Phil Johnson 5K 2015
The inaugural Barton AC 5km road race was held on a one lap rural course starting and finishing at the Haven Arms, Barrow Haven. The course was mainly flat with one or two slight rises, making for a potentially fast route for the competitors. The race was restricted to 100 participants, which included 9 from EHH.
The competitors were met with mild and breezy conditions as the race commenced at 7pm. First to finish was Nick Martin (Caistor Running Club) who prevailed over Jordan Skelly (Gainsborough & Morton) by one second when returning a time of 15:35. Gareth Young led in the EHH men when finishing 7th with a time of 16:58. Gareth was followed home by Steve Davey 13th (17:47), Mike Jackson 21st (18:41), Darren White 23rd (18:49), Steve Taylor 29th (19:03), Dave Playforth 45th (21:24) and Guy Gibson 59th (22:37).
The ladies race was won by Beverley Wilson (Cleethorpes AC) in a time of 19:24. Only eight seconds separated the next 3 women with Bev Jackson finishing 3rd (20:03) when following home 2nd placed Ruth Wilson (Barton AC) 19:56 and just pipping Cheryl Oakshott (City of Hull) 20:04. Carol Cooke showed great determination to complete the course in a time of 30:31 for 31st place in the race. 37 ladies completed the course.
The race was well organised by Barton AC and the club intend to put on two races in 2016.