More running in the sun!

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PRC club members braved another week of sweltering conditions to take on challenges across the country.

Simon Jones took part in the classic Lyke Wake Challenge, the 40 mile trail route from Osmotherly to Ravenscar, with runners needing to complete the course in 12 hours. Simon completed the challenging event in a speedy 7 hours 22 minutes.

PRC ladies were represented by Gemma Fearnley and Serena Partridge at the Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon, in Bishop Wilton. Gemma was very proud to complete the race in 1 hour 58 minutes, beating her previous time of 2 hours 2 minutes despite the heat. Serena crossed the line in just over 2 hours and 5 minutes, pleased to get the miles in her legs as she prepares for a marathon.

While enjoying the Music on the Marr Festival, some of our PRCers couldn’t resist fitting in the Round the Reservoir 2 mile race! Tess Roebuck won her age category with Sue Slack coming a close second. David Stephenson came second in his age category, and Terry Greene and Philly Hare had a great time on the course.

On another warm evening, a small group of club runners joined over a hundred other runners for the next counter in the Dave Parry Let’s Run Summer Fell Race Series. The race was the aptly named ‘Inclined to Madness’, a 7 mile route featuring a very challenging hill in the first few miles, but ending with a lovely descent back down to Clay Bank. Simon Rycroft was first to cross the line for PRC, coming in at 54:13 and 3rd in his category. He was followed by Rich Johnson in 61:26, with Russ Charlton not far behind at 64:47. Rachael Harper struggled in the heat but managed to finish the race in 66:47. Mike Hetherton crossed the line in 69:44, winning his age category, followed by Serena Partridge in 77:15.

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Sun 29 Jul 2018 (All day)