ROAD RUNNING section.
Welcome to the road running section of Holmfirth Harriers
Holmfirth have a long and successful history on the roads and today our road runners represent the club on the local, national and international stage!
We are keen to see all our members participate in events on the road and represent the club far and wider regardless of ability!
If you have anything of interest for this section please contact Dave.
2009 Road Championship
Details of the 2010 championship are HERE!
The club captain and ladies captain will be soon aprroaching club members for the forthcoming road relay events.
This year the Northern Athletics Mens 12 stage and Womens 6 stage road relay are on March 21st at Wythenshawe Park, Manchester.
The National Mens 12 stage and Womens 6 stage road relay are on April 17th at Sutton Park, Birmingham.
Please try and arrange your racing calender around these events. We need to put out the stongest available teams and this means as many members making themselves available for selection as possible. Look out for further information down at the club and on the website.
Holmfirth Harriers enjoyed successes across the board at the Meltham 10k road race on Sunday. Braving frost and ice on some of the high roads above Meltham, Mark Buckingham took the lead early on, gradually dropping the small pack who tried to stay with him and finished 1st by over a minute in a time of 34:08. Next back was John Broom, who worked his way through from 20th to 4th during the race to record a time of 37:22. Completing the team which shared the team prize with Penistone FR was triathlete Steve Rimmer, who was 24th in 40:50.
The race was the first of the Club Road Championship events for the year, so featured a depth of Harrier runners. Next back was Kevin Yewlett closely followed by Brandon Holroyd. Also claiming points towards the championship were Sean Doyle, Philip Egan, Mark Dolan and Tim Cock, who also claimed the 1st V65 prize in the race.
The ladies' team was led home by Sarah Walker, 3rd in a time of 45:18 closely followed by triathlete Rachel Mellor in 4th, preferring an icy run to an icy bike ride in 45:58. Again there was depth in the female finishers with Kiersti Dickinson, Clare Whitwam, Jane Greavs, Rebecca Crosby, Hillary Booth, Kane Stirling and Isobel Gabanski picking up valuable club championship points.
MARK BUCKINGHAM M HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 34.08
JOHN BROOM M HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 37.22
STEPHEN RIMMER M45 HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 40.50
KEVIN YEWLETT M55 HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 43.14
BRANDON HOLROYD M35 HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 44.59
SARAH WALKER F HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 45.18
RACHAEL MELLOR F45 HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 45.58
SEAN DOYLE M40 HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 46.54
PHILIP EGAN M HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 47.55
MARK DOLAN M45 HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 52.24
KIERSTI DICKINSON F40 HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 52.28
CLAIRE WHITWAM F45 HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 53.03
JANE GREAVES F40 HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 53.40
TIM COCK M65 HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 57.15
REBECCA CROSBY F45 HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 57.52
HILARY BOOTH F45 HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 59.32
KANE STIRLING F40 HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 59.47
ISOBEL GABANSKI F40 HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 68.37
Alistair Langron, training for his debut London Marathon in April finished 9th in the Ferriby 10 Road Race in East Yorkshire in an encouraging time of 57:05.
Brass monkey Jan 2010
Matthew Pierson broke the course record in this prestigious half marathon
race staged at York Racecourse on 24th January. In the process Pierson
retained the title he won last year and became the second fastest man in the
UK over the distance this year. Running the whole race with just the lead
car for company (the next runner finishing 7 minutes behind) Pierson
comfortably hit his target by finishing in a new pb of 65:35. This was a
good indicator of the progress the Outlane athlete is making at his
temporary base at a Kenyan training camp and shows good signs for his London
Next finisher was John Broom (7th) in a solid 74:17, achieving a UK
Athletics Championship entry for the marathon distance for the next two
years. Maz Khoueiry achieved a new pb for half marathon of 90:24 closely
followed by Ian Goulding (M45) in a time of 91:29. M65 Tim Cock ran his
usual gritty race to finish in 113:42.
In the womens' race pride of place went to Dawn Broom who ran as well as she
had for 4 years to finish an agonising 3 seconds outside her pb for the
distance in 84:18. Dawn claimed 2nd F45 prize. Claire Leaver ran an
encouraging debut over the distance, overcoming early shoelace problems to
clock 85:50. The Holmfirth female contingent was completed by Rosemary
Baker (F45) 105:31, Angela Currid (F45) 109:24 and Tracey Wadsworth (F40)
Ribble Valley 10K 2009