Five Penistone runners made the trip north to compete in the popular Brass Monkey Half Marathon near York. The race has a reputation for being flat and fast leading to personal bests for the distance. There was a record turnout of numbers for the race and the weather was perfect for running. First runner back for Penistone was Andrew Pearson who continues his comeback after a period away from running due to injury. Andrew placed tenth in the men’s over55 age category in a time of 1-24-59. Next back was Dawn Broom who had an excellent run to place third in the ladies over55 age category in 1-36-42. Close behind Dawn was Suzanne McGill whose time of 1-37-42 was enough to reward her with a new club record for the ladies over45 category.
Also in North Yorkshire, Steve Sanders took part in the Commondale Clart Fell Race. This challenging but scenic route is just over five miles in distance and involves 722 feet of climbing. Steve had a strong run to finish 22nd in a field of over 150 runners. His time was 37-46.
On the parkrun scene there was a first place for Flynn Rogers at Hillsborough junior parkrun and a second place for Ashley Firth at Temple Newsam.