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Holmfirth Harriers Ladies Sweep the Board at Cross Keys Road Fell Relays

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On Saturday 5 teams from Holmfirth crossed the Pennines to take part in this long standing enjoyable event from the Cross Keys pub, Uppermill. Three ladies’ teams and two men’s teams registered although due to illness one of the ladies teams was one short on the day so Karen Sinkinson ran fell legs in two teams, incredibly recording almost the same time for each of her two fell legs. This is a tough event with the two lap road leg of about 3 miles starting with a fast downhill start to the church, with the added interest this year of weaving through the weddings going on at the time that spilled out onto the road, followed by a climb of about a 1/2 mile and then a fast descent back to the start before repeating the whole thing again. The fell leg is slightly shorter but again has two tough climbs with a very fast final descent assuming of course you can keep on your feet!

Once again the ladies swept the board with the open team of Claire Leaver, Maggie Sykes, Jacqui Khoueiry and Debbie Hall finishing 1st ladies and the Vets team of Lesley Ewart, Karen Sinkinson, Helen Pettit and Yvette Arthur finishing 1st Vet ladies.

The men’s Vet team of Jonathan Sykes, Andy Hauser, Maz Khoueiry and Gavin Baxter were 2nd Vets team.
The 2nd men’s team consisted of Paul Crowther, Roger Bradley, Rob Kersey and Chris Beadle and the 3rd ladies team were Claire Whitwam, Holly Sinkinson who suffered a nasty fall but got to the finish, Kiersti Dickenson and Karen again.
It was great to see some of the runners that do not normally run in team events out representing the club.








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Rob Kersey

Vets secretary

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The Vets section is one of the largest and best supported sections of the club. We compete in YVAA Grand Prix multi – terrain races, Road Relays Championships, Cross Country Championships, Fell Championships, the many Road Championship races and The Track and Field Champs. We also send teams to the National Road Relays at Sutton Park each year. Road Relay and Cross Country


Championships are particularly well supported with 30+ runners often turning out for the teams. When we get a strong team out we are always in contention for medals and have won silver medals at the BMAF National Road Relays in recent years as well as many Yorkshire medals in all events.


Winning medals is great for the individuals, teams and club of course but is not the only reason for taking part. Without the non ‘A team’ runners these events would be not only a lot less enjoyable as a team but virtually empty as an event. We welcome all vets into our teams no matter what standard so if you’re over 35 and fancy a run out please join us.



Vets records

For some time Ive been trying to collect your times for distances from 5K to a Marathon. While I have managed to cajole some information out of a few people there are still loads of runners that have not given me any times. As you will see (on the MEMBER's Page) weve posted those. Almost any time supplied is likely to get in the top ten simply because we have so few contributors. So why not let me have your times and see yourself in the top ten for your age group. Click on the link (to e-amil ROB) at the top of the page, then Email your best times. Thanks.


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