Former Olympian Anthony Whiteman became the first runner to win both races in last night’s 21st Doncaster Town Centre Road Race meeting.
The Grimsby-based Shaftesbury Barnet ace won the vets’ 5k in a time of 15 minutes 41 seconds and the open 5k, which started half-an-hour later, in 14.56.
Whiteman, 43, competed at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games.
Doncaster’s Simon Wright produced an improved performance to finish sixth overall and win the vet-50 title in a time of 16.21, with club-mate Mick Page, 20th overall in 18.05, taking the honours in the vet-60 race.
Doncaster’s Phil Bussey (20.39) was second in the vet-65 race. Doncaster’s Bertie Houghton (15.28) was sixth in the open race.
Natalie Burns (Lincoln) won the women’s open race in 17.21 with Doncaster-based Jenny Blizard (18.12) finishing fifth. Molly Butterworth (Doncaster AC) won the under-20 race.
Barnsley’s Kerry Storrar (18.49) took the honours in vets’ race.
Armthorpe-based Luke Quinn (14), second last year, won the 1-mile fun run in six minutes 11 seconds with Doncaster’s George Westerman (6.18) finishing second.
A record 600 plus runners competed across the three events.