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Results

HOLME MOSS FELL RACE Sunday 17th July 2011

“Helen leads the Harriers Home”

 

Helen Berry descending steeply to Ridings Wood in the early part of the race.A particularly horrid day, in meteorological terms, but the 24th Holme Moss Fell Race saw a cheerful gathering of committed athletes who seemed to almost relish the gusting wind, rain and Pennine “clag” that persisted throughout the day.

 

A very credible line-up of 120 runners at the start included competitors from most parts of the UK and even a few from overseas. As the leading runners approached Crowden, at about the half way stage, four athletes started to pull away from the chasing pack. Richard Pattinson moved from fourth to third en route to Black Hill but Simon Harding from Macclesfield gradually moved ahead  to win the race (2.35.30) almost three minutes ahead of Steve Cale from Mercia. Simon’s run also ensured that Macclesfield took the first Mens Team prize.

 

It seems that several local athletes peered out of their bedroom windows, took a look at “The Moss” in the gloom and returned to the warmth and comfort of their duvets. You know who you are ! As it turned out however, this unusually depleted team from the host club, Holmfirth Harriers, had the unprecedented privilege of being led by Helen Berry who was the first lady and first Holmfirth Harrier home in 3.06.43. An impressive time given the appalling conditions underfoot and quicker than her time last year. She also completed the trio with Margaret Sykes and Karen Sinkinson to take the Ladies Team prize.

Whilst Holmfirth were under represented in the younger age groups, John Ewart (3.10.03) second MV55 - Rob Kersey (3.32.46), first MV60, Margaret Sykes (3.47.09) second FV40 – and Karen Sinkinson (3.52.46) first FV50 - all produced very credible efforts in their respective age categories.

 

John Ewart “gathering winter fuel” (?) at the Peat CuttingsOther Holmfirth finishers included 19th James Durrans MV40 (3.07.56), 36th Philip Hobbs MV45 (3.24.27), 47th Ian Shuttleworth MV45 (3.33.49), =60th John Robinson (3.43.46), =64th Margaret Sykes FV40 (3.47.09), =64th Jonathan Sykes MV45 (3.47.09), 76th Andrew Keast MV40 (3.55.21), 78th Ian Goulding MV45 (3.57.20), 86th Richard McLeod MV40 (4.04.55), =90th Debbie Hall (4.06.46), =90th Lorraine Smith FV40 (4.06.46), 100th Robert Halstead MV55 (4.23.40), 101st Jim Sommerville MV60 (4.28.45) and 105th Richard Whale MV55 (4.35.51).

 

Russell Bangham, the race organiser, thanked the marshals, catering team and other helpers who provided support for the runners during the race and served free refreshments to each athlete at the finish.

 

The event was sponsored by Brooklands Nurseries. Access was kindly given by Yorkshire Water, United Utilities and Natural England. Cartworth Moor Cricket Club generously allowed use of their ground and pavilion facilities. The safety of the competitors was ensured by the presence of the Holme Valley and Oldham Mountain Rescue teams.

 

Finally a reminder to the fell running community. Next year is Russell Bangham’s 25th and last race as organiser. The Holmfirth Harriers will ensure that this event continues in future years but would welcome as many runners as possible next year to help celebrate this remarkable achievement.

 

Summary Race Results

 

