Beverley Runners Complete Mini Mountain Marathon

December 2, 2011

Kate Ladell and Stuart Little of Beverley Athletic Club teamed up to tackle the first of a series of mini mountain marathons last weekend. Although Stuart had competed in several mountain marathons previously it was Kate’s first attempt at such an event. The aim of a mini mountain marathon is to score as many points as possible by visiting as many checkpoints as possible within three hours. Points are allocated…


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…


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. …


3 Peaks Fell Race Completed by Two Local Runners

May 5, 2011

Two brave athletes from Beverley Athletic Club took part in the challenging 3 Peaks Fell Race last Saturday. The tough 23.3 mile course starts and finishes in Horton in Ribblesdale and includes 5279 feet of steep ascents and descents of the 3 Peaks – Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.  According to Stuart Little “It’s best described as three fell races with a long trail section between the first two peaks.” It…


Hunter Bags Top Ten Finish for Beverley in London Marathon

April 20, 2011

Twenty-nine athletes from Beverley Athletic Club joined over thirty-five thousand runners and fundraisers to pound the streets of the capital in last Sunday’s London Marathon. After training through the coldest winter on record they were faced with a warm sunny day which was ideal for spectators but a bit too hot for running. After the event there was much to celebrate including new personal bests for Ian Boardley, Andrew Brant,…


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…


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…


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…