Wakefield Harriers

Club News and Results Highlights

These pages last updated - 24th April 2018

22nd Apr 2018. Wakefield Harriers Running in the London Marathon.
Conditions were tough for the Wakefield Harriers competing in the Virgin Money London Marathon this year, with it being the warmest London Marathon ever. Understandably times were disappointing, but new member Ryan Williams ran strongly to record 3 hours 3 minutes. London Marathon Results website.
In the London Mini Marathon Matthew Hill and Abbey Brooke competed for Yorkshire & Humberside, and had great runs. Matthew finished 40th in the U17 Men's 3 Mile race, and Abbey was 39th in the U17 Womenís race over the same distance. London Mini Marathon Results.

14th/15th Apr 2018. Weekend Roundup of Leading Performances.
Charlene Thomas had an excellent run to finish 4th in the Brighton 10k, recording a fine new PB of 33 mins 28 secs. This is not far off Penny Thackray's club record of 33 mins 06 secs set in 2001, and is a New Club F35 Record, beating Julie Briscoe's previous record of 34:19 set in 2014.
At the Sheffield Festival of Athletics there were Grade 2 performances from Leonie Ashmeade (U20W 100m 12.26s & 200m 25.30s) and Grade 3 performances from Amanda Shaw (SW 100m 12.49s & 200m 25.34s) and Racheal Larkin (SW 400m 59.29s). Meeting Results.
Ben Butler continued his fine form on the roads with another 2nd place finish, this time in the Vale of York 10 Mile race, where he recorded a new PB of 56 mins 30 secs. Chris Ward also had a good run to finish 14th in 59:43. Race Results.

14th Apr 2018. First Round of West Yorkshire T&F League at Wakefield.
With some decent weather for a change, there was a good turnout of athletes at the first round of the West Yorkshire Track & Field League at Wakefield.
Star performer from the club was Courtney Newsome, who ran another New U11 Girls Club 600m Record of 1 min 53.08 secs, trimming the record she set just six days previously. She also won the 75m in a speedy 11.22s. There were also Grade 3 performances from Emily Plimmer (1st U15G 1500m 4m 57.82s) & Abbey Brooke (1st U17W 3000m 10m 43.37s), and other good wins from Mark Bostock (Men's 3000m 9m 01.06s), Eleanor Rayner (U15G 100m 13.41s), Ben Smith (U13B 80m 10.80s), Ben Shackleton (U13B 800m 2m 35.49s) & Ellis Walker (U11B LJ 3.61m).
Results from Wakefield :- Mens and Womens.

9th Apr 2018. Wakefield Harriers Athlete of the Month - India Elliott.


For her fine runs for Yorkshire in the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships, and for West Yorkshire Schools in the English Schools Cross Country Championships, India Elliott has been chosen as the Wakefield Harriers Athlete of the Month. Well done India!

9th Apr 2018. New Members Joining Wakefield Harriers in April.
Here's the list of people that have been accepted into membership by Wakefield Harriers at the April monthly Committee Meeting. Please welcome them all into the club. List of New Members.

8th Apr 2018. John Newsome Memorial Open Meeting at Wakefield.
There were some excellent performances at the John Newsome Memorial Open Meeting, hosted by the Harriers, including two club records.
Aran Thomas threw a New U17 Men's Club Discus Record of 46.57m, beating his previous record from last year, and there was also a New U11 Girls Club 600m Record of 1 min 53.32 secs from Courtney Newsome, beating Brodie Ashton's previous best from 2015.
There were also Grade 2 performances from Lucy Holmes (1st SW SP 11.46m), Amy Hunt (1st U15G PV 2.90m) & Alfie Edwards (1st U15B LJ 5.67m), and Grade 3 performances from Amanda Shaw (1st SW 100m 12.56s & 1st 200m 25.42s), Luke Thackray (1st SM JT 50.45m), Emily Plimmer (1st U15G 800m 2m 23.30s), Amy Hunt (2nd U15G LJ 4.72m) & Alfie Edwards (1st U15B PV 3.00m).
We also had a good turnout of Junior Jets, with some of them enjoying their first proper competition. As well as her club record in the 600m, Courtney Newsome also same 2nd in the 75m in a fast 11.15s, and other leading performers amongst the U11 athletes were Tilly Simms (2nd SP 5.15m), Alice Roe (1st PV 1.20m), Theo Dudding (1st 600m 2m 01.21s), Cole McAndrew (1st LJ 3.31m) & James Sharp (1st SP 6.58m). Alice is probably our first U11 to compete in the Pole Vault, so she becomes the inaugural club record holder at the event.
Many thanks to all the officials and helpers for all their hard work in making the meeting a success. Meeting Results

8th Apr 2018. Wakefield Ladies Win Team Prize at Manchester Marathon.
There were some great performances by the Wakefield ladies in the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, which won them the team prize calculated by added up the finishing times of the first three runners home. Julie Briscoe had another outstanding run to finish 3rd lady and 55th overall, out of the huge field of around 10,000 runners. Her time was a New F40 Club Record of 2 hrs 41 mins 36 secs, beating Denise Tibbs previous F40 record from 2005, and a time less than 2 minutes off her PB and outright club record. Rebecca Zserdicky made a huge improvement to finish 53rd lady in 3:17:21, and Alex Potter also improved her PB by several minutes to record 3:20:41, and finish 69th lady. With these chip times Rebecca and Alex move up to 9th and 11th respectively in the club all-time list. For the men Darren Hewitt and Martin Holding ran well to record chip times of 3:18:01 and 3:20:27. Race Results.

7th Apr 2018. Ladies Team Win Yorkshire Road Relay Championships.
The Yorkshire Road Relay Championships was held at a new venue, the Brownlee Centre in north Leeds, and it was a successful event for Wakefield Harriers, with the club winning the Senior Ladies team prize.



In the relay races the Senior Ladies A team of India Elliott, Lucy Robinson, Jenny Buck and Charlene Thomas were dominant, winning easily, and with Charlene, Lucy & Jenny recording the 3 fastest times of the day. After good opening legs from India and Lucy, Jenny hit the front on leg 3, before Charlene set off for a solo run on the final leg, to bring the team home over 2 minutes clear. There was also a good performance from the B team of Julie Greenwood, Helen Beck, Nicky Steel and Eileen Mannion, who finished a very creditable 8th and first of all the B teams. The Senior Men's A team of Mark Bostock, Daniel Franks, Ross Penny & Chris Ward were a fine 8th in their event, whilst the B team of Benjamin Khan, Craig Davidson, Dave Brooke and Alistair Robinson also did well to finish 20th.
In the U17 Men's event we didn't have a complete team, but Matthew Hill won leg 1, and was fastest overall.
In the road races for the younger athletes, Emily Plimmer was an excellent 2nd in the U15 Girl's race, and with Suzanne Brooke 7th & Harriet Metcalfe 12th the team won silver medals. We also had a strong B team, with Lydia Barker 13th, Lauren Rayner 18th & Millie Hinchcliffe 19th. Bailey Mann & Callum Gaunt were 16th and 21st in the U15 boy's race.
Here are the results of all the races :-
Relays :- Junior/Senior Men, Junior/Senior Women, U17 Men, U17 Women,
Races :- U15 Boys, U15 Girls, U13 Boys, U13 Girls.

