York 10km League Report – Tadcaster

Ben Jones and Helen Cross maintained their dominant starts to the York and District Road Race League with victories at Tadcaster.
Jones and Cross made it two wins from two in the 10km series, while there was only one change to the podium places from the opening round at Pocklington.

Cross (York Triathlon Club) again had a comfortable victory in the women’s race, leading home City of York pair Charlotte Mason and Emma Ballantyne in second and third respectively.

Jones (University of York) finished nine seconds clear at the end of a competitive men’s race. But this time it was Oliver Cockerill (City of York), who took second from Phil Elliott-Dick (York Knavesmire Harriers) after the latter had pushed him into third at Pocklington. The trio had been locked together at the halfway point, but Jones’ greater strength told in the closing stages as he crossed the line in 33mins 56secs.

Having battled wind and rain in round one, sunny conditions made for faster times over the undulating course. Cockerill clocked 34.05 to Elliott Dick’s 34.14, with George Cook (University of York) a distant fourth place in 35.00. Cross, who is bidding for a third league title, finished 17th overall in 36.46, with Mason (37.36) seeing off Ballantyne (38.00).

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