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…


Beverley Businesswoman Hopes to Raise £26,385

January 25, 2010

Beverley businesswoman and first time marathon runner and member of Beverley Athletic Club Claire Burcham hopes to raise £26,385 for charity. A Beverley businesswoman has embarked on a mammoth fund raising effort to collect £26,385 for the charity DebRA by running the London Marathon. Claire Burcham, from Beverley based Thrive Coaching, will be running the London Marathon for the first time in April 2010 and explains where the random target…


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…


Thirsk Fun Run 2009

December 2, 2009

Beverley Athletic Club Juniors dominated the fun run which supported the 10 mile road race in Thirsk last Sunday.  Seventeen of them took part in the race at Thirsk racecourse and they won most of the main prizes. First to finish and minutes ahead of the second runner was Beverley’s Peter McGill.  Having finished in second place last year, Peter was thrilled to win the race this year.  He also…


Leeds Abbey Dash

November 25, 2009

Four members of Beverley Athletic Club were among six thousand runners at the Abbey Dash 10k road race in Leeds last Sunday.  Competing against a field of top class runners, celebrities and fundraisers, all four Beverley runners had cause for celebration at the end of the race. Nicola Glover who has improved steadily during the year finished in 49.40, breaking 50 minutes for the first time and beating her previous…


Beverley Beaver Trail Run

November 15, 2009

Beverley Beaver Trail anniversary run took place today as runners from Beverley joined Beverley Athletic Club and ran a collection of routes setting off from the Beverley Leisure Centre and choosing between 5, 10 and 13 miles. The event was the 11th anniversary since the opening of the Beverley Beaver Trail with plenty of runners showing up to take on the challenge. Over 50 people and several dogs joined members…


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…


Derwentwater 10 Mile Race

November 3, 2009

Torrential rain in the Lake District last weekend did not dampen the spirits of Beverley AC runners who competed in the Derwentwater 10 mile road race. Denise Thompson and Dianne Coleman after the Derwentwater 10K in some very wet conditions The views were spectacular, the autumn colours of the landscape magnificent and the cascades of water tumbling down the hillsides deafening.  Swollen rivers were flowing ferociously and water was streaming…


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…


Haltemprice 10K Road Race

October 25, 2009

Beverley Athletic Club had a good day at the Haltemprice 10k Road Race, James Pearson came in fourth in the mens race and there were high placings for other members of the running club. Pictured above Pam Atkins and Ivor Roberts of Beverley Athletic Club after they completed the Haltemprice 10K Road Race. Beverley Athletic Club runner James Pearson picks up his award after finishing fourth in the Haltemprice 10K…


Saltergate, Howden & Scarborough 10K

October 12, 2009

Saltergate Circuit Saturday 10 October 2009 Beverley AC members had a good choice of activities to keep them busy last weekend with a challenge event on the North Yorkshire Moors on Saturday and two10k road races on Sunday.  The fine autumn weather provided perfect conditions and there were some notable performances. The Saltergate Circuit started early on Saturday morning in the hamlet of Stape in North Yorkshire.  There was a…


Beverley Athletic Club Members Complete Paras’ 10K

September 22, 2009

Charlie Culpan, Jayne Dale and Andy Tate from Beverley Athletic Club travelled to Catterick Garrison recently to compete in the 2009 Paras’ 10 challenge. Described as the ultimate ten mile endurance event, the race follows the same route as the Parachute Regiment’s ‘P’ Company ten mile march which is used to select suitable recruits.  Candidates for the regiment are required to complete the multi-terrain course in less than 1 hour…