6th July 2015 AUTHOR: Mike Murray CATEGORIES: Event Report

Withernsea 5 Mile Sunday 5th July 2015

A great day today out on the coast at Withernsea at the five miler organised by Withernsea Harriers.  The weather was cooler than of late with a refreshing breeze, so good conditions for running.  A well organised event with a nice route on closed roads and pavements, with excellent marshalls.

With five different running clubs in the first five places there was a good race out at the front.  Carl Ryde, Doncaster Athletic Club the eventual winner in 26:21, followed by COH’s Gregan Clarkson and Phill Taylor of BRR.

First lady was Becky Briggs of Beverley Athletic Club in 31:53, our own Helen Horrobin and Jane Morley of Wold veterans completing the podium.

A strong EHH contingent were led home by Mike Peterson in 32:48.  Both Linda Huart and Ann Allen picked up their respective age category prizes.

As is becoming the recent norm, a good number of members cycled to the event so they could enjoy a bevy or three on the way home, doubt if it will take you long to identify the ringleader of this new phenomenon.

From a personal point of view, not a good race, suffered in the middle sector before giving myself a kicking and finishing quite strongly. Missed the free fish and chips (too long a queue) and sought out one of my favourite alternatives, in Hornsea!

Image courtesy of Dave Gowans

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