Vets’ News February 2024

A new MV55 indoor 3000m club record for Gary Graham and a haul of Personal Bests at the Dewsbury 10K meant another successful month for HH Vets.


YVAA Cross Country Championships

Sunday 24th March, Penistone Showground

If you’re over 35 and have never raced, this is a great event to dip your toe into competition. It would be great to get teams of 3 out  in all the categories (35,40,45,50,55,60,65,70+)

5K for F45+, F55+, F65+ and M70+ (12pm)

10K for F35, M35, M40, M50, M60 and M65 (1.20pm)

If you are interested please email (, WhatsApp/text (07702434265) or tell me, old-school, face to face your name, age category and date of birth and I will enter you.


There is also an All to Count shield (5 runners to count) so all abilities can have an impact!


YVAA Multi-terrrain Grand Prix

Sunday 28th April, Honley

Please put this date in your diaries as we will be hosting the race (one of several in the Grand Prix). More info to follow regarding marshalling and help on the day. Remember, you need to register (for free) for the whole grand prix series and then can enter any of the individual races you like. ( )




Garstang 10K 13th Jan

83rd Michael Hall MV60 49:01

Inskip Half Marathon 20th Jan

73rd Michael Hall MV60 (2nd) 1:48:22

Ferriby 10 mile 28th Jan

305th Michael Hall MV60 1:19:27 PB
759th Phil Hanson MV65 1:47:55


Masters GP 3000m Sheffield 3rd Feb

2nd Gary Graham M55-60 10.34 New indoor MV55 club record

Wadsworth Trog 3rd Feb

5th Tim Brook MV40 (3rd) 02:58:38

Winter Warmer 10K Blackburn 4th Feb

175th Michael Hall MV60 50:53

Dewsbury 10K 4th Feb

No fewer than 5 vet Personal Bests including an improvement of over 8 mins by Alastair!

137th Paul Sammonds MV35  35:46 PB
152nd Jonny Mclean MV45 36:01
369th James Washington MV45 39:16 PB
398th James Young MV45 39:32
443rd Helena Croft FV35 40:13
457th Joanne Jones FV45 40:06 PB
568th Simon Platts MV45 41:44
611th Leighton Moxon MV35 42:26 PB
651st Matthew Rose MV50 43:26
1196th Janet Foreman FV55 49:39
1347th Pete Dolan MV65 51:39
1719th Alison Smith FV45 56:40
1856th Alastair Watt MV55 59:14 PB
2073rd Femi Sobo-Allen MV55 1:02:12

Windy Hill Fell Race 11th Feb

Great run by Ian Goulding coming 1st in his age group and Tim Brook helping Holmfirth take 1st male team.

7th Tim Brook MV40 (2nd) 1:27:41
40th James Washington MV45 1:42:55
88th Keith Baird MV50 1:57:14
91st Andy Shortt MV50 1:57:59
94th Ian Goulding MV60 (1st) 1:59:33
116th Fran Whitworth FV50 (2nd) 2:05:07
157th Diane Lee FV45 2:14:29
194th Jon Burdon MV45 2:24:15
212th Becky Burdon FV45 2:32:31
233rd Bill Hunter MV70 (2nd) 2:48:18

Midgely Moor Fell Race 18th Feb

7th Tim Brook MV40 (1st) 00:45:18
88th Mark Henderson MV60 01:25:20

The Snake Lane 10 mile 18th Feb

Lorraine Smith (FV 50 4/127) 01:10:50
Matthew Rose (MV 50 35/139) 01:11:19
Helen Standing (FV 45 9/125) 01:13:45
Leighton Moxon (MV 35 61/114) 01:15:36 PB
Michael Hall (MV 60 19/56) 01:19:28
Julia Thomas (FV 45 29/125) 01:26:09
Richard Whale (MV 65 23/23) 01:51:49

Doctors Gate Fell Race 25th Feb

8th Tim Brook MV40 (1st) 02:01:09

Settle 10 Miler 25th Feb

2nd Michael Sanderson MV35 (1st) 1:04:18PB
11th Gary Putnam MV40 1:19:15PB

Hoppits Hill Fell Race 25th Feb

17th Adam Sunderland MV50 (3rd) 25:11
79th Mark Henderson MV60 36:55
98th Femi Sobo-Allen FV50 45:52

Joanne Jones with a PB at Dewsbury 10K

Tim Brook on his way to another V40 1st at Midgely Moor

A couple who hopped over to Hoppits!

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