YKH Weekly Racing round Up – w.e 15th March – Last one for a while.

—York 5k series Race 2.

Pos Name Age Grade Category Category Position Net Time Gun Time
16 David Smithers 81.1 % MV45 2/8 0:17:45 0:17:47
20 Glynn Ellwood 72.5 % MSEN 11/31 0:17:56 0:18:00
37 Gordon Walmsley 74.5 % MV40 7/13 0:18:53 0:18:56
45 Chad Bullivant 68.4 % MV35 5/10 0:19:27 0:19:30
62 Gemma Walker 69.0 % FSEN 5/9 0:21:20 0:21:24
71 Melanie Ellwood 64.8 % FSEN 8/9 0:22:45 0:22:46
80 Stephen Wilson 61.7 % MV50 3/4 0:24:04 0:24:05
88 Andrew Ellwood 59.4 % MV55 4/5 0:25:47 0:25:49
90 Gabriel Uttley 60.3 % MV60 1/1 0:26:19 0:26:40
95 Lisa Ellwood 53.6 % FV50 3/3 0:30:44 0:30:47

—Thirsk 10.

Pos Forename Surname Cat ChipTime GunTime
43 Stephen Maddison M40 00:59:09 00:59:15
56 Joseph Bedingham M30 01:00:14 01:00:21
85 John Wiley M30 01:02:53 01:02:59
168 Richard Burkinshaw M30 01:07:06 01:07:19
221 Jonathan O’Neill M50 01:09:44 01:09:59
438 Marc Thomas M40 01:20:02 01:21:07
444 Jonathan Boyle M50 01:21:10 01:21:27
645 Peter Lyth M60 01:29:43 01:31:29
653 Vivianne Fraser F50 01:30:21 01:32:06
896 Samantha Lyth F50 01:49:22 01:51:05
962 Susan Adams F60 02:12:57 02:14:48

—Carlisle Half Marathon.

Alan reports “Ellie Page and I raced the Carlisle half marathon on Sunday 15 March. The race went through the lovely city centre and a couple of surrounding villages and the course was mostly flat and on road. Conditions were gusty but otherwise favourable. Ellie was 26th lady (193 overall) in 1:49:31 and I was 63rd with a PB time of 94:32.”

64th Alan Wilkinson 1:34:32
195th Ellie Pagen 1:49:31


—Billsdale Fell Race.

The Knavesmire fell running contingent had a hopefully temporary final racing  fling up on the moors.

This very tough 15 mile  , category AL ( i.e lots of ascent and long ) race  began at Chop Gate, with an initial climb to the North Yorkshire  Moor’s highest point at Round Hill, then along the Cleveland Way to Clay Bank , Wainstones , the viewpoint at Stone Seat and Carlton Bank with various diversions to checkpoints down below the bank which resulted in a lot of  up’n’down exertion.

At Carlton Bank we were still not done yet , much to the disappointment of Richard Purser who had climbed most of the way up it to realise he had missed out the checkpoint at the bottom . There was then a trek across Billsdale Moor and another couple of tricky to find checkpoints before the glorious long descent from Cock Howe to the finish at Chop Gate.

Ursula Moore was 3rd Lady, Glynn was a happily broken man in 9th, Hem powered up the field in the second half as did Oli and Nick.

Emily Harper made her fell running debut, a case of truly throwing yourself in at the deep end, she did tremendously well to finish this very gruelling event which reduced some of our more experienced fell runners to exhausted shambling shadows of their former selves.

9 Glynn Ellwood  MO 02:38:33
16 Tom Ratcliffe MO 02:41:24
28 Ursula Moore  FO 02:48:26 3rd Lady
36 Hem Rana  MV40 02:54:21
40 Oli Read MO 02:58:12
42 Nick Griffin  MV50 02:59:14
51 Giles Hawking  MV40 03:10:45
52 Richard Tarrega  MO 03:12:10
58 Chris Gregory  MO 03:20:01
64 Richard Purser  MO 03:25:19
69 Graham Gill  MO 03:28:16
84 Petra Chapman Gibbs  FV40 03:56:51
94th Emily Harper FO 4:48:58


—Dalton Dash

53rd Andy Sumner 44:36


—York parkrun.

460 participants, 45 from YKH ( 9.8 % ).

No York parkrun PB’s.


—Heslington parkrun.

361 participants,  36 from YKH ( 10% ).

Heslington parkrun PB for :

Charlie Goodwin 17:41


—Millfield ( Easingwold ) parkrun.

203 participants, 5 from YKH ( 2.5 % ).

Millfield parkrun PB’s for :

Julian Harrison 24:26
Hannah Strange 26:01


On the 14th March 121 members of YKH  participated in 15 parkruns.

That’s all for now, stay safe and healthy, and lets look forward to some great running and racing some time in the future.

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