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Brian Reed’s best helps Pickering Running Club onto podium
2:14pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 in Sport
BRIAN REED gave his best fell racing performance to date to finish fourth of the Pickering Running Club squad that competed in the Broughton Woods Wobble – and help the team to a podium place.
The Wobble is a new race that crams 1,200 feet of ascent into 4.5 miles. It was run in very wintry conditions with snow lying on many areas.
Jayson Cavill, winner of his previous event, led the 16 Pickering athletes home with an excellent second place in 42 minutes 43 seconds, just behind Ewan Brown, of Knavesmire Harriers.
The improving Steve Watson excelled with 14th place overall and third in category in 48-32, triathlete Mike Richmond keeping him company for much of the race and finishing in the top 20 of the 127-strong field 48-45.
Reed capped his fine run by clocking 60-35, and this superb effort helped the men to an excellent third place overall.
Simon Tyrrell (63-38) completed the men's squad with another good run, claiming eighth in his experienced category.
Kim England led the Pickering ladies home in 55-28 with a very strong performance and a fine fourth place overall in the women’s race.
Lorraine Laycock put her team in a strong position by claiming third in category in 58-06, and Tess Roebuck (63-40) was sixth in category, anchoring the team home for a brilliant second place overall – a result that reinforces their position at the top of the overall series table.
Pickering ladies’ second team also secured fifth place in the team event, through Sue Slack (67-53), who was third in category, Cath Watson (70-14) and Shirley Tyrrell, who was fourth in category.
Philly Hare (80-35) was touched off into second place in her category. Young enthusiast Sadie Pattinson took a wrong turning but still finished in 85-03. Also missing their bearings were Marion Bets, Sally Raines and fell race debutant Ailish Lilley, who finished together in 110-00.