Humber Bridge Half Marathon

27 Beverley Athletic Club athletes were among hundreds of runners who braved the blistering heat on Sunday in the 11th Humber Bridge half marathon.  With temperatures of around 28 degrees and no shade or breeze on much of the course, runners could not escape the heat.  Some were slowed down by the conditions while others seemed to run on solar power and took the race in their stride. There were…

June 30, 2010

Hull 10K & Fun Run is a Family Affair

June 9, 2010

Three generations of the Robinson / Glover family took part in the Humber Bridge 10k and fun run last Sunday. Seven year-old Aidan and four year-old Erin Glover were joined by their grandmother Denise Robinson in the fun run while their mum Nicola Glover and grandad David Robinson competed for Beverley Athletic Club in the 10k. The children were delighted with their medals and proudly cheered on their mum and…


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 2010 Saucony Cross Country Roundhay Park Leeds

March 19, 2010

Over four thousand athletes from running clubs around the country assembled at Roundhay Park in Leeds to compete in the 2010 Saucony English National Cross-Country Championships. The races were held on a muddy course that included a number of tough climbs and descents, culminating in an incredibly steep climb up to the finish. Competing amongst the best in the country Beverley Athletic Club AC fielded runners in all but one…


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…


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…


Drizzle Doesn’t Dampen Beverley AC’s Start to 2010

January 26, 2010

In cool and drizzly conditions, perfect for racing, 33 runners from Beverley Athletic Club joined over 1500 others in the Brass Monkey half marathon. The course runs from York Racecourse, south of the historic city through the villages of Bishopsthorpe, Acaster Malbis, Acaster Selby and Appleton Roebuck.  Conditions were good for the runners, resulting in a number of personal best times. As runners finished in the racecourse grounds, the going…


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…


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…


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…