28th April 2016 AUTHOR: dwhite CATEGORIES: Event Report

Burton Pidsea 10k – a step in the right direction

After a disappointing run at Gainsborough 10k back in March due to a few niggles, footwear issues & illness I was keen to make it up at Burton Pidsea 10k, after a decent showing at Wakefield 10k a couple of weeks before & a solid start to this years Champagne League campaign & with new Asics on my feet I was feeling a lot more confident. This race was another one in the build up to Hull 10k in June were I’m hoping to get mid to late 38 minutes with the Derwent Dash 10k & Bupa 10k London in May also in my race calendar to help me achieve my goal.

Paul Andrews always does a great job in organising this race & a record turnout of 235 took to the start line with 35 Harriers racing. Almost near perfect running conditions greeted us with bright sunshine & very little wind in the air. We all made the shortish walk to the start line for a 11am start & after the usual pre race announcements we were off. Having targeted a sub 40 for this race I knew my pace would have to be around 6.25 miles to do this….

The first couple of miles I felt really comfortable & clocked 12.20 through this so I knew I well within my target. Not for the first time in a race I had Becky Briggs from Beverley for company, for someone so young she is an incredible talent & I’m sure she’ll be a great runner for years to come. At around five miles all credit to her she pulled away & she would eventually finish with a PB. For me the last four miles I managed to average around 6.28 miles which was pleasing as I sometimes struggle with consistent pacing & my finish time of 39.48 was a job well done.

Congratulations to our very own Richie Buckle on winning the race in a cracking time of 34.31 a PB for him, with PB’s also for Neil Seddon, Vinny McGowan, Paul Bennett, Kerry Young, Vicki Stone & Heidi Akcaster to name a few. Category prizes also for Vinny, Nigel Sisson & Kirsty Wilson. Well done at all Harriers great times from everyone

Full Harrier results as follows:

  • Richie Buckle 34.31
  • Robert Weekes 35.26
  • Neil Seddon 35.34
  • Nigel Sisson 35.53
  • Vincent McGowan 36.28
  • Paul Bennett 39.23
  • Michael Petersen 39.48
  • Tony Cross 40.20
  • Paul Teece 40.50
  • Chris Sumpton 41.51
  • Kerry Young 41.56
  • Neil Gordon 42.46
  • Helen Horrobin 42.56
  • Keith Joules 43.16
  • Kirsty Wilson 43.48
  • Paul Nippress 44.09
  • Graham Wilkinson 45.02
  • Richard Dearing 45.57
  • Paul Ream 46.51
  • Linda Huart 46.56
  • Robert Wells 47.06
  • Dave Maskell 47.13
  • Victoria Stone 47.47
  • Shirley Oglesby 49.52
  • Steven Poulsom 50.06
  • Jennifer Smith 50.15
  • Steve Cronan 51.41
  • Sara Rookyard 52.15
  • Debbie Jacketts 52.19
  • Heidi Akester 52.54
  • Janice Wilcock 53.14
  • Kris Hopkins 53.46
  • Mandy Davison 53.48
  • Paul Backen 55.57
  • Denise Ombler 57.59

Thanks as always to the marshals, time keepers, helpers & photographers & special mention to the waterboys Tim Simpson & Richard Alsop however their H20 wasn’t as good as mine & Danny Wilson’s at major stone half 🙂

As I write this I’m coming off a 5 mile PB & seasons best at parkrun so confidence is good & loving life as a Harrier.

Mike Petersen.

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