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Kirkbymoorside 10k runners hit road for good causes
1:29pm Wednesday 9th May 2012 in Ryedale news
SOME 440 runners took part in Kirkbymoorside 10k run at the weekend, raising money for local causes.
Race secretary Catherine Eve said: “We were blessed with glorious sunshine and it was marvellous to see hundreds of spectators lining the high street.”
For the first time, Catherine, who co-organises the event with her husband, Rick, included a 5k run for teenagers which attracted 25 runners.
“As soon as the main runners were on their way, more than 100 young children, toddlers and parents raced up and down the high street. After a few tumbles and the odd tear, they received their medals and the finish was prepared for the 5k runners,” Catherine said.
The winner in the highly competitive 5k run was Tyler Hutchinson in a time of 13 minutes and 45 seconds, with Maurice Carlton-Seal second in a time of 14 minutes 27 seconds and Nathan Smith third in 14 minutes 30 seconds.
All three are students at Ryedale School.
The first girl home was Emma Clapton, from Lady Lumley’s School in Pickering, in 14 minutes 52 seconds, with Dayna Arnott, of Hornsea, second, and Kelly Dawson, of Market Weighton, third.
More than 95 primary school children lined up for a one-mile race for children in Years 3 to 6. It was won by Sam Clayton, a Year 6 pupil at Thornton-le-Dale Primary School. The winning girl was Harriet Eve, a Year 6 pupil at Kirkbymoorside Primary School, who completed a clean sweep of all school years having previously won Years 3, 4 and 5. Georgiona Eve won the Year 3 girls’ category, Martha Carlton-Seal, from Sinnington School, Year 4, and Abi Smith, from Helmsley Primary School, Year 5.
In the boys’ section, George Baldwin, of Kirkbymoorside Primary School, was the winner of the Year 3 category, Finnion Hutchinson, from Helmsley Primary School, the Year 4 group, and Harry Coldbeck, of Nawton Primary School, Year 5.
Leading the field home in the 10k race was Aidan Adams, of Leeds City Athletics, in a time of 33 minutes 53 seconds, while the leading woman was Nicola Kent, of Loftus and Whitby, in a time of 40 minutes 12 seconds.
Second male was John Clifford and third Marko Gvero, while the second-placed woman was Sarah Douglas, from York Knavesmire, and third Kimberley England, of Pickering Running Club.