Scarborough Athletic Club’s Daniel Bateson wins second place at the famous Kentmere Horseshoe Fell race

Commondale Fell Race runner-up Paul Lawton, left, and winner Daniel Bateson, both of Scarborough AC

This event consisted of a 12.3 mile clockwise course that had 3,3000 feet of climbing above the Kentmere Horseshoe near Kendal, writes Mick Thompson.

He achieved his best result at this high-profile event, finishing second behind British team rider Jonny Cox, and ahead of around 300 others.

Seven club members took part in the Commondale Beacon Fell Race, the third counter in the Esk Valley Fell Club Summer League series.

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The race, which started and finished at Commondale Village Hall, consisted of a 12 kilometer course with 527 meters of climbing in 50.58 which beat the course by more than a minute.

Daniel Bateson finished first overall at 78 clocking 50.58, which improved the course record by more than a minute.

He was followed by runners-up Paul Lawson, Sean McEwan and Laurence Wood closing in on the men’s team which was fourth of seven teams. Neil Scruton backed up the team in the 47th and first Over-75.

Rhona Marshall led the club woman to finish third in the overall women’s standings and second in the over-40s. Rebecca Dent finished fifth overall and second in the over-40s.

Scarborough AC’s five runners in action at Viking Chase

Their combined score was enough to be rewarded by the first team.

Five SAC members competed in the Viking Chase 4 Peaks Race, which was the fourth counter in the Esk Valley Fell Club Summer League series.

The race consisted of a 12.8 kilometer course which, as was implied, featured four main climbs totaling over 500 meters of ascent starting and ending at Carlton Bank’s Lordstones Café.

The club’s first finisher was Paul Lawton who finished fifth overall on 72. He was followed by Robert Preston in 20th and Neil Scruton 51st and 1st on-75.

Scarborough Athletic Club‘s Daniel Bateson wins second place at the famous Kentmere Horseshoe Fell race

Rebecca Dent was fifth in women’s and first under-23, Sue Haslam was ninth and first over-65.

The duo scored enough points to be marked as the women’s second team.

Fifty-five members of the Scarborough Athletic Club took part in the third round of the club’s Summer Handicap series.

The race consisted of a three lap course totaling 3.9 miles at Oliver’s Mount on a cool, rainy evening before the heat waves to follow!

The first handicap finisher was Melanie Day, followed by club newcomer Fiona Thirkell and Dave Lester.

The fastest male was Jackson Smith followed by Paul Lawton and Robbie Preston.

The fastest woman was Rhona Marshall followed by Rebecca Dent and Anna Giddings.

Kevin Hutchings competed in the Mossley 10k road race for his first claim club Royston Runners. He finished 140th overall out of 294 in 55.16.

Hutchings then competed in the Royston Runners 6.5 Trail Race and finished in 60.48.

Sixteen club members took part in the North Yorkshire Water Park Parkrun in Wykeham.

Mark Colling finished first for the club in third overall in the 180 and first in the over-55s.

Rebecca Dent led the club’s women to third overall at 75.

Other male results, J. Hopper 35th overall, C. Clayton 3rd in over 55, D. Lester 6th in over 45, A. Doody 17th in over 50, P. Barnard 10th in over 55 , M. Padgham 4th in over 65, A. Padgham 141st overall

Other female results: S. Noble 4th overall, N. Doody 1st on-45, R. Frank 1st on-50, M. D’eath 4th on-45 and a PB, S. Vaughan 8th on-45, L. Lester 11th Over 45, N. Edmond 7th Over 55 and a PB.

Five members of the club took part in the last Sewerby Parkrun.

Lesley Bayes finished first for the club in 46th out of 78 women and second in the over-70s.

She was followed by Patricia Keenan third in the over-70s, Ruth Newton second in the over-65s and Mary Slater fourth in the over-70s. Allan Keenan was a Tail Walker.

Two club members took part in the Cinder Track Whitby Parkrun.

Robert Preston was second overall in the 118 and Gail Barnard 28th overall in the women’s and fourth in the over-55s.

Two members of the club participated in the last Dalby Forest Parkrun.

Chris Bourne finished 29th overall out of 131 and fourth in the over-50s.

Lisa Bourne was the eighth woman aged 58 and the first over 50.

Harry Whitehouse added the Todmorden Parkrun to his most impressive tally of 143 Parkruns and over 100 at various venues, after finishing 30th in the men’s and first Over-70.

Avril Metcalfe competed in the Elgin Parkrun for a second year and finished third in the over-60s with a personal best.

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