Pb’s and Podiums Galore!

Richmond and Zetland athletes were flying the flag (although that was lost at a European Championship tour) in all parts of the country over the last few weeks. Liam Rabjohn took a trip to Lancashire for the Elletson Arms, 10k series in Pilling and duly smashed his pb by 38 secs to finish 2nd in a new rapid best of 33:37 and 2nd overall for a podium place. Scott Wardman was also in pb shape with a great run at the Redcar autumn 5k, in 6th place (16:32). Ben Lambert and Alana Teasdale ran in the Mucker Fell race (U12’s), Ben had an excellent run and was 4th overall in 9:59 and not to be outdone Alana was the 2nd girl in 11:13. Matthew Lambert ran in the U14's and came 7th overall in 8:00. Tony Lambert ran in the seniors race and was 18th in 14:37.

Holly Flannery continues her dominance in sprint triathlons with an excellent win at the Sundowner and 13th overall. She was over 7 minutes ahead of her nearest rival. Andy Everard and Simon Withers took to running the gruelling, Paras 10 at Catterick to finish in 30th (1:19:56) and 48th (1:23:53), respectively. Tony Ditchburn also used it as his pre-Great North run to finish 61st in 1:26:44

The Coxhoe 10K trail race had Tony Lambert return to the podium in 2nd (38:23), but may have finished higher had he not asked Ken for directions (Tony also got lost and a compass is in the post).  Matthew Lambert, Ben Lambert and Alana Teasdale produced fantastic performances in the Low Mill Outdoor Centre 5K fun run at Askrigg.  Matthew was 1st overall in 25:32, Ben 2nd in 26:15 and Alana 1st girl in just over 28 minutes .R &Z athletes were also out in force at the Tees Pride 10k, with Steve Middleton smashing his pb in 34:08, Dave Hack in 36:36 (new pb), Mark Flannery (36:55, new pb) Luke Hack (37:05 and new pb) and Jane Hack (57:22 new pb), Jane Bond (58:10, new pb), Ryan Canizo (48:21, new pb), Harry Robson (38:24, new pb), Ken Harker (37:12), Peter Armstrong (39:39) Jeremy Pattison (37:19, new pb) Ronnie Corbett (37:50, new pb), Lucy Goundry (43:10, new pb) and Kevin Bond (45:19, new pb). Donna Riddler was 4th lady at the Wetherby 10K in 40:46, nephew Reece Dalton was 1st across the line at the Yorkshire Gold 5k in 16:33 and niece Chloe Dalton an excellent 19th in 21:36 and 4th lady. Over on the track at the City of York open, Kyle Rabjohn ran a great 800m for 5th in 03:03:0, Eliza Withers was 2nd in the 200m (heat 2, 29:5) and doubled up in the 75M hurdles for another 2nd (14:2). Kyle also ran in the U15, 1500M for 6th in 05:54:0), brother Liam was the top U17 in the 3000M coming 2nd in 09:22:0 and doubled up in the 1500M for 6th in 04:34:0 and 2nd U17).

Jo Adams continues her excellent form after the quickest leg at the Tom Wall relays and a new course record by breaking her parkrun pb at Albert Park, 1st lady and 5th overall (17:41). Over at Northallerton parkrun David Hunt continues his return to fitness with 19th in 23:18 and at Fountains Abbey parkrun Reece Dalton was 58th in 23:23. Simon Withers has travelled extensively in the last few weeks for parkrun tourism with a 19thplace at Workington in 21:48 and last week-end at York parkrun in 62nd in 22:03. Carl Jones was the 1st Harrier at Darlington parkrun in 2nd overall and a very quick 17:05. Shona Fletcher was next in 8th and 1st lady in 19:46, just ahead of pace maker Ken Harker in 9th and the same time. Laura Kirkham was 58th and 4th lady (22:53), Ian Hepworth continues his excellent form with another big pb in 66th in 23:24 and Anna Harrison was 69th in 23:37. Peter Armstrong was 97th in 25:02, Laura Dunphy was just outside her pb in 30:52 (219th) and Mark Fletcher brought up the rear in a respectful and controlled 46:47 and 280th place.

There were that many pb’s at the Tees Pride that some more seasoned runners have questioned the course measurement, however that has been discounted as Tony and Ken weren’t involved. Well done everyone on the fantastic set of results over the whole summer and keep up all the good work in training – it’s obviously paying off for everyone!