HS142c
Holme Moss Fell Race July 17th 2011
Position Name Club Time
Top 10 Male 1 Simon Harding Macclesfield 2.35.30
2 Steve Cale Mercia 2.38.15
3 Richard Pattinson (MV45) Pudsey and Bramley 2.41.09
4 Rob Grantham Ellesmere Port 2.46.08
5 Craig Jefiery Staffs Moorlands 2.49.15
6 James Tomlinson Brighton & Hove 2.49.32
7 Brian Stevenson (MV45) Pudsey & Bramley 2.50.46
8 Julian Minshull (MV45) Glossopdale 2.50.46
9 Mick Stenton (MV50) Dark Peak 2.56.16
10 Ian Rowbotham (MV50) Ilkley 2.58.02
Top 5 Female 1(16) Helen Berry Holmfirth 3.06.43
2(33) Nicky Spinks (FV40) Dark Peak 3.19.42
3(=64) Margaret Sykes (FV40) Holmfirth 3.47.09
4(70) Karen Sinkinson (FV50) Holmfirth 3.52.46
5(71) Holly Williams  Valley Striders 3.53.07
Male Veterans O/40 1(3) Richard Pattinson  Pudsey and Bramley 2.41.09
2(7) Brian Stevenson  Pudsey & Bramley 2.50.46
3(8) Julian Minshull  Glossopdale 2.50.46
Female Veterans O/40 1(33) Nicky Spinks  Dark Peak 3.19.42
2(=64) Margaret Sykes  Holmfirth 3.47.09
3(70) Karen Sinkinson  Holmfirth 3.52.46
Male Veterans O/45 1(3) Richard Pattinson  Pudsey and Bramley 2.41.09
2(7) Brian Stevenson  Pudsey & Bramley 2.50.46
3(8) Julian Minshull  Glossopdale 2.50.46
Female Veterans O/45 1(70) Karen Sinkinson  Holmfirth 3.52.46
Male Veterans O/50 1(9) Mick Stenton  Dark Peak 2.56.16
2(10) Ian Rowbotham  Ilkley 2.58.02
3(17) Keith Holmes Dark Peak 3.07.29
Female Veterans O/50 1(70) Karen Sinkinson  Holmfirth 3.52.46
Male Veterans O/55 1(17) Keith Holmes Dark Peak 3.07.29
2(24) John Ewart Holmfirth 3.10.03
3(46) Rob Kersey Holmfirth 3.32.46
Male Veterans O/60 1(46) Rob Kersey Holmfirth 3.32.46
2(51) Barry Blyth Macclesfield 3.36.38
3(77) Richard Bory Valley Hill 3.56.24
Male Veterans O/65 1(107) Geoff Webster Valley Striders 4.39.40
2(111) Colin Grime Spectrum Striders 5.10.16
Male Teams 1 Macclesfield 28 points
2 Dark Peak 39 points
3 Glossopdale 60 points
Female Teams 1 Holmfirth 150 points
120 RUNNERS STARTED
112 RUNNERS FINISHED

 

Full race results

 

