2018 Wetherby Runners in the press
MIGHTY ORANGE TAKE ON MULGRAVE CASTLE 10K
A whopping thirty-nine athletes from Wetherby Runners descended on the Mulgrave Castle estate near Whitby to take part in a 10k race put on by Loftus & Whitby AC. Accustomed to fielding participants at mostly local events, these numbers were something special. The club, that operates from the Wetherby Sports Association, had laid on a free coach to get members to the event. Several family and friends also joined them for a grand day out at the seaside.
Richard Bell the clubs Chairman said that ‘the days racing, which was also part of an inter-club handicap, was a resounding success with Wetherby taking home, team and individual prizes. We represented at one point over 90% of the total online entries although nearer race day and with a limit of 200 entries being reached we had a quarter of the field from our club. We have been keen to promote ourselves more widely to the local community in recent years and events like todays forge great team spirit and enjoyment for our members. Our zero to 5K group which meet on Mondays has been a great entry point for many novice runners and several of last year’s intake took part in the race on Sunday with some fantastic performances.'
Sunday’s race was a very undulating off road run on woodland trails within private grounds. Runners therefore got a rare chance to see stunning views of the coast and Whitby Abbey, although most were too busy tackling the challenging hills to notice the view. After what was considered unanimously a tough test it was back on the bus to travel to a nearby restaurant for Fish and Chips before the trip home.
Wetherby Runners meet on Wednesdays at 7pm at the Wetherby Sport Association and are always on the lookout for new members, no experience is necessary as the club meets the needs of novices and experienced runners alike.
First home for Wetherby in 12th place was Paul Windle in 44:57 and first lady was Rebecca Normington in 45:16.