2nd Apr 2018. Easter Weekend Roundup of Leading Performances.
Jennifer Walsh made a welcome return to competition, after a long period out with injury, and took part in her first Half Marathon. She finished 9th overall and first lady in the Ackworth Half Marathon in 83 mins 14 secs, a time which puts her 5th on the club all-time list. Ben Butler also had a very good run to finish 2nd overall in 76:20, and as the event incorporated the Yorkshire Vets Championship, Ben is the Yorkshire M35 Champion. Glenn Shelley and Ryan Williams used the race as preparation for the London Marathon and finished together in 88:24. Race Results.
At the Bridlington Easter 5 Mile race on Good Friday Craig Davidson finished 6th in 30:23, and Jacqui Khoueiry was 42nd and 8th lady in 36:20. Race Results.
Conditions were poor for the Doncaster AC Spring Open Meeting, but there were still Grade 3 or better performances from Thomas Wood (U17M 200m 23.43s) and Leonie Ashmeade (U20W 200m 25.90s). Meeting Results.

1st Apr 2018. League Dates for Wakefield Harriers Track & Field Teams.
Here are the dates of the matches for Wakefield Harriers Track & Field teams during the 2018 season :-
The Senior & U20 Men & Women are competing again this year in Division 1 of the Northern League, against City of Sheffield & Dearne AC, City of York AC, Preston Harriers, West Cheshire AC and Wigan & District Harriers & AC. The match dates (and venues) are Sat 5th May (Wigan), Sun 3rd June (Wakefield), Sun 4th July (York) & Sat 5th August (Preston). Link to league webpage.
The U17, U15 & U13 athletes are competing in the Premier Division of the Yorkshire & District Athletics League, against Barnsley AC, Cleethorpes AC and Longwood Harriers AC. The match dates (and venues) are Sun 29th April (Cudworth), Sat 19th May (Cleethorpes), Sun 24th June (Wakefield) & Sun 22nd July (Wakefield). Link to league webpage.

25th Mar 2018. Danny Franks & Hayley Newbound Win Club 10k Championship.


Wakefield Harriers 2018 10k Champions Danny Franks & Hayley Newbound

Conditions were excellent for this year's Wakefield Hospice 10k road race, and some fine times and several PBs were recorded by club members on the undulating out and back course along Horbury Road.
Wakefield Harriers had a good showing in the Men's race, and the club easily won the team prize. Danny Franks came an excellent 2nd in 34:43, and he was chased home by U20 Mark Bostock in 3rd place in 34:52, with Ross Penny 7th in 35:40. All three recorded PB times. New members Ian Richardson and Mark Mills were next home from the club finishing 10th and 12th respectively, with times of 36:17 & 36:33, and Benjamin Khan was another recording a good PB in 17th place with 36:54. Other Harriers under 40 minutes were Craig Davidson with 37:29 & Chris Rippon with 39:23. Peter McNamara was 2nd in the M55 category with 40:16.
We only had 3 ladies competing this year, and Hayley Newbound was first Harrier finishing 9th lady in 44:32. Rosie Boughton and Elizabeth Turner were 2nd and 3rd in the Club Championship. Race Results.
The race also incorporated the Club 10k Road Race Championship, and Danny and Hayley are new names added to the list of title winners.
It was also the 5th round of the Club Distance Runners League Championship, which is currently led by Mark Bostock, ahead of Danny Franks and Ross Penny.

24th Mar 2018. English Schools Cross Country Finals.


Wakefield Harriers had five young athletes representing West Yorkshire in the English Schools Cross Country Finals, for school years 5-7, at Prestwold Hall near Loughborough. In the Year 7 Boys race, Danny George and Euan Gaskin had strong runs finishing 58th and 66th. In the Year 6 Boys race, Ben Shackleton finished an excellent 17th, helping the team to first place. Courtney Newsome and Jessica Watson, helped the Year 5 girls team to first place, finishing 63rd & 106th.

24th Mar 2018. Spenborough AC Spring Open Meeting.
At the Spenborough AC Spring Open Meeting at Cleckheaton there were quite a few Harriers competing, and there were Grade 3 or better performances from Alfie Edwards (U15B LJ 5.85m & PV 3.30m), Lucy Holmes (SW Shot 11.70m) & Luke Thackray (SM Javelin 49.71m). Meeting Results.

18th Mar 2018. Pontefract AC Indoor Athletics Meeting.
A good number of Wakefield athletes turned out at the Indoor Athletics Meeting organised by Pontefract AC at Thornes Park Stadium. Results from Power of 10

17th Mar 2018. Seven Harriers at English Schools Cross Country Championships.
Wakefield Harriers had seven runners representing West Yorkshire at the English Schools Cross Country Championships, at Temple Newsam Park near Leeds.
In the Senior Boys race, even though only in the first year in the age group, Matthew Hill had a superb run to finish 19th, and 1st counter for West Yorkshire. Mark Bostock was 5th counter in 213th place. The club also had the 1st counter for West Yorkshire in the Senior Girls race, as India Elliott had a good run to finish 69th. In the Intermediate Girls race Abbey Brooke was 149th and Lucie Hall 253rd, whilst in the Intermediate Boys race Bailey Mann was 181st. Emily Plimmer finished 173rd in the Junior Girls event. Race Results from ESAA

10th/11th Mar 2018. New Club U17 Heptathlon Record for Aran Thomas.
Three of Wakefield's all-round athletes competed at the England Athletics U15/U17 Combined Events Championships at Sheffield, and they all did well, with two of them winning Northern Counties titles.
U17 Aran Thomas gained PBs in four of his seven events, and won the Northern Counties title, coming 12th overall in the national event. His points total of 4074 was a New Club U17 Heptathlon Record, and his individual results were 60m 7.66s, LJ 5.90m, SP 13.53m, HJ 1.59m, 60mH 9.72s, PV 3.86m & 1000m 3:16.00. First year U17 George Lowrie finished a creditable 25th in this competition with 2858 points. The fast improving U15 Alfie Edwards recorded several new PBs on his way to finishing 9th in the Pentathlon competition, and he also won the Northern Counties U15 title with the excellent score of 2009 points. Results from Power of 10

10th/11th Mar 2018. British Masters Track & Field Championships.
At the British Masters Track & Field Championships at Lee Valley Lynsie Whyke came away with two medals, winning the F35 Triple Jump with 10.56m and the Long Jump with 4.78m. Results Link.

