Scarborough Athletic Club teams shine at Ravenscar Rumble
In the Ravenscar Rumble Fell Race, in addition to providing the overall winner and third woman, the club scored winning men’s and women’s teams, along with two other men’s teams and another women’s team.
Daniel Bateson was the clear winner of 80 finishers in an inaugural course record.
It was followed by; Paul Butler 3rd and 1st over 55, Robert Preston 4th and Anthony Gough 12th and 3rd over 40 who closed in on the winning team.
The winning women’s team was led by Nikki Carr Walls who finished 3rd overall.
She was followed by Anna Gidding who made an excellent debut in the drop race in 4th position.
Fay Hethershaw closed in on the winning team in 7th and 1st Over-50
Other female team 2nd place; Sue Haslam 8th and 1st Over-65, Jane Hamp 14th and 2nd Over-55, Melanie Padgham 16th and 2nd Over-60
Other men’s teams: 4th place; Matt Machouki 14th and 1st Over 50, Ryan Sheader 20th, Dale Hepples 29th, Andrew Robertson 35th; 6th place; Neil Scruton 36th and 1st Over-75, Chris Bourne 40th, Mark May 41st, David Field 43rd; Incomplete team; Graeme Casey 53rd, Lee Holmes 54th and Pascal Danerolle 57th..
Five SAC members participated in the annual Osmotherly Show Fell race
Paul Lawton led the club members after finishing 10th overall out of 107.
Rhona Marshall finished 4th overall in the women’s standings and 1st in the over 40s. She was followed by her mother Sue Haslam who was 11th overall woman over 38 and 1st over 65.
This year again, Neil Scruton led the Over 75s.
Pascal Dannerolle made a good start by finishing ahead of 14 other competitors.
Two members of the club participated in the Hanging Stone Leap 13-mile Trail Race.
The self-navigated race followed a demanding circular route over the North Yorkshire Moors and included climbs to Captain Cook’s monument and the Hanging Stone.
Nikki Carr Walls raced alongside her 13-year-old son, Alfie Carr Walls, who was competing in his first-ever 13-mile race against adults.
They finished 5th overall. Alfie was the first boy under 16 and Nikki the first woman, after they were both clocked at 2 hours 15 minutes.
Four club members participated in the Mulgrave Castle 10 kilometer run.
The quartet was led by Anthony Gough who finished 7th overall in 86 and 3rd O40 in 45.28.
Sue Haslam was 5th overall in the Women’s 28 and 1st O65, Simon Neal was 19th overall and Adam Gosling 22nd.
Three club members participated in the Penistone Tea Party Trail Event.
Competitors had to complete as many 6.5 mile laps as possible in 6 hours, Adrian Atkinson and Nikki Doody completed 2.5 laps and 15 miles in total.
Andrew Doody completed 2 laps and covered 13 miles.