Local runners on song

MEMBERS of Pocklington Runners put in some superb times at this year's Brass Monkey Half Marathon.

Monday, 25th January 2010, 7:01 pm
Updated Monday, 25th January 2010, 8:08 pm

Setting the standard for a well organised and enjoyable road race, York’s Knavesmire Harriers once again hosted this year’s event.

The event as usual attracted a massive interest with over 1,500 athletes turning out from all corners of the country making the race arguably one of the most popular half marathon races in the North East.

With the course record already broken by winning man Matt Pearson of Holmfirth Harriers, it was Pocklington Runners Ed Rawlings who ran an incredible race setting himself a new personal best (PB) for 2010 crossing the line first for Pock in 1:20:47.

Helen Cross smashed over a minute off her long standing PB time, making six minutes per mile look easy.

Helen brought home the overall fourth lady prize for Pocklington in a time of 1:21:18 – a new ladies club record.

Steven Worth again showed good pace with a time of 1:24:53 with Richard Ginn chasing him down crossing the line in 1:25:46.

Jim Holding made his presence felt with a solid run 1:28:07 and Pocklington’s club chairman Alan Kendra showed there is still some speed in his legs with a brilliant time of 1:30:54.

Patrick Piggott ran an equally solid race crossing the finishing line in 1:33:36. Mark Roper chased hard to achieve an excellent time of 1:34:56 and Mike Pullon returning from injury finished with a time of 1:36:07.

Sarah Stead is showing signs of a star for the ladies team in 2010 with a very well earned racing time of 1:37:16. Brian Perkins had a classic race finishing in 1:41:17, and Pocklington’s third lady home was Jill Dowson with a time of 1:42:50.

Marcus Bourne smashed his PB time for the 13.2 miles with a well earned 1:44:35, closely followed by Sue Brown in 1:46:10. Adele Shipley’s 1:45:53 earned her a PB on the day with another four minute sliced of her previous time!

Dave Wragg, who is one of many Pocklington runners putting in the long training miles for this year’s London Marathon, finished in 1:48:44, a little slower than his 2007 time but nevertheless an excellent run.

Pocklington runners had no less than 31 of their


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