Middleton shines at York’s Brass Monkey 10k race

Steve Middleton
Steve Middleton

Three athletics clubs sent a contingent to the streets of York at the weekend to contest the Brass Monkey Half Marathon.

Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers ace Steve Middleton claimed the fastest time as he flashed around the 13.1 mile course in one hour 17 minutes 49 seconds to finish 33rd.

Ripon Runner Tori Green was close behind Middleton as she finished in 1.24.37.

Her time broke the women’s club record for the distance by more than two minutes.

Derek McCreadie was Ripon’s first man across the line at York racecourse as he finished six seconds behind Green.

Andy Turner was also less than a minute behind Green.

Donna Riddler battled a heavy cold to record 1.32.40 with Simon McCudden finishing in 1.41.56.

Only 44 seconds separated daughter and father as Jane Grundy recorded 1.50.00 with John Grundy 1.50.44.

A trio of female Runners completed their line up with Lesley Willoughby 1.53.13, Kim Holden 1.55.37 and Laura Strangeway 1.57.23.

More than 1,000 runners competed in the race which started and finished at York racecourse.

Thirsk’s also contingent included. Paul Atkinson (1.31.59), David Fabrega (1.42.35), Sarah Burn (1.52.39), and Steve Billings(1.53.52).

Paul Ellis led Bedale and Aiskew Runners home in 1.33.12.

Other Bedale runners were. Vicki Howarth (1.56.33), Mark Stewart (2.09.02) and Charlotte Mullard (2.17.16 pb).