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Ian Roberts Fell Race 2014 Results

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Ian Roberts Memorial Fell Race (9th March 2014)

Blessed with glorious spring sunshine & on a weekend with little racing taking place elsewhere, our efforts were duly rewarded as 150 runners made the start line at Marsden Cricket Club for the 2014 race – something close to a record entry, certainly in the race’s present guise as a fell only race. There was still a brisk breeze up Pule Hill, but with just a windproof top to carry, some fast times were guaranteed.

The 6.5 mile race route takes the runners over Marsden Moor via the Pennine Way & the Standedge Trail and was still pretty wet underfoot. Last year’s winner Joe Crossfield, now running for Calder Valley, returned to defend his title, with last year’s runner-up, Andy Swift from Penistone, also back & hoping to go one better. Throw in to the mix the runner-up from 2011, Jack Ross from Staffordshire Moorlands and you had the makings of a great race at the front. Sure enough, Joe led from the front, with Andy & Jack just behind & the placings didn’t change until the climb of Pule Hill, when Joe felt his calf start to pull, so had to ease off. This gave an opportunity for Andy to take the lead, which he held until the dreaded tussocks on the descent to Butterly Clough, where Jack took a couple of tumbles, but still managed to get past him and hold on for the win in 48.33, with Andy close behind in 48.45. Third place went to Johny Helliwell from Calder Valley, another first-timer at this event, who finished in 50.18. The honours for first Harrier home went to Dan Shaw, who is clearly reaping the rewards of an excellent winter’s training, finishing 6th overall in 52.14.

For the ladies, Helen Berry finished off a busy weekend, having represented Yorkshire at the Inter Counties XC Championships on Saturday, by finishing 22nd overall and 1st lady in 56.39. Close behind, was Sally Newman from Calder Valley, who finished 36th overall, 2nd lady, in a time of 57.54, whilst 3rd lady was Nicky Spinks from Dark Peak, 37thoverall in a time of 58.07.

We had 15 Harriers starting the race, so there were plenty of battles within battles around the course and top 3 category placings to go with them. Jonny Sykes was just seconds behind Dan Shaw, finishing 7th overall, 1st V50 in 52.18, whilst Dan Stewart, hopefully putting his recent injury troubles behind him, finished 10th overall, 3rd V40 in 52.57. Together with Jonny McLean, who had another great top 10 finish in this race, Dan Shaw & Jonny Sykes scooped the team prize for Holmfirth. Lucy Needham, finishing 52nd overall, 5th lady & Fran Whitworth, 79th overall & 3rd FV40 completed the Holmfirth Ladies 1st place team.

The other age category prizes were shared around a number of clubs, with Colin Walker from Pudsey & Bramley finishing 4th overall & 1st V40, Tanya Seagar from Stainland Lions 47th overall & 1st FV40, Mick Chambers from Saltaire Striders 48thoverall & 1st V60, Trish Mellor from Penistone 113th overall & 1st FV50, Gail Tombs from Calder Valley 118th overall & 1st FV60 & Tony Greene from Saddleworth, 128th overall & 1st V70. Johny Helliwell, Liam Gough & Richard Sunderland from Calder Valley were 2nd Mens team, whilst Gillian Wisbey joined Sally Newman & Gail Tombs from Calder Valley to claim 2nd Ladies team.    

The food afterwards lived up to its pre-race billing & thankfully, there was more than enough cake to go round! Everyone who had helped in any way was roundly thanked & we also showed our appreciation to Marsden Cricket Club for allowing us to use their clubhouse. Thanks also to the National Trust, Natural England & Yorkshire Water for once again allowing us to race over the beautiful Marsden Moor. Thanks also to Richard Smith & Jake Rowlands at Up & Running, who sponsored the race by providing us with the waterproof numbers.

 Results (Holmfirth unless stated): 1st – Jack Ross (Staffordshire Moorlands), 48.33; 6th – Dan Shaw, 52.14; 7th & 1st V50 – Jonny Sykes, 52.18; 8th - Jonny McLean, 52.38; 10th & 3rd V40 – Dan Stewart, 52.57; 14th - Jim Durrans, 54.09; 17th – Chris Beadle, 55.47; 22nd & 1st lady – Helen Berry, 56.39; 49th – Paul Fearns, 59.14; 50th – Paul Crowther, 60.07; 52nd – Lucy Needham, 62.06; 79th & 3rd FV40 – Fran Whitworth, 66.40; 88th – Wayne Byram, 68.33; 104th – Richard Hook, 72.06; 111th - Chris Whitelegg, 73.08 & 131st – Clare Ash, 82.00 (149 finishers).

