National Road Relays - Juniors - 14th April


National Young Athlete Road Relays Sutton Park Birmingham Saturday 14th April.

On Sunday 14th April 7 teams of young athletes from Holmfrith travalled to Birmingham to take part in the young athlete Road Relays. Running in teams of 3 the youngsters run over a slightly shorter course than their senior counterparts who had run the day before. The event attracts all the top club teams from around the country.

Top Harrier team performance came from the U15 girl trio of Olivia Sykes, Lucy Byram and Erica Byram. Olivia had a superb run on first leg staying in contention with the leaders and handing on to Lucy in a magnificent 4th position in a time of 14.23. Lucy ran strongly dropping only 3 places to hand on to sister Erica in 7th in a time of 15.22. This was the girls’ final finishing position with Erica completing her lap in 15.01. Olivia’s time was good enough to put her just inside the top ten fastest times of the day.

Lewis Byram still relishing his National duathlon title from the weekend previously anchored the U15 boys A team. The team was lead off by Aaron Kettlewell who enjoyed a real battle on leg one with Lewis Barthlolmew running leg 1 for the B team. Aaron managed to shake Lewis off in the closing stages to come home in 27th place in 14.01 with Lewis in 14th place in 14.12. George Green running on second leg moved the A team up to 22nd place his time 14.02. Lewis Byram completed the team finishing in 13th place overall his time of 12.54 the 14th fastest of the day. The B team with Lavell Pierrre (14.36) and Andrew Farquhar (15.11) on legs 2 and 3 finished a very creditable 28th place.

Two young teams competed in the U13 boys race. The A team of Nicky Farquhar ( 14.32), Harry Shelbourne (15.23) and Jimmy Burke (15.04) finished in 19th place and the B team Callum Durrans (15.56), Daniel Howatson (16.22) and Fionn Kerry (16.02) in 28th, both very encouraging results as all these boys have another year in this age group. In the U13 girls race another young Harriers team of Sophie Allan , Genevieve Durrans and Libby Shepherd came home in 37th place with times of 17.09, 18.59 and 17.46 respecitively.

Robert and Eddie Hinchliffe competed in the U17 boys race without a third team member the boys did not complete a team but completed their legs in 14.30 and 14.27 and were lying in 27th position.


Holmfirth Results.

Under 13 Girls
37th  Holmfirth Harriers   AC      53:48
Pos. Team Leg Pos. Time.
Sophie Allan   86th 35th 17.03
Libby Shepherd   130th 41st 18.59
Genevieve Durrans 107th 37th 17.46
Under 13 Boys
19th  Holmfirth Harriers   AC  'A'    44:59
Pos. Team Leg Pos. Time.
Nick Farquhar  36th 19th 14.32
Harry Shelbourne  76th 19th 15.23
Jimmy Burke       63rd 19th 15.04
35th  Holmfirth Harriers   AC  'B'    48:27
Pos. Team Leg Pos. Time.
Callum Durrans    95th 41st 15.56
Daniel Howatson  110th 38th 16.22
Finn Kerry    104th 35th 16.09
Under 15 Girls
7th  Holmfirth Harriers   AC         44:46
Pos. Team Leg Pos. Time.
Olivia Sykes    10th 4th 14.23
Lucy Byram      22nd 7th 15.22
Erica Byram     32nd 7th 15.01
Under 15 Boys
13rd  Holmfirth Harriers   AC   'A'  40:57
Pos. Team Leg Pos. Time.
Aaron Kettlewell 63rd 27th 14.01
Lewis Bartholomew 64th 22nd 14.02
Lewis Byram 14th 13th 12.54
28th  Holmfirth Harriers   AC  'B'   43:59
Pos. Team Leg Pos. Time.
George Green     67th 28th 14.12
Andrew Farquhar  102nd 32nd 15.11
Lavell Pierre  85th 28th 14.36
Under 17 Men
Holmfirth Harriers AC    27th after 2 Legs
Pos. Team Leg Pos. Time.
Eddie Hinchliffe 76th 32nd 14.30
Robert Hinchliffe-Smith 75th 27th 14.27

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