A beautiful setting for a road marathon, including a lap around Lake Windermere, starting and finishing from Brathay Hall, heading off through Outgate, up and down through Hawkshead, alongside Esthwaite Water, past Lakeside to Newby Bridge at the southern point of the lake, then back up past Fell Foot Park.
I’ve always had a soft spot for the Beverley 10k. Back in 2009 when I first started running this was my first race. Back then I took my training seriously. Week after week I gradually built the distance until I was confident I could make the 6.2 miles. That confidence was shattered when I got overtaken by the guy in the Beverley Beaver mascot costume going uphill in the second mile, though I recovered enough to catch him some 3 miles later on the downhill back into town.
What a difference a fortnight and a fully functional set of Excel VLOOKUPs makes!
Getting the donkey work done in the Constable Arms last night then finishing them off this evening made a big difference, I even fitted in a guitar practice session.
So the results look as if they were fairly predicatable given the field on the night. Our own Steve Bateson leading home Mike Hargeaves and Phill Taylor. City of Hull’s Carla Stansfield came in first in the ladies event followed home by Kirsty Wilson and Carol Fee. Both team prizes going to the red massive.
The handicap race was won by Anthea Eskrett from Alexia Morgan and Vicky Godfrey.
Alexia Morgan’s 59 points from last nights race has pushed her up into first place on 174 followed by Vicky Webster and Sean Higgins on 167 and 165 points respectively.
Still all to play for with three events left, but, remember that only six of the eight events count for the league, so there is still chance for plenty of contestants to make a challenge for the prizes.
As ever, I just do the results, handicaps are ‘nowt to do wi me’ (in a broad Yorkshire accent), so for your reading pleasure, here they are:
- Ehh Summer League Race five Sproatley 7 miles 12th June 2018 results
- Amd EHH Summer League Race five Sproatley 7 mile 12th June 2018 Prize Winners
- EHH Summer League Race 5 Sproatley 7 mile 12th June 2018 Handicap Results
- EHH Summer League Handicap Table at 13th June 2018
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Mr D has spotted an error so I’m afraid Vicky Godfey is not allowed to win two prizes (unless one were a team prize) so her handicap prize has gone to Simon Porter of Bridlington Road Runners.
Monday was a complete right off as I far to hungover to function so it was straight in to Champagne League on Tuesday night, having missed last year due to injury I’m hoping to do all 10 races this year along with the Summer league as I really enjoy Tuesday night racing. First CL race is at the Humber Bridge country park for an out & back which is just short of 4 miles.