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…


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…


New Beverley Runner Leskiewicz First Home For Club

October 27, 2010

Conditions were perfect for running on Sunday and almost 300 athletes turned out for the Haltemprice 10k, thirty of them from Beverley Athletic Club. The course follows a challenging route through Kirk Ella and out to Swanland with the first 7 kilometres uphill.   With handicap points at stake Beverley athletes rose to the challenge and there were some fine performances. First in the handicap competition was Sam Allen who was…


Smugglers Trod 2010

Seventeen members of Beverley Athletic Club travelled to Robin Hoods Bay last Saturday to take part in the Smugglers Trod challenge event on the North Yorkshire Moors. It was an eventful day with some excellent performances, a spectacular stumble and several cases of getting lost. Steve Jackson was the first Beverley runner to finish.  He completed the 26 mile route in 3 hours and 54 minutes and in second place…

September 2, 2010

Mucky Duck 2010

June 2, 2010

This year’s Mucky Duck 8½ mile race attracted a record entry and 229 runners completed the challenging multi-terrain course around Driffield last Sunday. Organised by Driffield Striders, the race was more windy than mucky this year, testing the athletes’ stamina even more on the tough, hilly course. Local running clubs were well represented and there was also a significant number from further afield in Yorkshire.   With the Mucky Duck a…


Windermere Marathon 2010

May 19, 2010

The fourth annual Brathay Windermere Marathon took place last Sunday and 9 brave athletes from Beverley Athletic Club tackled the challenging 26.2 mile course around Lake Windermere. Unlike city marathons which are relatively flat and where thousands of spectators provide encouragement, Windermere offers beautiful scenery, a testing hilly course and few spectators. All nine Beverley athletes are experienced runners but they found the course the toughest they had ever run. …


Beverley Runners Stamina Tested in the Coniston 14+

April 1, 2010

Runners from Beverley Athletic Club made their annual trip to the Lake District at the weekend to take part in the Coniston 14+ race. Although some of them had run the race several times before, this year was very different.  A bridge on the race route is still closed due to serious damage caused by extensive flooding in November and organisers decided to lengthen the course rather than cancel the…


Sewerby Signals End of Yorkshire Cross Country Season

March 10, 2010

The final race of the 2009 / 2010 East Yorkshire Cross-Country League took place in brilliant sunshine at Sewerby last Sunday. 104 men and women from eight local running clubs ran the testing 6-mile course.  The route took them across the cliff top, down and up the steep sides of Danes Dyke, round muddy fields and through a wood and then all the way back again. Beverley’s James Pearson rounded…


East Yorkshire Cross Country League ‘Race 5 Welton’

February 18, 2010

The penultimate race in the East Yorkshire Cross Country League took place at Welton last Sunday.  Over a hundred athletes from local running clubs tackled a very muddy 5-mile course through Welton Dale. James Pearson finished fourth overall and was the first Beverley runner to finish.  After the race he commented: “It was horrible slow and sticky mud.” Most runners had found the going really tough but Pearson noted that…


Beverley AC Perform Well in Ferriby 10

February 3, 2010

Last Sunday’s Ferriby 10 was designated as Beverley AC’s first handicap race of 2010 and 29 athletes from the club joined the 500-strong field to tackle the challenging 10-mile course which starts and finishes at Skidby Mill. With temperatures just above zero runners soon warmed up as they climbed the hills out of Skidby and then Little Weighton. Beverley’s leading male runner, James Pearson, continued his excellent form and marked…


Drizzle Doesn’t Dampen Beverley AC’s Start to 2010

January 26, 2010

In cool and drizzly conditions, perfect for racing, 33 runners from Beverley Athletic Club joined over 1500 others in the Brass Monkey half marathon. The course runs from York Racecourse, south of the historic city through the villages of Bishopsthorpe, Acaster Malbis, Acaster Selby and Appleton Roebuck.  Conditions were good for the runners, resulting in a number of personal best times. As runners finished in the racecourse grounds, the going…


Rudolph’s Romp 2009

December 9, 2009

Over 400 runners and walkers set off from Brantingham village last Saturday to compete in the annual Rudolph’s Romp 24-mile challenge event.  They were rewarded with a glorious sunny day, sightings of red kites and lots of mud. Eighteen members of Beverley Athletic Club rose to the challenge, some veteran Rompers and others taking part for the first time.  Whilst some of them treated the event as a race, others…


Derwentwater 10 Mile Race

November 3, 2009

Torrential rain in the Lake District last weekend did not dampen the spirits of Beverley AC runners who competed in the Derwentwater 10 mile road race. Denise Thompson and Dianne Coleman after the Derwentwater 10K in some very wet conditions The views were spectacular, the autumn colours of the landscape magnificent and the cascades of water tumbling down the hillsides deafening.  Swollen rivers were flowing ferociously and water was streaming…