A contingent of senior and junior Penistone runners made the short journey to Mirfield to compete in the Hoppits Hill races. The seniors race was 3 miles in distance with 700 feet of climbing. First senior male back for Penistone was Richard Cottam in tenth place recording a time of 21-28. Junior Graihagh Turner was first female back for Penistone and second lady overall in a time of 22-49. Richard and Graihagh were in the prizes along with a number of other Penistone runners. As well as picking up a prize for second female overall Graihagh picked up second place in the female under15 category. Richard picked up third place in the competitive men’s over40 age category. Other runners in the prizes were Ray Brown (first over80 male), Barbara Haigh (first over70 female), Sarah Walch (second over40 female) and Richard Mackie (third over50 male). There was also success in the junior races where Monty Hallam was second in the boys under11 race and Onnee Turner was twelfth in the girls under13 race.
Three runners took part in the 5,000 metre track race organised by Barnsley AC. In the A race James Mumford was fifth in 17-34 and Rob Lees was twelfth in 18-57. Oliver Pike was eighth in the B race recording a time of 19-32.
Further afield James Fryers had an excellent run to claim fourth place at the Northumberland Coast Half Marathon which runs from Craster to Bamburgh. A beautiful route that includes a beach section. Conditions were tough with runners running into a headwind for the whole race! James’s strong run also gave him first place in the male under20 category.
Dawn Broom, Lee Nash and Andrew Pearson competed in the Snake Lane 10. Lee dipped under the hour mark with 59-13 and Andrew was just over in 1-01-31. Andrew placed fourth in the men’s over55 category which was made up of 105 runners. Dawn went one better and claimed third spot in the ladies over55 category in a time of 1-12-31.
On the parkrun scene Ben Malcolm claimed first place at the Penistone parkrun for the second week running in a time of 17-40. Paul Fryers completed his 250th parkrun at Barnsley.
45, Matthew Coldwell 24-59; 60, Mark Graham 27-22; 61, Paul Fryers 27-22; 86, Susan Hall 29-51; 87, Stuart Smith 29-52; 140, John Spencer 37-10; 141, Rianna Armitage 37-12; 155, Raymond Brown 56-49.
1, Ben Malcolm 17-40; 7, George Parr 21-25; 18, Daniel Cooper 22-34; 23, Michael Nicholson 23-20; 24, Oliver Found 23-23; 27, Suzanne McGill 23-34; 30, Lee Hopkins 23-49; 32, Helen Wright 24-06; 49, Peter Beever 27-02; 73, Rory O'Sullivan 29-52; 95, Martyn Cartwright 32-55.
Snake Lane 10
40, Lee Nash 59-13; 70, Andrew Pearson 1-01-31; 284, Dawn Broom 1-12-31.
Hoppits Hill Senior Race, 3 miles, 700 feet of ascent
10, Richard Cottam 21-28; 14, Damian Kilpin 22-29; 18, Graihagh Turner 22-49; 30, Jonathan Hallam 24-21; 34, Rich Mackie 24-40; 68, Sarah Walch 28-40; 86, Stu Smith 32-09; 90, Pete Stanley 32-35; 95, Nick Whittingham 33-58; 104, Barbara Haigh 36-33; 105, Ray Brown 36-35; 117, Steve Dommett 40-22.
Barnsley AC Winter Track 5,000 metres A race
5, James Mumford 17:34.3; 12, Robert Lees 18:57.1.
Barnsley AC Winter Track 5,000 metres B race
8, Oliver Pike 19:32.3.