Ostler Leads Beverley Home In Final East Yorkshire XC League Meeting

March 8, 2012

It was a soggy Sunday at Sewerby for the final race of the 2011 / 2012 season of the East Yorkshire XC League. The rain that fell before and during the race created slippery conditions underfoot and some parts of the course were very muddy. 117 hardy athletes from eight local running clubs set off from the cliff top at Sewerby and followed the testing course through Danes’ Dyke, round…


Local Runners Take Part In Northern XC Championships

February 2, 2012

Almost two thousand runners took part in the 2012 Northern Cross-Country Championships which took place at Pontefract Racecourse last Saturday. The event attracted the best XC runners in the North of England, among them a small contingent from Beverley Athletic Club. The course was all on grass and although it was a mild and dry day there were some muddy sections to test the stamina of the athletes. The senior…


Pearson Claims Third at Langdale End

December 15, 2011

Athletes from eight local running clubs gathered at Langdale End in north Yorkshire last weekend to take part in the third race in the East Yorkshire Cross-Country League. Host club Scarborough AC have varied the course over the years but no matter which route is chosen it is always the most demanding race in the league. The tricky terrain includes very steep inclines, river crossings, fields and woodland. The weather…


James Pearson Claims Third At Drewton Wold

November 17, 2011

The second race in the East Yorkshire Cross-Country League took place last Sunday over a challenging 6.6 mile course around Drewton Wold near South Cave. It was a misty and mild autumn morning and conditions were mainly dry underfoot with a couple of muddy sections. The undulating route took runners through woodland, along footpaths and round field edges. The scenery was spectacular and enjoyed by all athletes as they tackled…


Steve Peacock First Back For Beverley In The Lake District

November 10, 2011

Members of Beverley Athletic Club enjoyed a weekend in the Lake District for the 52nd Derwentwater 10 road race. It was a cool and sunny autumn day with no wind so conditions were perfect for running.  The weather enhanced the experience as runners tackled the scenic course round Derwentwater starting and finishing in Keswick. The first Beverley runner to cross the finishing line was Steve Peacock who is currently on…


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. …


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 AC Ladies Compete in Nationals at Sutton Park

April 13, 2011

A team of six ladies from Beverley Athletic Club travelled to Sutton Park near Birmingham last weekend to take part in the National 6 Stage Road Relay Championships. After qualifying at the Northern Championships at Catterick Garrison last month Beverley was the only club from East Yorkshire to field a team in the Nationals.  Competing against some of the best road runners in the country, they finished in a commendable…


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…