Beverley Athletic Club hosted another successful Walkington 10k race, with a sold out field of 750 in the 10k and 150 in the fun run for the first time in the event’s history.
James Kraft of Scarborough AC was the overall winner posting a new record of 32 minutes 45 seconds over the undulating course.
Mike Burrett of Leeds City AC came in second and Anthony Valentine of Bolton United Harriers & AC in third. The first Beverley AC runner was the consistent Lewis Holloway in sixth place.
First female runner to finish was Emma Ballantyne of City of York AC in fifteenth place overall, in a time of 38 minutes 26 seconds, with Elaine Garvican of Beverley AC the second woman and Becky Briggs of Beverley AC third.
Becky also had the distinction of the first runner under 18 in this year’s event.
The 1.75 mile fun-run, event drew entries from across Yorkshire and was won by rising-star and 2016 event winner, Kian Wiles from Barton and District Athletic Club.
Kian, who has been running competitively, now for eighteen months, remarked after the race that he was delighted with his performance.
Club Chairman, Rob Reid offered thanks to race sponsors, Specsavers Opticians and The Pig and Whistle Bistro, Beverley for their support.
Commenting on the event he said;
“The Walkington 10k has become a firm favourite with local runners, providing a challenging but scenic run, popular with runners across the North of England.”
“With refreshments including a stall of homemade cakes on the village playing fields to top off an enjoyable run, the Walkington 10k continues to go from strength to strength.”
“Beverley AC is always happy to welcome new members of any standard. We meet at Beverley Leisure Centre most Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm and offer a variety of races, and social running events throughout the year…something for all tastes.”
To find out more about how you can get into running and about Beverley AC please visit http://www.beverleyathleticclub.co.uk to find out more.
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