Norton 9 Miles – 3 March 2019 – Faye Lightowler won the women's race by nearly 3 minutes in a very fast 53 minutes 56 seconds. Steve Lowe finished 7th out of more than 500 in 53 minutes exactly.

Thirsk 10 Miles - 17 March 2019 - Christine McCarthy set a women's over 55 club record with 72 minutes 23 seconds.

Wakefield 10K - 24 March 2019 - Faye Lightowler finished 2nd in the women's race and 1st F35 in 36 minutes 42 seconds.

 

Yorkshire Road Relay Championships - Leeds - 30 March 2019 - We participated in these championships for the first time and we had a very successful day. With 2 teams in the senior mens and 2 teams in the senior womens, our A team finished 22nd out of 49 in the mens event and our A team finished 20th out of 35 in the womens event. Faye Lightowler was the 6th fastest overall in the womens relay with 17 minutes 54 seconds for the 4800 metres course.

 

Vienna Marathon - 7 April 2019 - Christine McCarthy was in excellent form, finishing as the 1st F55 in this international marathon and setting a club record for women over 55 with 3 hours 23 minutes 14 seconds.

 

Pontefract Park Run - 13 April 2019 - Christine McCarthy set another womens over 55 club record with 21 minutes 14 seconds for the 5K distance and she improved the record to 21-01 one week later.

Vale of York 10 Miles - 14 April 2019 - Steve Lowe finished 8th in this race, setting club records for senior men and men over 40 with 57 minutes 4 seconds.

 

Ackworth Half Marathon - 22 April 2019 - Steve Lowe came 2nd here with 78-29.

 

London Marathon 29 April 2019 - 3 of our athletes completed the classic distance in our capital city. Scott Daly had a very good run, dipping under the 3 hours barrier with 2-58-24. Alice Smith was not far behind him with 3-13-16 and Christopher Hartley completed the run in 6-35-54.

 

North Lincolnshire Half Marathon - 5 May 2019 - Another tremendous run here by Christine McCarthy, setting yet another womens over 55 club record with 1-32-50. Her performance gives her 89.13% on the World Masters Athletics tables, which is the highest ever achieved by a Pontefract AC athlete and is not far short of the 90% that would have been a world class performance. Her time currently ranks her 11th in the UK in her age group and gender.

 

Leeds Half Marathon - 13 May 2019 - Faye Lightowler won the womens race by well over 3 minutes in a very fast 81 minutes 29 seconds.

 

Askern 10K - 15 May 2019 - Steve Lowe was in outstanding form here, setting club records for senior men and men over 40 with a very fast 34 minutes 40 seconds. Alice Smith was the 1st F35 finisher in 40-23. We had 4 Pontefract AC men inside 38 minutes, giving a good indication of our improving strength in depth. 

Pontefract 10K - 16 June 2019 - Nathan Doy finished 8th in 38-19, just ahead of Scott Daly, who was 9th in 38-30. Christine McCarthy was 6th in the women's race in 43-36 with Ruth Simmons 8th in 44-36.

Darrington 5 Miles - 29 June 2019 - Faye Lightowler won the women's race, setting a club record for senior women and women over 35 and also a course record with 31 minutes 3 seconds. David Kidd came 2nd in 30-20 followed by Nathan Doy, 3rd in 30-25 and Scott Daly, 5th in 30-38. Alice Smith was 4th in the women's race in 34-54.

Methley Canal 5K - 2 July 2019 - Nathan Doy finished 8th in 17-38 with Scott Daly 10th in 18-07. Christine McCarthy was 8th in the women's race in 21-29.

Askern 10 Miles - 11 August 2019 - Scott Daly was our first finisher in 64-09. Alice Smith came 6th in the women's race in 69-37 with Christine McCarthy 8th in 72-59

 

Salford 10K - 8 September 2019 - Christine McCarthy produced a world class performance on the World Masters Athletics calculations with a time of 42 minutes 4 seconds to set a club record for women over 55.

Vale of York Half Marathon - 15 September 2019 - Christine McCarthy was again in outstanding form, setting another F55 club record with 1-32-25.

Yorkshire Marathon - Selby - 20 October 2019 - Alice Smith had an excellent run here to clock 3-12-05.

Yorkshire 10 Miles - Selby - 20 October 2019 - Another world class performance from Christine McCarthy here, setting another F55 club record with 69-12.

Wistow 10K - 27 October 2019 - Steve Lowe finished 2nd in 36-17 and Nathan Doy produced a big PB to finish 4th in 36-34.

Leeds Abbey Dash 10K - 27 October 2019 - Scott Daly ran well here to clock 36-50.

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