Athletes from local running clubs and from further afield gathered at Great Hatfield last Sunday to take part in the Hornsea 1/3 Marathon.
This annual event is organised by the Rotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care, and was sponsored for 2016 by Hudgell Solicitors. The race is noted for having a very friendly and supportive atmosphere.
There was a record of 416 finishers this year, which included 19 Beverley AC runners. The weather for this year’s race was perfect, with just a slight breeze but lovely spring sunshine over the 8.74 mile undulating rural course on country lanes around Great Hatfield. The race was the British Open National Championships for this distance, and was also a designated handicap race for Beverley AC.
The first Beverley runner to cross the line was Lewis Holloway who finished in 51:09, taking 4th place overall. He was followed by Lee Phipps in 5th place and Luke Davison in 11th, in respectively 51:53 and 54:36. Stephen Peacock was close behind in 54:45.
Of Beverley’s women, Tanwen Gray was first to finish in 1:12:57, with Linda Pashby coming in next with a time of 1:14:01. Third for the club was Nicola Riley, who clocked 1:21:58.
The winner of the men’s race was Steve Bateson of East Hull Harriers, who finished in 47:10. Carla Stansfield (City of Hull AC) took her third consecutive win in this race. She crossed the line in 53:01, a couple of minutes faster than her time the previous year and in 8th place overall.
Beverley AC finishing times: Lewis Holloway 51:09; Lee Phipps 51:53; Luke Davison 54:36; Stephen Peacock 54:45; Simon Bishop 59:54; Andy Arnold 1:00:23; Stephen Walker 1:02:12; Graeme Pittaway 1:05:57; Steve Richmond 1:09:37; Peter Watkinson 1:10:04; James Durham 1:10:40; Tanwen Gray 1:12:57; Linda Pashby 1:14:01; Nicola Riley 1:21:58; Rachel Waterson 1:27:36; Pam Atkins 1:29:23; Christine Whitehouse 1:30:03; Kay Farrow 1:33:20; Catriona Williamson 1:33:51
Report by Lewis
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