Longwood Harriers Ian Mitchell has retained his West Yorkshire Cross Country League title after a strong run at Keighley.
Veteran Mitchell (pictured left) was competing in the third of the ‘best of four’ race series, and he was the first in the Over 60 section to finish.
Added to his strong performances in the two previous races at Wakefield and Leeds, it means Mitchell now has an unassailable points lead in the 60 plus age group – and thus retains the title he won in 2013.
The best of the other Longwood performances was by Natalie McGuire (right) in the Under 17 years girls race in which she finished in 17th.
In the track season she is a promising sprinter over distances up to 400metres and uses these cross-country races to improve her endurance.
Longwood Harriers results
Under 11 Boys: Kian Griffiths 55th
Under 11 Girls: Isobel White 31st
Under 13 Boys: Jack White 48th.
Under 13 Girls: Alex Walker 60th
Under 15 Boys: Luke White 19th
Under 15 Girls: Anna Shaw 39th
U nder 17 Boys: Niall O’Connell 20th, Elliot Thompson 21st, Nathaniel Stock 23rd – 4th Team
Under 17 Girls: Natalie McGuire 17th
Senior Ladies: laire Pickersgill 47th, Samantha Lister 72nd, Geraldine Ward 89th
Senior Men: Richard Norgate 79th, Donald Kennedy 111th, Ian Mitchell 114th, Andy Norgate 124th