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Elener sets new marathon best

Running Log

Claire Elener took pride of place among the Airedale Athletics trio competing in the NEW YORK MARATHON on Sunday.

The Eccleshill runner’s time of 3hr 12min 34sec knocked over 11 minutes from her previous best, recorded in London in the spring.

Next home for the club was Robert Sutton in 3:33:38, with Jen Willingham clocking 3:55:14.

Meanwhile, Pudsey Pacers travelled to Ireland to take part in the DUBLIN MARATHON.

Sean Casey led the team home in 3:14:07, followed by Dave Burden and Andy Hardaker (3:26:55), Morven Wallace (3:27:09) and Sue Ransome, who smashed her personal best to record 3:30:03.

Sharon Hague, Chris Wilson, Dave Hudson, Jenny Cooper, Carol Parkinson, David Shipley and Joanne Nicholson completed the contingent.

Shaun Denham (Pudsey Pacers) ran the ORIGINAL MOUNTAIN MARATHON at the weekend and was 118th out of 300 finishers in the B class.

This followed two days of bog-trotting round the Elan Valley in mid-Wales, involving 50km with 3,000m of ascent. The weather was somewhat improved from last year’s washout.

Rebecca Lambson, a junior from Skipton, made a winning debut on Sunday in the top regional COMPLETE RUNNER WEST YORKSHIRE CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUE at Bodington Hall in Leeds.

She had a 100-yard lead over Emily Klee (Leeds City) at the end of the two-lap course, winning in 21min 11sec.

Katie Walshaw was third, leading Holmfirth to victory in the team event. Keighley & Craven were third, led by Helen Glover and Amy Green, while Ilkley were fifth, with youngster Sally Dybeck individually 13th.

The senior men’s race, over three laps, was dominated by Longwood’s Andrew Pearson, winning in 27:27, with Holmfirth’s Mark Buckingham second in 28:17.

A good turnout from Bingley could not prevent Leeds City winning the team event.

Andrew Peace, Lee Athersmith, Stewart Macdonald and Andy Brown were 12th, 14th, 16th and 19th respectively for Bingley but Leeds City’s six counters were all in the top 21 of the 222 finishers.

Among the junior races, Carly Robertson (Bingley) won the girls’ under-17s by a huge margin, while Spenborough and Skyrac fielded strong teams in the under-15 girls, led home by Bethany Ellis and Jaye Riley respectively.

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