The summer months herald an extremely busy time for any running club and your local club, Beverley AC, is no exception to that.
July not only saw the continued success of the Walkington 10k event, but also several notable performances from Beverley runners at local events and some from further afield.
There are also some interesting and exciting events coming up over the next few weeks.
An ‘iron man’ triathlon is considered one of the toughest challenges for any endurance athlete and this was completed by Chris Peach at the Lakesman Triathlon in a time of 13 hours and 3 minutes.
This event involves a grueling 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile marathon with no break. Simon Pick has also succeeded at this level recently, recording 13 hours and 6 minutes at the Iron Man event in Bolton.
Staying with the endurance theme, Sarah Tock completed several 5k laps over a 12-hour period at the Manvers Dusk To Dawn race.
Stuart Little recorded a remarkable personal best of 15m 53s amongst a strong field in the Doncaster Town Centre 5k road race. July has also seen some Beverley runners achieve age category wins, notably
Alan Flint at Grimsby 10k and Christine Whitehouse at Owston Ferry 10k.
Raising money for charity throughout the year is Lucas Meagor, who is running 17 (yes, seventeen!) half marathons in 2017, the most recent of which have been in Wimbledon, Frome and closer to home on the Yorkshire Wolds. Lucas continues his quest whilst juggling the role of Race Director for the Hull Marathon and as a volunteer at the World Athletics Championships in London.
Proving that variety is the spice of life, Linda Wright recently completed the 100 mile ‘Ride London’ event, finishing in just below 7 hours.
Special mention is made regarding the incredible achievement of long standing club member Ivor Roberts, who has completed a 25-year mission to climb all 282 Scottish munros, including 36 separate trips to Scotland!
Finally, the club is looking for any volunteers who would like to assist in helping run the Beverley AC ‘zone’ at the Hull Marathon on Sunday 24 September.
The club is responsible for providing marshals and support along a stretch of Boothferry Road this year.
Volunteers do not need to be a member of the club and all will be most welcome. Please contact Club Secretary Fiona Oakes at email@example.com for more information.