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mari curiHornsea Rotary One Third Marathon National Championship

Sunday 8 April 2018, 11 am

The Rotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding would like to say a big thank you and congratulations to our all runners who ran. Thank you to all those who took part in Sunday's Hornsea One Third Marathon to help raise money for the charity.

With more than 418 people taking part, the Hornsea One third Marathon is one of the most popular and exciting events in the Holderness of East Riding. Raising well over £4000 for our local charity last year, it is also the largest single fundraising event of the Rotary Club. Hundreds of spectators line the country lane to support the runners, ensuring an electric atmosphere along the entire route. The race has become popular to most people's 'to do' lists and widely recognised every year.

There were 498 runners registered and 414 crossed the finishing line.

The day of the event had a pleasant atmosphere with temperature at 8.5C with humidity of 85% in Great Hatfield and light winds from the South at 5km/h.( from weather&radar app) 

The top prizes of the day went to Phill Taylor of Bridlington Road Runners Club (time = 47:52) and Susan Lewis of Roundhay Runners Club (time = 53:46) for first places in male and female, respectively. First place in the Over 70 vet (male) went to Neil Scruton of Scarborough AC, and Viviene Williamson for the Over 70 (female). An exceptional prize for over 80 goes to Robert Thomson of Haltemprice RRC.
The special prize for the Mike Atkinson Memorial Cup went to Stephen Rennie of the City of Hull AC for the second year running with a finishing time of 53 mins and 47 seconds. The prize was presented by Janice, wife of beloved Mike Atkinson. Other prizes were presented by Keith Himsworth (Deputy Mayor of Hornsea Town Council) and  Moya   Throffle (vice- Chair of Hatfield Parish Council)

The winners of Inter-clubs were: Roundhay Runners Club at 00:58:10

  • The first runners up - Scarborough Athletics Club at 01:03:33
  • and the second runners up - Driffield Striders at 01:03:36
  • Hornsea School won the best team at 01:01:07

The Story about JasonJason&Family

Jason Liversidge from East Yorkshire is a 42 year old, who suffers from Motor Neuron Disease opened our 11th Hornsea One Third Marathon and also took part in the event. As he was unable to move due to his muscle wasting disease, Jason took part in his wheel chair to raise money for Marie Curie, finishing part of the course at 1 hour 28 minutes.
He previously, has taken part in a series of charity events, from abseiling the Humber Bridge to climbing Mount Snowdon. Jason was accompanied by his family and his wife, Lisa. He was joined by Marie Curie nurses during the course. Read more

To access the results and video for 2018 go to: RESULT

For PHOTOS of the DAY - Click Here ~ with permission of Neil MacDonald