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…


Successful Day at Humberside Cross-Country for Beverley AC

January 12, 2011

Junior and senior runners from Beverley Athletic Club are celebrating their success at the Yorkshire and Humberside Cross-Country Championships which took place at the Northern Racing College near Doncaster last weekend. The annual championships attract a strong field of runners from running clubs in the region and Beverley Athletic Club was represented in all age categories from under-13 juniors to senior men and women. For the second year in succession…


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…


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…


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…


Walkington 10K: Race Report

July 14, 2010

Over 500 runners took part in the annual Airkool Walkington 10k last Friday.  On a hot and humid summer’s evening they tackled a challenging hilly course on rural roads between Walkington and Little Weighton. The race attracted a strong field of athletes from running clubs in Yorkshire and a few from further afield but it was local lad Darran Bilton, now running for Leeds City AC, who won the race…


Beverley Juniors Dominate Withernsea 5K

July 9, 2010

Beverley Athletic Club athletes enjoyed a trip to the seaside on Sunday to run the Withernsea 5 and fun run, organised by Withernsea Harriers.  There was a record entry for both races and the offer of free fish and chips for all finishers in the 5 mile race proved a big attraction for Beverley runners. Beverley Juniors dominated the 3k fun run, with 13 runners in the first 14 positions. …


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…


Beverley Runners Set PB’s in Virgin London Marathon

April 28, 2010

Athletes from Beverley Athletic Club are celebrating their achievements in the 2010 Virgin London Marathon: There were new personal bests for Rob Snaith, Steve Jackson, Ian Husband, Andrew Brant and Steve Hadley; Rob Snaith finished in the top 300; Tony Hunter was in the top 10 for his age category; Claire Burcham, Paul Burnley, Jayne Dale and Tim Simpson all completed their first marathon; and several Beverley runners recorded times…


Beverley Get Two Top Ten Finishes in the Horsea Marathon

April 15, 2010

The Hornsea 1/3 Marathon attracted a record entry this year and raised much needed funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.  271 runners completed the 8.7 mile road race organised by the Rotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding. All the local running clubs were represented in the race which was won by Steve Bateson of East Hull Harriers in 46.49.  The first lady to finish was Sarah Cumber of Halifax…


East Hull 20 Mile Road Race

April 1, 2010

The East Hull 20 road race attracted a field of almost 400 runners last Sunday, most of them using the event to prepare for the London Marathon next month. The flat 20-mile course is exposed in places and there was no shelter from the strong headwind which plagued runners for the second half of the race.  The windy conditions sapped the stamina of the athletes and resulted in slower times….


The Filey Flyer 2010

March 25, 2010

A small group from Beverley Athletic Club joined almost 200 hardy walkers and runners to complete the Filey Flyer challenge event last Saturday. With a choice of either a 22 or a 16 mile course, starting and finishing in Filey, the event provided an excellent training run for those preparing for the London Marathon next month or the Coniston 14+ next Saturday. Organised by the East Yorkshire branch of the…