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Sunday 13th October – Wistow 10k


Over near Selby, Scott Harrington, Liz and Chris Wordsworth and Dave Hainsworth took part in the Wistow 10k.

Scott, using it for as speed training for the upcoming York Marathon, finished fourth in 34:10 to gain a PB. 

Chris commented: “Having met David Hainsworth in the village hall race HQ we ventured into the rain to the start. We had been promised a flat course and this was quite true, the route snaking across a fairly featureless agricultural plain. The breeze was brisk, offering help in places but hindering in others particularly around the 6-7km mark.

“My race plan was to run five-minute kilometres and see whether I could keep them going for a time under 50 minutes. I started smoothly and was right on schedule at the 5km point. The increasing wind and my increasing fatigue then took a hand, and the next couple of kilometres were a struggle.

“I recovered a little towards the end and finished in (by my watch) 51:51, somewhat outside my 50 minute target but still a personal best by nearly a minute, so I could not be too disappointed. I had run plenty of intervals in training but I think I need a few longer runs to build up endurance in the second half of the race if I am to achieve (as a 40 year old!) my 50-minute target.

“David finished strongly shortly after me, and Liz a couple of minutes further back, a good performance in her first race back from injury. The finishers’ goodie bag contained a decent hat which we were grateful for on the windswept walk back to the car.”

Official results were: Chris 51:59, David 53:17 and Liz 56:34.

The winner was Matty Hynes (North York Moors) in 30:46 and the first lady was Amy Green (Keighley & Craven) in 25th place overall in 38:09.

  1. #1 by Antonio Cardinale on October 14, 2013 - 10:02 pm

    Congratulation for your personal best at 10k race Chris , you run really well, also if you hoped to go to the finish line sub 50. Well done also to the other club members who took part to the Wistow 10k Race.

  2. #2 by Caron Ralph on October 14, 2013 - 10:35 pm

    Top job Scott! Fab run Chris-I gather sober October was worth it and happy birthday by the way. Liz, glad to hear you’re back running and David, as always, a good consistent run.

  3. #3 by Antonio Cardinale on October 14, 2013 - 10:35 pm

    Also Scott did a PB with 34:10 at Wistow 10k Race, well done .

  4. #4 by David Hainsworth on October 15, 2013 - 2:23 pm

    Well done to Scott and Chris on their pb’s. It is a very flat course but (as with previous Selby routes) also quite exposed and I found it hard to maintain the pace on the section into the ‘brisk breeze’. Speaking of snaking routes I notice the 2014 Snake Lane 10 filled up in 7 hours !

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