Holmfirth Men Claim Yorkshire Gold



Holmfirth’s senior men were in action at the Yorkshire 6 stage road relay championships held at Don Valley stadium, Sheffield, on Saturday 31st August. Fielding four teams for the first time in several years, the club did themselves proud. The ‘a’ team put in a magnificent performance coming home in first place and claiming the gold medals. Matthew Pierson was on the first leg and despite being off colour all week really pulled the stops out, giving the Harriers a 13 second leg over Halifax as he handed over to Richard Smith.  Richard increased the lead, and despite Hallamshire moving ahead of Halifax with some quality running, Max Kaye, Dave Watson and Peter Brookes pulled away, leaving Dave Turnbull to storm home on the last leg and claim the glory.This is the last time the Championships will be held at Don Valley as the excellent facilities here are, unfortunately, due for demolition.


1st. Holmfirth ‘A’

2nd. Hallamshire ‘A’

3rd Halifax


Holmfirth’s ‘b’ ‘c’ and ‘d’ teams put in sterling performances finishing 9th, 12th and 16th respectively.



A Team
Athlete Time Finish position
1. Matthew Pierson  20.03 1st
2. Richard Smith     20.31 1st
3. Max Kaye          21.32 1st
4. Dave Watson       21.11 1st
5. Peter Brookes     21.08 1st
6. Dave Turnbull     20.20 1st 
Total time 2.04.45
B Team
Athlete Time Finish position
1. Stuart Sharp      20.51 5th
2. Alistair Rees     22.59 6th
3. Scott Smith       22.03 5th
4. Simon Findlay     23.31 7th
5. Philip Hewitt     22.59 7th
6. Johnny Sykes      23.26 9th 
Total time 2.15.19
C Team
Athlete Time Finish position
1. Dan Stewart      25.20 18th
2. Dan Shaw          23.16 16th
3. John Ewart        23.58 14th
4. Robert Hinchliffe 25.33 14th
5. David Roberts     24.23 13th
6. Gareth Humphries  24.06 13th
Total time 2.26.36
D Team
Athlete Time Finish position
1. Jake Richardson   25.18 17th
2. Steven Eastwood   23.20 17th
3. Gary Graham       25.16 16th
4. Jared Croft       25.06 16th
5. Robert Robinson   27.03 17th
6. Matthew Rose      27.06 17th
Total time 2.33.09

View the complete Road Relay Championship Results (XLS).

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