Course record for Otley's Scott Harrington in Tarpley 10-mile race

Scott Harrington broke course record

Scott Harrington broke course record

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In-form Otley AC runner Scott Harrington broke the course record in the Tarpley 10-mile in Suffolk, at the weekend, completing the course in 54:29 and also setting a new personal best.

The previous record was set last year by Matthew Spencer (Ipswich Jaffa) which Scott managed to knock seven seconds off.

Second place went to Paul Holley (Newmarket Joggers) in 55:40 and the first lady was Nicola Brinkmann (St Edmunds Pacers) in 1:05:35.

In the Huddersfield 10k, Robin Outtersides was Otley’s sole representative finishing fifth in 37:44.

The race was won by Simon Cook in 35:54 and the first lady in 50th place overall was Sarah Glyde (Todmorden Harriers) in 43:52.

In the Snake Lane 10-mile, near Pocklington, Mark Hall finished sixth and first V50 in 58:36, Tom Midgley was 14th (1:00:06), while Ursula McGouran finished in 1:22:04 and Toni Midgley in 1:46:52.

The race was won by Carl Ryde (Doncaster AC) in 54:45 and first lady was Helen Cross (Pocklington Runners) in 1:02:14.

Ursula McGouran said: “I woke to a dry, bright but very windy Sunday morning – why had I agreed to race the Snake Lane 10? Ah well, a good training run I reminded myself.

“We were all marshalled for the long walk to the start and then the hooter sounded and we were off, slightly down hill and a following wind, while enabled us all to get a good start, getting into our stride and enjoying the scenery. The course lives up to its name and snakes you through the countryside.

“This was fine until the halfway point when the inevitable happ-ened.

“We turned a corner and hit a head wind strong enough to stop you in your tracks.

“You just knew it was going to happen but that didn’t stop it being tough.

“And it stayed with us right until we turned into the square to finish.”

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