Exceptional running by Driffield Striders

Exceptional running by Emma Williams and Shaun Hobson ensured a memorable day for Driffield Striders in the opening race of the East Yorkshire Cross Country League season at Bishop Wilton.

Emma’s third place in the women’s race (46mins. 45secs), augmented by Alison Crellin (fourth in 47.09), Sian Morgan (49.06), Benita Boyes (55.29) and Daisy Morgan (58.05) pro-pelled Striders to second place in the women’s competition.

A third spot for Shaun (38.48) was his high-est ever cross country position; and it came in a quality race won by Bridlington Roadrunners Phil Taylor (37.43), with clubmate Danny Brunton second in 38.09.The women’s race was won by City of Hull’s Carla Stansfield (40.53) on a day when underfoot conditions over the arduous Wolds course were the best for years.

Other Striders’ times were:

Jon Morgan (42.15)
Jon Rodger (42.20)
Jazz Edeson (42.23)
Neil Ridsdale (45.03)
Sean McDermott (45.46)
John Harrison (46.46)
James Abel (49.45)
Andrew Boyes (50.05)
Simon Starrett (50.28)
Martin Stack (51.05)
Tom Hunter (62.02).

League positions after one race: WOMEN: 1 City of Hull AC, 2 Driffield Striders, 3 Bridling-ton Roadrunners, 4 Scarborough AC, 5 Selby Striders, 6 Goole Vikings, 7 Beverley AC, 8 Pock-lington Runners. MEN: 1 City of Hull, 2 Bever-ley, 3 Scarborough, 4 Driffield, 5 Bridlington, 6 Goole, 7 Pocklington, 8 Selby.

*All runners are welcome to join Striders at their Tuesday and Thursday training evenings; meet at Driffield Rugby Union Football Club (6.30pm). Just turn up on the night or contact chairman Jim Abel for more details

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