10th Mar 2018. Inter Counties Cross Country Championships.
Four Wakefield Harriers represented Yorkshire at the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Loughborough, and they all did very well, helping Yorkshire to second in the overall team trophy.



Matthew Hill continued his fine form to finish 18th and 2nd Yorkshire counter in the U17 Men's race, and help the county finish 2nd in that race. In the U20 Women's race India Elliott was Yorkshire's 4th counter in 63rd position, helping the team to finish 7th. Abbey Brooke was 62nd and 6th Yorkshire runner to finish in the U17 Women's race, and Mark Bostock finished 81st in the U20 Men's race, and 6th runner home for Yorkshire. Results from Power of 10

8th Mar 2018. England Athletics Registration for 2018/2019.
The England Athletics Registration for 2018/2019 is due by 31st March.
The fee is now £15 per year for all competing athletes, and the the club has the task of registering all its athletes, and collecting this fee on behalf of England Athletics. Please complete the EA Registration Form and hand in to the club cabin ASAP. You can collect a form from the cabin, or Download the form from here. Many thanks

5th Mar 2018. New Members Joining Wakefield Harriers in March.
Here's the list of people that have been accepted into membership by Wakefield Harriers at the monthly Committee Meeting. List of New Members.

4th Mar 2018. Weekend Roundup of Leading Results.
The winter weather meant that most road races were cancelled, including the Norton 9 which was in the Distance League. However the new 'Big Half Marathon' in London, which included the British Championships, did take place and Julie Briscoe had another good run to record 77 mins 01 secs, finishing 15th lady and first in the F40 category. Ross Penny wasn't too far behind, and recorded a new PB of 77 mins 53 secs. Results Link.
Just a few Harriers took part this year in the Yorkshire Vets Cross Country Championships at Cleckheaton.
Men 35-49 results , Men 50-69 results , Women Over 35 & Men Over 70 results.

24th/25th Feb 2018. England Athletics U15/U17/U20 Indoor Championships.
At the England Athletics U15/U17/U20 Indoor Championships at Sheffield there were some great performances from the Harriers, including two gold medals and a new club record.
Abby Ward won the U20W High Jump with a season's best of 1.79m, and Amy Hunt was victorious in the U15G Pole Vault with 2.81m. Alfie Edwards was unlucky not to come home with a medal, as he finished 4th on count back in the U15B Pole Vault with a new PB of 3.31m, and he also finished 5th in the Long Jump with an excellent new PB and Grade 1 performance of 5.87m. Aran Thomas finished 5th in the U17M Shot with 13.11m, and came 9th in the Pole Vault with 3.80m.
Leonie Ashmeade finished 7th in the U20W 60m final in 7.77s, after running a New U20 60m Club Record of 7.70s in the semi-final. Tamara Miller came 6th in the U17W final in 7.86s and Jack Cherry finished 7th in the U17M Long Jump with 6.31m, both almost Grade 1 performances. Olivia Roe just missed reaching the final of the U15G 60m, but ran an excellent 8.05s for 4th place in her semi-final, a Grade 1 performance.
In addition there were Grade 3 performances from Thomas Wood (heats U17M 60m 7.35s), Fraser Stewart-McCarrison (heats U15B 60m 7.95s), Alfie Edwards (heats U15B 60m 7.98s) and Olivia Roe (U15G 200m 27.12s). Meeting Results.

24th Feb 2018. English National Cross Country Championships.


L to R : U15 girls - Suzie Brooke, Emily Plimmer, Harriet Metcalfe, Millie Hinchcliffe. U17 girls - Abbey Brooke

A few young Harriers made the long trek to London to run in the Saucony English National Cross Country Championships at the famous Parliament Hill Fields venue. Abbey Brooke had a good run to finish 55th in the U17 Women's race, and 4th runner home from Yorkshire. In the U15 Girl's race Emily Plimmer was 67th, Suzie Brooke 214th, Millie Hinchcliffe 334th & Harriet Metcalfe 361st, as the team finished 39th overall and 2nd team from Yorkshire. Results Link.

22nd Feb 2018. Second Thornes Park Stadium Indoor Athletics Meeting.
There was another good turnout of young athletes for the second of the Indoor Athletics Meetings at Thornes Park Stadium. There was also a surprise appearance from former international long jumper JJ Jegede, 4th in the European Championships in 2012, having his first competition of the year. He won of course, but Jack Cherry and Chris Harris weren't too far behind, with both clearing 6.36m. U15 Alfie Edwards also jumped a Grade 3 5.46m, as well as recording a fast 50m time of 6.7s. There were also fast 50m sprint times from Thomas Wood with 6.4s, and Jack Cherry & Chris Harris who both ran 6.5s, but the best sprint performance of the evening came from Leonie Ashmeade, who won the ladies race in 6.7s.
In the younger age groups Courtney Newsome showed an impressive turn of speed, easily winning the U11G 50m with 7.9s, and Daniel Akintolu won the U11B LJ with 3.42m. Milly Goddison won the U13G 50m with 7.7s, as well as recording a Grade 3 in the LJ with 4.22m, and Ben Smith had a very good evening, winning the U13B LJ with 4.06m, and easily winning the 50m in a fast 7.4s. Meeting Results.

17th/18th Feb 2018. Weekend Roundup of Leading Results.
Abby Ward was our only competitor this year at the British Athletics Indoor Championships at Birmingham, and she did well to finish 4th= in the High Jump with a leap of 1.76m. Meeting Results
Dale Worton was runner up in the Wombwell 5 Mile Road Race, in a time of 27:39 Race Results
Chris Ward finished 13th in the Liversedge Half Marathon from Roberttown, in a time of 81:19 Race Results

11th Feb 2018. Julie Briscoe Runs New Club F40 Half Marathon Record.
Julie Briscoe continued her build up for the Manchester Marathon with a fine run in the Barcelona Half Marathon in Spain, recording a New F40 Club Record of 76 mins 21 seconds, breaking her previous record that she set in Chester last year. In a very high quality race she finished 173rd overall out of over 13,000 finishers, and she won the F40 category. Results Link.

11th Feb 2018. Extraordinary General Meeting to he held on Monday 5th March.
This is a reminder that the club, having been informed by Wakefield Council that the cost of hiring Thornes Park Stadium on club nights is to rise significantly, will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting on Monday 5th March, at 7.00 pm. This is to discuss how to cover this cash shortfall, whether by increasing training fees, or possibly introducing an annual membership fee.
This affects ALL club members, so this is your chance to have your say on the matter. If you wish to express your views then please download the form , and pass onto Andrea in the cabin by Tuesday 20th February.

10th Feb 2018. Good performances from young Pole Vaulters.
Some young pole vaulters from the club competed at the Fox Fundraising Event at Sheffield. Amy and Erin Hunt jumped well, clearing 2.81m & 2.51m respectively, and U15 Alfie Edwards made a big advance to 3.26m, a huge PB and a Grade 2 performance. Meeting Results.

