Runners involved in Worksop battle
A LARGE contingent of Grimsby-area runners travelled to Nottinghamshire on Sunday for the annual Worksop Half Marathon.
In cool and blustery conditions, Louth AC's Paul Jackson was the first local athlete home in a time of one hour, 17 minutes, 35 seconds.
Skegness Coasters runner Ben Evison – who has won a handful of races on the Grimsby-area scene this year, managed 1.20.28.
Andy Pegg led home a steady procession of Wolds Veteran Runners Club and Cleethorpes Athletic Club members.
Pegg (Wolds Vets) clocked 1.22.48.
Other results included: Tony Hooper (Clee) 1.25.13, Bob Stocks (Wolds) 1.26.12, Mark Salter (Wolds) 1.29.18, Howard Justice (Clee) 1.30:25, Nigel Plaskitt (Wolds) 1.30.48, Nik Forman (Clee) 1.32:14, Chris Wray (Clee) 1.35:21, Michael Mahoney (Clee) 1.38:09, Paul Greenwood (Clee) 1.39:03, Mark Hodson (Wolds) 1.42.56, Frank Thomas (Wolds) 1.45.40, Dave Edwards (Wolds) 1.45.58, Ann Adkins Knoyle (Wolds) 1.49.09, David Betts (Clee) 1:49:56, Doug Craggs (Wolds) 1.57.55, Anne Mortimer (Wolds) 1.58.29, Paul Brown (Wolds) 2.05.58, Nicola Wright (Wolds) 2.06.09, David Peck (Clee) 2:11:07, Barry Everett (Wolds) 2.28.18.
The overall winner was Notts athlete Stuart Spencer in 1.09.13, ahead of Lincolnshire star Matt Bowser, who wasn't far behind in 1.09.31. First lady was Rotherham's Jenny Blizard in 1.21.58
Elsewhere, Wolds Vet Ian Martinson (Vet50) had a good run at the Haltemprice 10K, near Hull, with a time of 39.30.
The previous week's Gainsborough 5K also attracted a large field.
Among the high-performing locals in action were Nick Marsh (Louth AC, 16.58, seventh), Edward Huxford (Clee AC, 17.54, 16th) and Ian Martinson (Wolds Vet, 18.40, 23rd).
Race winner was Scunthorpe-based Salford Harrier Pumlani Bangani in 15.47. First lady was Hallamshire Harriers' Calli Thackery in 17.38.
Bev Wilson (Vet45), had a great run in the Bridlington Half Marathon. The Clee AC athlete's time of 1.25.31 was good enough to earn her third-placed lady overall. Her time was the 11th fastest so far this year at the distance by a female in the V45 age category.