I was a marshall on the corner near the Lowther Hotel and so I only managed to get one photo (of Andy disappearing into the distance) as I could not see who was coming until they were upon me. There was a great atmosphere and Mark Harney and Mike Raynes have both written reports – click here to read all about it:
Report by Mark Harney
Weather: Slightly overcast, excellent running conditions
It was good to see so many Acorns at this race, but the results won’t let me do a club search sorry!!!!. However well done Andy Hilton for running through the pain to finish in a very credible 5th position. I had a poor race having had a tough day on the track the day before, note to self you’re not that young or fit anymore haha – I finished in 39:13. I found the course ok, but very twisty in places. It was nice however to run on home soil and to be back home for 10 o’clock. Well done to all Acorn finishers.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Report by Mike Raynes
York staged it’s very own mini version of the London Marathon with the Jane Tomlinson 10k last Sunday. A fantastic city centre course which took in nearly all of York’s tourist sites, great crowd support and a huge field it is definitely the ‘Big running event of the year’ in York. The club was well represented as usual at the sharp end with leading runner Andy Hilton coming 4th in a time of 33.39, sadly Andy hurt his calf in the process but let’s hope he isn’t sidelined for too long. Younger teamate Ian Lynn ran a PB to come 5th in 34.01 and I am sure there will be faster times to come for Ian. Mike Raynes enjoyed the race to come 17th pulling away from junior runner Callum Crawford round Terry’s with about a mile to go. Callum was rewarded with another PB. Matt Driscoll was disappointed with his final time of 37.22 after recent good runs but like many other runners he couldn’t resist charging down Knavesmire Road at the start in all the excitement. Mike Schofield with 37.49 and racaholic Mark Harney (39.16) also featured in the top 50.