5th Feb 2018. Wakefield Harriers Athlete of the Month - Amy-Eloise Neale.


For her tremendous run to finish in 4th place for the Great Britain U23 Women's team at the European Cross Country Championships in Slovakia, and her recent 3000m run where she just missed Charlene Thomas' club record, our US based club member Amy-Eloise Neale has been chosen as the Wakefield Harriers Athlete of the Month. Well done Amy-Eloise!

5th Feb 2018. New Members Joining Wakefield Harriers in February.
Here's the list of people that have been accepted into membership by Wakefield Harriers at the February monthly Committee Meeting. List of New Members.

4th Feb 2018. Mickleden Straddle Fell Race.
A few Harriers ran in the Mickleden Straddle Fell Race, a tough 14.3 miles fell race from Langsett with 2431ft of ascent. Chris Ward did well to finish 10th, and not far behind was new member Ryan Williams in 14th place, and Stephen Tilford in 21st. Jenny Buck was 3rd lady, finishing 29th overall. Download Race Results.

4th Feb 2018. Three Medals at Northern Athletics U13/U15 Indoor Champs.
At the Northern Athletics U13/U15 Indoor Championships, at the EIS in Sheffield, we had three medalists and a few finalists. The Hunt twins Amy and Erin won gold and silver in the U15G Pole Vault with 2.90m & 2.30m respectively, and Alfie Edwards won bronze in the U15B Long Jump with 5.48m. Emily Plimmer finished 5th in the U15G 800m in 2m 27.67s, after winning her heat in 2m 26.93s, and Olivia Roe was 8th final in the U15G 60m in 8.26s, after running 8.21s in the heats. Results from Power of 10.

4th Feb 2018. Successes for the Harriers at Dewsbury 10K.
As usual the club had success at the Dewsbury 10k Road Race, with Charlene Thomas winning the ladies race, and the men winning the team prize. Although Charlene has now retired from international competition, she's clearly still pretty fit as she took the Ladies prize in 34:50, finishing 32nd overall. Julie Greenwood was close to the club F45 record with 41:24 and Rebecca Zserdicky made another big improvement to 42:04. The ladies finished 2nd team.
For the men M40 Paul Marchant was first home in 13th place overall, and 2nd in category in the very good time of 33:36. Ben Butler and Stewart Knowles were not far behind in 16th & 22nd places, with good times of 33:56 & 34:15 respectively, and the trio won the team prize. Behind them there were PBs galore from new member Ian Richardson with 35:49, Ross Penny 35:57, Chris Hunter 36:09 and Craig Davidson 37:04. Benjamin Khan 38:08, Glenn Shelley 39:17 & Marwan Khoueiry 39:18 also finished inside 40 minutes. Race Results.
The race was also the 3rd round of the 2018 Club Distance Runners League Championship, and is currently being led by Matthew Hill, after his two outstanding cross country performances.

3rd Feb 2018. West Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Champs.
At the West Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Championships at Leeds Grammar School Wakefield Harriers had several runners representing their schools districts. There were some great performances, with several Harriers being selected to run for West Yorkshire Schools at the forthcoming English Schools Cross Country Championships at Temple Newsam Park Leeds on 17th March.
The in-form Matthew Hill had another great run to win the Senior Boys race, in his first year in the age group, and Mark Bostock was a fine 4th. In the Senior Girl's race, Becky Sheppard was an excellent 2nd in her first race for some time, and India Elliott was 8th. Emily Plimmer had an excellent win in the Junior Girls race, and Suzanne Brooke also did well to finish 10th. Abbey Brooke was a fine 3rd in the Intermediate Girls race, with Lucie Hall finishing 7th, and Bailey Mann was 6th in the Intermediate Boys race.
In the Year 7 Boys race Daniel George & Evan Gaskin finished 5th & 6th to qualify for the National final at Prestwold Hall Leicestershire on 24 March. Meeting Results.

2nd Feb 2018. West Yorkshire Track and Field League Dates.
The dates of the 2018 West Yorkshire Track and Field League meetings are as follows :- Sat 14th Apr Wakefield, Wed 2nd May Cleckheaton, Wed 23rd May Wakefield, Wed 13th Jun Cleckheaton, Wed 4th Jul Wakefield, Sun 5th Aug Cleckheaton.
Entry forms will be available soon from the club cabin.

28th Jan 2018. Harriers Competing at Castres Relay in France.


Wakefield Harriers were once again invited by the city's twin town of Castres in France to take part in their long distance relay race, the 36th edition of 'La Ronde Givree'. This was the 10th time we'd participated in the event, and as a thankyou for supporting the event the team were presented with a trophy. We just had one team taking part this year, and those who went had another great weekend. The Mixed team of Hayley Newbound, Peter Young, Jeremy Frain and Andrew Nicholson finished 142nd out of the large entry of 367 teams.
Results from Race Website

27th Jan 2018. Northern Cross Country Championships at Harewood
There was a new venue for this year's Northern Cross Country Championships, in the grounds of Harewood House near Leeds. The club had a good turnout of younger runners competing, and with some very good performances. Best result came in the U17 Men's race from Matthew Hill, who finished in a superb 4th place. Mark Bostock was a good 36th in the U20 Men's race, and Annabel Mason made a welcome return to competition finishing 64th in the Senior Women's event. Daniel Franks was 114th, Chris Ward 215th & David Brooke 598th in the Senior Men's race.
In the U17 Women's race Abbey Brooke finished 26th, just 2 places ahead of Lucie Hall in 28th, and Emma Preston was 63rd. For the U13 Boys Tristan Wright was 98th, Daniel George 103rd, Euan Gaskin 126th, James McKinlay-Smith 154th & Ben Hall 180th as the team finished 20th team. In the U15 Boy's race Bailey Mann was 87th, Zachary Frankish 123rd, Sam Langley 142nd, Joshua Dawson 155th & Callum Gaunt 167th as the team finished 17th. In the U15 Girl's race Emily Plimmer was 43rd, Suzanne Brooke 61st, Sophie Hall 120th, Millie Hinchcliffe 125th, Jessika Pearson 132nd, Harriet Metcalfe 179th and the team were 10th.
Results from Northern Athletics and from Power of 10.

25th Jan 2018. First Thornes Park Stadium Indoor Athletics Meeting.
There was an excellent turnout of young athletes for the first of the Indoor Athletics Meetings at Thornes Park Stadium. U17 Jack Cherry's Long Jump of 6.24m was a Grade 2 performance. Meeting Results.

24th Jan 2018. Sheffield Indoor Open Meeting.
The club had several athletes competing in the Open Meeting at the Sheffield EIS indoor arena, which incorporated the BMC Sheffield Open Series & also the Run Jump Throw Series. There were Grade 2 performances from Amanda Shaw (SW 200m 25.27s), Lucy Holmes (SW SP 11.73m) & Amy Hunt (U15G PV 2.93m) and Grade 3 performances from James Saxton (SM 800m 1m 55.21s) & Erin Hunt (U15G PV 2.53m). Meeting Results.

