Admin duly notes your times below and that the race was won by Matthew Pierson in 70:19, unattached, although so is a certain Matthew John in second place at 70:35. First lady was Jilly Woodthorpe, Barnsley AC, 19th overall in 75:57. Results
Report from Richard Smith:
Set off with Liam this morning to run the Brass Monkey Half Marathon (having had Beastie Boys in my head all week). Despite getting slightly lost en route thanks to my Irish Navigator,’Oy tink its dat turn off, ooh jaysus’, we managed to arrive in good time before the start.
Why such a high demand for the race? Other than two minimal climbs to cross a bridge, the course is absolutely pancake flat, but also very scenic taking in country roads and well supported in sections. Fortunately the conditions picked up to make near perfect conditions for running. Organisation was friendly, flawless and despite a little pre-race pessimism given the entry process and cost of event, I thoroughly enjoyed it and wouldn’t hesitate to enter again. Other OAC members (who I saw) included myself (obviously) (111th, 83.36), Liam (15th, 74.59), Mark Hall (55th 79.56), Tom H (797th, 107.05), Matt John (70:35) and Billy (1020th, 114.46).
Report from Liam Dunne:
Just to add to Richards report, we set off with yesterday morn with no map or sat nav but just a vague idea that the the race was roughly somewhere near York racecourse. I assumed Richard, being the driver, would have worked out where he was going. On second thoughts, this is the man who couldn’t find his way to the bottom of Roseberry topping without veering off course and more recently left his keys, passport and wallet on a train in Germany!