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Issue 3: June 2013

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In This Months Issue ŸScunthorpe Poly Trophy Track Meet ŸYorkshire Region Championships ŸEast Yorkshire Road Race League Race 3 ŸNorth Yorkshire Evening Road Race League – 2 ŸThe Pudsey’s London Marathon Experience ŸEast Hull Harriers Summer League Race 2 ŸChampagne League Race 4 ŸBeverley 10k ŸEast Hull Harriers Summer League Race 3 ŸChampagne League Race 5 ŸDriffield Striders Mucky Duck Run ŸEHH Summer League Race 4

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Scunthorpe Poly Trophy Track Meet

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Tom Moses Wins Yorkshire Region RR Championships

Hosted by Crosstrax and held on the world famous 12 mile Penny Pot circuit in north Yorkshire. The Yorkshire region road race championships were split into two main races setting off at 10 minutes apart

Race one containing the men's E/1/2/3 riders had to complete a gruelling 7 laps of the circuit total 85 miles. While the vets and juniors had to do 5 laps and the women had to complete 3 laps.

Senior Men



1. Tom Moses - Raleigh

1. Jessie Walker - Matrix Fitness

1. Connor Swift - Bike Box Alan Whiston Velo

2. Jessica Learmonth - BBM Revolution

2. Jake Womersley Sportscover

3. Gabby Shaw - Breast Cancer Care

3. Oliver Wood - Sportscover

2. Tom Stewart Sportscover 3. Dean Downing - Madison Genesis


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1. Peter Fielding-Smith Wilson Wheels 2. Sean Smith - Halifax Imps 3. David Sowerby - Sowerby Brothers CRT

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Connor Swift of Team bike box Allen winning race 2

East Yorkshire Road Race League

Race 3 of the TLI East Yorkshire Road Race League was the first cycle race to return to the roads of Walkington East Yorkshire Starting at 7PM in what seems like winter for 4 laps of the excellent Walkington circuit. conditions to start were fairly dry course but by the end of lap 3 soon turned to heavy rain. which would test the cold and tired riders even further. Nathan Wilson of Wilson’s wheels broke away from the bunch for a solo victory. Dave Shackleton came in second place making it a one,two finish for Wilson’s wheels.

North Yorkshire Evening Road Race League York cycleworks hosted the second round of the North Yorkshire evening road race league on the very rural 11mile lap Wheldrake circuit near York. There was very little or no opportunity for a break away to get away from the main bunch without being seen and brought back quickly. So that could only mean one thing the winner would be decided from a mass bunch sprint of riders making it hard work for the race commissaries and judges to determine the final results. Ged Millward the experienced rider from Ilkley CC beat Andrew Windrum of York Cycleworks to the line by maybe a bikes length. 1. Ged Millward. Ilkley CC 2. Andrew Windrum. York Cycleworks 3. Ben Harvey. Rutland CC 4. Colin Hill. Rock Racing Team 5. George Evans. Airedale Olympic CC 6. Matthew Enticknap. Malton Wheelers 7. Jacob Brown. Clifton CC 8. Andrew Johnson. Yorkshire Velo 9. John Chambers. Garforth Wheelers 10. James Harris. Featherstone RC