14th Jan 2018. Some great Runs at Brass Monkey Half Marathon.
At the popular Brass Monkey Half Marathon organised by Knavesmire Harriers there were some excellent runs from the small contingent of Harriers lucky enough to get a place in the race. In her first race in her new age group Julie Greenwood ran a new F45 Club Record of 1 hr 31:45, Ben Butler ran a big new PB to finish 18th overall in 1 hr 13:42, and move up the club all-time list, and another to make a big advance was Rebecca Zserdicky with 1 hr 34:27. Race Results
If you want to check the age group records and the all-time lists they can be downloaded from Road Running Statistics Page.

13th/14th Jan 2018. Northern Athletics Indoor T&F Championships.
There were some outstanding performances at the Northern Athletics Indoor T&F Championships, at the EIS in Sheffield, including 3 medals and a new club record. Aran Thomas won two of those medals, winning the U17 Men's Pole Vault with 3.70m and coming 2nd in the Shot with 13.88m, and Mark Bostock finished 2nd in a photo-finish in the U20 Men's 1500m in 4m 09.88s.
Leonie Ashmeade ran a New Indoor U20 Club 60m Record of 7.73s, in the heats, as she finished 5th in the final in 7.76s.
In addition there was a Grade 2 performance from Thomas Wood (6th U17M 60m 7.29s), after running 7.24s in the heats, and Grade 3 performances from Amanda Shaw (SF SW 200m 25.53s) and Tamara Miller (5th U17W 60m 8.01m), after running 7.99s in the heats. Results from Power of 10.

13th Jan 2018. Amy-Eloise Neale Close to Club 3000m Record.
USA based Amy-Eloise Neale was only half a second away from the club 3000m record held by Charlene Thomas, as she recorded an impressive new best time of 9 mins 01.96 secs at Seattle in Washington State.

13th Jan 2018. Extraordinary General Meeting to he held on Monday 5th March.
The club has been informed by Wakefield Council that from 1st April the cost of hiring Thornes Park Stadium on club nights is to rise significantly, leaving the club with a cash shortfall. So we will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting (venue to be confirmed) on Monday 5th March, at 7.00 pm, to discuss training fees, and the possible introduction of an annual membership fee. This affects ALL club members, so this is your chance to have your say on the matter.
Download Form to express your views

10th Jan 2018. Indoor Open Meetings at Thornes Park Stadium.
The club are hosting a couple of Indoor Athletics Open Meetings at Thornes Park Stadium. These will be on Thursday 25th January & Thursday 22nd February, starting at 6pm with the U11 events. The events are 50m, 50m Hurdles & Long Jump for all age groups (except U11 hurdles). Enter on night at £2.50 per event.

8th Jan 2018. Wakefield Harriers Athlete of the Month - Mark Bostock.


For an outstanding series of senior races in the West Yorkshire Cross Country League, in only his first year as an U20, and for being selected to run for Yorkshire, Mark Bostock has been chosen as the Wakefield Harriers Athlete of the Month. Well done Mark!

8th Jan 2018. New Members Joining Wakefield Harriers in January.
Here's the list of people that have been accepted into membership by Wakefield Harriers at the January monthly Committee Meeting.
List of New Members.

6th/7th Jan 2018. Weekend Roundup of Leading Results.
In the BMC races at the Sheffield Indoor Open Meeting James Saxton got his year off to a flying start with an 800m in 1 min 55.01 secs. Meeting Results
At the Sale Harriers Open Series at Sportcity U15 sisters Amy and Erin Hunt cleared 2.65m & 2.20m respectively in the Pole Vault. Meeting Results

6th Jan 2018. Yorkshire Cross Country Championships.
It wasn't a vintage year for the club at the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships, held once again at Lightwater Valley near Ripon, but there were some good individual results. Matthew Hill continued his excellent form with a superb 3rd place in the U17 Men's race, and Mark Bostock had another great run to finish 6th in the U20 Men's race. They both gained selection for the Yorkshire team with these fine runs.
In the team stakes we had just one team winning medals, with the U17 Ladies team of Abbey Brooke 9th, Lucie Hall 13th & Emma Preston 24th taking home bronze medals. The Senior Men's team were not at full strength, but Daniel Franks 40th, Chris Ward 67th, Ross Penny 92nd, Craig Davidson 113rd, Andrew Nicholson 166th & Dave Brooke 211th all ran solidly to finish 12th club, with Darren Hewitt just behind in 213rd. Hayley Newbound had her first outing as a Senior and did well to finish 50th, whilst in the U20 Women's race India Elliott also had a good run to finish 10th.
In the U15 Girl's race Sophie Hall 19th, Emily Plimmer 31st & Jessika Pearson 44th finished 7th club, and for the boys Boys Bailey Mann 22nd, Samuel Langley 37th & Callum Gaunt 60th finished 12th. In the U13 age group Ben Hall 51st, Euan Gaskin 57th & James McKinley-Smith 60th were 12th club in the Boys' race, and Brodie Ashton was 35th in the Girl's race.
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3rd Jan 2018. Club Presentation Evening on Friday 12th January.
Remember that the club is holding its Presentation Evening on Friday 12th January. Trophies and medals will be presented to all age groups, from U11 to Seniors, for the Club Track & Field Championship, for the Club Cross Country Championship, and for the Senior Runner's Distance League.
Even if you havenít won a medal or trophy, it would be great to see as many club members there as possible. Tickets only cost £5.50, which includes a buffet, and are available from the club cabin at the side of the track on club nights.

31st Dec 2017. Club has 3 Top 30 Ranked Athletes in UK Senior Rankings.
In the UK top 30 rankings the club had just three athletes in the UK top 30 in 2017, all of them women.
Charlene Thomas was 9th in the 1500m (4m 09.32s) & 14th in the 800m (2m 03.12s).
Amy-Eloise Neale was 11th in the 5000m (15m 39.3s), 12th in the 1500m (4m 11.00s) & 26th in the 3000m (9m 17.79s).
Abby Ward (U20) was 12th= in the High Jump (1.78m).

24th Dec 2017. Julie Briscoe Wins Ward Green 6 Again.
As last year, Julie Briscoe was easily the first lady in the Ward Green 6 at Barnsley, recording an excellent 33 mins 39 secs on the hilly course, and finishing 7th outright. Race results.

