Scarborough Athletic Club’s James Kraft cracks top 10 in Dewsbury 10K road race

Scarborough Athletic Club’s Ozzy Stringer won the Sewerby Parkrun Photo by TCF Photography

Kraft, who was the club’s most successful male athlete in the Yorkshire Coast 10km race, finished 10th overall out of 2,026 in 32.29, writes Mick Thompson.

It was notably his second fastest time over the distance since a personal best 32.02 at the 2016 Leeds Abbey Dash, and bodes well for future road races this year.

Kevin Archer participated in a Grand Prix in British Masters Room in Sheffield.

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Mick Thompson was the first Over-80 at the NYSD League meeting

In the 1,500 metres, which included a former Commonwealth Games 800 meter competitor, he finished second in the over-65s with a season-best time of 5.27.57.

Three athletes from the club took part in the sixth and penultimate round of the North Yorkshire and South Durham Cross Country Leaguewhich took place at the old Richmond Racecourse.

At the start of the meeting, very strong winds included heavy hail and then snow showers.

As a result, the last race of the meeting was shortened in distance for the benefit of the race marshals.

The three club members hung on well in the extreme weather conditions to complete their league runs total, which for Mick Thompson was six runs and Mark and Brenda May were five runs.

Mick’s perseverance paid off as he racked up points for the first Over-80, and his tally will ensure he finishes the season first overall with a seventh race at Whitby to spare.

Brenda May led nine in the senior women’s race and Mark May finished ahead of 18 in the senior men‘s race.

Two members of the club participated in the Cinder Track Whitby Parkrun.

Neil Scruton finished 13th overall in 99 and first in the over-70s.

Brian Rutt followed in fifth place in the over-60s.

Ozzy Stringer managed nine members of the Scarborough Athletic Club at the latest Sewerby Parkrunand finished first overall out of 172.

The Lees sisters led the women in the club and were both first in their age group.

Elsa finished 25th overall out of 75 women and first 11-14. Evie finished first 15-17.

Alan Keenan was the first Over-75 again.

First place in the other age group was secured by Lesley Bayes who led the Over 70s and Patricia Keenan who finished second in the Over 70s

Other female results; Pauline Elliott 3rd Over 40, Sarah Marr 5th Over 50, Sophie Vaughan 5th Over 40

Seven club members participated in the Dalby Forest Park.

Robert Preston finished first for the club and fourth overall out of 135.

Hannah Mainprize finished second overall in women’s 65 and clocked a Parkrun Personal Best (PB) time.

Wilson Moisey-Smith was first 11-14, David Fox second Over-70 and Gail Barnard was first Over-55.

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