Holloway Claims Fourth Place at Welton Dale

Holloway Claims Fourth Place at Welton Dale

153 runners from across the East Riding, including 23 representing , slithered around mud of the fifth and penultimate event of the 2015/2016 East Yorkshire Cross Country League, held at Welton.

The five and a half mile race, organised by Viking Striders and Selby Striders, begins with a climb up Welton Dale which very slippery in the wet. It heads up to Wauldby Scroggs and ends with a wet and muddy descent back down the dale.

First Beverley runner back in was , who finished in 4th place in 36:14. Holloway was joined in the men’s team of 6 by Luke Davison (taking 22nd place in 39:16), Dave Morrison (40:13); (40:31); (42:11) and Phil Reece (42:28).

continued in strong form to come second in the women’s race, completing the run in 38:40. The women’s team of three came third, and comprised Harrison, along with Emma Greensmith (44:39) and (47:28).

The men’s race was won by Nev Watson () in 34:10. Keri Pearson (City of Hull AC) was the first female finisher, in 37:56. City of Hull fielded first men’s team, and Striders the first women’s teams.

Although Beverley’s teams were not as strong at Welton as they had been at other races in the series, the men’s team remains in second place overall in the league and will hope to retain that position into the final race of the season, although they are being chased hard by Striders.

The final event will be held on Sunday 6th March on the coast at Sewerby. This last race will determine the final team and individual rankings after a tough series of six races which began in October.

finishing times: 36:14; 38:40; Luke Davison 39:16; Dave Morrison 40:13; 40:31: 42:11; Philip Reese 42:28; Emma Greensmith 44:39; 45:39; 47:28; 47:29; Emily Thornton 48:49; Fiona Oakes 50:26; 50:30; Steve Richmond 51:44; James Durham 53:27; Lynne Stabler 56:58; Christine Hemingway 60:25; 65:12; Carol Lingard 65:21; Penny Booth 66:51; 70:49; 72:26.

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