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|August 10, 2016|
|6:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
The Annual 5km Millennium Bridge Races are now FULL
There will be entries on the night for 2.5km races
The races will be held on Wednesday 10th August.
Race details are at:
Millennium Bridge Race Details
The entries at 1 August are
Millennium Bridge entries at 1 Aug
Any queries about entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The document below contains useful information for runners – it has been updated on 01 August with updated prize list
Finally a couple of adverts for local races
Wed 17 August, Sicklinghall (near Wetherby) Trail Run, 5.2 miles, scenic, not tough, nice country pub.
Time trial, you can start any time 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Details soon at
Saturday 3 September York Open Track & Field Meeting. For all ages, Under 9 to Veteran.
Entry Form on http://www.cityofyorkathleticclub.net/york-open-2/
Includes a 1500 and a 3000 – give it the track a try!
Posted under News, Race Reports, Road Race Reports.
During May the club has been out racing. On 1st May Chris Price, Pete Murray and Phil Paxman attempted the Bluebell trail race…which includes the notorious Trooper Hill (a mile of steep uphill) and finishes with an awesome river crossing.
This was followed by a day at the seaside for the Ravenscar Half marathon/ 10km. This is a race of two halves, a steady run out on the old railway line followed by a hilly and scenic return on coast path
We started the fell running season with a great turn out at Clay Bank West race on 4th May. Paul Whittaker (4th) leading the team home. Michael and Dave were close behind in 13/14th. The team finished in 3rd place, just behind Lofthus. The Ladies team finished just outside the medals in 4th place. Fox and Hounds is next in this series on 8 June
The York Road Race League is now well underway, with over 40 acorns participating in this annual extravaganza of 10km road running. It started with Pocklington with a beautiful evening run round the fields. Tadcaster was next. Our times are improving as the series progresses. Paul and Chris are working hard at the front with support coming from Michael, Mark, Andrew and Matthew.
We are organising 10km road race on 7th June on the Knavesmire. We want to field a good team for the night but help will be needed to make the event run smoothly – see the club facebook page for details.
On the 15 June as part of the summer fell series we are organising the Carlton Midsummer Meader. It starts at 7.15pm Cost £6 (enter on the night only). The full fixture list is at:
The route is: http://www.eskvalleyfellclub.org/race_routes/Carlton_Midsummer_Meander_map.pdf
Posted under News, Road Race Reports.
On a chilly Sunday morning 5 acorns set off with 30,000 other runners to complete the London Marathon. Chris Poulton was the first acorn and York runner to finish in a superb 2 hours 43 mins. Abi, in her first road marathon, finished in 3 hours 56 minutes having completed an impressive negative split! Alex finished under 2 minutes from his target time – he was pacing the 4 hour runners who will be pleased at finishing in 3:58. Close behind Alex was Heather who finished in 4:09 – she is the 102nd fasted lady in the F55 category. Emma ran a great race – just a few months after giving birth, she tackled London – Hats off to her for finishing in 4:52 mins
Posted under Events, News, Race Reports, Road Race Reports.
February saw several members out on the roads, fells and at cross country events.
On the roads, Snake Lane proved to be popular with 10 members competing in this great local race. On a windy day times were alittle slower than previous years
On the same day, Dave Bannister and Ian Smallwood ran the Glaisdale Rigg fell race. It was a classic fell race, with a long steady climb in the first half, then across a muddy valley, followed by a stiff climb and a long descent. Dave was 6th in cat and Ian 2nd
This year’s Saucony English National Cross Country Championships took place at Donington Park – a park more famous for motor racing and music concerts – and with cars on the circuit beside the course, which also ran adjacent to East Midlands Airport. The senior men’s race over 12km was won by South of England champion Jonathan Hay (0:42). The senior mens race was last to be run, so the course was very churned up by the ladies, boys and girls races. Three Acorn members made the journey…. Martin Kirby was first to finish 1181(1:03), Ian Smallwood 1270 (1:04), Mark Estienne 1587 (1:14). [Field 1730 runners!] The club facebook page has Mark’s entertaining report.
On Tuesdays there is interval training for those training for the York Summer 10km road series and a steady run for those who want a few miles, whilst on Thursday evenings there is steady run.
Posted under News, Race Reports, Road Race Reports.
Superb set of results for the club in the Brass Monkey half marathon – on a chilly Sunday in January over 20 members set off to conquer the roads south of York. Thanks to Knavesmire Harriers for another well organised event and to all the Acorns (and families & friends) out on the course giving our runners some encouragement.
Hope I have not missed anyone