Hundreds of runners descended on the village of Walkington to tackle the challenging course of the Walkington 10k and Family Fun Run in very warm conditions.
With the main event seeing 515 finishers, the top prize went to Jonathan Carter of Tipton Harriers, who was first home in a time of 32 minutes, 44 seconds.
James Craft of Scarborough AC finished nearly a minute later in second place and former Beverley AC member Timothy Davies, now running for Leeds AC, finishing in third place in 34 minutes, 49 minutes.
First Beverley runner home was Darren Edge of Beverley AC in seventh place. The first lady trophy went to Emma Ballantyne of City of York AC, in 37 minutes, 52 seconds, with Natalie Curgenven of City of Hull AC second and Johanna Sutcliffe of Halifax Harriers in third place.
The main race was once again sponsored by Specsavers Opticians in Beverley, with the Family Fun Run sponsored by the Pig and Whistle bistro and bar in Beverley. Some members of Beverley AC’s successful Couch to 5k programme took on the challenge of the fun run.
In addition, several members of the thriving junior section of Beverley AC put in impressive performances in the fun run.
A vibrant family atmosphere was yet again in evidence at the finish area on Walkington playing fields, with the hot evening bringing out hundreds of spectators to enjoy the atmosphere.
A welcome addition to the event came in the now traditional Beverley AC cake stall, which this year raised over £270 for local charity Beverley Community Lift, a volunteer-led local charity which provides transport for those who cannot easily use other forms of transport.
Beverley AC would like to thank the event sponsors, Specsavers and the Pig & Whistle, as well as all those local residents and other supporters who make this such a special event every July.
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