Local ace Jenny storms to victory in Town Centre women’s 5k race

Family fun run winners Kye Stothard, aged 14, his sister Elli Stothard (second left), aged 13, second placed girl Emily Barker (left), aged 12, and third placed girl Abi Cliff, aged 13.
Family fun run winners Kye Stothard, aged 14, his sister Elli Stothard (second left), aged 13, second placed girl Emily Barker (left), aged 12, and third placed girl Abi Cliff, aged 13.
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DONCASTER-based Jenny Blizzard (Rotherham) produced a storming run to win the Doncaster Town Centre women’s Open 5k race on Wednesday.

Blizzard. who finised 29th overall, clocked a time of 17 minutes 20 seconds.

Hallamshire’s Dave Archer won the Open race in 15 minutes 06 seconds. Teenager Jacob Clark (15.35) was the first Doncaster-based runner.

Clark, who switched from Doncaster Athletic Club to City of Sheffield at the turn of the year, was sixth.

Andy Siddle, a runaway winner of last month’s Sandall Beat 10k Trail Race, was the first Doncaster AC runner to finish in 12th place in 16.08. Simon Newton (16.12) was the first Askern runner home in 15th place.

Other leading Doncaster AC runners included youngster Bertie Houghton (16.50), who finished 20th.

Leeds City (men’s) and Lincoln Wellington (women’s) won the respective team prizes).

Doncaster’s Simon Wright, the 2009 winner, finished runner-up in the vets’ race for the second successive year, in a time of 16 minutes 04 seconds.

Kev Newman (17.23) was 12th with fellow Doncaster AC runner Lee Spink (17.46) six places behind.

Doncaster’s Mick Page (17.51) was 21st with Askern’s Pete Clemments (18.01) 24th.

Jayne Baldwin (19.01) celebrated her return to the meeting following a two-year absence by becoming the first female Doncaster AC runner to finish in 47th overall.

The one-mile family fun run was won by Doncaster Athletic Club’s Kye Stothard (14) from team-mates George Phillips (11) and third-placed Callum Wilson. Kye’s younger sister, 13 year-od Ely, won the girls’ race from Doncaster AC team-mates Emily Baker (12) and Abi Cliff (13),