South Yorkshire Cross Country League 2, Wentworth Castle, Barnsley

Sunday 26 October 2014

Despite the disappointment of the senior men’s and U17M race having to be cancelled due to the dangers caused by the deer in the park, HHS enjoyed a very successful day at the second league meeting.

Hannah Whitelam led home the HHS women in the senior women’s race with a fine 9th place in 28:05. Ruth Ross continued her progress to fitness, finishing 18th in 28:57. Nicola Birch was 22nd in 29:30 and Rachel Poole 33rd (2nd L45) in 30:38.

Dave Trickett produced another good run to take 2nd place in 29:19 in the Vets 65+ race.

Mary McCarthy continued her fine form in winning the U17W race in 17:27. Lilly Fletcher and Caitlin Tevendale also made significant progress with fine performances to finish 2nd in 17:49 and 4th in 18:34 respectively.

Ryan Selman was 22nd in 21:18  in the U15B race with Reece Horsfall just behind in 23rd in 22:33.

Tilly Simpson controlled the U15G race from the front and looked impressive as she moved away on the 2nd lap to win in 11:35. Aimee Hill ran well to finish 14th in 14:24.

Taylor Hill produced another impressive performance, winning the U13B race in 13:33, 1 min 20 seconds ahead of 2nd place. Alex Durant ran well to finish 4th in 15:07 closely followed by Thomas Clark in 6th in 15;26 and Victor Baycoroft in 7th in 15:33. Jakob Ryan was 10th in 16:08, Benjamin Shaw 11th in 16:14, Mark Barnett 14th in 16:45, Freddie Wilson 18th in 17:19 and Kian Hinde 22nd in 19:25.

Jodie  Hill also had an impressive run finishing 2nd in the U13G race in 12:43. Kira Round had another good run to take 7th in 14:03 with Ellie Rogers 10th in 14:08, Mia Macgowan 25th in 16:48, Monica King 28th in 16:59 Isobel Snowden 29th in 17:11 and Poppy Dunn 30th in 17:15.

In the U11B race, Dylan Stevens was only just beaten into second place with a time of 5:45. Jonah Patton was 15th in 6:38 and Lewis Snowden 23rd in 7:12.

Ruby Simpson was always in the leading group in the U11G race and produced a strong run up the final hill to win in 5:57. Lois Blake ran very well to finish 5th in 6:24 with Katie Adams only just behind in 7th in 6:27. Mo Martin finished 10th in 6:46 with Megan Weaver 15th in 7:17, Alice Stephenson 20th in 7:35, Amelie Chester 24th in 7:39Isobel McNerney 27th in 7:45 and Scarlett Chester 34th in 8:08.

Northern Cross Country Relays, Graves Park

Saturday  18 October 2014

There were some outstanding team and individual performances at the Northern Cross Country relay championships in Graves Park. The V40 team won gold, the U17G and U13B bronze and many of our teams won medals in the South Yorkshire championships.

Dave Archer led off the men’s A team and, after a very fast start, Dave worked through the field over the 2k course to finish 10th in 10:46. Ben Beattie ran a solid leg for 13th in 11:40 and Tom Bains gained 5 places with his run of 11:06. Andy Heyes ran the fastest leg of the day in 10:04, moving the team into 4th and within 2 seconds of the bronze and silver medals. The team won gold in the South Yorkshire championships.

Connor Milnes had probably his best ever run for the club, leading off the B team and finishing 8th in 10:43 (13th fastest time of the day). Adam Dyson maintained the good start with a strong run to take 9th in 11:34. Gavin Keight, feeling unwell on the day, was 13th in 12:08 and Matt Hobbs brought the team home in 11th on 11:01. The B team were also bronze medallists in the South Yorkshire championships.

Craig Fishwick was on the opening leg for the C team, finishing 30th in 12:17. Sam Peters gained 2 places with a time of 12:05. Josh Walton put in a strong run to move up to 25th with 11:42 and Ewan South brought the team home in 22nd with 11:49.

