Vets Win Gold and Silver and U15 Girls Win Bronze at Northern XC Relays, Graves Park
The men's vets 40 team produced an excellent performance to win the Northern XC relay championships with the B team winning the bronze medal. Stuart Maycock led off the team and covered the 2 mile course in 12.02 in 4th. Darren Newbould moved the team into first place with a time of 11.33 and Paul Faulkner then ran very strongly to hold off the challenge of Bingley and clinch the gold medal with a time of 11:40. Scott Wilson ran an excllent first leg in 11:28 to put the B team in 2nd place. Jon Slate ran 12:39 to keep the team in 3rd before Dean Furniss confirmed the bronze medal with a time of 12:16.
The men's A team finished 19th with Ben Beattie 20th in 11:24, Mike Sprot 14th in 11:38, Rick O'Toole 19th in 13:25 and Tim Robinson 19th in 12:51.
The women's vets 35 just missed out on winning the chamionship. Chaanah Patton gave the team a leading start in 13:14. Pippa Wilkie maintained the lead with a time of 13>46. Liz Such clinched the silver medal with a time of 13:31 and was just edged out by Julie Briscoe of Wakefield who ran an outstanding 12:22.
The women's A team just missed out on a medal finishing 4th and only 5 seconds behind Lincoln Wellington. Calli Thackery came in 7th on the opening leg in 12:40. ZantheWray made a good return to racing, moving the team into 6th in 13:24. Nicola Squires brought the team up to 4th with a good last leg in 12:32.
Also in the women's race, Poppy Blake made a very encouraging return to racing after a hamstring injury finishing 6th on the opening leg for the University of Sheffield in 12:30, the 8th fastest time of the day.
The women's B team finished 10th. Becky Lyne, making a very welcome return to racing with HHS after injury, finished 11th on the opening leg in 13:16. Hannah Fletcher moved the team into 10th with 13:40 and Hannah Whitelam maintained the position with a time of 14:08.
In the U17 men's race, the A team finished 12th, winning the bronze medal in the South Yorkshire championships, with the B team 17th. Connor Milne was on the opening leg for the A team, coming home 13th in 7:42. Josh Walton gained 1 place with a time fo 7;56 and Josh Dyball maintained the position in 7:57. Sam Peters was 25th on the opening leg for the B team in 8:16, with Tom Slater 20th in 8:34 and `Ewan South 17th in 8:12.
The U17 women also took the bronze team medal in the South Yorkshire championships finishing 9th overall in the Northerns. Ellie Cronshaw was 15th in 9:37, Flora McNeil 12th in 12:02 and Charlotte Slack gained a further 3 places with a time of 9:21.
The U15 boys A team finished 16th with Joe Hutchesson leading off in 7:55 (17th, Jack Price was 19th in 8:09 and Jake Steade 16th in 8:18. Jack Cronshaw led off the U15 boys B team finishing 29th in 8:45, Chris Speddings 27th in 9:17 and Thomas Slack 20th on the final leg in 8:18.
The U15 girls A team ran very well to take the bronze medal in the Northerns and win the South Yorkshire championship. Mary McCarthy was with the leaders all the way finishing 5th in 8:11. Imani Wilson ran a strong leg to puth the team in second place with 8:06, the 8th fastest time of the day. Maddie Pearce held off the opposition to finish 3rd in 8:12. The B team finished 10th and first B team. Caitlin Tevendale got the team off to a good start on a fast opening leg, finishing 15th in 8:41. Lilly Fletcher gained 4 places witha time of 8:45 with Megan Loombe 10th in 8:58.
In the U13 boys race, the B team managed to finish ahead of the A team. Jacob Trueman-Marsde was 19th in 6:17, CJ. Rawlinson was 14th in 6:21 and Kieran Loombe 18th in 6:51. On the A team's opening leg, David Lewis 22nd in 6:21 with Reece Horsfall 22nd in 7:01 and Harry Tufnell 20th in 6:37.
Saskia Huxham ran a fine opening legin the U13 girls race, finishing 4th in 6:01, the 8th fastest time of the day. Mia Harrison was 15th in 7:41 before Tilly Simpson moved through the field on the final leg to finish 6th in 6:12. Ava Jones was 27th on the first leg for the B team in 7:50, with Imogen Liversidge 27th in 8:18 and Carmen Levine 23rd in 7:03.
The U11B team were 12th with the A team in 13th. Jakob Ryan got the B team off to a flying start coming home 6th in 5:35, only just outside the top 10 fastest times of the day. Daniel Bateman was 14th in 6:53 and Charlie Goacer was 12th in 5:56. Joshua Dodsworth was 15th on the opening leg for the A team in 6:16, Billy Shepherd 13th in 6:11 and Jasper Hill 13th in 6:40.