DONCASTER’S Andy Siddle showed rivals a clean pair of heels to win his club’s Open 10k Trail Race.
Competing in the race for the first time, Siddle got away early on and had pulled well clear by the halfway stage.
He maintained his form in the second half of the race to finish a resounding winner of the third running of the race in 34 minutes 44 seconds.
“I was a bit disappointed with the time but it was an undulating course,” said Siddle, who will next be in action locally in next month’s Town Centre 5K road race.
Dave Tune (36.22) celebrated his debut as a first-claim Doncaster runner, by claiming third spot in the race which attracted a field of 224. The 40 year-old, who was also tackling the run for the first time, won the men’s vet-40 race.
Clubmate Lee Spink (37.05) was fourth. Doncaster’s Chris Moran (37.30) was fifth.
Pete Burke was the first Askern runner home in seventh place in a time of 37.52. Askern team-mate Wayne Martison finished immediately behind him in a time of 30.20.
Doncaster’s Ed Fletcher, 14th overall in a time of 40.23, was the first vet-50 runner.
Doncaster’s Kevin Taylor (41.49) won the vet-45 race. He was 24th overall.
Other leading Doncaster area runners to feature in the top 50, included Pete Wade, 29th in a time of 42.23, Doncaster clubmate Kev Newman, 30th in a time of 42.24, Askern’s Steve Barber (43.58), who finished 41st, Adwick Triathlon Club’s David Aylott, 45th in time of 44.27, and Doncaster’s Jeff Scully (44.52), who came home in 49th place.
It proved to be a case of third time lucky for Kimberworth Striders’ Lindsy Gray.
She won the ladies’ race in a time of 41.39 when finishing 23rd overall.
Doncaster Athletic Club enjoyed a clean sweep in the pre-race Fun Run.
Fourteen year-old Declan Neary (five minutes, 51 seconds) finished a clear winner from 13 year-old Callum Wilson (6.19) and 11 year-old George Phillips (7.00).
Elodie Grayer (unatached) was the first girl home in 13th place in a time of 8.10.
The race started and finished at Doncaster Knights’ Castle Park complex, and which took runners through a two-lap course in nearby Sandall Beat Wood.