Another amazing night for York Acorn in the final York and District Road Race at Wistow near Selby (only the handicap fun race and prize giving left). Read Carol Dixon-Yeung’s and Ian Smallwood’s reports and see some pics here:
Luckily the race started a little late which gave Dave Lancaster a chance to get changed on the start line (Dave… you were cutting it fine). Mark Metcalfe, Mark Dowson, Chris Alder and Mathew Driscoll were the first Acorns in shortly followed by Dave Lancaster, Andy Nesom (who had the most exciting finish as he pipped a Pock runner at the post), Mark Harney and Martin Lawn. They all made a sub 40 look effortless and there were lots of whoops as runners realised they had gained PBs. Well done to Emma, Michelle and Ben who set themselves PBs and all Acorns looked like they had really enjoyed the race. If I have missed other PBs out I am sorry… I was too busy taking photos and I did not get a chance to chat to everyone post race. Meanwhile in the background Debs had swapped her babysitting duties to nurse a Knavesmire guy that had collapsed on the finish line – what an asset to the club Debs is. Mark Harney had the best homemade number on… my Blue Peter skills have not gone to waste (Fraser… look and learn)!
Also a big thank you to Martin from Pickering Running Club who very kindly provided food for all the Acorns that frequented the Castle Pub in Cawood post race – he is a very nice man… a very nice man!
Report by Carol
A Personal Best…..
Tuesday saw lots of Acorns running at high speed round the plains of Selby. The Wistow 10km course is nearly as flat as the Knavesmire but is more interesting as it winds its way around the fields. It is normally a scorchingly hot event – so it proved to be. It was spotting with rain at the start and fairly warm but not as hot as the running performances. The proper results will be published soon but the word on the finish line was that either the course was short (My GPS recorded 6.21miles which is close enough) or many Acorns have improved their racing. Several people smashed their personal bests – a fantastic performance. The men’s team should have completed a 100% winning streak, and the ladies competition it will be interesting to see if they have improved on their 3rd place at Knavesmire.
Look out for the results, and then see you at the final event and prize giving on 20th July (Stillington)
Report by Ian