HOLMFIRTH Harriers fielded three teams at the North of England Road Relays at Leeds Carnegie.Š
Harriers took one men’s team and two ladies teams, with the ladies course covering two gently undulating laps around the Carnegie campus, while the men’s course covered two longer laps.
The Ladies ‘A’ team was once again led by Claire Leaver, who ran wellŠ in what is always a fast first leg, coming home in 20th position in 18 mins 19 secs.
Vice-captain Kath Farquhar ran well on the second leg, gaining four places to handover in 16th (18.08), then captain Helen Berry took the ‘A’ team up to 15th place with a time of 18.26.Š
Katie Walshaw continued her good form, running a strong final leg for the ‘A’ team (17.48) gaining five places to bring the team home in a credible 10th position, equalling last year’s result.Š
The ‘A’ team’s overall time was 1.12.39.
The Ladies ‘B’ team – Jacqueline France, Lucy Griffiths, Yvette Arthur and Adrienne Dewhirst – finished in a 35th place in a time of 1.27.13.ŠŠ
In the men’s race, the team was led off by Jake Rowlands who ran a strong leg, despite the frantic start, to come home in 33rd place in a time of 18.50, then club stalwart, Dave Watson, picked up 17 places to move the team up to 16th place (18.14), which would be the team’s highest position of the day.
Richard Smith also ran well to record a time of 19.29 and Alistair Langron ran a good leg in a time of 19.36 to leave the team in 21st place after four legs.
Julian Rose, who ran despite suffering a virus, ran a good time of 21.31 to keep the team in 24th place and it was left to Jake Harmon to finish the race in a time of 20.43.
The team finished in 29th place in an overall time of 1.58.23.
Results: Ladies ‘A’ team 10th place (1.12.39) – Claire Leaver 18.19, Kath Farquhar 18.08, Helen Berry 18.24. Katie Walshaw 17.48.
Ladies ‘B’ team 35th place (1.27.53) – J France 19.52, Lucy Griffiths 19.51, Yvette Arthur 21.49, Adrienne Dewhirst 26.21.
Mens team 29th place (1.58.23) – Jake Rowlands 18.50, Dave Watson 18.14, Richard Smith 19.29, A Langron 19.36, Julian Rose 21.31, Jake Harmon 20.43.
THERE was an impressive run from Longwood Harriers’ Andrew Pearson in the Robin Hood half marathon in Nottingham.
He came home third in a time of 67 minutes and 27 seconds.
Longwood also sent a team to the West Yorkshire track and field championships at Cleckheaton, with a number of personal bests.
In the Under 11 section James Garner, at Under 13 level Lewis Crank, Amelia Garner and Rebecca Morris and in the Under 15 age group Robert Morris all set new marks – as did Chris Sampson in the senior men’s javelin.
Results, Under 11 boys: James Garner – 75m - 13.1secs, long jump- 2.86m, shot putt 5.38m (pb).
Under 13 boys: Lewis Crank – 80m - 12.6secs, 800m - 2.44.1, discus 15m (pb).
Under 13 girls: Amelia Garner – shot - 6.28m, 80m - 12.07secs, long jump - 3.56m (pb). Rebecca Morris – 80m 12.08secs (pb), 800m - 2.52.0 (pb), long jump - 3.08m (pb).
Under 15 boys: Robert Morris – discus 12.23m (pb), 200m - 31.1 secs, 800m - 2.40.7.
Under 15 girls: Kirsty Lee – 200m - 31.93 secs, 800m - 2.50.0.
Senior men: Chris Sampson – discus 26.50m, shot 9.14m, javelin 28.06m (pb). Alan Marriott – discus 34.99m, shot 10.95m (first place).