Special Day For Ethan Dalton In The McCain Yorkshire Coast 10K

November 2, 2011

A large contingent from Beverley Athletic Club travelled to Scarborough last Sunday to take part in the McCain Yorkshire Coast 10k and fun run. With a field of more than 1000 runners in the 10k the competition was strong but there were some notable performances from Beverley athletes and 14 of them finished in the top ten for their age group. The race was designated a handicap race for Beverley…


Pearson Claims second In Abingdon Marathon

October 20, 2011

James Pearson of Beverley Athletic Club is celebrating after finishing second in last Sunday’s Abingdon Marathon and beating his personal best at this distance by an incredible five minutes. He was up against strong competition as the fast flat course which starts and finishes at Tilsley Park Stadium attracts quality club runners all keen to attempt a new personal best. Conditions were perfect for marathon running – cool and still…


Beverley Fair Well In Northern Athletics Cross-Country Relay Championships

October 6, 2011

After a successful day at the recent road relay competition in Warrington athletes from Beverley Athletic Club travelled to Sheffield last weekend to take part in the Northern Athletics Cross-Country Relay Championships. Thirty-two teams of four lined up at the start for the senior men’s event on the hottest October day since records began.  With the temperature around 30oC conditions were very unusual for a cross-country event in October.  Instead…


Start Fitness Northern Athletics Autumn Road Relays

September 29, 2011

Three teams of runners from Beverley Athletic Club travelled to Birchwood in Warrington last Saturday to take part in the Start Fitness Northern Athletics Autumn Road Relays. The event attracted a large number of athletes from all over the north of England and the competition was fierce. The men’s race was a six stage relay with each athlete running a 6 km circuit on quiet roads on an industrial estate. …


Back to Back Walkington 10k Wins For Bilton

July 15, 2011

Darran Bilton of City of Leeds AC won last week’s Airkool Walkington 10k for the second year in succession. He completed the challenging course in 33 minutes, 22 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, Phill Taylor of Bridlington RR. There was an exciting finish in the ladies competition with Carla Stansfield beating Katie Mellor to first place by a single second.  Both ladies recorded the same chip time but Stansfield…


Beverley AC @ Humber Bridge Half-Marathon

June 29, 2011

Temperatures soared to 30°C last Sunday as more than 1500 people took part in the Humber Bridge Half-marathon. With no shade on much of the course runners could not escape the heat and had to adjust their pace to suit the conditions. First across the finishing line for Beverley Athletic Club was James Pearson.  He finished in fourth place overall in 1:17:37, several minutes slower than his best at this…


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…


Bilton Sets the Pace in Olympic Test Marathon

June 1, 2011

In the run up to next year’s Olympic Games four local athletes were given the honour of taking part in the Olympic Test Marathon in London on Monday morning. Former Beverley Athletic Club member Darran Bilton, now with Leeds City AC, was given the number 1 bib and was asked by the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) to pace the group of 39 elite club athletes to 3 hours.  He…


Over 1000 Runners Compete in Hall Construction Beverley 10K

May 11, 2011

More than a thousand runners gathered in Beverley last Sunday to compete in the annual Hall Construction Beverley 10k road race.  All the local running clubs were represented and there were also several hundred unattached runners, some of them running to raise funds for charity. It was a warm and bright spring day and with bands providing entertainment at the leisure centre, Saturday Market and Angel Square there was a…


Currrent Beverley 10K Winner to Run in This Years Race

May 6, 2011

Members of Beverley Athletic Club are making the final preparations for this Sunday’s Hall Construction Beverley 10k which starts next to the Minster in Eastgate at 11.15. Amongst the field of 1200 runners are last year’s winner Darran Bilton, course record holder Andy Lyons and Beverley AC’s top runners James Pearson, Rob Snaith and Matt Chadwick.  Bilton has an excellent record in the race but he has not beaten the…


Hunter Bags Top Ten Finish for Beverley in London Marathon

April 20, 2011

Twenty-nine athletes from Beverley Athletic Club joined over thirty-five thousand runners and fundraisers to pound the streets of the capital in last Sunday’s London Marathon. After training through the coldest winter on record they were faced with a warm sunny day which was ideal for spectators but a bit too hot for running. After the event there was much to celebrate including new personal bests for Ian Boardley, Andrew Brant,…


Lucas Meagor Sets new PB in Hornsea

April 6, 2011

Athletes from local running clubs gathered at Great Hatfield last Sunday to take part in the Hornsea Third Marathon. The race which is organised by the Rotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care also attracted a significant number of unattached runners keen to raise money for the charity. It was a lovely spring day and conditions were perfect on the 8.74 mile…


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…


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’s Men Perform Well in National Cross-Country Championships

February 23, 2011

Several of Beverley Athletic Club’s best cross-country athletes travelled to Alton Towers last Saturday to join hundreds of runners from clubs all over the country for the English National Cross-Country Championships. Competing against the best in the country Beverley’s men’s team finished in a commendable 50th place out of 95 teams. Matt Chadwick was the first Beverley runner to finish.  He crossed the line in 45.07 and in 349th position…


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…