Logo

Holme Moss Fell Race Sunday 14th July 2013

Category: Fell Published Date Hits: 4145

 

After a scorching week, when even putting out the flags in preparation for the race was hard work and with Wasdale the day before, I was somewhat apprehensive about how many entrants we would get for my first Holme Moss as organiser. In the event 74 runners actually started and while this was about 25 down on the average for the race it was a reasonable number given the tremendous heat. As well as the usual water stations at Holme Moss (twice), Crowden and Ashley’s welcome bottle at Laddow, extra water had been lugged up by the marshals to Laddow, Bareholm, Black Hill and Cartworth Peat Pits and the streams were running clear for a cool down! By Holme Moss on the way out Karl Gray, Calder Valley, Richard Pattinson, Pudsey and Bramley and Ian Mills U/A  had pulled clear by a couple of minutes from Stephen Watts, Macclesfield and the order at the front remained unchanged to the finish. Karl had pulled clear of Richard and Ian by nearly 3 minutes by Bareholme but by Laddow Rocks they had closed to just a few seconds. Thereafter the gap increased and had stretched to 8 minutes on the return to Holme Moss and nearly 11 minutes at the finish with Karl finishing in 2:33:19 a new course record ( 2nd year on new course).

With far fewer Holmfirth entries than usual, obviously not used to the hot weather (What’s that hot orange thing in the sky?). up until Bareholm Craig Boggan was first Harrier in 8th place but then a navigation error on this unmarked section caused him to miss out the checkpoint at Laddow Rocks (need to do the recce next year!) and so although finishing well up the field in 3:24:19 his result had to be discounted. This left M55 John (Everest) Ewart as our leading runner and he duly came home in a very creditable 11th place and 1st M55 in 3:20:24. Next home was Keelan Serjeant, M in 21st place in 3:39:44 followed by 25th Daniel Shaw, M, 3:43:42; 32nd Phil Hobbs, M45, 3:54:25; 40th, Maz Khoueiry, M40, 4:01:40 and 44th John Robinson, M, 4:12:44. Unusually we had no female competitors from Holmfirth the winner’s trophy going this year to Kate Archer, 28th, of Ilkley who finished nearly 12 minutes ahead of the 2nd lady.

Given the extreme heat we did well to have only five retirements and all the remaining competitors reached Holme Moss on the return journey before the cut off time. At the prize giving an extra prize was awarded to Darren Fishwick of Chorley who finished 19th in 3:34:50 after also running Wasdale the day before! Many thanks to all 40 marshals and helpers, Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team for providing safety cover, Cartworth Moor Cricket Club for use of their facilities, Yorkshire Water, United Utilities, Baikie Hodge, Natural England, John Bland at Crowden House Farm, Mr Booth at Hazlehead Farm for access and Brooklands Nursery our main sponsor.

The raffle for Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team raised £110 so thanks also to all those individuals and businesses that gave the prizes for this vital local organisation.

Here are some photos.

Norman Berrys Colection

 

Created with flickr slideshow.

 

