Doncaster Town Centre Road Race: Dominant win for Emile Cairess

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Emile Cairess (Leeds City) showed the rest of the field a clean pair of heels to win the Doncaster Town Centre Open 5k.

Competing in the event for the first time, the West Yorkshire athlete led from the start and took advantage of the perfect conditions to clock a fast time of 14 minutes 36 seconds.

“I didn’t have a race plan as such apart from wanting to win the race,” said the 20 year-old. “It was a good course and there was plenty of support for all runners. I enjoyed it.”

William Mycroft (Enfield and Haringey) finished second in a time of 14.50 with Hull’s Harry Rowett (14.50) completing the first three.

Doncaster AC’s George Phillips – 12th overall in a time of 15.44 – finished second in the U20 race.

Another Doncaster AC U20 runner, George Rowland, finished 25th overall in 16.19.

Doncaster clubmate Molly Butterworth won the women’s U20 race in 18 minutes 10 seconds.

Clowne’s Gareth Lowe proved a runaway winner of the supporting vets 5k.

He stamped his authority on the race from the off and pulled further away on every lap to win with more than a minute to spare in a time of 15 minutes 31.

“I didn’t set out to try and run a particularly fast time, I just pushed it hard throughout,” he said.

“I’ve run here a few times. I won the race back in 2016 and I think I may have won it before then.”

Doncaster-based Dave Tune (Rotherham Harriers) was runner-up in a time of 15.35 with Mark Havenhand (Barnsley) finishing third overall and first in the vet-50 race in a time of 16.45.

Pete Badger flew the flag for the promoting club when bagging fifth place overall in a time of 16.54 and second in the vet-40 race.

“I finished eighth last season so I’m pleased to finish three places higher this year and also improve my time by around 30 seconds,” said the 43 year-old.

Doncaster’s Kev Newman won the vet-60 race in a time of 18.12. He finished one place in front of Steve Barber the first Askern runner to cross the line who was17th overall.

Doncaster’s Pete Wade (21.16) bagged third place in the vet-60 race.

Rotherham’s Fiona Davies, whose time of 17.59 saw her finish 14th overall, was the highest-placed woman.

Askern’s Kelly Raven, 34th overall in a time of 19.45, won the vet-35 race. Doncaster’s Rose James (22.43) claimed second spot.

Doncaster-based Janet Hindley (Rotherham Harriers) finished third in the women’s vet-50 race after posting a time of 25.15.