PRC success on roads and fells

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Very wet weather marked the start of the 2018 York and District Road Race League on 24th April, with 374 runners running a soggy Pocklington 10k. Peter Allen was first back for PRC men, 51st place overall in 39:05. Paul Robinson came in at 43:41, followed closely by Mike Wilson in 45:23, Andy Harvey in 46:46, Mike Hetherton in 48:15, Simon Tyrell in 1:00:32, Dean Wise in 1:08:09, and Mike Punchard in 1:08:59.  Pickering ladies also did well in the challenging conditions, with Kelly Gaughan first back for PRC ladies in 47:33, followed by Ruth Kaftirani in 48:06 with Gemma Fearnley hot on her heels in 48:30, Heather Farrow in 51:11, Jane Simpson in 52:31, Kate Towse in 53:17, Jenny Storrie in 59:29, Pam Garnett in 1:00:31 and Kat Smith 1:11:09. A great start to this year’s Road Race League for PRC.

Off-road, a few hardy club runners took on the iconic Yorkshire Three Peaks Race, with conditions more challenging underfoot than in recent years. Simon Rycroft was first back for PRC in 3:55:03, followed by Simon Jones in 4:09:14. Russ Grayson was next to cross the line in 4:36:58, after a tough time on Ingleborough. Kim Cavill still had her last ultra in her legs so was not as fast as previous years, but still pleased to tackle this tough event and come in at 4:42:06, followed by Nick Cousins who finished in 4:57:36. Russ Charlton was unfortunately timed out but still enjoyed the event.

The last counter of the Esk Valley Dave Parry/Northern Runner Winter Fell Race Series, Blakey Blitz, took place on Sunday 29th April, with a small field of 99 runners. This was a tough 10.6 mile event, with nearly 3,000 feet of ascent, and a challenging uphill slog to the finish line.  Peter Allen was first back for PRC in 1:41:54, taking 12th place overall and 6th in category, followed by Andy Harvey in 1:59:38. Mike Wilson came in at 2:06:09, followed by Mike Hetherton in 2:46:41, 2nd in category. Rachael Harper was home first for PRC ladies in 2:00:13, 6th lady and 3rd in category. Karen Farmer-Scott finished in 2:16:50 and 2nd in category, closely followed by Ruth Kaftirani in 2:19:49, ensuring PRC ladies took the ladies team prize. Tess Roebuck came in at 2:32:19, followed by Hilary Turner in 3:27:23 and 1st in category.

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Press Release
Report Date: 
Sat 05 May 2018 (All day)