Dave Woodheads Colection

https://plus.google.com/photos/110439573756197443848/albums/5900836785797317057

Pos     CLUB Cat TIME
1 KARL GRAY CALDER VALLEY M40 2.33.19
2 RICHARD PATTINSON PUDSEY AND BRAMLEY M45 2.44.30
3 IAN MILLS U/A M 2.59.44
4 STEPHEN  WATTS MACCLESFIELD M45 3.00.18
5 HARRY  DALBY PUDSEY AND BRAMLEY M 3.04.00
6 KEVIN DOYLE KIMBERWORTH STRIDERS M 3.06.52
7 JONATHAN BARNARD MOSSLEY HILLS M 3.09.38
8 CHRIS BANNISTER U/A M 3.10.56
9 GAVIN  WILLIAMS DARK PEAK M 3.14.47
10 JOHN DOYLE PENNINE M45 3.15.03
11 JOHN EWART HOLMFIRTH M55 3.20.24
12 LEE RAWSON FRA M40 3.23.20
13 KENNETH MALTON SHELTON STRIDERS M 3.23.23
14 MARTIN  TERRY CLAYTON LE MOORS HARRIERS M50 3.23.52
15 RICHARD MACKIE PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS M40 3.24.25
16 JAMES MORRIS DEWSBURY ROAD RUNNERS M40 3.28.26
17 RALPH SKRIMSHIRE U/A M 3.29.35
18 PAUL BIDDULPH CALDER VALLEY  M40 3.31.30
43 RICK ANSELL TRING RC M50 3.33.55
19 DARREN FISHWICK CHORLEY M40 3.34.50
20 ROGER DENT TINTWHISTLE FLYERS M45 3.39.36
21 KEELAN SERJEANT HOLMFIRTH M 3.39.44
22 BARRY NIKOLICH A M MAYHEM M 3.40.23
23 NATHAN  CROSSLEY HORSFIRTH HARRIERS M45 3.43.04
24 ED NICHOLAS HUNTERS BOGTROTTERS M 3.43.37
25 DANIEL SHAW HOLMFIRTH M 3.43.41
26 ANDY KENYON EREWASH VALLEY M40 3.43.57
27 DAVID RALPHS NEWBURGH NOMADS M50 3.47.28
28 KATE ARCHER ILKLEY HARRIERS 3.47.51
29 STEVE STEAD PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS M 3.49.13
30 DAMIEN BROCKIE U/A M 3.52.36
31 GRAHAM SEDDON U/A M50 3.53.54
32 PHIL  HOBBS HOLMFIRTH M45 3.54.25
33 KIERAN DAVIS EREWASH VALLEY M 3.57.04
34 JOHN MOSS U/A M45 3.57.08
35 ADRIAN PHILLIPS U/A M40 3.58.46
36 DAVE BEBBINGTON DENBY DALE TRAVELLERS M50 3.59.37
37 ALISON WAINWRIGHT STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS F40 3.59.44
38 ZAHEIR BASHIR PUDSEY PACERS M 3.59.47
40 MARWAN KHOUEIRY HOLMFIRTH M40 4.01.40
39 BRENT LINDSAY PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS M50 4.01.40
41 J WARBOYS-H'DGSN DENBY DALE TRAVELLERS F40 4.07.08
42 CHRIS DEACON PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS M45 4.07.58
44 JOHN ROBINSON HOLMFIRTH M 4.12.34
45 JOSEPH WALL U/A M50 4.14.44
46 LEE WEATHERALL KIMBERWORTH STRIDERS M45 4.17.16
47 RICHARD HOPKINSON DARK PEAK M65 4.18.56
48 MALCOLM COLES VALLEY STRIDERS M70 4.20.15
49 DAVID MCGUINNESS DARK PEAK M40 4.23.15
50 BISANTH BATUWRAGE U/A M 4.24.06
51 STEVEN BATTLE CLOWNE ROAD RUNNERS M50 4.24.22
52 DAVE PATRICK ASHBOURNE RC M45 4.28.30
53 DAVE CULPAN CALDER VALLEY M50 4.36.47
54 SAM WHITE WEST END RUNNERS M 4.39.41
55 MARTIN  ROWE NORTHAMPTON RR M55 4.43.31
56 RICHARD TOWNSEND SALTWELL HARRIERS M50 4.45.25
57 BEVERLEY SMITH HORSFIRTH HARRIERS F45 4.48.07
58 MARTIN  BROWN NORTH DERBYSHIRE RC M 4.48.19
59 JASMIN BANKS NORTHAMPTON RR F 4.50.05
60 NICK FOWLER U/A M55 4.54.21
61 PAUL GRIFFITHS PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS M50 4.56.40
62 WILL TAYLOR U/A M50 4.58.20
63 EDEKE LESNIAK ACHILLE RATTI CC M55 5.03.45
64 RICHARD LONELAND U/A M 5.09.11
65 COLIN GRIME SPECTRUM STRIDERS M65 5.12.20
66 GINA GRANGER HOLME PIERREPONT RC F40 5.15.45
  CRAIG BOGGAN HOLMFIRTH M DQ
  JOHN  MASSON WAKEFIELD M45 DQ
  KARL MCKENZIE U/A   DQ
  DAVE  HOGG GLOSSOPDALE M55 RETIRED
  JULIO NUNEZ U/A M55 RETIRED
  SONJA VIETORIS U/A F50 RETIRED
  RICHARD HOWARD DENBY DALE TRAVELLERS M45 RETIRED
  SIMON GREGORY CLOWN ROAD RUNNERS M RETIRED
Copyright Holmfirth Harriers Athletics Club 2012