THE Hever family enjoyed a double celebration as Longwood Harriers Athletics Club held their 70th annual point-to-point races.

Sam won the Junior Boys Handicap, running 14min 49sec on the course from Newsome Church Hall and, with his handicap of one minute, recording 13-49 to pip scratch winner Lewis Crank (14-36).

And his sister Chloe won the Junior Girls Handicap, running 15-43 off a 90sec handicap and taking the title with 14-13.

The senior race – which normally goes to Farnley Tyas church and back but this year was run below Castle Hill because of high winds – was won by scratch man Trevor Wright in 35-07 but the handicap prize went to Richard Hardcastle (31-24 off 12min 30sec).

Tom Schofield won the Under 11 event, running 8-15 (the same time as scratch runner Morgan Burton) with a 15sec handicap to record 8-00 flat.


Under 11 – 1 Tom Schofield time 8-15, handicap 15sec, handicap time 8-00; 2 Morgan Burton 8-15, scratch, 8-15; 3 Charlotte Jervis 8-28, scratch, 8-28.

Juniors – 1 Lewis Crank 14-36, scratch, 14-36; 2 Sam Hever 14-49, 1min, 13-49 (first boy); 3 Freya Williams 15-11, scratch, 15-11; 4 Rebecca Morris 15-29, 1min, 14-29; 5 Chloe Hever 15-43, 90sec, 14-13 (first girl); 6 Wesley Burton 17-55, 2min, 15-55; 7 Spencer Lambert 18-37, 40sec, 17-57; 8 Kirsty Leigh 19-58, scratch, 19-58.

Seniors – 1 Trevor Wright 35-07, scratch, 35-07; 2 Ian Mitchell 35-29, 15sec, 35-14; 3 Richard Hardcastle 43-54, 12min 30sec, 31-24 (first in handicap).

Meanwhile, in the Yorkshire Vets Road Relays at Otley, Longwood Men’s Over 60 team were second overall with Michael Proctor (20-49), Brian Pickersgill (22-11) and Richard Hardcastle (22-53).

In the Kirklees 10k from Leeds Road Playing Fields, Johnathan Dance was 82nd overall in 53-00 and Brian Boothroyd finished 134th in 61-24 and was first in the Over 75 category.

Mick Proctor was 37th in the Mileta 10k from Spenborough, clocking 44-23 to be second in the Over 60s, while Peter Swayne was 61st in 55-11.

Ian Mitchell finished 18th in the Netherthong 10k, clocking 44-33 to be first in the Over 55s.