The M40 team clinched the Northern and South Yorkshire titles with strong, consistent runs. Carl Edgell was 2nd on the opening leg in 12:09. Darren Newbould maintained the position but made significant inroads into the Holmfirth lead with 11:45. Dean Furniss moved HHS into a winning position on the final lead with 12:08. Darren had the 2nd fastest time of the day, Dean 3rd fastest and Carl 4th fastest.

Zanthe Wray got the women’s A team off to a good start on a competitive opening leg, finishing 8th in 12:52. Charlotte Slack, making her debut for the senior team, ran well to maintain the position with 13:25. Nicola Squires brought the team home in 6th place in 13:00 and 3rd place in the South Yorkshire championships.

Ellie Crownshaw, also making her debut in the senior team, handled the difficult opening leg well to finish 17th in 13:41. Nicola Birch held the position with 14:33 and Kim Baxter gained two places to finish 15th in 14:04.

Hatti Dean made a welcome return to racing, showing a typical competitive instinct finishing 9th on the opening leg in 12:56. Hannah Whitelam ran strongly to finish 12th in 14:07.

Cameron Bell led off the U17M team, having allowed a gap to open to the leading group in mid-race, he finished strongly to take 6th in 7:24 (10th fastest time of the day). Jack Crownshaw and Tom Slack both worked hard on their legs finishing 13th in 8:15 and 15th in 8:37th respectively.

The U17W produced an outstanding performance to win the bronze medal in the Northern championships and the gold in the the South Yorkshires. Mary McCarthy ran a typically strong leg to put the team in 6th on the opening leg in 8:40 (8th fastest time of the day). Lilly Fletcher finished strongly over the 2nd half of the course to move into 3rd with 9:01. Imani Wilson showed good experience to run a controlled leg, bringing the team home in 3rd in 8:59.

Ruby Knight had a good run on the opening leg for the B team, coming home in 13th in 9:25. Caitlin Tevendale coped well with having to change position in the team, finishing 9th in 9:22.

David Lewis was on the opening leg for the U15B, finishing 22nd in 8:32. Reece Horsfall held the position, with a time of 9:11. Jack Wells worked hard to bring the team home in 19th in 8:25.

Saskia Huxham continued her fine form with 6th place in 8:09 (8th fastest time of the day) on the opening leg for the U15G. Caitlin Harriss was 21st in 10:08 and Aimee Hill produced a good run on the final leg to finish 18th in 9:09.

The U13B A team produced an excellent performance to win bronze in the Northern championships. Taylor Hill had an outstanding run on the opening leg for the U13B, coming home 1st in 5:37, the 4th fastest time of the day. Victor Bancroft ran well to take 2nd in 6:06 and Charlie Goacher brought the team home in 3rd in 6:05 to clinch the bronze medal in the Northern championships and gold in the South Yorkshires.

Benjamin Shaw led off the B team, finishing 24th in 6:24. Jacob Ryan was 23rd in 6:25 and John Lowe brought the team home in 22nd inn 6:51.

Luke Thompson was 35th on the opening leg for the C team in 7:32. Freddie Wilson maintained the position with a time of 6:39.

The U13G team narrowly missed out on a medal in the Northern championships but clinched the South Yorkshire gold with a fine all round performance. Eve Crownshaw led the team off, coming in 8th in 6:12. Tati Wilson moved the team in 3rd and medal contention with a fine run in 6:08 (10th fastest time of the day) and Jodie Hill handled the pressure very well, coming home 4th in 6:14 with a typical gutsy run.

Kira Round was on the opening leg for the B team, finishing 20th in 6:33. Ellie Rogers was 23rd in 6:51 and Holly Booker.  on the final leg, was 21st in 6:52.

In the U11B race, Harrison Cundy got the team off to 12th in 6:04. Jack Thompson was 15th in 6:58 and Dylan Stevens completed the final leg in 5:57 for 13th.

Louise Blake led off the U11G A team, finishing 12th in 6:11. Izzy Fletcher was 12th in 6:55 and Mo Martin gained one place to bring the team home 11th in 6:18.

