YVAA Gp Round 3 - Bingley


Latest race in YVAA Grand Prix Series

On Tuesday Holmfirth Harriers travelled to Bingley for the latest round in the YVAA multi-terrain Grand Prix series. This race was over a hilly course on tracks and fields and considering a day of almost continuous rain was not too muddy. Starting with a killer climb for the first 200m the field were soon well spread and Dave Watson soon took up his usual position at the front of the field but was closely followed by Gavin Mulholland from Stainland. While never able to open a big gap he was never really challenged and came in first in the race seven seconds ahead of the 2nd placed runner. Margaret Sykes continued her excellent recent form and was first lady and 22nd overall about one and a half minutes ahead of the next lady. Jonathan Sykes and Dave Roberts were side by side for much of the first half of the race but Jonathan eventually pulled away. Further down the field Tim struggling with back problems battled on to finish 1st M70 and Paul Winn ran well to finish not far behind. Angela and Den ran steadily towards the back of the field but still thoroughly enjoyed the run.

The next race is at Pudsey on Tuesday 11th June, registration closes at 7.30 pm.

It would be great to have a few more runners taking part and as you can see all standards are welcome and will cope with the courses.


Holmfirth results:

Dave Watson 1st, 1st M40, 34:35; Jonathan Sykes 19th, M50, 39:46; David Roberts 21st, M45, 40:56; Margaret Sykes 22nd, 1st F40, 1st Lady, 41:12; Kevin Yewlett 48th, 3rd M60, 45:28; Tim Cock 120th, 1st M70, 57:34; Paul Winn 125th, M55, 58:57; Angela Smith 152nd, F50; 71:58; Den Kersey 3rd F60, 74:56

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