Richard Cottam of Penistone Footpath runners showed a clean pair of heels to the field at the Midsummer Mad Dash organised by Valley Hill Runners. The challenging route of five miles rolls through woodlands around High Green. At the same race Suzanne McGill ran well to claim the prize for first over40 lady.
There was further success for Penistone at the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon with brothers Tom and James Fryers winning the Wansfell class in a time of 6 hours and 4 minutes. Also competing in the same class were Steve Sanders and Liz Hutchinson who were 53rd in a time of 10 hours and 48 minutes. In the Carrock Fell class, Matt Womersley (26th in 10 hours) and Peter Gray (59th in 12 hours and 23 minutes) both completed the tough course.
On the parkrun scene Harriet Drouin was second in the ladies over40 category at the Festningen parkrun in Trondheim, Norway. There were first places for Sarah Walch (Marshall Drive), James Mumford (Temple Newsam) and Flynn Rogers (Shelley Junior parkrun). There were second places for Damian Kilpin (Marshall Drive) and Andrew Heppenstall (Penistone).
42, Lisa Hinchliffe 26-03; 65, Susan Hall 28-04; 66, Stuart Smith 28-05; 94, Daniel Batty 30-32; 97, Raymond Brown 31-39.
2, Andrew Paul Heppenstall 17-56; 3, Lee Storey 18-29; 7, George Parr 19-36; 8, Ashley Firth 19-40; 10, Oliver France 20-15; 20, Michael Nicholson 22-03; 27, Lesley Parker 22-56; 33, Nick Pepper 23-26; 36, Peter Beever 23-32; 49, Stephen Owen 25-14; 59, Seuranie Johnstone 25-56; 99, Steve Dommett 30-39; 116, Martyn Cartwright 35-10; 124, Dianne McGuinness 37-25.