From Neil Charlton:
Having being warned by an email of impending road closures by the organisers (due to the Yorkshire marathon near York) an earlier start than normal was required to get over to Bridlington. No road problems actually materialised on our diversion so we ended up getting there quite early.
On a pleasant but blustery day 638 runners competed in the annual Bridlington half marathon. On a gently undulating course (of which the first 8 miles has a net gain in height) the Otley contingent led by Richard Smith powered through the windy conditions. Starting on the sea front and heading inland on a loop through the villages of Flamborough and Bempton before decending back into Bridlington with a lovely view of the finish and the sea. I was personally a little disappointed with my time but the course got the better of me. At least I know my Plantar fasciitis is on the mend and I can get back to some proper training.
The race was won by Marius Ionescu (Altrincham & District A C) in an impressive 01:09:57. First lady was Helen Cross, Pocklington Runners, in 1.23.08