Dawson Hits The Jackpot in Burton Pidsea

June 16, 2011

Beverley Athletic Club Junior Nicole Dawson took part in her first 10k race last weekend and hit the jackpot.  She was the first lady to complete the course in Burton Pidsea, finishing in 43:26 – more than a minute ahead of her nearest rival, Beverley’s Lucy Stamford. The fifteen year-old has been a member of the junior squad for 7 years and has represented her club in numerous fun runs…


Goole Riverbank Challenge

June 9, 2011

While their club mates were running across the Humber another group of athletes from Beverley Athletic Club was running along the banks of the Ouse in the Goole Riverbank Challenge. The 8.73 mile route is mainly off-road next to the river Ouse near Goole, crossing stiles on the way out and on the return. The first Beverley runner to finish was Mark Dalton who continued his run of excellent form…


Kristian Davis First Runner Back For Beverley @ Brantingham Hill

April 27, 2011

54 hardy runners tackled the Brantingham Hill Race on Good Friday, seven of them from Beverley Athletic Club. This challenging 7.3 mile race is organised by East Hull Harriers and tests the stamina of runners on the hilly terrain between Elloughton and Mount Airy Farm. Kristian Davis completed the course in just over an hour (60:51) and was the first Beverley runner to finish.  He was followed by Andy Tate…


Beverley Runners Fair Well in Sunny Berlin

April 6, 2011

Great weather for spectators made the 31st Berlin Half-Marathon a tough challenge for runners who had to cope with temperatures of 23 degrees Celsius, rising to over 30 out on the road. Andy Tate (1hr 38min 49sec), Amanda Ritchie (1:56:40) and Jayne Dale (1:59:13) competed with over 25,500 other runners from 102 nations.  After the coldest winter in England on record they were not acclimatised to the heat and all…


Pearson, Chadwick & Johnson All Get Silver at Thirsk

March 29, 2011

Beverley Athletic Club’s James Pearson, Matt Chadwick and Andy Johnson are celebrating after winning silver medals in the team competition at the Northern 10 Mile Road Running Championships held in conjunction with the Thirsk 10 last Sunday. Pearson led the team home in 55.34 and in eighth position overall against strong competition from club runners from all over the north. He was followed by Matt Chadwick who was taking part…


Runners Show Heart in Northern Road Relay Championships

March 23, 2011

A small group of Beverley Athletic Club athletes travelled to Catterick Garrison last weekend to take part in the Northern Road Relay Championships. The event is open to club athletes of all abilities but also attracts some of the best road runners in the north. All but one of the Beverley ladies was competing in this event for the first time and against strong competition they finished in 21st place…


Beverley’s Men Finish Second in Cross Country Championship

March 9, 2011

The final race of the 2010 / 2011 East Yorkshire Cross-Country League took place at Sewerby on Sunday. With only a few points separating the top 3 clubs, Beverley Athletic Club, City of Hull and Scarborough, in both the men’s and ladies’ team competitions, there was a lot at stake. Despite some notable absentees there was a good turnout from Beverley Athletic Club and the men managed to overtake City…


More Success For Beverley AC in Pocklington

March 3, 2011

Beverley Athletic Club athletes turned out in force for the Snake Lane 10 mile race around Pocklington last Sunday. With excellent potential for setting a personal best, the flat course always attracts a strong field and the 39 Beverley athletes were competing against some of the fastest runners in Yorkshire. With the race also a designated handicap race for Beverley there was the added incentive of handicap points. The handicap…


Beverley AC Presentation Night @ Lazaat

February 20, 2011

Members of Beverley Athletic Club gathered at Lazaat Hotel in Cottingham recently to celebrate their achievements in 2010. Prizes were presented by Jonathan Leafe of Strawberry Printers who have a long association with Beverley AC as associate sponsor of the club’s races. Trophies were awarded to runners in recognition of success, improvement, dedication and commitment. Matt Chadwick, James Pearson, Andy Johnson and Neil Bant all rushed home from the English…


Beverley AC Men Finish First at Welton Dale

February 16, 2011

Welton Dale was the venue for the penultimate race in the 2010 / 2011 season of the East Yorkshire Cross-Country League.  With valuable team points at stake it was vital for clubs to field a strong team. Scarborough and City of Hull have been leading the league but it was Beverley Athletic Club’s men’s team which finished first at Welton. Having led his team home in all five races so…


Double Success for Beverley AC in Langdale End

February 10, 2011

The fourth race in the East Yorkshire Cross-Country League took place last Sunday, a month later than planned.  Langdale End near Scarborough was inaccessible due to snow in December but last weekend was much milder and runners were bogged down by mud rather than snow. There was an excellent turn out by members of Beverley Athletic Club and some notable performances on the challenging hilly course on the edge of…


Snaith First Beverley Runner Home in Ferriby 10

February 4, 2011

Twenty athletes from Beverley Athletic Club competed in the Ferriby 10 last weekend.  It was the first club handicap race of the year and conditions were perfect for the challenging ten mile road race which starts and finishes at Skidby Mill. Rob Snaith was the first Beverley runner to cross the line.  He completed the course in a new personal best time of 56.22 and finished in fifth position overall. …


Beverley AC Ladies Claim First Place at Thixendale

January 5, 2011

With many events in December cancelled due to the weather, athletes from local running clubs were pleased to get back to normal by taking part in the third race in the East Yorkshire Cross-Country League last Sunday. Over a hundred runners braved the icy road conditions to get to Thixendale and run the challenging course which started with a steep snow covered hill. There was an excellent turn out by…


Beverley AC Round the Town in Santa Outfits

December 23, 2010

Over 70 members of Beverley Athletic Club took part in the Santa Race around Beverley. The format of the competition was changed on the night due to the icy weather. The changes were made to avoid any unnecessary risks. Setting off from the Beverley Leisure Centre the runners completed a lap of the town finishing back where they started. The threat of losing points for not competing in a festive…


Rachel Kirk First Lady Home for Beverley at Drewton Woods

November 17, 2010

The second race in the East Yorkshire Cross-Country League took place at Drewton Woods, near South Cave last Sunday.  It was a gloriously sunny autumn morning and the ground was soft but not muddy making conditions perfect for a good race. There was an excellent turn out from all clubs but the race was dominated by City of Hull who took first place in both the men’s and ladies’ team…


Darren Rodmell Sets New PB in Derwentwater 10 Road Race

November 11, 2010

In contrast to last year’s washout, conditions were dry and sunny for this year’s Derwentwater 10 road race which took place in the Lake District on Sunday.  The race attracted a record entry of 580 runners, 15 of them from Beverley AC. The challenging 10-mile course starts in Keswick town centre and follows the narrow and winding road around Derwentwater.  With long inclines and steep hills runners need a lot…


Steve Peacock Wins First Prize in the V40 Category

Former World, Olympic, European, Commonwealth and British 400-metre hurdles champion Sally Gunnell joined more than a thousand runners in the McCain Yorkshire Coast 10k road race in Scarborough last Sunday. Organised by Scarborough Athletic club to raise funds for a new track facility in Scarborough, the race attracted a strong field of athletes from running clubs all over Yorkshire.  They were joined by 38 members of Beverley Athletic Club competing…

November 3, 2010

East Yorkshire Cross-Country League Gets Underway

October 5, 2010

It was a very wet start to the 2010 / 2011 East Yorkshire Cross-Country League on Sunday as athletes from local running clubs made their annual trip to Bishop Wilton.  Finishing times for many of them were slower than last year due to the boggy conditions. The race was won by Steve Rennie of City of Hull in 40.16 and the first lady was Katy Rawnsley of Scarborough AC in…