The racing season saw York at the heart of the action over the weekend, with two Goole Viking Striders going back-to-back with marathons.Patrick Harness and Neil Stead both ran 26.2 miles in Manchester the previous weekend and both improved on their times in York.Patrick’s three hours and 25 minutes was upgraded to three hours, 12 minutes and nine seconds, while Neil went from four hours and 25 minutes to three hours, 57 minutes and 56 seconds. Well done to both, though a third marathon in as many weekends may not be advised!Also at York, a great year of running for Nicky Jackson and Clare Tune continued, as they recorded 3.36.31 and 3.42.16 respectively in the marathon, Clare finishing ninth in her age category.The York 10-miler runs concurrently to the marathon and four GVS runners completed that, too.Andy Masterman was the first, seventh in his age category in 69.07, followed by David Maddison (73.49, sixth in his category), Julie Masterman (77.12, fourth in her category) and Cath Blythe, who landed a huge 12-minute PB in 105.44.Further up the A64, James Williamson led home the Striders at the Yorkshire Coast 10k in Scarborough, first back in 40.45, followed by Jonny McFaul (41.17), Martin Downer (42.52), Wayne Gardiner (42.54) and Mark Johns (45.49).Next up was Matt Clarke (48.39), while Steve Whitlam’s first 10k in two years yielded a great 52.53, followed by Tim Leighton (57.41), Angela Goodwin (76.03) and Julie Whitlam (76.04).At parkrun over the weekend, a huge congratulations to Craig Barker and Stef Lumley who continue to push each other to new bests, this time over the 5k distance.Craig was first back at Goole parkrun - which had a total of 32 GVS runners - in 16 minutes and 38 seconds, with Stef just five seconds back, both earning new PBs.Gillian Walker (36.14) also got a new PB, as did Steve Gelder who ran 18.41 in York, with other GVS representation at Conkers and Peter Pan parkruns. ... See MoreSee Less
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Well Done to all the striders this weekend 👍🙂The autumn marathon season continued with the Manchester marathon and half-marathons on Sunday with some great performances from the striders. David Maddison was the first back for the club in the Half with a time of 1hr 38 mins that was good enough for a top 10 finish in his age group. Kate Gardiner ran a brilliant PB in 1 hr 53 mins. 55 secs. In the marathon there was a group of 5 striders taking on the 26.2 mile challenge. First back for the striders, in another consistent display, was Pat Harness in a time of 3 hrs 25 mins 25 secs. Next in was Jez Gibbins in 3 hrs 57 mins 25 secs, followed by Mark John's in 3 hrs 59 mins 15 secs, Paul Brewer ran 4 hrs 8 mins 33 secs and lastly, Neil Stead in 4 hrs 25 mins 19 secs. Also there was the first round of the East Yorkshire Cross Country league in a sunny Bishop Wilton on sunday. Where a record 285 runners took to the start line. This course is not for the faint hearted with a monster downhill finish that is knicknamed 'skyfall' because of its sharp descent. The striders turned out in force to take on the challenge. First back for the club was Stef Lumley who finished in a great 7th place in 39.36, next home for Goole was Steve Gelder in 44.56 and was 2nd in his age group. James Williamson 3rd Strider in 46.17. A great XC debut for young Liam Tupling in 47.55 was next. Andy Masterman 5th back for the striders in 49.17. 6th home and the final points scoring male runner for the club was Martin Midgley in 51.28. Kasia Szalecka was the first female back for the striders finishing 14th in 52.06. Phillipa Oldridge was next in 55.03. The final points scoring female for the club was Fiona Whittaker in 57.16. Other striders times: Dan Challenger 56.57, Julie Masterman 58.37 2nd in her age group, Dave Hanney 59.02, Andy Trotter 60.09, Andy Bell 62.08, Simon Tupling 67.47, Rich Bramham 73.43 Elsewhere on Saturday Kasia Szalecka and her husband Kris ran the gruesome twosome 10k in the beautiful Lincolnshire wolds in a time of 48.17, they was the 3rd mixed team out of 65 entrants. At Goole Parkrun on Saturday there was 4 Striders in the top 10 with Jonny McFaul 2nd in 19.25, Nicky Jackson 3rd in a course PB 19.27, 5th Martin Downer in 20.08 and Wayne Gardiner 8th in 21.19, Clare Tune was the 3rd female in 22.56. Other Striders at Goole Parkrun: Steve Gelder 23.30, Dan Challenger 23.54, Andy Smith 24.05, Mark Thompson 24.17, Phillipa Oldridge 24.24, Andy Proctor 24.48, Susan Craik 25.03, Steve Whitlam 25.13, Neil Stead 25.37, Bob Coates 25.45, Andrew Bell 26.26, Rosie Andrews 28.40, Debbie Butcher 29.05, Aimee Cutter 29.10, Becki Thomas 30.11, Andrea Cowling 30.15, Cath Blythe 30.30, Graham Walker 30.31, Gillian Walker New PB 36.28, Sue Wileman 37.04, lastly Sophie Booth Walked her first Parkrun after injury in 43.18. Fiona Graham was the 5th female at Eniskillen parkrun in Northen Ireland. Andy and Julie masterman was at Wetherby parkrun with times of 20.57 and 24.49 respectively. Father and son Simon and Liam Tupling was at Selby Parkrun with Liam running a PB in 19.36 and Simon in 24.45. ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s said that the London Marathon is the greatest race in the world and GVS’ two participants made the club suitably proud on the streets of the capital on Sunday.It was another historical race for Dave McKinnon as he posted a huge 14-minute personal best to end in a time of 2 hours, 40 minutes and 50 seconds.It’s the second fastest time in the history of the club and only 71 seconds outside the overall best set by Andy Masterman in London eight years ago.Dave’s time was set at an average of six minutes and eight seconds per mile, for the 26.2 miles, which for anyone who’s done any sort of running, is some going, and marks a staggering progression from his opening marathon time of three hours 53 minutes in 2016.On Dave’s achievement, club president and acting chairman Roger Foster said: "It was great to see how well Dave McKinnon has run in the London Marathon. The club has always recognised how good a runner he is and to do this time, getting so close to the clubs all time marathon record, is amazing. Well done Dave "Well done too, to Julie Masterman, whose run of 3.41.48 would be the fifth fastest in club female history if she didn’t hold top spot herself! Congratulations to too Philippa Oldridge and Fiona Whitaker, who ran virtually in 5.09.34.There was running away from London too on Sunday, with Clare Tune setting another brilliant best at the Bridlington half-marathon, with a time of 1hr 42m and 15s enough to make her the third female overall. Neil Stead ran as consistently as ever in 1hr 46m and 50s.At the Cusworth 10k, Nicky Jackson went under 40 minutes again in 39.14, followed by Andy Smith (50.15), Susan Craik (51.20) and Andrea Cowling (65.28). Mark Johns ran 55.10 at the Hopton 10k and Stacey Harrison 1.58.37 at the Hedgehog half-marathon.Friday saw the club host its second mile time trial at the Victoria Pleasure Grounds, open to members and non-members, with Craig Barker 4.57.09 just beating Stef Lumley (4.57.09) to the overall win, with Goole Youth AC’s Beth Grogan (6.12.26) the fastest female, and Katarzyna Szalecka (6.33.41) the fastest GVS female.At parkrun on Saturday, Stef Lumley was the winner at Goole in a new PB of 17.14, with Katarzyna Szalecka the first woman overall. There were other PBs in a field containing 27 GVS runners, with Kate Gardiner (23.19, first in her age category), Andy Smith (23.40) and Lynn Greenwood (31.59) all celebrating new best marks.GVS also had representation at Rotherham, Sandall Park, Heslington and Jersey parkruns.Sunday also saw the Goole Sprint Triathlon, with Jonny McFaul 23rd and Liam Tupling 32nd. ... See MoreSee Less
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RESULTS BELOW IN PREVIOUS POST ⬇️⬇️⬇️NEXT EVENT 29th October! ... See MoreSee Less
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Another great turn out for our 1 mile track event. The next event will be Friday 29th October 1830.RESULTS HEAT 11st Kye Barker 6.36.842nd Megan McGrath 7.07.333rd Simon Tupling 7.18.504th Sophie East 7.19.105th Daniel Cutter 7.32.186th Maisie Eastwood 7.33.067th Andy Shaw 7.38.618th Jill Curtis 8.08.959th Lydia Cutter 9.34.3210th Aimee Cutter 9.34.9411th Casper Oughtred 10.08.87HEAT 21st Liam Tupling 5.48.512nd Jason Byard 5.55.633rd Martin Downer 6.00.194th Beth Grogan 6.12.265th Paul Brewer 6.16.336th Neil Stead 6.18.117th Kasia Szalecka 6.33.418th Phillipa Oldridge 6.34.419th Andy Trotter 6.41.2810th Tom Drury 6.41.6611th Imogen Stevens 6.42.3312th Dan Challenger 6.44.4613th Andy Smith 6.45.1314th Mark Johns 6.45.8015th Colin Byard 6.48.0316th Mark Thompson 6.51.7617th Steve Whitlam 7.14.00HEAT 31st Craig Barker 4.57.092nd Stef Lumley 4.57.533rd Gregan Clarkson 5.04.084th Jonny McFaul 5.21.545th Adam Leighton 5.25.81Well Done everyone 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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