YVAA GP Round 5 - Crossgates

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Harriers in Good Form at Crossgates

Fourteen Holmfirth Harriers travelled to Crossgates, Leeds to take part in the latest Multi-terrain GP in the 8 race YVAA series. This race was run over an undulating course on tracks, fields and woodland paths. As is usual for these events a field of over 200 set, remarkably given storms around Holmfirth on Tuesday conditions were dry with a gentle breeze making for a pleasant change to hot and sultry days we have had of late. Once again Holmfirth provided both the first man and lady in Dave Watson and Margaret Sykes. In all 9 of the Holmfirth runners picked up 1st, 2nd or 3rd place prizes and there were excellent runs by all the other members of the team. There are just two more races to run in the 2013 series and it would be great to see more runners out for these last two events; ladies have been particularly thin on the ground this year. August 7th sees the race at Knavesmire, York, this is a virtually flat race on tarmac cycle paths and grassy field paths and then the last race is at Cleckheaton from the running track on November 11th.

Holmfirth Results:

1st Dave Watson, 1st M40, 28:20

17th Jonathan Sykes, 3rd M50, 32:01

20th John Ewart, 2nd M55, 32:34

21st Margaret Sykes, 1st Lady, 1st F40, 32:43

25th Dave Roberts, 3rd M45, 33:02

33rd Maz Khoueiry, M40, 34:29

50th Jacqui Khoueiry, 2nd lady, 2nd F40, 35:48

58th Ian Goulding, M45, 36:45

60th Gary Graham, M45, 36:53

73rd Rob kersey, 3rd M65, 38:12

107th Rosemary Baker, 2nd M50, 40:17

147th Bill Wade, 1st M70; 43:39

175th, Tim Cock, 2nd M70, 47:09

 204th Den Kersey, F60, 61:17

The next race in the series is on Tuesday 30th July at Seacroft, Leeds, 7.30pm start. Details will be on YVAA website shortly and on Vets Board at the club. If you would like to go but need / would like a lift contact Rob (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or talk to me at the club.

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