Racing Round Up

A busy weekend of running and racing for Acorns. The biggest group heading to the Dalby Dash for a fast trail 10k. Helen Spring was first FV40 and Chris Poulton came 5th overall.

Richard and Nikki Gover went to the Hardmoors Goathland Marathon. Beautiful sunny autumn day on the moors. Very muddy paths particularly where the Levisham Limping fell race the week before had churned it up. Richard came 9th in 5:18:57 and Nikki came in at 7:03:39. Runners were still staggering home long after dark. Some interesting route choices by people in the top 5, with some checkpoints being deemed optional 😉 No race photos but here’s a shot of the beautiful morning and a beautiful campervan.

Andrew Crease was at the York Movember 10k at the Knavesmire, regretting football the night before.

Further afield Anthony Tomkins did 9 miles of quagmire in the Welsh Black Mountains.

Even further afield Jane Lawson got up at 05:30 to get a 1.5 train from Tokyo in time to do Kashiwanoha parkrun. Proper dedication to the parkrun cause.

Abbey Dash

Four Acorns ran the Abbey Dash 10k in Leeds on Sunday 27 October 2019. Helen and Tim ran strong races, Drew scored yet another PB making a full sweep of PBs this year and Andrew Crease got below the magic 45 for the first time.

Meanwhile Jane Lawson and Erwin raced the Wistow 10k, Anthony Tomkins was at the “dirty double” in the Lakes and many others were out getting covered in mud. Good running everyone.

Abbey Dash results

York Acorn Present: A Sporting Evening with Sharon Gayter

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York Acorn Running Club would once again like to welcome you to join us on 21 November for a sporting evening, this year with GB ultra-distance international Sharon Gayter; recent breaker of the women’s ‘JOGLE’ record (traveling by foot from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 12 days, 11 hours, 6 minutes and 7 seconds)

Tickets cost £14 and include curry (veg or meat). Sharon will also be raising money for her chosen charity Mind.

Please contact Nicola Gover ( if you would like a ticket.

York Marathon

Lots of Acorns participated in the York marathon. Our Mens team finished 18th out of 69 teams. (Andy , Jamie, Neil). Some great times were run on a cool day – ideal marathon conditions. There were many others running in different colours and supporting round the course…overall a great day at our local marathon

PosNameCatTimeCat Pos
162Andy GoddardM4002:55:3339
399Jamie WarnerM03:13:2986
512Neil FoxM5503:19:2425
609Richard GoverM4003:24:13109
716Gill BoyntonF5503:28:437
1121Amy BailissF3503:41:3529
1393Ruairi GilesM03:51:58317
2151Nicola GoverF04:13:19124
2782Cari JonesF04:31:08213