Ryde on time as Carl defends Cusworth 10k title

Out in front: Carl Ryde, wearing the number 345 shirt, produced a superb performance to retain his Cusworth 10k road race title.           Picture: Steve parkin
Out in front: Carl Ryde, wearing the number 345 shirt, produced a superb performance to retain his Cusworth 10k road race title. Picture: Steve parkin
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DONCASTER Athletic Club’s Carl Ryde successfully defended the Cusworth 10k road race title when winning the second running of the event on Sunday.

Ryde (32 minutes 48 seconds) romped to victory in the race which started and finished in the grounds of the historic Cusworth Hall, finishing almost three minutes clear of team-mate Andy Siddle (35.40), the winner of the Sandal Beat 10k Trail Race in June.

Doncaster’s Simon Wright, the winner of the men’s vet-45 race in 35.47 was the third finisher in the 335-strong field. Kev Newman (Doncaster AC), seventh overall in 36.31, was the first man home in the vet-50 race.

Doncaster’s Lee Spink (37.05), who finished two places behind Newman, showed rivals a clean pair of heels to win the men’s vet-40 race. Team-mate Mick Page (38.21), who came home in 13th place, took the honours in the men’s vet-55 race.

Askern’s Brian Watts, 93rd overall in a time of 45.51, was second in the vet-65 race.

Other leading Doncaster Athletic Club runners on the day included David Sedgewick, 15th in (38.33), Martin James, 21st (39.40), Dean Watson, 24th (40.01), Mark Higham, 27th (40.18), Dave Birkett, 29th (40.24), Martin Wilkinson, 37th (40.54), Malc Leggett, 48th (41.46). Stanley Williams (vet-55) was the first Askern runner home in 63rd place in a time of 43.32.

Doncaster (Ryde, Siddle, Wright) won the men’s team prize.

Penistone’s Julie Buckley, 26th overall in a time of 40.12 successfully defended her women’s title.

Doncaster’s Louise Gill (45.31) finished third and 89th overall.

Karen Richards took the honours in the women’s vet-50 race with team-mate Chris Lowe claiming second spot in the women’s vet-55 race.

Doncaster took the women’s team prize.