ATHLETICS: Neville secures duathlon win at Eton

Scarborough Athletics Club report
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Nev Watson competed in the latest Lidl Duathlon at the Olympic Games venue of Eton Dorney near Windsor.

The event consisted of a 5.2 kilometre run, 22.2 kilometre bike, and a 1.6 kilometre run.

Watson led from the start and posted fast times of 16:48 (5.2k run), 33:32 (22.2k bike), 9:16 (2.6k run), to win by five minutes 30 seconds.

Jeanette Richards competed in the Long Course Weekend Triathlon, which was based in Pembrokeshire.

Entrants could opt for individual events on consecutive days, and Jeanette opted for a 1.2-mile sea swim, 45-mile cycle and a half-marathon run.

At the opening sea swim, the Kingfisher Swimming Club member clocked 46 minutes 52 seconds.

There was only over-40 and open categories for the event, and 54-year-old Jeannette was pleased to finish seventh in the veteran category.

The very hilly route for the bike section which included a King of the Hill section which had a 13% gradient, and was also affected by strong winds, was covered in 3 hours and 35 minutes, with a notable 13th female overall and also seventh over-40 veteran result.

In the final half-marathon which was also over a very challenging hilly route, Jeanette and competed this phase in 2 hours 27 minutes and was seventh over-50.

Eight club members ran in the Dalby Forest Parkrun.

Chris Bourne was first home in 21st overall 65 male finishers in 22 minutes 40 seconds, Nikki Hanson led the club’s six females in 25.42 and was 15th overall of 79.

Nikki was followed by; Juliette Pilgrim 26th, Paula Morris 34th, Jill Grinstead 38th, Joanne Elwick 48th and Heather Westron 55th. Grinstead and Elwick both achieved personal bests.

Five club members competed in the latest of the Jane Tomlinson Run For All series which was a 10 kilometre road race in Leeds.

Neil Pearcey was the first home for the club and was 213th overall of the 6,733 finishers in 41 minutes 36 seconds.

Emma Foster was the next fastest with a personal best time of 52.40 and was accompanied by her husband Warren Foster, who was timed at 52.41.

Lynzie Fleming finished in 52.54 which was her best time for two years, and was notably 224th overall of the 3,114 female finishers.

Club newcomer Emma-Jane Birley ran a personal best time of 56.08 and was inside the top third of the huge field.

Chris Allen competed in the UK Fast We Love Manchester 10 kilometre road race, and was pleased to finish well up a quality field of 2,031 in 137th overall in 42 minutes 58 seconds.

Helen Rutter competed in the latest race in the Women’s Running Series of races which was over 10 kilometres and held at Nottingham.

Helen posted a personal best time of 48 minutes 55 seconds for the distance after finishing up in 16th overall of 492 finishers.

Sue Haslam competed in the fourth race of the Esk Valley Fell Club Summer Series of races which was the Whorton Run near Stokesley and consisted of a testing 6.2 mile course with 1,401 feet of climb.

Sue finished fourth overall of 20 females and was once again the first over-60 and remains the hot favourite to achieve the age group Summer Series title after winning the Winter Series title earlier this year.

Neil Scruton competed in the Withernsea five-mile road race and finished up in 27th of 236 overall and was also the first over-65.

His time of 33 minutes 28 seconds was the second fastest in his age group in the United Kingdom this year.

In the accompanying 3k Fun Run, Kyle Richardson was the first of 24 finishers which included juniors from Beverley Athletic Club, in 10 minutes 50 seconds.

Four club members competed in the latest Sewerby Parkrun.

Chris Duck was first of the quartet when finishing in third overall of 83 males in 19 minutes 17 seconds.

Emma Foster warmed up for the following day’s Leeds 10 kilometre race with a personal best 26.33 and ninth overall of 61.

Warren Foster ran with Emma again and was also timed at 26.33 and officially placed 58th male.

Lesley Bayes was 15th overall and once again the first over-65 in 27.47.