Welcome to the latest road news where you’ll find updates for the Club Championship, results from club competitions and other races where Harriers have taken part.
Road Secretary’s Report – November 2023
2023 Road Championship
There have been two races in the Road Champs since the last report, the club-run Holmfirth 10k and the Oldham Half. As expected, the 10k saw the largest Harrier turnout for any of the championship races with 32 Harriers taking part. There was quite a tussle between Tim Street and Philip Hinchcliffe for first Harrier home, with Tim taking it by 9 seconds. Paul Sammonds was 3rd Harrier. First lady harrier was Helena Croft followed by Joanne Jones and Amy Sanderson. Full Harriers placings are shown below .
The Oldham Half took place on Sunday 29th October with seven harriers travelling over the hill. Gary Putnam was first Harrier home in 1:36:15 and first lady was Stef Dickinson in 1:58:03.
|2023 Holmfirth 10k – Harriers Results|
|Name||Pos.||Net Time||Name||Pos.||Net Time|
|Tim Street||5||37:20:00||Vicky Noble||92||51:43:00|
|Philip Hinchcliffe||6||37:29:00||David Straw||94||51:59:00|
|Paul Sammonds||9||39:33:00||Janet Foreman||97||52:43:00|
|Patrick Needham||11||39:50:00||Kevin Yewlett||99||53:07:00|
|Helena Croft||12||40:13:00||Sarah Hall||100||53:05:00|
|Damian Mcqueen||20||41:30:00||Rachel Duce||107||53:54:00|
|James Washington||23||42:03:00||Noreen Edery||109||54:33:00|
|Joanne Jones||24||42:23:00||Neil Midgley||120||56:23:00|
|Jack Sunderland||25||43:13:00||Kate Hollinguest||126||57:58:00|
|Neil Robins||32||43:56:00||Hannah Austin||128||58:20:00|
|Amy Sanderson||36||44:10:00||Lucy Clark||139||01:00:21|
|Robert Dickinson||39||44:32:00||Richard Whale||156||01:04:42|
|Chris Beadle||40||45:00:00||Michael Armitage||159||01:05:15|
|David Williams||49||46:14:00||Keren Pearson||166||01:07:27|
|Louis Cromwell||67||48:44:00||Alastair Watt||167||01:07:52|
|Sophie Cromwell||75||49:50:00||Cheryl James||169||01:09:51|
|Oldham Half Marathon – 29 October 2023|
This means that the latest championship standings look like this:
|Mens||No. of races||Scoring Races||Total|
|Ladies||No. of races||Scoring Races||Total|
|Age Graded||No. of races||Scoring Races||Total|
See the website for the full list
So with only one race to go it’s still all to play for in the Ladies champs although Gary looks to have sewn up the Men’s title this year and Noreen the Age Graded.
Back in September, 3 Harriers made the trip eastwards for the Humber Coast Half Marathon with all three coming in under 90 minutes.
|Humber Coastal Half – 17 September 2023|
Helena’s time qualified her for an England age group vest for the Masters Half Marathon Champs at Manchester next year so many congratulations to her.
Holmfirth was represented on the international stage on 8 October when Matthew Rose travelled the 3834 miles to Chicago to take part in another World Series Marathon which he completed in a new PB – well done Matthew
|Chicago Marathon – 8 October 2023|
Also on 8th October was the Chester Marathon with 3 Harriers making the start line. Huge commiserations to Julia who had to pull out during the race and who is now working on her recovery.
|Chester Marathon – 8 October 2023|
More international achievements a week later when Holmfirth were represented by 5 ladies competing in the Palma Marathon and Half Marathon
|Palma Marathon – 15 October 2023|
|Palma Half Marathon – 15 October 2023|
The eagle eyed will have noticed that this was Naomi’s 2nd marathon within a week. Fantastic achievement.
The Manchester Half saw 3 amber vests take part and finally the Leeds Abbey Dash attracted five Harriers for a swift run round the city.
|Manchester Half Marathon – 15 October 2023|
|Leeds Abbey Dash – 22 October 2023|
15th October was a busy day in the race calendar with the Yorkshire Marathon also taking place. We had 6 Harriers take on the 26.2 miles with Tim Brook being first home in 2:44:23. This time was good enough for Tim to also qualify for an England Masters Vest.
Many congratulations to Tim.
|Yorkshire Marathon – 15 October 2023|
Two other results that caught my eye this month:
|Frankfurt Marathon – 29 October 2023|
|Coventry Half-Marathon – 29 October 2023|
An excellent run by Tim in Germany (he’s been busy !) and Richard’s 2nd fastest Half in Coventry although as he points out, he was still out-paced by a giant disco ball! Well run to both of them.
Mike Hall continues to fly the flag for Holmfirth and his latest exploits are:
|17 September 2023||Wetherby 10k|
|24 September 2023||Greenway 10k|
|01 October 2023||Congleton Half Marathon|
|08 October 2023||Rochdale 10k|
|22 October 2023||Castles Half Marathon||New PB|
|29 October 2023||Accrington 10k|
Well done to Mike for a new PB in Northumberland!
Congratulations to all our runners over the last few weeks and as always, if you’d like your races and achievements celebrated in the Road Update, please let me know by finding me at the club or dropping me an email
Kevin Dessoy / 01Nov23