Report from Howard Jeffrey
On Saturday I tried to get a better time at the Temple Newsam parkrun for the Leeds race series. It was a heroic failure by 30 seconds. I neither gained nor lost ground but it was not the best prep for the Tadcaster 10 today. A revised start made for an improved route and I settled in behind a couple who I have been racing with and against for the last 25 years. They set a steady pace right up to the last mile when they had a kick but I did not. I managed 76.58 and came in 184th out of 604 finishers for whom race conditions were perfect. Prizes for 10 year age bands so only cudos for being 1st MV65.
The race was won by Jonathon Wills of Roundhay runners in 53.29, 1st lady in 9th place, Caroline Lambert of Ribble Valley Harriers. Other Otley participants: James Dobson, 268th in 1.22.21 and Catherine Dobson, 414th in 1.32.05.