Veteran Ken reaches century

Ken Bingley admiries the presentation cake given to him by Park Run organisers to mark his century.
Ken Bingley admiries the presentation cake given to him by Park Run organisers to mark his century.
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Ken Bingley recently completed his 100th Pontefract Park Run, becoming the first runner to do so.

Ken, aged 81, is a long standing member of Ackworth Road Runners.

He holds 12 club records in the male 65 to 75 year category.

Thirty two members of Ackworth Road Runners competed in the Barnsley 10k, the penultimate race in the Grand Prix calendar.

First home for the club was Neil Holt who set a personal best for the distance, failing by just one second to beat the 40 minute barrier.

Craig Daniels was second and Darren Horobin third.

First lady was Becci Winter from Sandy George and Rose Wigglesworth.

In the Grand Prix standings Neil Holt leads Craig Daniels by just one point. Mark Mills and Andrew Mascarenhas, who both have one race in hand, could overtake them. Becci Winter has already won the ladies series and Janet Davis and Vicki Hobbs are still contesting second place.

The age adjusted series have already been won by Martin Stearn and Janet Davis.

Eleven members entered the Abbey Dash 10k in Leeds. First home for the club in 37 minutes, 56 seconds was Mark Mills, setting the second fastest time for the distance this year by a club member.