19th Dec 2017. Craig Davidson Wins Senior Christmas Handicap Race.
Many of the club's runners had their last race of the year in the Senior Christmas Handicap Road Race, over the traditional 4.5 mile course, twice round the perimeter of the park and with a lap round the running track at the end. For the first time since 1973, when John Newsome won his 2nd successive Christmas Handicap, we had a runner winning the event for the 2nd year in succession. So it was fitting that winner Craig Davidson won the John Newsome Memorial Handicap Trophy, and Craig is pictured below receiving the trophy from the Club Membership Secretary Wendy Newsome. Craig has made huge advances this year, and ran 2 mins 40 secs faster than last year, so is a worthy winner again. Other big advances were made by Rebecca Zserdicky in 2nd, Michael Page in 3rd and Matthew Hill just behind in 4th.



There was a very high standard of runners competing again this year, and we had good running conditions which helped produce some very fast times. Dale Worton recorded the 2nd best ever time on this course with 23:06, and U20 Mark Bostock wasn't far behind with the 4th best time ever of 23:11, on the current course that has been used since 2003. Matthew O'Connor was 3rd fastest with another good time of 23:50, and U17 Matthew Hill also had an outstanding run to record 24:25. Hayley Newbound was the fastest lady in 30:32, just ahead of U17 Lucie Hall with 30:41.
The handicapping worked out well, with three quarters of the runners finishing within a minute of their expected times. Mandy Geary took the award this year for being closest to their expected time, running exactly to the second her time predicted!
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19th Dec 2017. The Club's Allocation of London Marathon Places.
The club's London Marathon place has now been allocated, to Glen Shelley. So congratulations to him, and we wish Glen the best in London next April.

17th/18th Dec 2017. Weekend Roundup of Leading Results.
At the North Yorkshire Indoor Open Meeting at Sheffield, Olivia Roe came away with 3 victories in the U15G 60m 8.5s, 200m 28.0s & Shot 8.10m, and Chris Harris was close to his best in the Triple Jump with 12.76m. Meeting Results
At the Sale Harriers Open Series at Sportcity Tamara Miller ran an excellent new PB in the U15G 60m in 8.15s, a Grade 1 performance. Another was a big PB was Amy Hunt with 2.90m in the U15G Pole Vault, whilst sister Erin valted 2.30m. Meeting Results
A few Harriers competed in the tough Travellers 6 Mile Road Race at Denby Dale, and Ben Butler had a great run to finish in 3rd place. Rebecca Zserdicky was our first lady home. Race Results

10th Dec 2017. Amy-Eloise Neale 4th in European Cross Country Champs.
Amy-Eloise Neale has dual citizenship with the USA and Great Britain, but with her parents now living locally near Wakefield, she joined Wakefield Harriers last year, even though she is still studying in America.
As a result of her great form in the US, she was selected to run for the Great Britain U23 Women's team at the European Cross Country Championships in Slovakia. She had a tremendous run to finish in 4th place, and 2nd British runner behind Jessica Judd, and helped Great Britain win the team title ahead of Germany.

9th Dec 2017. Senior Men Win West Yorkshire Cross Country League Title.
After a very close win last year, the Senior Men won the West Yorkshire Cross Country League quite easily this year, after 2 wins and 2 second places. This was a great team result from the entire squad, who ran solidly in all 4 races. They were the only team from the club however to win medals this year.
In the individual league competition, with 3 wins out of the 4 races Ben Shackleton was a clear winner of the U11 Boys age group. Matthew Hill and Paul Marchant were also age group winners, in the U17 Men and Over 40 Men's categories respectively. Individual medals were also won by Dale Worton (2nd Senior Men), Ben Butler (2nd Over 35 Men), Stewart Knowles (3rd Over 40 Men), Mark Bostock (3rd U20 Men) & Lucie Hall (3rd U17 Women).
Final League Tables.

9th Dec 2017. Fourth West Yorkshire Cross Country League Meeting.



The Wakefield Harriers Senior Men's team rounded off the League season in style with a clear team victory, with all six counters finishing in the top 20. After a tentative start on the tough course, and in wintry conditions, Dale Worton and Mark Bostock worked their way impressively through the field, and had a great burn up on the last lap. U20 runner Mark came out on top for the first time to finish a brilliant 5th, just one second ahead of Dale. Meanwhile Ben Butler, Paul Marchant, Daniel Franks and Stewart Knowles were having their own race long battle, packing superbly to finish 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th respectively, and secure the team victory. We also had a good 'B' team of Ross Penny 48th, Liam O'Flaherty 59th, Chris Ward 66th, Andrew Nicholson 93rd, Darren Hewitt 107th & Jeremy Frain 127th. For the Ladies India Elliott was 28th, Hayley Newbound 39th & Rosie Boughton 54th.
In the U17 age group Matthew Hill had another good run to finish 3rd, and Daniel Kesete finished 19th, whilst for the ladies Lucie Hall was 3rd and Emma Preston 11th. In the U15 Girl's race Suzanne Brooke 12th, Sophie Hall 20th & Jessika Pearson 24th finished 4th team, and we also had Marcey Bellwood in 37th place. In the U15 Boy's race Bailey Mann finished 16th, and with Callum Gaunt 23rd, Samuel Langley 24th they finished 6th team. Zachary Frankish was just outside the scoring trio in 25th place.
Brodie Ashton 35th, Ellie Owens 50th & Paige Watson 57th were 11th team in the U13 Girl's race, and Tristan Wright 22nd, Daniel George 24th, Euan Gaskin 41st & Ben Hall 47th were 7th team in the U13 Boy's race.



Ben Shackleton was back to winning ways in the U11 Boy's race, with a clear victory this time, and Bupe Mwaba was 55th. We had five U11 Girls competing (pictured above), with Courtney Newsome 10th, Millie Powell 19th, Jessie Watson 20th, Eve Robinson 38th & Tove Walker 39th and the team finished 4th.
Results Website

4th Dec 2017. Wakefield Harriers Athlete of the Month - Matthew Hill.


For winning the third of the West Yorkshire Cross Country League races in the U17 Men's age group, and running consistently well throughout the year, Matthew Hill has been chosen as the Wakefield Harriers Athlete of the Month. Well done Matthew!

4th Dec 2017. New Members Joining Wakefield Harriers in December.
Here's the list of people that have been accepted into membership by Wakefield Harriers at the December monthly Committee Meeting.
List of New Members.

2nd Dec 2017. Two Club Records at Sheffield Indoor Open.
There were some fast indoor sprint times at the Northern Athletics Open Meeting at Sheffield, including two club records, and a welcome return to competition in the High Jump from Abby Ward, jumping a season's best of 1.78m. Leonie Ashmeade recorded a Grade 1 performance, when equalling her PB and club U20 record in the 60m, with a time of 7.64s, and Thomas Wood ran a New U15 Club 60m Record of 7.57s, beating Craig Simpson's record from 2005 by 1/100th of a second. There were also Grade 3 performances or better from Amanda Shaw (SW 300m 41.15s) & Olivia Roe (U15G 60m 8.31s). Meeting Results.

