No sliding along but flying feet instead as a record turnout of runners enjoyed winding their way around the Snake Lane 10 on Sunday (23 February). They were even more delighted by the generous goody bag on a day when everything went sssswimmingly.
There was a new start time of 9am for the 29th Snake Lane 10, a long established race from Pocklington Runners that has an enviable reputation. First class organisation, a scenic route, efficient volunteers and a goody bag worthy of its own award are the reasons behind its popularity together with a friendly atmosphere, making it a ‘must do’ event for any runner. This year’s race sold out within an hour.
The fast and flat course has high PB-potential. Held in Pocklington, it consists of left hand turns around this market town situated at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds then the all-important finish line sprint in the Market Place. There was plenty of encouragement from pacers and marshals and even the weather played along and didn’t spoil things.
Lewis Gamble-Thompson of New Marske Harriers AC was the first man home in 52:03.
Georgina Weston of Rotherham Harriers & AC was the winning lady, crossing the line in 1:02:20. She was fulsome in her praise of the event, saying: “People have recommended it to me and it was a lovely course as well. Everyone was brilliant, shouting ‘first girl’ and everything.”
There were 1,138 finishers who received a medal and an official Snake Lane 10 goody bag containing a treasure trove of goodies.
Another successful outing for this race, echoed by Pocklington Runners Club chairman Alan Kendra: “I think it’s gone well; the weather has been kind to us and not bad at all.”
Image courtesy of Ashley’s Photography