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Dazzling performance from Pickering Running Club in 10k
3:21pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in Sport
COACH Graham Harrison led the Pickering Running Club pack in a dazzling performance at the town’s 10-kilometre race.
The annual Pickering and Moors 10k, organised by St Joseph’s School, was held six weeks earlier than normal this year and runners were greeted by mild and slightly blustery conditions.
More than 100 competitors lined up for the fundraising event following a new 5k run, starting at the Roman Catholic primary school on Swainsea Lane.
Club coach Harrison made a strong start steaming up the two-mile incline and kept pace to finish in 42 minutes 51 seconds for 15th position overall.
Lynn Humpleby defended her first lady title and clocked an impressive 45:41.
Not far behind was Paul Smith, who clocked 46:30, followed by Rob Newton and Ian Farrar who sprinted to the finish in 49:33 and 49:36 respectively.
Last year’s female veteran champion, Tess Roebuck, put in a strong performance to finish in 50:35 with Serena Partridge earning 56:33.
Despite a cold, Sadie Pattison timed 57:43 keeping pace around the six-mile course with St Joseph’s teaching assistant Jayne Farrar coming home in 57:48 Other PRC members travelled to Newcastle for the Great North Run, the world’s most popular half marathon, which this year featured more than 55,000 runners and saw Ethiopian ace Kenenisa Bekele pip World and Olympic 10,000 metres champion Mo Farah to the elite title, with 10,000m legend Haile Gebrselassie third.
Among the club runners, Pickering’s Becky Wright gave it her all to finish in hours three minutes 56 seconds, slicing 22 minutes from her time last year, while Marion Betts finished in 2-35:27, five minutes slower than her target time.
She said: “There was a sea of runners and I was unable to keep going especially on the roundabouts. There were lots of injured people and ambulances.
“It is amazing to think I’ve been in the same race as Haile Gebrselassie for the second time and now run with Mo Farah – although I didn’t see much of them on the course.”
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