2nd Dec 2017. Amy-Eloise Neale Selected for European Cross Country Champs.
Amy-Eloise Neale is a club member studying in the US, and as a result of her great form over there, she has been selected to run for the Great Britain U23 Women's team at the European Cross Country Championships in Samorin, in Slovakia, on Sunday 10 December. So our congratulations to her on her international selection. Report from British Athletics.

26th Nov 2017. Weekend Roundup of Leading Results.
Stewart Knowles confirmed his recent fine form with an excellent 3rd place in the Barnsley 10k, in a time of 34:31, good running on the undulating course. Ross Penny was 20th in 37:47, and Nicky Steel was our first lady in 42:44. Race Results
At the Clowne Half Marathon in Derbyshire Alex Potter had a good run to finish 9th lady in 1 hr 34:02. Race Results

19th Nov 2017. Third West Yorkshire Cross Country League Meeting.



There were victories for the club at the third meeting of the West Yorkshire Cross Country League at Cleckheaton, with the Senior Men winning their race, and Matthew Hill winning the U17 Men's race.
Dale Worton was once again first home for the Men in 6th place, but he was pushed all the way by fast improving U20 Mark Bostock, having his best cross country run to date in a superb 7th. Paul Marchant moved through the field in the later stages with Ben Butler and Stewart Knowles to finish 15th, 16th & 17th respectively, and with Ross Penny completing the team in 42nd place the team were victorious, and extend their lead at the top of the league. We once again had a strong 'B' team of Liam O'Flaherty 53rd, Mark Mills 63rd, Craig Davidson 69th, Glenn Shelley 98th, Andrew Nicholson 108th & Neil Dutton 112th. For the Ladies India Elliott was 35th, and with Sarah Bostwick 39th, Hayley Newbound 45th & Alex Potter 51st the team finished 7th.


In the U17 age group Matthew Hill had a superb run to come through for victory, and Daniel Kesete finished 18th. For the ladies Lucie Hall was 3rd, Emma Preston 13th and Poppy Thorpe 18th as the team finished 3rd. In the U15 Girl's race we had a great squad (pictured above), with the 'A' team of Suzanne Brooke 16th, Jessika Pearson 29th & Hariet Metcalfe 30th finishing 7th, and we also completed a good 'B' team of Lauren Rayner 32nd, Sophie Hall 33rd & Emily Wright 34th. In the U15 Boy's race Bailey Mann finished 12th, and with Samuel Langley 19th & Callum Gaunt 23rd they finished 4th team.
Amy Hunt 27th, Erin Hunt 37th & Paige Watson 59th were 10th team in the U13 Girl's race, and Euan Gaskin 16th, Zachary Rayner 39th & Ben Hall 48th were 8th team in the U13 Boy's race.
After winning the first two races, Ben Shackleton was just edged out in the U11 Boy's race, coming 2nd with the same time as the winner. Alfie Owens finished 70th. The U11 Girls were led home by Courtney Newsome in 8th place, and with Millie Powell in 18th and Jessie Watson 34th the team were 5th. We also completed a 'B' team with Eve Robinson 40th, Tove Walker 47th & Hannah Smith 60th.
Results Website

6th Nov 2017. Wakefield Harriers Athlete of the Month - Ben Shackleton.


For winning the first two West Yorkshire Cross Country League races in the U11 Boys age group, Ben Shackleton has been chosen as the Wakefield Harriers Athlete of the Month. Well done Ben!

6th Nov 2017. New Members Joining Wakefield Harriers in November.
Here's the list of people that have been accepted into membership by Wakefield Harriers at the November monthly Committee Meeting.
List of New Members.

5th Nov 2017. Some Excellent Times at Leeds Abbey Dash 10k.
On a perfect morning for running there were some excellent times at the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 10K, the highlight being a time of 34 mins 49 secs by Julie Briscoe, just a few seconds off her club F40 record. As usual the standard was high, and in a very large and top quality field Julie finished 19th lady and 1st F40.
In his first 10k road race young Ben Read made a great debut with his time of 32:46, which moves him up to 21st on the club all-time list, one second ahead of Matthew O'Connor, who was just behind him in the race in a new PB. Also moving up the all-time list was top M40 vet Paul Marchant with an excellent 33:13, and there was also a fine new PB from M40 Stewart Knowles with 34:44. Other Wakefield men breaking the 40 minutes barrier were Glenn Shelley with 38:42, M50 Chris Rippon with 38:44 & M45 Marwan Khoueiry with 39:03. All the times quoted are individual 'chip times'. Race Results.

4th Nov 2017. English National Cross Country Relays.
At the English National Cross Country Relay Championships at Mansfield the club had several teams competing, and they all did well. The best result was from the U17 Ladies team of Lucie Hall, Emma Preston & Abbey Brooke who finished 20th team, but the U20 Ladies team of Hayley Newbound, India Elliott & Lucy Robinson weren't far behind with their 21st place finish. The U15 Girls had two complete teams, with Sophie Hall, Lydia Barker & Suzanne Brooke finishing 48th, and Emily Wright, Jessika Pearson & Harriet Metcalfe 90th. For the U17 Men Matthew Hill, Liame Grosse & Daniel Kesete were 59th, and in the U15 Boy's race Bailey Mann, Callum Gaunt & Samuel Langley were 63rd.
In the age groups where we had an incomplete team, Tristan Wright & Euan Gaskin were in 59th place after 2 legs of the U13 Boy's race, and in the Senior Women's event Rosie Boughton & Mandy Geary were in 95th place.
Results of all races from the English Cross Country Association,

29th Oct 2017. Second West Yorkshire Cross Country League Meeting.
There were excellent running conditions for the second meeting of the West Yorkshire Cross Country League at Nunroyd Park near Guiseley, and Wakefield Harriers had another successful day, with U11 Ben Shackleton (pictured below) winning his 2nd consecutive race. There were no team victories this time, but the Senior Men were 2nd once again, and as the winners of the first race could only finish 4th, they now move to the top of the league.


The men were led home again by Dale Worton in 7th, and Paul Marchant moved through the field in the later stages to finish 15th, ahead of Mark Bostock in 20th. Ben Butler, Daniel Franks and Stewart Knowles packed well in 23rd, 24th & 27th to bring the team home in 2nd place, behind City of York. We once again had a strong 'B' team of Ross Penny 62nd, Craig Davidson 66th, Liam O'Flaherty 71st, Chris Ward 72nd, Benjamin Khan 79th & Glenn Shelley in 107th, out of over 200 finishers. For the Ladies Jenny Buck finished 12th, and she was supported by India Elliott in 37th, Hayley Newbound 44th & Sarah Bostwick 46th as the team finished 6th, as in the first meeting.
In the U17 age group Matthew Hill had a great run to finish 2nd, and for the ladies Emma Preston was 9th and Poppy Thorpe 14th. In the U15 Girl's race we had two complete teams, with Suzanne Brooke 14th, Jessika Pearson 22nd & Hariet Metcalfe 27th finishing 5th. The 'B' team of Lauren Rayner 32nd, Emily Wright 43rd & Marcey Bellwood 49th also did well. In the U15 Boy's race Bailey Mann 11th, Samuel Langley 19th & Callum Gaunt 25th finished 6th team.
Amy Hunt 18th, Brodie Ashton 20th & Erin Hunt 30th were 6th team in the U13 Girl's race, and we also completed a 'B' team with Paige Watson 59th, Ellie Owens 65th & Eleanor Rayner 74th. For the U13 boys Tristan Wright had a good run to finish 5th, and with Daniel George 18th & Euan Gaskin 22nd the team did well to finish 4th.
In the U11 age group we had the club's only individual winner of the day, as Ben Shackleton had another great run to come home in 1st place again. Bupe Mwabe was 69th, but disappointingly the boys didn't have a 3rd counter to complete a team.


