Loads of medals won at the YVAA XC at Doncaster on Saturday. 18 Harriers pitted themselves against a great, fast cross-country course at the Northern Racing College in Rossington. It was an interesting course with a variety of terrain – fast, flat downhill, twisting woodland paths, a short, grassy climb and a stream crossing. It wouldn’t be cross-country without some mud, but this was largely limited to the start/finish straight and the going was good to firm on the rest of the course.
The medalists were :-
A great 8 mile fell race on the North Yorkshire Moors.
For Knavesmire Chris Roberts, Neil Stabbs, Giles Hawking and Tom Ratcliffe won the team prize.
Chris Roberts was second.
Scout Adkin was first Lady.
Following his success at the Vets XC on Saturday Neil Stabbs was back in action on Sunday , again running strongly to claim the first M40 prize.
Barry Atkinson was first M55 .
Also running were Andrew Pattinson, Ewan Kirk, Andy Chapman Gibbs, Petra Chapman Gibbs & Janet Cordingley.
Sarah Atwood ran the Essex 20 and finished in 2:27:00.
—Steyning Stinger Marathon.
Stef Durkin also headed down South and ran the Brighton Park Run getting a 19.53 PR .
On Sunday he did the Steyning Stinger marathon.
According to Stef “it was fantastic, mostly driving rain & slogging through mud but that’s trail-running for yer innit even got to see the glorious Sussex Downlands in the sun albeit V. briefly finishing with a cooked breakfast & be scorpioned medal ,how ‘Stinger’ is that?”.
—Norton 9 mile Road Race. 16th Stephen Maddison 55:13
276th Vivianne Fraser 1:17:07302nd Maureen Madler 1:19:07
353rd Vanessa Barret 1:23:15
357th Helen Leech 1:23:36
505th Sue Adams 1:45:44
515th Paul Adams 1:51:12
45 members of YKH took part.
Parkrun PB’s for:
Charlotte Harrison 29:48
Zoe Pattinson 21:49