Penistone Footpath Runners
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England call up for Graihagh

Penistone runner Graihagh Turner this week received confirmation that she had been selected for England to compete in the Mountain Running International Youth cup in Palencia in Spain. The race is over 5km with 220 metres of climbing. The racing is to take place later this month over the course of 21st and 22nd June.

11 Penistone runners took part in the Bamford Sheepdog Trials fell race, which involves an ascent and descent of Win Hill. First back for the club was Hannah Shaw in a time of 46-59. Next in was Matthew Coldwell in 56-35. Barbara Haigh claimed second place in the ladies over70 age category and Bill Phillips achieved the same position in the men’s over70 age category.

Three runners made the trip east to compete in the Grimsby 10k. First back was Peter Beever in 46-34. Next in was Keith Gordon in 52-05. Keith also claimed second place in the men’s over75 age category in a time of 52-05.

There were two Penistone runners competing at the Scholes Coppice race. First back was Peter Beever in 31-35 followed by Kelvin Bowskill in 32-58.

A record number (72) of Penistone runners took part in parkruns at the weekend. First places were achieved by Suzanne McGill (Sewerby), Rob Lees (Muncaster Castle), George Parr (Penistone) and Flynn Rogers (Hillsborough junior parkrun). Flynn also achieved a second place at the Phoenix parkrun the day before. Age graded runners of the week were Tony Wright (80.74%), Suzanne McGill (78.96%), George Parr (77.47%), Damian Kilpin (74.81%) and Rob Lees (73.85%).