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Wednesday 20th May – Askern 10k


Report from Andy Webster: Took the opportunity to catch up with an old running friend from one of my old clubs Barnsley Harriers while travelling back from Rotherham.

The Askern 10 is a pretty flat 10 k course with only a small hill around three miles. The sun was out but so was the wind.

I got off quickly at the start despite a large field of 773 runners. I was ahead of my friend for the first 3 Km. Inevitably he caught up with me and grabbed a couple of puffs of my asthma inhaler as he ran past! I never saw him again until the finish.

Felt quite comfortable all the way round though and achieved my target of a sub 45 minute finish.

Oddity of the calendar but will have completed 6 races in two weeks after the Harrogate league and only been on one training run. Full results.

1: Andrew Challenger 33.12 Hallamshire Harriers
36: Katie Parry Leeds City 36.44
248: Andy Webster 44:45

  1. #1 by Matt P on May 22, 2015 - 11:23 am

    Well done Andy, good of you to wear yourself out giving me a chance to beat you last night.

  2. #2 by Andy Webster on May 22, 2015 - 8:01 pm

    That’s ok Matt, though never strong on that course it’s too hilly for me.

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