. They were led in by Laura Egan, who crossed the line in 1:14:09. finished the race in 1:33:33, in 1:36:58 and Sarah Tock in 1:51:18.

The overall winner of the men’s race was Russ Best (New Marske Harriers AC), who completed the course in a very fast 51:14.

The quickest female runner was Shona Fletcher of Richmond and Zetland Harriers, who clocked 1:00:30.

AC is looking forward to hosting the one-off on Sunday 1st March, starting at 10.00. The race is now full, and participants can check the final details on the AC website.

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This race is organised by Athletic Club in partnership with and sponsors Balfour Beatty, and Strawberry and will start at the new roundabout at the Western end of the new bypass.

The route will take runners along the whole stretch of the new road, over and the railway line, towards a turnaround point near the A1174 at the eastern end. They will then return on the other side of the road to the finish line near to where they started.

finishing times: 59:29; 1:01:32; Steve Ostler 1:03:10; Andrew Johnson 1:06:07; Edward Lisney 1:11:51; Mark Sykes-Cook 1:11:59; 1:14:19; Laura Egan 1:14:09; Chris Peach 1:14:48; 1:30:40; 1:33:33; James Durham 1:34:55; 1:36:58; Sarah Tock 1:51:18

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