The U11G B team were close behind in 13th with Mandeleine Anders 17th on the opening leg in 6:44. Isobel Nerdy moved up to 14th with 6:57 and Gabrielle Anders gained a further place to finish 13th in 6:45.

Many thanks to our team managers, Louise Slack, Hannah Whitelam and Matt Hobbs, for organising and submitting entries for the teams. It is a difficult and time consuming job and without their work, athletes would not get to participate in such events.

The report in the Star can be found here.

South Yorkshire Cross Country League 1, Spinkhill

Sunday 12 October 2014

There was a reduced turnout in some of the the younger age groups due to the Sheffield Schools cross country meeting the previous day.

Zanthe Wray was our leading senior woman, finishing 4th in 20:07. Ruth Ross was 26th in 22:23 with Nicola Birch just behind in 27th in 22:25. Rachel Poole was 46th in 23:29.

In the senior men’s race dominated by the University of Sheffield, Adam Dyson worked his way through to 18th in 31:10. Carl Edgell ran strongly for 22nd in 31:26. Ewan South was 46th in 33:30 with Matt Payne, running his first cross country, 65th in 34:39. Paul Keen was 107th in 37:21.

Dave Trickett was 2nd in the M65 race in 22:05.

Lilly Fletcher was also 2nd in the U17W race in 17:54.

Saskia Huxham was 5th in the U15G race in 11:37.

In the U15B race, Reece Horsfall was 15th in 19:07.

Kira Round led home the U13G in 6th in 12:11 with Laura Trask 9th in 12:35, Ellie Rogers  15th in 13:15, Monica King 28th in 15:33, Poppy Dunn 30th in 16:05 and Mia Mcgowan 33rd in 16:18.

Alex Durant was the leading U13B for HHS in a strong team, finishing 3rd in 13:53 with Victor Baycorft 4th in 13:56. Thomas Clarke was 6th in 14:04, Charlie Goacher 7th in 14:11, Benjamin Shaw 9th in 14:23, Alastiar Holland 13th in 15:11, Freddie Wilson 14th in 15:14, Kian Hinde 22nd in 18:17, Jacob Hartley 23rd in 18:31 and Griffin Hunt 25th in 20:47.

Ruby Simpson ran well to take 2nd in the U11G race in 5:55 with Zena Hartley very close behind in 3rd in 6:00. Lois Blake was a fine 5th in 6:08 with Katie Adams 9th in 6:24, Mo Martin 10th in 6:28, Maddison Mills 14th in 6:44, Isobel McNerney 23rd in 7:11, Scarlet Chester 26th in 7:24 and Amelie Chester 31st in 7:37.

In the U11 boys race, Dylan Stevens ran very well to take 2nd in 5:34. Euan Patton was 7th in 5:53, Euan Trynor 8th in 5:55 and Jonah Patton 18th in 6:22.

Dean and Darren Win Yorkshire Vets Track Titles, Spenborough

Sunday 12 October 2014

20141012_161747Dean Furniss and Darren Newbould added to their medal collection in Yorkshire Vet events by winning 800m. 1500m and 5k titles at the Yorkshire Vets Track & Field Championships.

Dean Furniss won the 1500m in 4:35.58 to take the V45 title.

Darren Newbould won the V40 800m in 2:16.32 (2nd overall) and the 5k in 16:32.83 (2nd overall).

Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon, York

Sunday 12 October

Mike Sprot ran a new pb for the marathon of 2:39:22 in finishing 9th at the Plusnet Yorkshire marathon..

Claire Robson, making a fine debut at the marathon distance, was 16th in the women’s race (243rd overall) in 3:16:29.

Eric Latham ran a season’s best of 3:25:15 to finish 400th.

Rick O’Toole, also running his first marathon, was 756th in 3:38:50.

Bill Broad

Bill Broad

It is with great sadness, we report that Bill Broad passed away on Tuesday 7 October 2014.

Bill will be well known to many members of HHS as a fine coach and long-serving member of the club. Bill served on the committee for many years and inspired admiration and loyalty among the many athletes he helped with his coaching skills.

Funeral arrangements have still to be announced.