Wednesday 18th May – Askern 10k

Report from Mark Hall:

I drove over to South Yorkshire, Askern, near Doncaster.  I did this event a long time ago and remembered it as flat. Mmm! Apart from the  1Km long climb at 5k and another long drag it was! I was looking to go under 35 mins so I was a little disappointed as conditions were very good, no wind and a light rain, ideal for fast running.  After Sunday’s Ripon 10m, I expected to feel tired but no excuses my legs felt fine. Looking at the front end of the race people were generally slower than expected. Askern organise 3 races a year. In the distant past they were well supported by OAC runners. (next event Askern 10m,14th August).

Winners: Dan Kestrel, Barnsley ac 32.54  and  Jenny Latham, Wakefield 36:18, full results.

Mark Hall, 12th, 35.22, 1st V55

600 starters.

  1. #1 by Sara Elliott on May 22, 2016 - 8:01 pm

    Well done Mark on another super result. I’ll perhaps try and do their 10m event if I’m not away!!

  2. #2 by Peter Crowder on May 23, 2016 - 10:03 am

    Well done Mark.

    Entered this one, but running niggles prevented me from seeing you lay down yet another top performance.

    Leading UK V55 male over 5K, 10K and 10m; you’re on fire Mark!

  3. #3 by Antonio Cardinale on May 23, 2016 - 7:57 pm

    I agree with the positive comments made by Sara E. and Peter C . about the top performances who gave Mark H. the lead at national level . His 35:22 is really fast , achieved on not a flat course , a great result well deserved. Yes Askern races were quite popular with Otley runners , and our Ian Fisher won several time in Askern 10m , I did several races years ago in Askern and I have still got the t shirts of the 10miles one, this one like Esholt races for some reason do not attract so much members of the club no more . Well ran Mark.

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