Hills, hills and more hills

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Shawn Imeson was lucky enough to have some rare good weather when he competed in the Liverpool half marathon on 25th March, and was pleased to finish the race in 1 hour 59 minutes.

Over the Easter weekend, PRC runners braved the wet and windy conditions to take on some challenging events.

On Saturday, the Grim up North Temple Newsam trail race took place.  Lizzy Wise did the 20 mile, 3 lap route with mother Nicola in her last long race before London Marathon.  It was a challenging course, with many hills, a tricky muddy descent and a hair-raising climb alongside a golf course. Lizzy and Nicola finished in an impressive 3 hours 44 minutes. Paul Tate-Smith and daughter Alex did the 20 mile route, also in preparation for upcoming marathons. They crossed the line together in a speedy 3 hours and 23 minutes. Dean Wise sensibly chose to do the 2 lap, half marathon option, finishing in 2 hours 57 minutes.

On Easter Sunday, PRC runners joined nearly 300 others to take on the challenging Helmsley 10k, which includes road and off-road sections and some hills thrown in for good measure. Simon Rycroft gave his usual outstanding performance, coming in first for PRC men, 1st in age category and 12th overall in 39 minutes 58 seconds. He was followed very closely by Simon Jones in 14th place in 40 minutes 34 seconds and Ben Myers in 41 minutes 39 seconds, 21st place overall.   Russ Grayson crossed the line in 43 minutes 5 seconds, with Paul Smith not far behind at 47 minutes 8 seconds. Michael Hetherton had a great result, coming 2nd in his age category, and crossing the line in 51 minutes 58 seconds. Phil Jackson was very pleased to finish 2nd in his age category, in 57 minutes 45 seconds.  Mike Punchard completed the race in 67 minutes 45 seconds, followed by Dean Wise completing a great day for PRC men, finishing in 77 minutes 15 seconds.

For PRC ladies, Debbie Rycroft continued her impressive year of race performances, coming in 4th in category in 52 minutes 45 seconds. Sally Edwards put in a great run, crossing the line in 66 minutes 42 seconds, followed closely by Nicola Wise at 69 minutes 4 seconds, with Lynn Humpleby putting in a solid performance to finish in 71 minutes.  Runners were rewarded with a well-deserved Easter egg at the end.

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Press Release
Report Date: 
Sat 07 Apr 2018 (All day)