Sam Starling
9 September 2009

Great Yorkshire Run 2009

Myself and my two good friends Dan Pilkington and Rick Sellars all took part in the Great Yorkshire Run on Sunday. Perfect day for running – a bit cloudy and just the right side of being warm. I think Sheffield must have some kind of protective bubble around it, as the weather is almost too perfect every time I go… Managed to shave 5 minutes off my existing personal best to come in at 1:08:38, despite the lack of the promised run-through shower at the 7km mark. The next goal is to get under an hour.

Fantastic work from Rick and Dan though. Rick (who I did the Great Manchester Run with earlier this year) also got around 5 minutes off his best time with 42 minutes, and Dan got 47 minutes – and it was only his first proper run. We all ran for the Alzheimer’s Society, and it’s not to late to donate. For details of our times, you can search for us here.