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Youth plays second fiddle to experience as Bingley ace Holmes triumphs
Edward Evans (Craven Energy), like Hall an under 18, was third. Mary Wilkinson (Bingley) was a clear winner of the ladies, ahead of Louisa Pickles (Wharfedale).
Bingley picked up honours in each junior category through Victoria Merrick (under-14), Olivia Roper (under-12) and Joseph Cornelly (under-10).
For Wharfedale, Charlie Lowrie and Thomas Nelson won the boys’ under-14 and under-12s, while Lucy Fryers (Keighley) was first under-ten.
Yorkshire’s female fell running team were crowned Inter Counties fell champions last weekend in the beautiful surroundings of the Goyt Valley in Derbyshire.
A 7.5-mile course involving 1,750 feet of climbing and an ascent of Shining Tor proved no obstacle to Yorkshire’s three counters, who all conquered the route in under one hour and made the top ten.
Hallamshire’s Lizzie Adams was the individual winner in 53:20 and was well supported by Katie Walshaw (Holmfirth) and Helen Fines (Calder) in fourth and seventh.
With Walshaw’s club-mate Helen Berry just behind in eighth, Yorkshire had room to manoeuvre ahead of nearest rivals Scotland East.
The male team lost out to Greater Manchester by five points as the Mancunians placed two in the first three, including race winner Stephen Vernon of Stockport (46:54).
Yorkshireman Rob Baker (Hallamshire) was fourth home, Ilkley’s Tom Adams an excellent seventh, with Karl Gray (Calder) completing the team in 16th. Gray was second V40, just seven seconds behind Lloyd Taggart (Dark Peak).
Stainland Lions dominated the ladies race at the Sowerby Scorcher over a 10km multi-terrain race course.
Lucy Thompson won in 44:17, 13 seconds clear of Julie Field, with Danielle Kobak in third.
Otley’s Ian Fisher won overall, some four minutes clear of Richard Hand (Stainland) and Queensbury’s Chris Williams. Aileen Baldwin (Stainland) and Dick Spendlove (Calder) picked up prizes in the senior categories.
At the Yorkshire 10k at Newby Hall near Ripon, Emma Stoney (Baildon) was runner up in 43:38 behind Kanvesmire’s Emma Yates. Brian Kennedy (Settle) was second in the over 50 age group.
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