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Running: Glaisdale Rigg victory brings more joy for Jayson Cavill
3:32pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Sport
IN-FORM Jayson Cavill claimed another victory for Pickering Running Club at the Glaisdale Rigg fell race – setting a record time too.
This event is becoming a favourite among runners due to wonderful scenery but it is packed with nearly 2,000 feet of ascent in 8.5 miles.
Cavill was always in the leading pack and moved ahead halfway through the race to win in a new course record time of 58 minutes 28 seconds.
Having travelled back from Derby in the morning, Mike Richmond arrived 90 seconds late for the start, but moved gradually through the field, cheerily greeting his Pickering team-mates as he passed them on his way to an impressive top-25 finish.
A gaggle of Pickering men finished just outside the top 50, all putting in strong finishes. Nick Cousins was racing up the final short muddy hill behind two racers who tripped each other up, allowing the nimble Cousins to skip past them. Cousins clocked 76-00 and was sixth in category.
Andy Blades made his fell racing debut and performed well, clocking 77-54. Gaining on Blades near the end was Andy Harvey who achieved seventh in category in 78-01.
Richard Todd made a good start but lost ground in the boggy second phase of the race to record 81-10. Veteran Mike Hetherton was second in category in 81-32.
Kim England led the women’s team impressively. Mixing it with the leaders from New Marske and Bingley early on, England settled into her stride to record a strong fourth place in 78-27, reinforcing her lead in the ladies’ overall winter series table.
Sarah Sissons continues to improve. Her downhill prowess carried her to sixth in category in 88-20.
Sue Slack backed up Sissons and England as the trio claimed second in the team event behind Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers. Slack was third in category in 94-20.
Shirley Tyrrell flourished on her home ground. Surveying moorland over which she owns shooting rights as she ran, Tyrrell was fourth in category in 101-00. Philly Hare flourished in 103-00 for second in category, although she lost time removing garments when becoming too hot.
New recruit Lisa Heselwood found the going tough but battled well for seventh in category in 111-27. Sally Brown surged into the top 10 in her series table following a fifth-place in category in 120-00.
The race was an adventure for Nicola Wise, who took a wrong turning after Glaisdale Rigg and ended up completing 12.5 miles in 150-00. She apparently made up time getting back on course thanks to a short trip in a farmer’s Land Rover.