Steve Evins First Back For Beverley In Boxing Day 10K

December 29, 2011

146 local runners gathered at East Hull Harriers’ clubhouse in Saltshouse Road to take part in the club’s Boxing Day 10k road race. The race route took them along Holderness Road to Ganstead and Swine Lane and then back to Saltshouse Road via Sutton. It was a mild and pleasant morning and conditions were perfect for running. Eight athletes from Beverley AC took part in the race and Steve Evins…


Local Runners Travel To Lisbon For Marathon

December 8, 2011

A small group of runners from Beverley Athletic Club travelled to Portugal last weekend to compete in the Lisbon Marathon. Known as the seaside marathon, the course starts in the Estadio 1o Maio and follows an undulating route through the beautiful city centre before dropping down steeply to the coast between 19 and 23 kilometres. This is followed by a flat 8kilometre stretch along the coast road. At 28 kilometres…


Andrew Foster First REunner Home For Beverley AC In Great North Run

September 21, 2011

The 31st Great North Run took place last Sunday and nine athletes from Beverley Athletic Club joined more than 38,000 other runners at the start on the central motorway in Newcastle. World 5000 metre champion Mo Farah fired the starting pistol while the Red Arrows made a diamond-formation fly-past over the start line.  If you like the big race atmosphere this was the place to be on Sunday morning. Most…


Brant Sets New PB in Edinburgh Marathon

May 25, 2011

Andrew Brant of Beverley Athletic Club is celebrating after setting a new personal best in the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday. It was his sixth marathon and the first time he had run the distance in less than four hours.  He completed the 26 mile course in 3:53:59 – an amazing 10 minutes faster than his time in last month’s London Marathon. Brant has come a long way since his first…


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,…


Andrew Brant Completes His 25th Flight

March 4, 2011

Another good day was had at Hull Aero Club on Tuesday 1st March with Andrew Brant logging his 25th flight at the club. Flying his foot launch paramotor, he enjoyed a late afternoon flight with several of his fellow pilots. Andrew has being flying paramotors for 5 years and joined Hull Aero Club in 2008 starting his flying career as a hang glider pilot some 30 years ago.


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…


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. …


Windermere Marathon 2010

May 19, 2010

The fourth annual Brathay Windermere Marathon took place last Sunday and 9 brave athletes from Beverley Athletic Club tackled the challenging 26.2 mile course around Lake Windermere. Unlike city marathons which are relatively flat and where thousands of spectators provide encouragement, Windermere offers beautiful scenery, a testing hilly course and few spectators. All nine Beverley athletes are experienced runners but they found the course the toughest they had ever run. …


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…


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….