YVAA Road relay Champs 2014


YVAA Road Relay Championships at Robert’s Park,

Saltaire on Saturday 21st June 2014

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The Vets team before the start of the Championships


Once again the vets turned out in force for these team championships where we managed to enter 4 men’s teams and 3 women’s teams, only missing out on the M70+ and F55+ teams. Our women’s teams continued to show their strength with both the F35 – 44 and F45 – 54 teams winning their events. The men’s teams also came home with medals, the M40 – 49 and M50 – 59 teams both gaining silver medals.

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    Maggie, Yvette and Rosemary







Notable individual performances within age groups included Helen Berry 2nd fastest time F35 - 44 (15:57), Margaret Sykes fastest time F45 – 54 (16:15), Dave Watson fastest time M40 – 49 and fastest leg of the day (13:55) and Julian Rose fastest M50 – 59 (15:22). Well done to all those that took part whether medallists or not and indeed to Phil Senior who travelled as reserve for M60 team. Holmfirth results below and full results at www.yvaa.org 


M35 - 39

  5  Holmfirth Harriers 'A'   72:32  

  Jared Croft            16:05   16:05    3

 Mark Owen           19:26   35:31    4

 Matthew Rose      18:16   53:47    4

 John Field            18:45   72:32 

  M40 - 49

  2  Holmfirth Harriers 'A'   62:47  

  Chris Beadle          15:40   15:40    1

 Dave Watson         13:55   29:35    1

 Gary Graham         16:18   45:53    1

 Marwan Khoueiry  16:54   62:47    2

M50 - 59

2  Holmfirth Harriers 'A'   48:01  

  Ricky South           16:11   16:11    2

  Julian Rose            15:22   31:33    1

  John Ewart             16:28   48:01    2

M60 – 69


4  Holmfirth Harriers 'A'   55:18  

  Kevin Yewlett         17:55   17:55    2

  Steve Beardsell      18:05   36:00    2

  John Philpott           19:18   55:18    4

F35 – 44

  1  Holmfirth Harriers 'A'   49:25  

  Helen Berry            15:57   15:57    1

 Jacqui Khoueiry      16:37   32:34    1

 Lucy Verrill              16:51   49:25    1

7  Holmfirth Harriers 'B'   58:25  

  Debbie Hall             18:03   18:03    6

 Liz Woodfield         18:32   36:35    4

 Jo Bailey-Taylor     21:50   58:25    7

F45 - 54

1  Holmfirth Harriers 'A'   56:20  

  Margaret Sykes     16:15   16:15    1

  Yvette Arthur          19:20   35:35    1

 Rosemary Baker    20:45   56:20    1


YVAA Multi-terrain GP 4 2014

Being delayed by the French air traffic control strike I missed this event as well but a small contingent made their way over to Meanwood for this totally off road race. In the men’s race, Dave Watson was once again first home winning in 27:13, from his nearest rival, Gavin Mulholland of Stainland (27:34). Dave was followed by David Roberts 15th, 2nd M50, 31:43; John Ewart 21st, 2nd M55, 32:32; Sean McCaffrey 50th, M45, 35:40; Paul Winn 121st, M60,44:16; Bill Hunter 129th, M65, 45:53; Tim Cock 135th, M70, 47:47. In the women’s race Margaret Sykes returned to be placed 2nd and 1st F45 in 33:00. She was followed by Lesley Ewart 7th, 1st F55, 38:09 and Rosemary Baker 18th, 2nd F50, 40:59.

Races coming up:

Wednesday July 9th West Vale GP

Sunday July 13th Eccup / YVAA 10 mile Champs

Tuesday July 29th Crossgates GP

Wednesday August 6th Knavesmire GP

Tuesday August 12th Bingley GP


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