Report from the Hon. Handicapper:
For the third consecutive year the Lightwater valley amusement park hosted the Yorkshire Cross country championships. The course was surprisingly dry after heavy overnight rain and sheltered for most of the time from the strong winds. Jonathan Thewlis from Notts AC was a clear winner in 35:44, not far off a minute clear of Alan Buckley of Leeds City 36:35. Feeling a little short on speed from his marathon training, Frank Beresford had a solid run for 33rd, 39:40. I was next in 65th, 41:58 after being spiked in the rough & tumble on the first bend. Shane Ewen continued his good form for a top 100 finish, 94th 43:45, Jon Greenwell also ran well for 118th 44:54. See full results here.