Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon - Results

Phil Taylor leads the field out


Mens race
1st Phil Taylor of Bridlington Road Runner - 75.13
2nd Ryan Barker of Halifax Harriers - 81.41
3rd Simon Lambert - Unattached - 83.09

An easy start towards the back of the field

Taking it easy

Ladies Race
1st Lucy Thompson of Stainland Lions RRC - 95.50
2nd Cathy Wood - Scope - 97.39
3rd Aileen Baldwin (also 1st F50) - Stainland Lions RRC - 103.24

1st place - Phil Taylor
Full results can be found here  Interestingly the results are a part of a spreadsheet which shows everyone's results for the race since 1992.  Which, if you are that way inclined, allows for easy comparisons to be made.  Mind you, the first thing that struck me when I looked back over the results was - how it charted my decline over the years!

2nd place - Ryan Barker
As I have posted previously though, this is one of my favourite races and looking at the spreadsheet a couple of times stand out, in particular the 71.40 in 1992 (sure I have ran faster on this course - will have to check back through pre -1992 diaries) and the 73.18 in 1997 when I won the race outright for the second time (this is still the M40 course record).

3rd place - Simon Lambert
4th Steve Middleton (Thirsk & Sowerby) and
Andrew Meskimam (Dewsbury) 5th and 1st M45

The race is usually held as part of The Bishop Wilton Show, which this year was, unfortunately, cancelled due to all the recent rain we have had.  But, any way it is definitely a race I would recommend and when the Show is on a good family day out.  Oh and I almost forgot - the beer tent is usually about 10 yards from the finish line - you couldn't ask for more.

content with 23rd place

Think link to the results above also gives a link to a route map and elevation statistics for the race.

Photos courtesy of Francesca


Terry Lonergan said...

I only ran the event once, Alan. Ran 3rd in 1983 in 75:37 beating 4 minute miler Walter Wilkinson of Rowntrees.
I remember particularly running down through a ploughed field which didn't please at all! On the results the "organiser" wrote that the following year "the rough track will be bulldozed flat to give an even chalk flat track" He must have had quite a few complaints!! Congrats on your times there.

Alan Dent said...

Thanks Terry - The rough track is a different one from the one you ran down - It changed about 10 year ago. But either way they never got around to getting that bulldozer