Running Log

Bingley’s Sarah Jarvis was first woman home in the THIRSK TEN-MILER with a fast 58min 25sec as 70 of the 1,020 runners broke the hour barrier, a good marker for quality.

Among the men, Leeds City’s David Webb pushed Longwood’s Andrew Pearson down to a rare second place. Webb won in 48:32, with four clubmates in the top nine.

Three Bingley Harriers had a close private battle for 14th, with Stewart Macdonald beating Steve Broadbent and John Convery in 54:14.

Otley AC had a strong turnout of 17, headed home by Zach Whitehead (21st in 55:19) and Julian Mawson (24th in 56:23). Josie Hodgetts beat some high-quality women to finish sixth in 60:50.

Mick Hogan is returning to form and clocked 65:13, with Claire Elener next from Eccleshill in 68:35.

Nigel Armitage was first of the nine Pudsey Pacers in 60:05, with Sharon Hague home in 76:24.

Meanwhile, David Byron of Pacers avoided the cold blasts of the Vale of York by travelling to Santa Barbara for the THANKSGIVING TURKEY TROT.

He was first non-American in this four-miler, finishing 76th out of 642 in 28:16.

He cooled down from the 80-degree heat by surfing at Rincon Point, the Californian breakers’ paradise.

The previous weekend, over 300 mountain goats finished the 16.8 miles and 4,830 feet of climbing in the gruelling TOUR OF PENDLE.

Two diversions where the old route was eroded increased times by about five minutes, while several control points were scarcely visible in the dense cloud.

The final finishers took 5hr 54min. Given the period marshals are out on the moors, the organisers are planning a tighter cut-off at CP4 to keep times under 4:40 in future.

The toughest part of the course lies from CP5 to CP8 and the biting rain (or worse in other years) can endanger both runners and marshals.

Keighley & Craven’s Shaun Wilkinson (2:46:32) was first local home in 14th. Paul Crabtree was close behind in 20th, while Becca Marshall was third female over-40 in 3:56 among a strong Keighley contingent.