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Sunday 30th October – Yorkshire Coast 10km


Report from OAC’s Tom Marsh:

The weather was glorious in Scarborough on Sunday for the Yorkshire Coast 10km organised by Scarborough A.C.

The route took competitors along the seafront starting from the recently renovated Spa Complex in the South Bay, to the Sea Life Centre at the head of the North Bay on an out and back course.

With a cooling sea breeze and a clear blue sky, it was a privilege to be one of the 1,114 runners taking part on which was a fast and flat course. If only I’d have had time for more training recently I could have been on for a PB but I had to settle for a respectable time of 41:37 and 84th position.

The winner of the race was Andrew Wiles (New Marske Harriers) in a time of 30:57 and the first lady was Kate Avery (Shildon) in a time of 35:39, finishing in eleventh position overall.

It was great to see another Otley vest in amongst the large crowd with Reid Haddow finishing 392nd (49:58). It is certainly a race I will be returning to next year.

Full results here.

  1. #1 by reid haddow on November 2, 2011 - 12:48 pm

    fantastic organisation, well run event, good flat course, all along the south bay of Scarborough, to the north side with a little uphill stretch at Peaseholm park, super tec. tee shirt , a great fun run for the children and adults, well worth going to, next october 2012, maybe we can organize a club trip for the weekend, or the day,
    entry fee this year £13. lets hope its on next year!
    1,300runners, finished in 392nd.place. 7th. vet over 65, 50.2time

  2. #2 by reid haddow on November 2, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    well run tom, great run, thought i saw a young lady in a “black and white” vest near the change round, but it might have been an optical illusion with me not having my glasses on, or the sweat dripping in my eyes , well done again , roll on next year, hope the weather is as good!

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