ATHLETICS: Stringer hits top form at Dalby Parkrun

Scarborough Athletics Club reports
Scarborough Athletics Club reports

Scarborough Athletic Club’s Katy Stringer hit form in the latest Dalby Forest Parkrun.

For the second consecutive week she was the first female overall, and her time of 20 minutes 8 seconds was a personal best and a new over-40 course record.

Emma Clapton, who remains the overall course record holder, was second female overall in 20.27 and led seven of the club’s female finishers.

These were kicked off by Lisa Bourne in ninth and first over-45 with a personal best time.

Juliette Pilgrim was 19th, Alison Hornby 22nd, Jill Grinstead 27th, Alison Wiles 28th Joanne Elwick 28th with a third consecutive personal best and Sharon Parsons 50th with a personal best.

Paul Chapman led three club men on his event debut in 19th male overall and third over-45 in 21.22.

Chris Bourne was 21st, Simon Valente 42nd with a personal best, and Mick Thompson 72nd and first over-75 in a personal best and new age group record.

Two club members competed in the Doncaster Town Centre 5 kilometre races, which consists of a three-lap course that attracts top road race athletes from the region.

In the opening race for veterans, Phil Markham finished 20th of 113, and was fifth over-45 in a personal best time of 18 minutes 21 seconds.

Ryan Mancrief ran in the open race and was 37th of 225 and came close to a personal best when clocking 17 minutes and 5 seconds.

Mancrief competed in his second five kilometre Road race in July at the Summer Coast series of races which consisted of a two-lap course on the Redcar Coastal Road.

After getting close to a personal best time at Doncaster, he achieved it at this race when clocking 16 minutes 53 seconds and was 15th of 211 finishers.

Chris Duck and Jeanette Richards both competed in the The Gauntlet triathlon which was an official Half Ironman event held in 3,000 acre grounds of Castle Howard stately home.

This is arguably the most physically demanding triathlon course of the Castle Tri Series.

The Gauntlet involved a 1,900 metre swim in the Great Lake, 96 kilometre bike with two category four and one category five climbs and a final 21-kilometre run that was mostly off-road.

Duck was seventh overall of 177 and also third over-40 in 4 hours 49 minutes.

Jeanette, who is a noted Kingfisher Club swimmer, achieved personal best times for both the swim and the bike sections, and was seventh over-50 in 7 hours 28 minutes.

Three club members competed in the Great Yorkshire Run which was held at Harrogate for the first time after being previously staged in Sheffield.

The event consisted of a scenic two lap multi terrain around the spa town, and attracted a large field of over 3,000.

Rhona Haslam was the third female overall and second in her first race as an over-35 veteran in 41.28.

Rhona’s mother Sue Haslam, who remains the second top ranked Yorkshire over-60 for 10 kilometre road races after the Beverley race, was eighth overall in 43.37 and the first over-60.

Anna Kolos, who is in hard training for her first Great North Run, finished up in 75th overall in 50.35.

Two club members competed in the Kilburn Feast Seven-Mile race, which is part of the annual charity weekend and consists of a famously over distance 7.12-mile scenic but hilly course.

Dave Shipley finished up in 52nd overall and second over-60 in 52 minutes 46 seconds.

Jim Johnson was up in 83rd overall of the 253 finishers in 57.03

Ten club members took part in the latest Sewerby Parkrun.

Christian Mummert achieved his best finish position and time of his nine previous Parkruns, when finishing third overall in 18 minutes 40 seconds.

Christian led three of the club’s male runners, Michael Dowson 13th, Neil Scruton 17th and first Over-65, and Warren Foster 85th when pacing Sophie Vaughan, who was 31st female.

Helen Rutter led three other female runners in fourth overall and second over-40, and namely Emma Foster 17th, Jean Fish 46th and Liz Jones 57th.

Liz Cremer acted as the sweeper.

Jim Johnson was back in action for the second time in July, when competing at the Burton Constable 10 kilometre Trail Race, which was held in the grounds of the Burton Constable estate near Hull.

Johnson was up in 71st overall of 211 finishers in 50 minutes 31 seconds.