Holmfirth Harriers’ junior athletes were in strong form at the Northern Athletics Road Relay held in Blackpool.
The girls Under 15 team collected silver medals, while the boys Under 13 team picked up bronze.
It completed a hat trick of silvers for the girls team, made up of Olivia Sykes, Lucy Byram and Erica Byram, as the elusive gold medals were won by City of Sheffield AC.
Sykes, who ran her leg in 10 minutes and 57 seconds, took the team out and handed over to Lucy Byram in fourth place.
Lucy (11.40) gained two places and Erica Byram (11.32) extended the lead over Warrington in third.
Holmfirth had three teams in the boys Under 13 category race and the A team – Nicky Farquhar, Ollie Rees and Jimmy Burke – continued their good form by finishing third.
The trio, who were victorious in the Yorkshire Road races, were led out by Farquhar (10.58), who handed over to Rees (11.01) and Burke ran the last leg passing a Vale Royal runner to move into the medal positions.
The B team demonstrated the strength in depth at the club as the team of Daniel Howatson (12.03), Samuel Bedingfield (11.59) and Fionn Kerry (11.32) finished in 11th.
In the girls race the team of Sunnivah Waterman (12.06), Sophie Allan (12.36) and Libby Shepherd (12.35) finished in eighth place.
Holmfirth were 16th in the boys Under 15 race with a team of Lewis Bartholomew (11.08), Andrew Farquhar (11.04) and Seth Waterman (10.40), while Harry Shelbourne (11.15) and Shea Kerry (11.13) ran in an incomplete B team.
In the Under 17 race, the two Holmfirth boys teams finished in 19th and 20th, with the trio of Aaron Kettlewell (12.20), Lavell Pierre (12.50) and George Green (12.49) managing to hold off the challenge from clubmates Alex Robinson (12.38), Chris Law (12.44) and Eddie Hinchliffe (12.51).
In the Under 17 girls race Lucy Farquhar (13.55) and Sophie Spencer (15.19) ran as an incomplete team and were in 12th position after two legs.
Holmfirth’s juniors will be in action again on October 5, when 20 teams compete in the Northern Cross Country Relays Championships at Graves Park in Sheffield.
Holmfirth’s senior athletes were out in force with the ladies race run over four stages on a 5.2km course.
Katie Walshaw, recently returned from the World Mountain Running Championships in Poland, ran the first leg for the A team in 18.31.
Margaret Sykes (18.14) lifted the team to fourth place, a position maintained by Helen Berry (18.37), and Claire Leaver ran well on the final leg (20.08) as they took sixth place.
The ladies’ B team were led by Lucy Verrill (20.52), in her last race before her marathon debut, who ran leg one, Ruby Sykes (20.57) picked up four places, Liz Woodfield (21.55) picked up three places and Cara Penfold (23.21) lifted the team to 24th.
The race was won by Leeds City with Susan Partridge clocking the fastest leg in 16.38.
Holmfirth’s men put in a creditable performance, fielding three teams for the first time for several years.
With six legs of 6.6km, first off for the A team was Dave Turnbull (20.41), Richard Smith (21.16) ran well but dropped one place against some stiff opposition.
Veteran Dave Watson (21.29) pulled the Harriers up to ninth place, Richard Anderson (22.21) finished leg four in 12th, followed by 19-year-old Peter Brookes (21.43) in 11th and Julian Rose (23.02), running in the vet 50 category, took on the last leg to bring the team home in 13th place.
The Holmfirth B and C teams, made up of a mixture of open age, veterans and junior men, came home 60th and 74th respectively, as Leeds City’s men won the title.