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…


Snake Lane 10 Mile

March 5, 2010

After the club’s annual presentation evening on Saturday, 15 dedicated Beverley Athletic Club runners tackled the Snake Lane 10-mile race at Pocklington on Sunday morning and with a head wind to contend with in the first half of the race the cobwebs were soon blown away. Runner of the Year James Pearson continued his excellent form and was the first Beverley runner to finish despite a strong challenge from Rob…


Beverley AC Celebrate Their Achievements

March 3, 2010

Members of Beverley Athletic Club gathered at Tickton Grange Hotel last Saturday to celebrate their achievements in 2009. In an Oscar style presentation ceremony trophies were awarded to runners in recognition of success, improvement, dedication and commitment. Well-respected local athlete and former Beverley AC member Darran Bilton presented the prizes. The coveted Runner of the Year trophy was won by James Pearson, Beverley AC’s current star male runner.  Since joining…


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…


Cross Country Championships Witton Park Blackburn

February 5, 2010

Saturday 23rd January saw the Northern Cross Country Championships being held in Blackburn, Lancashire, with a group of fifteen athletes from Beverley Athletic Club travelling across the country to take part in the event and to represent their club. Races were held throughout the day on a challenging loop that included a number of steep climbs, technical descents, and muddy conditions underfoot. Beverley Athletic Club were represented in three of…


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…


Langdale End East Yorkshire Cross Country

December 16, 2009

The third race of the East Yorkshire Cross Country League was hosted by Scarborough AC at Langdale End last Sunday.  Heavy rain during the week resulted in lots of mud and very sticky conditions. James Pearson (246) and Aubrey Morrell (264) tackle the river crossing at Langdale End Scarborough athletes had home advantage and supplied the first man to finish, Danny Schofield, and the first lady, Hester Butterworth, both two…


North of England 10 Mile Championships

December 4, 2009

Beverley Athletic Club took a squad of 30 runners to Thirsk last Sunday for the penultimate club handicap race of the year.  The 10 mile road race also incorporated the North of England 10 mile Championships and attracted a record entry. Competing on a fast flat course against the best middle distance runners in the North, Beverley athletes recorded some notable achievements. James Pearson and Rob Snaith running in the…


Leeds Abbey Dash

November 25, 2009

Four members of Beverley Athletic Club were among six thousand runners at the Abbey Dash 10k road race in Leeds last Sunday.  Competing against a field of top class runners, celebrities and fundraisers, all four Beverley runners had cause for celebration at the end of the race. Nicola Glover who has improved steadily during the year finished in 49.40, breaking 50 minutes for the first time and beating her previous…


East Yorkshire Cross Country League Race

November 12, 2009

Beverley Athletic Club hosted the second race in this season’s East Yorkshire Cross Country League at Drewton Woods near South Cave last Sunday.  Conditions were perfect – mild with sunshine and a reasonable amount of mud. Fresh from the English National Cross Country Relay Championships the previous weekend, James Pearson was Beverley’s fastest man, finishing in fifth position in 39.31.  James is having an excellent first season with Beverley and…


Successful Day For Beverley AC

October 27, 2009

Some of runners from the Beveverley Althletic Club and below the finishing line of the Haltemprice 10K Beverley athletes were out in force at the Haltemprice 10k last weekend and were rewarded with an impressive haul of prizes. First Beverley runner to finish and fourth overall was James Pearson who has made a big impression since joining the club recently.  James was in third position for most of the race…


Haltemprice 10K Road Race

October 25, 2009

Beverley Athletic Club had a good day at the Haltemprice 10k Road Race, James Pearson came in fourth in the mens race and there were high placings for other members of the running club. Pictured above Pam Atkins and Ivor Roberts of Beverley Athletic Club after they completed the Haltemprice 10K Road Race. Beverley Athletic Club runner James Pearson picks up his award after finishing fourth in the Haltemprice 10K…


Saltergate, Howden & Scarborough 10K

October 12, 2009

Saltergate Circuit Saturday 10 October 2009 Beverley AC members had a good choice of activities to keep them busy last weekend with a challenge event on the North Yorkshire Moors on Saturday and two10k road races on Sunday.  The fine autumn weather provided perfect conditions and there were some notable performances. The Saltergate Circuit started early on Saturday morning in the hamlet of Stape in North Yorkshire.  There was a…