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…


Heavy Rain Does Not Dampen Beverley Athletes Enthusiasm

November 9, 2011

Beverley Athletic Club fielded two teams at last Saturday’s Saucony English Cross-Country Relay competition at Berry Hill Park in Mansfield. Heavy rain during the morning resulted in muddy conditions but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the Beverley athletes who fared well against strong competition from the best cross-country runners in the country. Beverley ladies competed in the senior women’s event and each of the three team members ran…


Sam Allen Sets New PB In Haltemprice 10k

November 2, 2011

Conditions were perfect for running last Sunday when more than 200 local athletes celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Haltemprice 10k. Beverley Athletic Club fielded a reduced squad as the race coincided with the 10k at Scarborough but they were rewarded with several veteran’s prizes and new personal bests. Mark Dalton was the first Beverley runner to finish.  He was eighth overall and won second prize in the V50 age…


Tomlin First Back For Beverley At Bishop Wilton

October 12, 2011

The first race of the 2011/2012 season of the East Yorkshire Cross-Country League took place last Sunday at Bishop Wilton and more than 150 athletes from eight local running clubs lined up at the start. Beverley Athletic Club fielded a large squad of 33, among them several new members competing in the league for the first time.  Mark Walsh, Mariana Barbera, Richard Clark, Jane Goodchild, Sarah Crabtree and Chris Woolner…


Beverley Fair Well In Northern Athletics Cross-Country Relay Championships

October 6, 2011

After a successful day at the recent road relay competition in Warrington athletes from Beverley Athletic Club travelled to Sheffield last weekend to take part in the Northern Athletics Cross-Country Relay Championships. Thirty-two teams of four lined up at the start for the senior men’s event on the hottest October day since records began.  With the temperature around 30oC conditions were very unusual for a cross-country event in October.  Instead…


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. …


Major Stone Half-Marathon Returns After Two Year Break

September 15, 2011

The Major Stone half-marathon made a welcome return to the local race calendar last weekend after a two-year absence and attracted a field of 136 athletes. A sixteen-strong contingent from Beverley Athletic Club took part in the race and the first of them to complete the 21 km course was Jonathan Leskiewicz.  He finished in fourth position overall in 1:18:06 behind a very strong first three consisting of Steve Bateson,…


Steve Peacock First Runner Home For Beverley in Humber Bridge 10K

June 9, 2011

The annual Humber Bridge 10k road race took place last Sunday and members of Beverley Athletic Club joined a field of over three hundred runners to race across the bridge and back. With several new personal bests and a couple of prizes it was a successful and enjoyable day out. The first Beverley runner to finish was Steve Peacock in 37:30.  He was seventh overall and first in the M45…


Lucas Meagor Sets new PB in Hornsea

April 6, 2011

Athletes from local running clubs gathered at Great Hatfield last Sunday to take part in the Hornsea Third Marathon. The race which is organised by the Rotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care also attracted a significant number of unattached runners keen to raise money for the charity. It was a lovely spring day and conditions were perfect on the 8.74 mile…


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…


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 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…


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…


Rachel Kirk First Lady Home for Beverley at Drewton Woods

November 17, 2010

The second race in the East Yorkshire Cross-Country League took place at Drewton Woods, near South Cave last Sunday.  It was a gloriously sunny autumn morning and the ground was soft but not muddy making conditions perfect for a good race. There was an excellent turn out from all clubs but the race was dominated by City of Hull who took first place in both the men’s and ladies’ team…


New Beverley Runner Leskiewicz First Home For Club

October 27, 2010

Conditions were perfect for running on Sunday and almost 300 athletes turned out for the Haltemprice 10k, thirty of them from Beverley Athletic Club. The course follows a challenging route through Kirk Ella and out to Swanland with the first 7 kilometres uphill.   With handicap points at stake Beverley athletes rose to the challenge and there were some fine performances. First in the handicap competition was Sam Allen who was…