A hard rain’s a-gonna fall, sang Bob Dylan. And on Sunday it did just that, as part of a five day battering, the like of which I haven’t seen since the last Ashes series, that left one wondering just what us poor club runners had done to offend the weather gods.
But there was a small window in the misery, during which club men’s marathon record holder David Palmer took the opportunity to run the Wakefield 10k, a final quick blast before the tedium of taper begins.
And he didn’t do a bad job of it, finishing in fourth place after a tussle with a runner from Ackworth.
There were 1708 finishers, first man was Ben Marriott for Bingley Harriers in 00:32:17, first lady was Jenny Lathem who represented Wakefield & District Harriers in 00:36:58.
Full results can be found on the Sport Systems website.