Andrew Wards off field of 700 in first Brooks 10k

Doncaster Road Race - Start
Doncaster Road Race - Start

THE inaugural Brooks Run Doncaster 2012 10k on Sunday proved a runaway success with over 700 people completing the race which started and finished at Doncaster Racecourse.

Clowne’s Andrew Ward had established a race-winning lead by the 5k mark and went on to take the title in a time of 30 minutes 44 seconds - well clear of runner-up Birchfield’s Zack Kihara (31.25). Rothwell’s Martin Sanders (33.30) claimed third spot in the race which made local history by being the first Doncaster event where runners had electronic timing tags on their shoes.

Doncaster Athletic Club’s Andy Siddle, seventh in a time of 35 minutes 18 seconds, was the first local runner to finish. Club-mate Dave Sedgwick (35.28) finished one place behind him in eighth.

Chris Moran (Doncaster AC) came home in 12th place in a time of 36.19.

Wayne Martison, who finished 18th in a time of 37.15, was the first Askern runner home.

Stephen McGuire (Doncaster AC) was 21st in a time of 37.41 with club-mates Daniel Orme (38.08) and Lee Spink (38.41) finishing 23rd and 25th respectively.

Doncaster-based Rotherham Harrier Jenny Blizard, 13th overall in a time of 36.29, took the womens’ race.

n Askern stage their long-running Sentry Doors-sponsored Askern 10k race tonight.

The race, which starts at 7pm, finishes at Askern Welfare, where late entries will be taken on the night. Entries are currently around the 350 mark, slightly down on last year.