Yorkshire Terrier.

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Eight of Pickering Running Clubs tenacious members took on the Yorkshire Terrier, a 10k cross country race in the Rat Race night time adventure series.

The tough course, held in the scenic surroundings of Newburgh Priory, involved a sharp uphill start, obstacles such as hay bales, pipes, cargo nets, tyres and a waist high river crossing. The tweed and flat capped clad runners finally had to clamber over two six foot walls before crossing the line. To add to the challenge, the race took place in the dark, with competitors using head torches to light their way.  The Pickering team performed with their usual verve and enthusiasm, despite (or perhaps because of)the gruelling conditions.

Richard Todd was the first Pickering Whippet home, in his first race as a PRC member. He completed in an impressive 61.26 to take 47th place. He was closely followed by mud-loving Graham Harrison, 62.35 and Peter Winter, taking second in the Old Grumpy B@$%?!d category, in 63.02.

Lynn Humpleby maintained her impressive track record, coming in as the eighth Lady Whippet, and first Pickering lady, in a storming time of 64.57. Dave Ward came in 100th place overall, in 67.11, followed by a determined Dan Froggatt, in 68.29.

Tim and Lizzy Wise, son and daughter of Pickering members Dean and Nicola, boldly stepped in to make the Pickering team up to ten. Tim finished in 69.26 followed by Dean in 88.03. Nicola and Lizzy crossed the line together, in a show of family solidarity, in 105.57.

Marathon man Terry Greene took on a very different challenge in the form of the Blackpool 26.2 miler. The course comprised of four 6.5 mile laps along the sea front, passing some entertaining sights such as Madame Tussauds.  Conditions were favourable and Terry finished in a respectable time of 4 hours 34 minutes.

Report Type: 
Press Release
Report Date: 
Thu 22 Mar 2012 (All day)