The U11 Girls (pictured above) were led home again by Courtney Newsome in a fine 4th place, and with Millie Powell in 23rd and Jessie Watson 28th the team were a very good 4th. We also completed a 'B' team with Eve Robinson 42nd, Tove Walker 51st & Hannah Smith 65th.
Results of all races.

21st Oct 2017. Good Showing by Senior as at Northern Cross Country Relays.
The Senior Ladies team of Julie Briscoe, Jenny Buck and Lucy Robinson did very well to finish 8th at the Northern Counties Cross Country Relay Championships at Graves Park, Sheffield. They were less than a minute outside of the medals, and Julie was 8th fastest time overall. India Elliott, Hayley Newbound and Eileen Mannion also ran strongly for the B team in 36th place, out of the 60 teams that started.
The Senior Men's team of Dale Worton, Mark Bostock, Stewart Knowles and Andrew Cartwright also did well to finish 18th, and their B team of Craig Davidson, Chris Hunter, Andy Nicholson & Benjamin Khan were also impressive with their 44th position out of more than 70 teams. Results of all races.

15th Oct 2017. Another Excellent Half Marathon from Julie Briscoe.
Julie Briscoe had another excellent Half Marathon run, finishing 2nd lady in the Manchester event in 78 mins 51 secs.

14th Oct 2017. 2017 Club Cross Country Championships.
The West Yorkshire Cross Country League races at Thornes Park also incorporated the Club Cross Country Championships for 2017. There was a good turnout of Harriers in most age groups, and some good races between club members.
The trophies and medals will be awarded at the Club Presentation Evening on Friday 12th January. Lists of all the medallists.
For the senior runners the race was also the 16th and final round of the Club Distance Runners League Championship. Ben Butler is this year's champion, with Stewart Knowles 2nd for the 2nd year running, and Richard West 3rd. Joanne Biltcliffe was the first lady in 4th place.

14th Oct 2017. First West Yorkshire Cross Country League at Wakefield.



The club successfully hosted the first meeting of the West Yorkshire Cross Country League at Thornes Park, with the event incorporating the 2017 Club Cross Country Championships. As last year we had glorious early autumn sunshine, and it was a great day all round for the club. Many thanks to all the marshals and helpers who made the event possible for the 800 runners who competed.
The Senior Men got the defence of their League Title off to a good start with a superb 2nd place, just being edged out by Leeds City. Dale Worton had his best cross country race for many years with an excellent 6th place, and U20 Mark Bostock was a revelation in his first senior race, running strongly throughout for 12th place. They were well backed up by Adam Peers in 15th, Paul Marchant 23rd, Ben Butler 25th & Stewart Knowles in 27th. We had an excellent turnout of 17 men competing, and the 'B' team of Chris Ward 40th, Andy Cartwright 49th, Glen Shelley 80th, Benjamin Khan 84th, Pete McNamara 99th & Neil Dutton 101st would have been in the top 10 clubs.
The Senior Ladies team also had a good start to their league campaign, with Jenny Buck finishing a fine 9th, and Sarah Bostwick 32nd, India Elliott 39th & Hayley Newbound 41st packing well to finish 6th team. There were also good runs from the 'B' team of Alex Potter 43rd, Joanne Biltcliffe 50th, Holly Kitching 64th & Rosie Boughton 82nd.
Abbey Brooke in her first year in the age group came 2nd in the U17 Ladies race, and with Lucie Hall not far behind in 4th, and Emma Preston in 14th the team were victorious. Matthew Hill also had a great run to finish 2nd in the U17 Men's race, and he was supported by Liam Grosse in 18th and Charles Lea in 22nd as the team finished 3rd.
We also had a team victory in the U15 Girl's race, with good runs from Emily Plimmer 9th, Suzanne Brooke 11th & Sophie Hall in 12th. The 'B' team of Jessika Pearson 24th, Emily Wright 34th & Lauren Rayner 36th also did well. In the U15 Boy's race Bailey Mann 9th, Samuel Langley 19th & Callum Gaunt 25th were a creditable 4th team.
In the U13 age group Amy Hunt 13th, Erin Hunt 21st and Brodie Ashton 33rd were 6th team in the Girl's race, a position matched by the Boy's team of Tristan Wright 6th, Daniel George 15th & James McKinley-Smith 35th. We also had a 'B' team of Euan Gaskin 44th, Ben Hall 45th & Alexander Bostwick 78th.
In the U11 age group we had the club's only individual winner of the day, as Ben Shackleton had a great run to come home in 1st place. Alex Currie was 33rd and Oliver Bostwick 70th as the Boy's team came 8th. The U11 Girls, led home by Courtney Newsome in an excellent 3rd place, did very well to finish 2nd. Millie Powell in 10th and Jessie Watson 22nd were the other team scorers. Race Results.

8th Oct 2017. Weekend Roundup of Leading Results.
Matthew O'Connor finished 5th in his first 10 Mile race at the Plusnet Yorkshire 10 mile race at York, in a time of 57:25. Hayley Newbound was also making her debut at the distance, and finished 15th lady in 70:55. Race Results
In the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon at York we had three runners competing. Daz Hewitt ran 3 hrs 24 mins, Rebecca Zserdicky 3 hrs 48 mins and Mandy Geary 4 hrs 22 mins. Race Results
Meanwhile, over in Austria, Nathan Elliott was taking part in his first ever half marathon, finishing 37th in the Drei-Lander race in 1 hr 22:39.

7th Oct 2017. ERRA National Road Relay Championships.



The Senior Men's team of James Saxton, Paul Marchant, Dale Worton, Stewart Knowles, Mark Bostock & Daniel Franks did very well at the England National Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park, near Birmingham. Competing against all the top clubs in the country, they finished 55th team and were the 4th team home from Yorkshire. Results Link.



In the U17 Ladies race Lucie Hall, Abbey Brooke & Emma Preston also did well to finish 18th, and 2nd team home from Yorkshire. Suzanne Brooke and Lydia Barker also ran in the U15 Girl's race, and were well places in 34th position, but unfortunately we didn't have a complete team. Race Results.

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