Course record broken in Cusworth 10k

David Sedgwick. Photo: Andy Davies
David Sedgwick. Photo: Andy Davies

Tesfaye Debele took the honours in the Inter-Clean (Doncaster)-sponsored Cusworth 10k in record-breaking style on Sunday.

The Leeds City runner, who also won the race last year, got away after about two miles and stormed to victory in a course-record time of 32 minutes 32 seconds to claim the £100 first prize.

Club-mate Mike Burrett (33.13) finished runner-up with Barnsley AC’s Brendan Moody (33.46) claiming third place.

Doncaster Athletic Club’s David Sedgwick was the first local runner home in sixth place in a time of 34.59.

“I was pleased with my time which was less than 40 seconds off my personal best,” said Sedgwick after the race.

“I’d run the Nottingham half-marathon the week before so I didn’t know how I’d feel today.

“It was a case of suck it and see.”

George Phillips, another member of the promoting club, came home in ninth place in 35.36.

Club-mate Rhys Gibson (35.40) was tenth in the race which attracted a record field of 480.

Lee Spink (Doncaster) finished second in the vet-45 race in a time of 37.54.

Doncaster’s Mick Page, whose idea it was to launch the race five years ago, repeated last year’s success in the vet-60 race when finishing 26th overall in a season’s best time of 37.43.

Phil Bussey (Doncaster) won the vet-65 race in a time of 41.36. Askern’s Bernard Jones (65.48), 365th overall, bagged the vet-75 honours.

Mark Eanor (67th in a time of 41.29) was the first Danum Harrier to finish with David Pearce, who finished one place behind in 41.30, flying the flag for Askern.

Kris Noble (95th in 43.21) was the first Tickhill Running and AC man home.

Rotherham’s Fiona Davies took the honours in the women’s race, finishing 19th overall in a time of 37.18.

Doncaster AC’s Joanne Goodier, 45th overall in 39.35, was the fourth female home and second in the vet-40 race.

Doncaster’s Rosemary Armstrong (59.20) won the women’s vet-70 race in a time of 59.20.

George Westerman (5.03) romped to victory in the Cusworth Fun Run which also attracted a record field of 96.

Doncaster AC club-mate Samuel Lawson (5.43) was runner-up. Lydia Hall (unattached) was third in a time of 6.11.