This morning, bright and early (thanks to the new start time), several Acorns headed over to Pocklington for the Snake Lane 10 mile race. The weather was kind to those of us running: chilly but for the most part dry.
A total of 1132 runners wound their way along the twisty, scenic route today with the winner, Lewis Gamble-Thompson of New Marske Harriers completing the race in a time of 52 minutes and 4 seconds.
Not far behind, in a time of 56 minutes 58 seconds was first Acorn home Chris Poulton who finished 9th overall and second in his age category.
The next Acorn runner over the line was David Muckersie in 01:08:07 which placed him 4th in his age category. Liz Gilley was the first Acorn lady finisher according to the Sports Entry Solution results filter with a finish time of 01:15:46. Emma Moore though also ran for Acorn today in a time of 01:10:45 but does not show when you filter the results for Acorn runners due to a mix up with the race number.
Chris Price finished the race in 01:16:56 and I (Amy Bailiss) crossed the mat with 01:27:01 on the clock. Drew Green, running with Claire Green, finished in 01:40:51.
Upon completion, runners were generously rewarded with a T-shirt, medal, buff and shopping bag along with the usual bottle of water and cereal bar based snack.
Back at the Rugby club bacon sandwiches, teas, coffees and cakes were all on sale which left Chris, Liz and I regretting the fact that we’d not thought to carry cash on us! But, hey ho, we’ll know for next time.
Yet again, Pocklington Runners put on a great event. It is easy to see why this race sells out fast every year!