Ackworth Half Marathon – Mon 22nd April

Ackworth Half Marathon – Mon 22nd April

Report From Ex Pres Matt Podd

In a moment of madness I entered this, run on Bank Holiday Monday. Fairly hot morning for racing, but off we went for a tour of backroads from Ackworth, just south of Pontefract. An undulating course with one hill, and an uphill finish. The only exitement was a runner collapsing in front of me – but he had support and got up and started walking.

Won by Stewart Knowles, Wakefield Harriers in 1.17.42 and Johanna Sutcliffe, Halifax Harriers in 1.27.01. I was 130th in 1.52.33 – not my best ever run. 278 others shared the experience.

2 thoughts on “Ackworth Half Marathon – Mon 22nd April

  1. Also the Ackworth Half it used to be really popular in the past with our club members . myself did it a couple of times , I still got the t-shirt . For a hot Easter Monday , our ex boss Matt P. did a great time , 1.52 is good , and Matt still left behind 148 runners , that is more than half of the field , it is not a bad performance at all .

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