The Pudsey’s London Marathon Experience By Ros Pudsey In January 1988 our daughter Hannah was born with a complex heart defect. She was referred to Martin House Children’s Hospice in West Yorkshire who care for children and young people with life limiting illness in the Yorkshire region. Hannah had a heart transplant when she was 13 and went on to have 11 good quality years. She was planning her wedding when tragically 5 months before in February 2012 she died suddenly. Her father David had been a keen runner and had a place for the London Marathon in 2012 but had already deferred his place due to the wedding and had decided to run in 2013. He was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 2013 which has affected his balance, memory and special awareness and suffers from severe fatigue. He was still determined to run the London Marathon in memory of Hannah for Martin House as they have been our lifeline over many years and still continue to support us in our bereavement. Ben our son was getting married in March 2013 and I still persuaded him it would be a good idea to also run the London Marathon for Martin House in memory of his sister. He was lucky to get a golden bond from Martin House and we agreed to raise a minimum of £1,500 for the charity. I was to be the fundraising co-ordinator and the men were to train to get around the course. It was fairly difficult as after Ben’s wedding he and Gemma went on an all inclusive honeymoon to Mexico but he did take his trainers with him and ran on the treadmill to try keep his fitness going. David’s health had deteriorated and I was concerned that he would not make it around the course and to top it all he injured his back on the Wednesday before the race. On the Friday before the marathon we headed down to London and collected the running numbers. On the Saturday our good friends Ruth and James Abel came to join us and support the men. On Sunday morning they were up and gone for 8am and Ruth and James went with David to the start as he gets disorientated in crowds and feels like people are going to knock him over when they are walking towards him. Luckily in the race everyone is going in the same direction!!! Gemma and I headed to birdcage walk and got a spot by 9am 800meters from the finish. Ruth and James went to Cutty Sark and then Canary Wharf and watched them run by. Originally they had planned to run together but this wasn’t possible as they were on different starts as Ben had the charity place and David’s was through the ballot. Ruth and James rang us and kept us informed of their progress and then joined us later. At 15 miles David had to stop running and had to walk due to his back pain. I think this was his saving grace as he would have pushed himself and maybe would have not had enough energy to make it to the end. Ben did really well and tried to run for the majority of the course but had been sick at 20 miles. At just over 5 hours we saw Ben running down the road and we were so proud of him. Gemma went to the finishing area to meet him and they both came back to wait for David. As David came past us he looked remarkably good but it was very emotional for us both and he started to cry. He completed the course in 6 hours and 11 minutes, such a fantastic achievement. It was his 5th London marathon and his best time had been 3 hours and 8 minutes. It didn’t matter that it had taken him longer as it had taken much more determination to run the course. David is not going to run a marathon again but continues to run in the park run with the support of James and will run some shorter races whilst he is able to. It’s difficult to explain but he finds running easier than walking but when he stops his balance is really poor so he needs support. Ben is running home from work twice a week and has just completed the Hull 10K. He would like to do another London Marathon but he and Gemma are expecting a baby daughter in September so he may have to wait a while. I think knowing they were doing it for Hannah kept them both going and determined to make it a good tribute to her. We had fantastic sponsorship from friends, family and even people we didn’t know. We also had a quiz and a fashion show and to date have raised just over £4,600 plus there will be gift aid to go on top of some of that. David says he could not have given up as he has always said anyone can run a marathon it’s only themselves which will stop them doing it.

East Hull Harriers Summer League Race 2 Dry running conditions on a Tuesday evening saw the 6 mile race 2 in a series of 8 in took place in the village of Sproatley in East Yorkshire. A large field of 144 runners entered tonight’s race with all 144 finishing in just over an hour. First position Steve Bateson of East Hull Harriers with a time of 31:38

Champagne League Race 4

Tuesday nights 3.7mile race in the City of Hull Athletic club Champagne League series took place in the East Riding village of lockington. The 4th race saw an impresive 143 finishers all under 45mins. Gregan Clarkson of Kingston Upon Hull Athletics Club won the race with a finish time of 21:54

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Beverley 10k 1230 runners from clubs across the region and many local people took part in this years Beverley 10k race

First place went to Phillip Tedd of Sale Harriers in a time of 00:32:43

East Hull Harriers Summer League Race 3 East Park Hull was the location for this weeks 4mile Summer League Race but i think it should for the moment at least be renamed to winter league that’s how it felt cold,wet and windy luckily the heavy rain held off until the race was over. Steve Bateson of East Hull Harrier claimed his second win in a row in the EEH summer league finishing with a time of 20:26

Champagne League Race 5 This weeks champagne league was a 4mile point to point race starting by the duck pond in Brantingham finishing up in Raywell. Spout hill over a mile up hill leading out of Brantingham right from the off would put all the runners legs and speed to the test. Stuart Carmichael of City of Hull AC was first to cross the line with a super fast time of 19:54

Mucky Duck 2013

With clear blue sky’s and lots of sunshine Driffield Striders hosted their annual 8.5mile mucky duck run sponsored by Lloyd Dowson of Bridlington.

Due to a non supported road closer (health & safety concerns) this years run had a slightly different start instead of starting outside the rugby club the start was moved to just off mucky duck lane its self then still finishing at the rear of the rugby club. A record field of 212 runners all finishing just over 98minutes.

Race winner was Pumlani Bangani of Salford Harriers with a time of 47 mins. 24 seconds

EHH Summer League Race 4

Damp cold and windy Tuesday evening for race 4 of the summer league. Race 4 was a 10k route setting off outside the sports center at Leven then up the road to Brandsburton then back to Leven via Burshill. 162 runners entered and finished the race in just over 63 minutes. Phill Taylor of Bridlington Road Runners took first place with a time of 33:28

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