19 Feb

East Yorkshire Runners Step Up For Snake Lane

Snake Lane 10

Pocklington Runners will be in the envious position of hosting another sell out event next Sunday (25 February) when 1150 runners travel to East Yorkshire for the Snake Lane 10. As its name suggests, this popular club run boasts a winding stretch that snakes its way through the East Yorkshire countryside at the foot of the glorious wolds.

The East Yorkshire race is known to be fairly flat and an ideal preparation for London Marathon or as an early target for the new season. Such has been its popularity, the race sold out all of its entry allocation in a matter of hours.

Moving from the start point at Garths End in Pocklington, the course moves north and through the villages of Meltonby, Bishop Wilton, Bolton and Yapham Mill before returning to Pocklington for a fine finish at the Market Place.

2017 saw Gateshead Harriers’ Matty Hynes claim top spot in 52:15, around three minutes quicker than New Marske Harriers’ Tristan Learoyd (55:12). Michael Joyeux of Quakers RC took third in 55:43.

In the women’s competition, Birtley AC’s Tracy Millmore was a convincing winner in 60:08, with Josephine Stone of Middlesbrough & Cleveland Harriers second 61:00 and Jarrow & Heburn’s Georgia Campbell following just behind.

Look out for runABC North’s race report on the Snake Lane 10 next week.