Phil Hobbs

 

2014 results:

 

Position Race No. Name Category Club Time    
               
1 127 Jack Ross M Staffs. Moorlands 48.33 1st Man  
2 110 Andy Swift M Penistone FPR 48.45 2nd Man  
3 45 Johny Helliwell M CVFR 50.18 3rd Man  
4 142 Colin Walker MV40 Pudsey & Bramley 51.32 1st MV40  
5 121 Kev Folan MV40 U/A 52.12    
6 1 Dan Shaw M Holmfirth Harriers 52.14    
7 83 Jonathan Sykes MV50 Holmfirth Harriers 52.18 1st MV50  
8 104 Jonny McLean Holmfirth Harriers 52.38    
9 137 Marc Sennett M Wharfedale Harriers 52.50    
10 126 Dan Stewart MV40 Holmfirth Harriers 52.57    
11 15 Simon Pymm M Saddleworth Runners 53.23    
12 135 Kieron Manchester M Huddersfield Uni. 52.30    
13 103 Austin Frost MV40 Dark Peak 53.50    
14 48 James Durrans MV40 Holmfirth Harriers 54.09    
15 82 Steve Roebuck MV40 Barnsley AC 55.05    
16 94 Johnny Moore MV40 Eryri Harriers 55.23    
17 141 Chris Beadle MV40 Holmfirth Harriers 55.47    
18 46 Jonathan Collins M Stainland Lions 55.52    
19 54 Richard Sunman MV40 Penistone FPR 56.08    
20 12 Stephen Booth MV50 U/A 56.26    
21 50 Liam Gough M CVFR 56.36    
22 7 Helen Berry F Holmfirth Harriers 56.39 1st Lady  
23 86 Mark Ellithorn MV40 Chorley  56.41    
24 96 Scott Alder M Pudsey & Bramley 56.42    
25 37 Tristan Sheard MV40 Stainland Lions 56.44    
26 85 Giles Bailey MV40 Meltham AC 57.07    
27 81 Richard Sunderland MV40 CVFR 57.19    
28 36 Dan Marsden M Stainland Lions 57.21    
29 95 Stephen Smithies MV40 CVFR 57.24    
30 131 Steve Sanders MV40 Penistone FPR 57.31    
31 74 Howard Darwin MV40 Rotherham Harriers 57.36    
32 9 Andrew Thompson MV50 Wakefield Tri 57.38    
33 41 Garry Traviss MV50 CVFR 57.38    
34 29 Andrew Shelbourne MV40 Penistone FPR 57.39    
35 11 Peter Hughes MV50 Queensbury RC 57.42    
36 106 Sally Newman FV50 CVFR 57.54 2nd Lady  
37 49 Nicky Spinks FV40 Dark Peak 58.07 3rd Lady  
38 140 Geoffrey Gough MV50 Clayton-le-Moors 58.19    
39 66 Charlie Macintosh MV40 Pudsey & Bramley 58.28    
40 143 Tom Shelton M Wakefield Tri 58.41    
41 47 Graham Hill MV40 CVFR 58.44    
42 59 John Allam M Todmorden Harriers 58.47    
43 124 Martin Pennington M U/A 59.03    
44 22 Jim Mosley MV40 CVFR 59.04    
45 117 Robert Bolton MV40 U/A 59.06    
46 101 Adrian Tarasiuk M Barnsley Harriers 59.08    
47 71 Tanya Seager FV40 Stainland Lions 59.10 1st FV40  
48 63 Mick Chambers MV60 Saltaire Striders 59.13 1st MV60  
49 115 Paul Fearns MV50 Holmfirth Harriers 59.14    
50 57 Paul Crowther M Holmfirth Harriers 60.07    
51 52 Jon Comyn-Platt MV60 Saddleworth Runners 61.26    
52 129 Lucy Needham F Holmfirth Harriers 62.06    
53 132 Phil Wells MV40 CVFR 62.17    
54 61 Bob Hudson M Saltaire Striders 63.28    
55 60 John Minta MV40 CVFR 63.38    
56 17 Ray McArthur MV60 Meltham AC 63.42    
57 73 Bruce Humphrey M Altrincham 63.52    
58 19 Richard Ingram MV40 CVFR 63.57    
59 130 Peter Stanley MV50 Penistone FPR 64.11    
60 107 Tim Brooks MV40 CVFR 64.32    
61 128 Matt Inman M U/A 64.44    
62 99 Charlie Stuart M U/A 64.47    
63 4 Simon Ward MV40 Wakefield Tri 64.50    
64 8 Michael Dean MV40 CVFR 64.56    
65 3 Barrie Wain MV40 Wakefield Tri 65.03    
66 98 Adam Scratcherd M Stainland Lions 65.06    
67 88 Steve Perren MV40 Meltham AC 65.20    
68 123 Christian Lloyd MV40 Meltham AC 65.20    
69 91 Karl Speight M Wakefield Tri 65.25    
70 25 Mike Wardle MV50 CVFR 65.32    
71 120 Stephen Kenworthy MV40 U/A 65.34    
72 79 Nick Murphy MV50 CVFR 65.42    
73 92 Alison Wainwright FV40 Staffs. Moorlands 65.47    
74 80 Phil Hinchliffe MV40 Penistone FPR 65.53    
75 24 Nigel Crossfield MV40 Halifax Harriers 65.57    
76 75 John Spencer MV50 Rotherham Harriers 66.16    
77 139 Blair Garrett M CVFR 66.22    