HS142a
HOLME MOSS FELL RACE JULY 17th 2011
Position First Name Surname Club Category Time
1 SIMON HARDING MACCLESFIELD HARRIERS M 2.35.30
2 STEVE CALE MERCIA FELL RUNNERS M 2.38.15
3 RICHARD PATTINSON PUDSEY AND BRAMLEY MV45 2.41.09
4 ROB GRANTHAM ELLESMERE PORT M 2.46.08
5 CRAIG JEFIERY STAFFS MOORLANDS M 2.49.15
6 JAMES TOMLINSON BRIGHTON AND HOVE AC M 2.49.32
=7 BRIAN STEVENSON PUDSEY AND BRAMLEY MV45 2.50.46
=7 JULIAN MINSHULL GLOSSOPDALE HARRIERS MV45 2.50.46
9 MICK  STENTON DARK PEAK MV50 2.56.16
10 IAN ROWBOTHAM ILKLEY HARRIERS MV50 2.58.02
11 KEVIN HOULT CALDER VALLEY FR M 2.59.06
12 MIKE NELSON MACCLESFIELD HARRIERS MV40 3.01.21
13 DAVE  SYKES DARK PEAK M 3.04.16
14 PAUL PAYNE STOCKPORT HARRIERS MV40 3.06.18
15 ROSS LITHERLAND MACCLESFIELD HARRIERS M 3.06.28
16 HELEN BERRY HOLMFIRTH F 3.06.43
17 KEITH HOLMES DARK PEAK MV55 3.07.29
18 JOHN DOYLE PENNINE FELL RUNNERS MV45 3.07.45
19 JAMES DURRANS HOLMFIRTH MV40 3.07.56
20 GARETH JONES U/A MV40 3.08.01
21 AUSTIN FROST DARK PEAK M 3.08.10
22 ERIK STANGNES VALLEY STRIDERS M 3.08.29
23 CHRIS JACKSON GLOSSOP HARRIERS M 3.09.07
24 JOHN EWART HOLMFIRTH MV55 3.10.03
25 JOHN POWELL WOODFORD GREEN M 3.12.57
=26 STEVE ROEBUCK BARNSLEY HARRIERS M 3.14.01
=26 JOE MANN PENNINE FELL RUNNERS M 3.14.01
28 SIMON RIPPON PENISTONE MV45 3.16.52
29 DAVE  HOGG GLOSSOPDALE HARRIERS MV50 3.17.06
30 IAN CHARLESWORTH PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS AC MV45 3.17.38
31 JAMES MORRIS DEWSBURY RD RUNNERS M 3.18.22
32 PAUL BIDDUPH CALDER VALLEY FR MV40 3.19.11
33 NICKY SPINKS DARK PEAK FV40 3.19.42
34 MATT BOYES U/A MV45 3.23.07
35 JULIAN BROWN MACCLESFIELD HARRIERS MV45 3.23.48
36 PHILIP HOBBS HOLMFIRTH MV45 3.24.27
37 JOE BROWN U/A MV40 3.25.00
38 ROY  GARDNER U/A MV45 3.25.04
39 OZZY KERSHAW TODMORDEN MV50 3.25.11
40 STEVE SWALLOW MACCLESFIELD HARRIERS MV40 3.25.32
41 MARK WOODHEAD VALLEY STRIDERS MV45 3.28.37
42 JOHN BROWNELL DARK PEAK MV45 3.29.16
43 GILES BAILEY MELTHAM AC MV40 3.29.37
44 CARL BEDSON GLOSSOPDALE HARRIERS MV40 3.31.55
45 NIGEL JEFF TEAM BALANCISE MV40 3.32.13
46 ROB KERSEY HOLMFIRTH MV60 3.32.46
47 IAN SHUTTLEWORTH HOLMFIRTH MV45 3.33.49
48 CHARLIE EATON GLOSSOPDALE HARRIERS M 3.33.52
49 GRAHAM DYSON CALDER VALLEY FR MV40 3.33.55
50 KEELAN SERJEANT U/A M 3.34.55
51 BARRY BLYTH MACCLESFIELD HARRIERS MV60 3.36.38
52 GLYN WEBSTER VALLEY HILL RUNNERS MV40 3.36.56
53 STEVE WATHALL RETFORD RC MV50 3.38.28
54 DAVID GILL DENBY DALE TRAVELLERS MV50 3.38.37
55 JO DANIELS HEPTONSTALL HARRIERS M 3.38.48
56 SIMON SLENEY CLOWNE RR M 3.39.11
57 RICHARD AISTON DEWSBURY RD RUNNERS MV45 3.39.28
58 ROB COLE DARK PEAK M 3.41.21
59 PHIL ABBOTT LONGEATON RUNNING CLUB M 3.42.33
=60 JOHN ROBINSON HOLMFIRTH M 3.43.46
