Hornsea Rotary One Third Marathon National Championship
Sunday 9 April 2017, 11 am
Thank you to everyone who took part in our ninth 'One Third Marathon' on Sunday 9th April 2017 at Densholme Farm, Great Hatfield. There were 436 runners registered and 360 crossed the finishing line.
Although everybody enjoyed the warmest weather of the year but not so with the runners. The temperature soared to 22C with humidity of 47% in Great Hatfield and 3 runners were overcome with the heat. This is still proved to be one of the most popular shorter runs in the north of England.
The top prizes of the day went to Richard Buckle of Hornsea School team and Sara Rookyard, a non-afilliated runner for first places in male and female, respectively. First place in the Over 70 vet male went to Vic Shirley, and Pam Atkins of Beverley AC for the Over 70 female. An exceptional prize for over 80 goes to Robert Thomson of Haltemprice RRC.
The winning Club was City of Hull Athletic Club with a finishing inter-club time of 64 mins and 1 second. The winners of the team were Hudgell Runners team with an average scored time of 75 minutes 49 seconds.
The special prize for the Mike Atkin Memorial Cup went to Stephen Rennie of the City of Hull AC with a finishing inter-club time of 56 mins and 11 seconds. The prize was presented by Janice, wife of beloved Mike Atkinson.
Early this year, Mike Atkinson died suddenly at his home. Mike had been a resident of Hornsea for over 40 years and was well known as ' The Runner' and he could be seen daily running around the streets of Hornsea wearing his trademark red bandana. Long distance running was his passion and he was very good at it. He participated in many elite races as a member of the Hornsea Harriers and won many prizes. He was known and respected by runners throughout the East Riding and was a supporter of Hornsea Rotary and Marie Curie. He took part in almost every 'Hornsea Third' since its inception and was the winner of the Veterans' race on more than one occasion.
Thanks to all the Runners, Helpers and Sponsors for making it such a great success last year and we are looking forward to seeing you all next year!
To access the results for 2017 go to: RESULT
For PHOTOS of the DAY - click HERE - by permission of Neil McDonald
For Facebook users - Click here for (1), (2), (3) - by permission of Dave Gowans
For VIDEO CLIP of the DAY - click HERE
For Aerial footage from Hovacam.com - click HERE