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…


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…


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…


New Beverley AC Runner Nicholas Riggs Performs Well in Bridlington

October 20, 2010

With the Bridlington half-marathon a designated handicap race for Beverley Athletic Club, members turned out in force for the race last Sunday. The event also incorporated the Yorkshire Veterans’ Championships and attracted a field of more than 700 runners so the competition was strong. There were some notable achievements amongst Beverley Athletic Club runners – several personal bests, a few prizes and lots of handicap points. The first Beverley athlete…


Two Beverley Runners Finish in Top Three At Burton Pidsea

September 16, 2010

Conditions were perfect for Sunday’s Burton Pidsea 10k and a record number of runners took part.  The 10k and fun run raised £1600 for the village hall appeal. The race was won by Steve Bateson of East Hull Harriers in 32.49.  Beverley Athletic Club’s James Pearson came second in 34.45.  He was followed 2 seconds later by Jonathan Leskiewicz who is on excellent form.  Steve Peacock finished in eighth position…


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…


Jane Tomlinson Hull 10K

May 26, 2010

Hull played host to a new mass-participation running event on Sunday with the first Hull 10k road race.  One of a series of Run for All events in Yorkshire organised by the Jane Tomlinson Appeal charity, the race was a huge success. More than three thousand pairs of feet pounded the pavements round the city centre and along the waterfront on the hottest day of the year so far.  Thousands…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…