Bobby edged out in Sewerby Park race

Bobby Scarborough claimed second place at Sewerby Park
Bobby Scarborough claimed second place at Sewerby Park

Scarborough Athletic Club’s top runners have been in fine form in various events around the country.

Sixteen-year-old Bobby Scarborough represented Scarborough Athletic Club at the weekly Sewerby Park five-kilometre multi terrain race.

Bobby was denied a fourth win in the series by Bridlington Road Runner Phil Taylor who holds the record for the most victories in the event since the start in 2011.

In his eighth race in the series, Bobby finished a close up second and maintained an excellent record of finishing first or second in every race.

Kelly Jackson, who is Scarborough Athletic Club’s most prolific marathon runner this year, completed her eighth marathon of the year on a trail course around Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes in 6 hours 27 minutes.

This was Kelly’s tenth marathon since she set out to achieve a total of 100 marathons, and at this event she was accompanied by many others who regularly compete in marathon races, and most notably Steve Edwards who achieved his aim of running 500 marathons all under 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Two members of Scarborough Athletic Club who regularly take part in distance events organised by the Long Distance Walkers Association, competed on successive weekends at some testing events.

Julie Clayton and Jane Hamp, first tackled the Kilburn Kanter, which consisted of a 24-mile route starting and finishing in the North Yorkshire village of Kilburn near Thirsk and continuing on the Cleveland Way. Julie and Jane ran together and finished joint 35th overall of the 148 finishers in 5 hours 27 minutes.

Next up the following weekend was the Wenslydale Wedge which started and finished in the Yorkshire Dales village of Askrigg near Hawes, and then a 23 mile route through Wensleydale. Julie and Jane stayed together again and subsequently finished joint 80th of 250 finishers in 5 hours 25 minutes.