YKH Weekly Round Up – Yorkshire XC Champs & more…

—Yorkshire Cross Country Championships. ( 06.01.2018)

Another year another  nice trip to Lightwater Valley for the Yorkshire Championships.
Running conditions were fantastic , no mud to speak of, light wind, no rain   and  the bountiful sun made it just warm enough.

Knavesmire’s  Men were 7th team in their ’10km’  race , an improvement on  last year’s  result ( 8th ).  The ‘B’ team were 18th, with there being 28 teams in total.  First six to count .
The Senior Mens race consisted of a small lap , a slightly bigger lap and then four big loops of the area within the Big One roller coaster. With a steep bank to ascend on five occasions during the race , some speedy but undulating downhill sections and a few tight turns the race was something of a thrill ride itself.

110th Darren Hendley 42:43
128th Danny Chan 43:54
134th Toby Hone 44:13
141st Giles Hawking 44:34
151st Richard Tarrega 45:00
169th Phillip Richardson 46:33
197th Graham Gill 48:40
200th Pete Downes 48:58
239th Duncan Chambers 56:35
244th Alistair Mcqueen 57:56

In the tough under 20 Mens race Edward Hooper was 15th.

Under 20 Mens race –  Edward Hooper was 15th.

Our Ladies were somewhat depleted due to illness and ineligibility of second claim runners , this year they managed a valiant 14th ( last year 7th )in their race of about 8km, which featured 3 ascents of the steep bank . First four to count.

107th Liz Matthews 45:39
112th Jane Morby 46:31
127th Vivianne Fraser 50:16
129th Ted Wilcox 55:12

Thanks to Pete Schofield , Andy Neale , Brian Hughes and Becky Penty for support on the day, training / coaching, organisation and baked post race treats.

—Sir Titus Trot Marathon

Louise Venables was second Lady at this event with various trail distances out and back  along the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

—York Parkrun.

619 participants , 47 from YKH ( 7.6 % of field ).

Parkrun PB’s for :

No one , thankyou makes my job so much easier.

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