There were a couple of Harriers in the 1500+ field of the popular Snake Lane 10 at Pocklington, with Andrew and Ruth Pollard both achieving PB times on this mostly flat course, which “snakes” along the country lane and gives the race its name in the beautiful East Yorkshire countryside!  The finish is in the town of Pocklington, and Andrew took 1.30.51, Ruth 1.35.19, all part of their training schedule in their bid for the London Marathon.
The previous weekend, the irrepressible ladies team were among the 122 runners for the Maybeck 3 Crosses Fell Race, Race 8 in the winter series, with clear skies and a reduced wind making for ideal running conditions.  Esther Harrison came 44th, and 2nd open lady, in 64.21, Trudy Morrice 56th, and 1st F50, in 68.53, Ken Wood 60th in 69,54, Lorraine Hiles 74th and 2nd F55, in 72.38, Duncan Fothergill 82nd in 76.39, Marc Davies close behind, 83rd in 77.13 and Helen Ashworth 92nd in 81.16.  The ladies once again won the 2nd placed team prize.
Park Runners were at Fountains Abbey, Millfield – where Jason McLaughlin picked up a PB 23.54, Northallerton – with Lucy Sillars doing her 2nd Park Run after the York event last week, (has she got the bug?), Redcar, Skipton, Heslington, and Gavin Coventry furthest afield at Fort William.
We’re nearly at the Thirsk 10, March 12th, Thirsk Racecourse, 10am, a fast, flat road race, good for quick runners and beginners alike.  A wheelchair race starts at 9.50am and an off-road fun-run, within the confines of the race course, has a 9am start.  You can still enter the race here. Enter when you get there for the fun run.

Andrew and Ruth Pollard after the Snake Lane 10