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Last Race in YVAA Grand Prix Series for 2009

Helen Pettit and Bill Wade after one lap of the track Ten Harriers made it to the last race in the series from St. Mary’s Track at Cleckheaton, hosted by Spenborough AC. A mild sunny morning with just a light breeze made a pleasant change from the recent gales and rain and 174 runners from 35 to 80 years made the start (and finished). The course is mostly off road and after the recent heavy rains was very muddy in parts with most runners coming home well spattered in mud. Karen and particularly Helen seemed to avoid or float over the mud as they both came back remarkably clean!


The race was won by James Covacs of Pudsey Pacers in 32:09. Pudsey Pacers had a massive number of runners out and with Pudsey and Bramley filled most of the first 10 places. First home for Holmfirth in 14 th place was Gary Graham, M40 in 34:58 followed by Lesley Ewart, 54 th, 2 nd lady and 1 st F55 in 41:03. We then had 3 runners in quick succession, Karen Sinkinson, 71 st, 3 rd F45, 42:46; Helen Pettit,74 th, F45, 42:53; Bill Wade, 79 th, 3 rd M65, 43:10. Rob Halstead, 94 th, M50 was next in 44:18 and then Tim Cock, M65 who got the better of Claire Whitwam, F45 this week, Tim was 107 th in 47:11 and Claire 121 st in 48:47.


The next race for Vets will be the Calderdale Way Relay in December and then the YVAA Cross Country Championships at Graves Park Sheffield, on Saturday 6 th February. We want to get our usual 30+ runners out for this event so make sure you get your name to Rob or put it on the list on the Vets Noticeboard at the clubhouse.

The next YVAA Grand Prix race is the first of the 2010 series at Meltham on Sunday 7th March starting at 9.30 am. These events are some of the most enjoyable you can run and are well within the capabilities of all our runners. Why not try a few out next year, you will find all the dates and venues on the Holmfirth Harriers Race Calendar and on the Vets Pages on this website and more details on www.yvaa.org


Gary and Lesley our 1 st and 2 nd runners to finish. Karen SinkinsonBill WadeHelen Pettit






About Us

Rob Kersey

Vets secretary

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The Vets section is one of the largest and best supported sections of the club. We compete in YVAA Grand Prix multi – terrain races, Road Relays Championships, Cross Country Championships, Fell Championships, the many Road Championship races and The Track and Field Champs. We also send teams to the National Road Relays at Sutton Park each year. Road Relay and Cross Country


Championships are particularly well supported with 30+ runners often turning out for the teams. When we get a strong team out we are always in contention for medals and have won silver medals at the BMAF National Road Relays in recent years as well as many Yorkshire medals in all events.


Winning medals is great for the individuals, teams and club of course but is not the only reason for taking part. Without the non ‘A team’ runners these events would be not only a lot less enjoyable as a team but virtually empty as an event. We welcome all vets into our teams no matter what standard so if you’re over 35 and fancy a run out please join us.



Vets records

For some time Ive been trying to collect your times for distances from 5K to a Marathon. While I have managed to cajole some information out of a few people there are still loads of runners that have not given me any times. As you will see (on the MEMBER's Page) weve posted those. Almost any time supplied is likely to get in the top ten simply because we have so few contributors. So why not let me have your times and see yourself in the top ten for your age group. Click on the link (to e-amil ROB) at the top of the page, then Email your best times. Thanks.


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