Vale of York Half Marathon
Always eyeing a reason to spend a few days in another part of the Country, Simon Bekker traveled to West Yorkshire to take part in the Vale of York Half Marathon on 11 September 2016. An understandably popular event among the good people of Yorkshire, the 1500+ strong field of runners set out from Sherburn-in-Elmet Aero Club on a scenic circular 1-lap route of nearby hamlets. Encouraged along the race route by great roadside support if somewhat dubiously dressed at times, the competitors were greeted with warm enthusiastic cheer as they turned back into the finish on what turned out to be an ideal morning for running. Capitalising on some good form coming into the event Simon ran a good even-paced race to comfortably dip inside his previous best time at this distance, achieving 01:30:29. Sunday dinner tasted raight good after that!