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YVAA / Holmfirth 15mile Championships

Dave Watson - overall winnerEighteen Holmfirth Vets braved the tough two lap Holmfirth 15 on a misty Sunday morning. Dave Watson soon showed he was in a racing mood and ran alone at the front for most of the 15miles and coming home 1st and 1st M35 in 1:23:37.
Dave Watson leading after the first large lap

There were some excellent runs from a number of our other competitors with both PB’s and age group prizes being won. Next home was Jonathon Sykes, 1st M45, 1:39:24 followed by James Durrans, M40, 1:44:17; Dave Shepherd, M50, 1:46:30; Margaret Sykes, 1st F40, 1:46:58; Ian Goulding M45, 1:49:36; Michael Pennington, M50, 1:50:21; John Philpott, M55, 1:50:43; Brandon Holroyd, 3rd M35, 1:56:10; Yvette Arthur, 2nd F45,1:57:13; Richard McCleod, M40, 2:03:54; Claire Whitwam, F45, 2:08:24; Sean Doyle, M40, 2:11:45; Steve White, M55, 2:16:00; Tim Cock, M65, 2:17:00; Jane Stirling, F40, 2:17:12; Paul Slater, M40, 2:27:11; Hilary Booth, F45, 2:34:27 and Donald Bamforth, 3rd M70, 2:36:00.


Clare Whitwam Brandon Holdroyd Richard McLeod
Paul Slater Ian Goulding Jane Stirling










About Us

Rob Kersey

Vets secretary

Rob Kersey

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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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