=60 KENNY TURNER DARK PEAK MV50 3.43.46
62 ADRIAN BAKER MANX FELL RUNNERS MV50 3.45.07
63 PAUL ORTON SOUTHWELL RC MV40 3.45.42
=64 MARGARET SYKES HOLMFIRTH FV40 3.47.09
=64 JONATHAN SYKES HOLMFIRTH MV45 3.47.09
66 MARK CUDAHY BUXTON AC MV45 3.48.41
67 CHRIS HORSFALL HANDSWORTH  ROADHOGS MV55 3.49.06
68 GEOFF SPENCER U/A M 3.50.20
69 DEAN PEARCE SPEN AC M 3.52.02
70 KAREN SINKINSON HOLMFIRTH FV50 3.52.46
71 HOLLY WILLIAMS VALLEY STRIDERS F 3.53.07
72 ALISTAIR MACGREGOR U/A M 3.53.22
73 MARTIN ODDY VALLEY STRIDERS MV50 3.54.06
74 STEPHEN DIXON VALLEY STRIDERS MV55 3.54.51
75 DAVE  KERSHAW CHORLEY AC MV55 3.55.02
76 ANDREW KEAST HOLMFIRTH MV40 3.55.21
77 RICHARD BORY VALLEY HILL RUNNERS MV60 3.56.24
78 IAN GOULDING HOLMFIRTH MV45 3.57.20
79 RICHARD HEAP U/A M 3.57.35
80 GEORGE SCOTT PENNINE FELL RUNNERS MV60 3.58.37
=81 JON BURDON MELTHAM AC M 4.01.53
=81 PHILIP BARNES MACCLESFIELD HARRIERS MV50 4.01.53
83 MICK  LIUNN MELTHAM AC MV40 4.01.58
84 TESSA MONTAGUE MACCLESFIELD HARRIERS FV40 4.02.02
85 GARY ATKINSON U/A MV40 4.03.59
86 RICHARD MCLEOD HOLMFIRTH MV40 4.04.55
=87 JOANNE WARBOYS-HODGSON DENBY DALE TRAVELLERS FV40 4.05.17
=87 RICHARD HOWARD DENBY DALE TRAVELLERS MV45 4.05.17
89 ANDREW LYON U/A MV50 4.06.39
=90 DEBBIE HALL HOLMFIRTH F 4.06.46
=90 LORRAINE SMITH HOLMFIRTH FV40 4.06.46
92 JOHN NUNN CALDER VALLEY FR MV50 4.07.21
93 BRENT LINDSAY PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS AC MV50 4.07.49
94 PHIL  CHEEK MACCLESFIELD HARRIERS MV60 4.08.22
95 PETER CALLADINE SADDLEWORTH MV55 4.08.38
96 BARRY JONES U/A M 4.09.28
97 CATHERINE LITHERLAND MACCLESFIELD HARRIERS F 4.10.54
98 STEPHEN SYMONS MANCHESTER YMCA HARRIERS MV45 4.19.14
99 MARK CHECKLEY LOSTOCK AC MV45 4.21.23
100 ROBERT HALSTEAD HOLMFIRTH MV55 4.23.40
101 JIM SOMMERVILLE HOLMFIRTH MV60 4.28.45
102 DAVID TIPTON ACKWORTH RR MV40 4.31.40
103 IAN GALL VALLEY HILL RUNNERS MV40 4.33.09
104 NIGEL DORMAN HANDSWORTH  ROADHOGS MV45 4.34.20
105 RICHARD WHALE HOLMFIRTH MV55 4.35.51
106 ALAN ASHFORTH HANDSWORTH  ROADHOGS MV60 4.37.15
107 GEOFF WEBSTER VALLEY STRIDERS MV65 4.39.40
108 RICHARD EDWARDS MELTHAM AC MV45 4.40.19
109 JASON KAUSHAL U/A MV45 4.45.04
110 STEVEN GARLICK VOCALINK RC MV45 4.52.05
111 COLIN GRIME SPECTRUM STRIDERS MV65 5.10.16
112 IAN MANNERS MANCHESTER YMCA HARRIERS MV45 5.20.00
JIM TWOHIG DARK PEAK MV50 DNF
MICHAEL BALDWIN DENBY DALE TRAVELLERS MV60 DNF
GARY KENNERY HANDSWORTH  ROADHOGS MV50 DNF
JANE STRILING HOLMFIRTH FV40 DNF
EMMA DAVID NIDD VALLEY F DNF
MARK DAVID NIDD VALLEY MV45 DNF
CAROLINE KIMBER ROCKTART RUNNERS F DNF
PAUL RYCROFT DARK PEAK M DNF
120 RUNNERS STARTED
112 RUNNERS FINISHED

 

Chris Humphries
Race Secretary

 


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