Some great performances at the South Yorkshire Championships this weekend with Hallamshire winning many individual and team medals.
The Senior, U20 and U17 men had a excellent start to the day with Bertie Houghton winning the race in 33:11 with Connor Milnes finishing 4th (1st Under 20) in 34:05. Zak Mellard was 21st in 36:16 with John Birch close behind finishing 22nd in 36:22. Ben Beattie also had a good race coming 25th in 36:33, with Josh Walton finishing 26th (7th Under 20) in a time of 36:41. Carl Egdell was 37th in 37:45 and Craig Fishwick came 66th in 40:31. Cameron Bell had a great race finishing 1st in 20:14. Jack Crownshaw battled all the way to the line to get 6th in 21:49.
The women continued the great performances, with Hannah Fletcher running a strong race to finish 2nd and winning the League in 23:00. Zanthe Wray was 4th in 23:56. Charlotte Slack finished 10th (2nd Under 20) in a time of 24:40. Hannah Whitelam has continued her improvement throughout the season by finishing 14th in 25:37. Ellie Crownshaw came 22nd (5th Under 20) in a time of 26:27. Rachel Poole finished 37th in 29:10, Maggie Quinn was 76th in 34:50 and Flora McNeil came 95th in 39:05.
In the Under 17 Women’s race Mary McCarthy came 2nd in 17:21, with Lily Fletcher finishing 4th in 17:45. Caitlin Tevendale was 6th in a time of 19:14 and Aimee Hill finished 9th in 20:55.
Reece Allen finished 4th in the Under 15 boy’s race in a time of 16:19. Victor Baycroft came 7th in 16:39 and Kieran Loombe finished 14th in 18:24.
In the Under 15 Girls race Hallamshire won the Team Gold Medal, with Tilly Simpson who won in a time of 11:47. Eve Crownshaw had a strong race to finish 3rd in 12:39. Laura Trask also helped the team by finishing 5th in 12:57 and Saskia Huxham came 8th in 13:21. Kira Round was 11th in 13:59.
Taylor Hill Performed well in the Under 13 Boys race to finish 2nd in 14:14 and Alex Durant came 4th in 14:44. Benjamin Shaw came 6th in 15:25 and James Hartley was 8th in 15:41. Morgan Grayson came 11th in 16:21 with Jonah Patton not far behind finishing 13th in 16:29.
Jodie Hill produced another great run finishing 1st in 12:45 in the Under 13 Girls race. Maggie Naylor came 2nd in 13:23 and May Quinn finished 4th in a time of 13:34. Mo Martin was 5th in 13:34. Emily Hunter finished 6th in 13:40 with Katie Adams close behind in 7th with a time of 13:46. Katie Stowers finished 14th in 14:56 and Maddison Mills came 15th in 15:24. Jenna Hazard was 18th in 15:40 and Sophie Oliver finished 24th in 19:13.
Cosmo Johnson finished 5th in the Under 11 Boys race in a time of 06:34. Harry James was 9th in 06:52.
Ruby Simpson lead home an impressive pack of Hallamshire runners in the Under 11 Girls race, finishing in a time of 06:12, with Emma Shipley not far behind in 2nd in 06:14. Isobel Causer finished 3rd in 06:27. Summer Ludlam came 5th in 06:29. Kiera Eales-Smith battled to keep 6th place in 06:44 against fellow team mate Annie Naylor in 7th in 06:48. Polly Platts finished 10th in 07:07, with Bobbie Waugh was 11th also in 07:07. Ffion Patton came 19th in 07:27. Sophie Booker remained positive throughout her race to finish 21st in 07:32. Isabelle Loombe finished 24th in 07:39 and Kassidy Alexander was 32nd in 08:14. Grace proud came 35th in a time of 08:17.