78 5 John Wilson MV40 Wakefield Tri 66.23    
79 147 Fran Whitworth FV40 Holmfirth Harriers 66.40    
80 112 Jeremy Wilkinson MV40 CVFR 66.59    
81 146 Julie Field FV40 Stainland Lions 67.02    
82 76 Pete Potter M U/A 67.34    
83 34 Mark Osborne MV50 Wakefield Tri 67.36    
84 84 Toby Sydes MV40 CVFR 67.58    
85 42 Alasdair Menmuir M Steel City Striders 68.19    
86 10 Andy Thorpe MV40 CVFR 68.26    
87 53 Jim Jones MV40 Helsby RC 68.30    
88 6 Wayne Byram MV40 Holmfirth Harriers 68.33    
89 20 Nathan Kennaugh M CVFR 68.36    
90 122 William Murgatroyd MV60 U/A 68.48    
91 16 Scott Kelly MV40 Wakefield Tri 68.49    
92 21 Anthony Mawson MV40 Pudsey Pacers 68.50    
93 144 David Hennessy MV40 Wakefield Tri 68.57    
94 119 Glenn Cockroft MV40 U/A 69.05    
95 118 Darren Brown MV40 U/A 69.09    
96 148 Brook Chambers M Stainland Lions 69.11    
97 40 Jeff Hignett MV60 Rossendale Harriers 69.28    
98 13 Dave Culpan MV50 CVFR 69.49    
99 87 Jacqueline Redmayne FV40 Chorley  70.07    
100 89 Andrew Meek MV40 CVFR 71.36    
101 26 Paul Taylor MV40 Saddleworth Runners 71.39    
102 136 Tristan Manchester M A.M. Mayhem 71.39    
103 90 Martyn Hodgson MV40 Saddleworth Runners 71.58    
104 111 Richard Hook MV40 Holmfirth Harriers 72.06    
105 138 Paul Fryers MV40 Penistone FPR 72.16    
106 65 Caroline Harding FV40 Pudsey & Bramley 72.21    
107 43 Esther Barnes F U/A 72.30    
108 64 David Stern MV40 Kimberworth Striders 72.32    
109 58 Kirsty Patten F Todmorden Harriers 72.39    
110 113 Trevor Murgatroyd MV50 CVFR 72.59    
111 109 Chris Whitelegg MV50 Holmfirth Harriers 73.08    
112 32 Gillian Wisbey FV40 CVFR 73.35    
113 39 Trish Mellor FV50 Penistone FPR 74.07 1st FV50  
114 35 Michelle Tones FV40 Wakefield Tri 74.08    
115 108 Andy Hargreaves MV60 Meltham AC 74.09    
116 150 Paul Davies M U/A 74.19    
117 30 Bob Boorman MV60 U/A 75.05    
118 97 Gail Tombs FV60 CVFR 75.30 1st FV60  
119 100 Richard Pooley M U/A 75.37    
120 116 Gary McLaughlin MV40 Stadium Runners 76.24    
121 56 Jill Davies FV60 Saddleworth Runners 77.43    
122 78 Graham Davy MV50 CVFR 77.52    
123 134 Gilly Markham FV50 Meltham AC 78.09    
124 62 Ashok Burton M Saltaire Striders 78.12    
125 55 Nicky Snook FV50 Saddleworth Runners 78.24    
126 18 Barrie Fairbrother MV60 Middleton Harriers 78.43    
127 14 Ian Whatmough MV40 Saddleworth Runners 79.55    
128 70 Tony Greene MV70 Saddleworth Runners 81.42 1st MV70  
129 133 Linda Hayles FV60 CVFR 81.50    
130 105 Neville Griffiths MV60 Spectrum Striders 81.56    
131 2 Clare Ash FV40 Holmfirth Harriers 82.00    
132 149 Peter Kidd MV50 Wakefield Tri 82.06    
133 93 Erwin Van Vroenhoven MV40 U/A 82.10    
134 51 Barbara Haigh FV60 Penistone FPR 82.40    
135 31 Dave Boorman M U/A 83.56    
136 125 Christobel Heginbotham FV50 Saddleworth Runners 84.39    
137 44 Dick Scroop MV60 Mercia Fell Runners 85.08    
138 38 Annie Lightowler FV40 Penistone FPR 85.43    
139 114 Dan Wilkinson M Meltham AC 86.12    
140 33 Peter Badkin MV40 U/A 86.24    
141 28 Linda Featherstone F Wakefield Tri 86.28    
142 68 Bernadette Cook FV40 Saltaire Striders 86.33    
143 102 Sarah Clough FV40 Penistone FPR 86.40    
144 72 Diane Simmons FV50 Wakefield Harriers 90.01    
145 69 Deborah Feather FV40 Wakefield Tri 90.07    
146 27 Martin Kaye MV40 Wakefield Tri 90.08    
147 77 Carolyn Shimwell F CVFR 91.05    
148 67 Igs Robum M Saltaire Striders 92.20    
149 145 James Neah MV40 Wakefield Tri 92.36    
150 23 Joe Crossfield M CVFR DNF    
               
  Teams:   Men Holmfirth Harriers 1st 6,7,8 21
        CVFR 2nd 3,21,27 51
      Ladies Holmfirth Harriers 1st 1,5,7 13
        CVFR 2nd 2,13,16 31

 

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