York Knavesmire Harriers Brass Monkey 2009
Race report by Howard Cross

Dave Barker sets off

18 January 2009

Pocklington Runners ran well at this years very popular Brass Monkey Half Marathon. The winner Matthew Pierso from Holmfirth Harriers was just outside the course record in a time of 1:06:34. The ladies race was won outright by Kim Fawke of Telford A/C in a time of 1:16:19.

Pocklington Runners were out in force on the day with many of the clubs runners recording PB times. First Home for Pocklington was new men’s team captain Paul Tatterton who recorded an excellent time of 1:21:20. First in for Pocklington’s ladies was team captain Helen Cross in 1:23:01.

Also recording excellent times on the day were Ed Rawlings, looking super smooth in 1:23:43, Jim Holding`s secret training paying off with 1:25:05, Richard Ginn, who takes part in the Marakesh Marathon next weekend was looking good in 1:28:19. Patrick Piggott, making a change running on the roads made a fine effort and ran a fantastic 1:32:27. Steven Worth having an easy time running in 1:33:01. Our very own Alan Kendra, guiding his nine pints around in 1:40:02.

Darren Reevell was the first of many of the twenty three Pocklington Runners to record PBs with his time of 1:42:25. Faye Jessop with a fantastic 1:46:04 (PB), Paul Sheridan hammering approx two minutes off his best time to date 1:47:06 (PB). Linda Harvey ran an excellent race in 1:48:58, Sue Brown 1:49:29, just beating Jill Madonna Dowson in 1:49:49 but all ducking under the 1:50 mark.

Sue Vicary had a fine race in 1:51:08, and Marcus Bourne running on not so much training still managed an excellent 1:55:37.

Adele Shipley made a fine effort finishing in 2:01:14, Dave Barker 2:05:53, Kevin Kendal 2:06:05 all ran with grit and determination whilst Helen Reevell’s 2:14:05 (PB) shows her training is up to the distance, knocking over seven minutes off her PB, she must try harder next time!!.

Excellent efforts from Steph Room 2:14:23, Stephen Fletcher 2:21:22 and Kath Bee 2:34:58, which made this an excellent start of the year for Pocklington Running Club.