Fell Championship 2021

The YVAA Fell Championship 2021 took place on Sunday, November 7th at Cop Hill Fell Race. Many thanks to Meltham AC for hosting. Please see their club website and Facebook event page for further details.

We had a good turn out in windy but dry conditions. Holmfirth Harriers were out in force, and scooped up first place in no less than six categories.

A special mention for Philip Grimes of Halifax Harriers, who won the M65 trophy but whose time would still have been good enough for a win if he’d been 10 years younger.

1st M65 Philip Grimes leads a group up the first climb

Also to Fran Whitworth from Holmfirth Harriers who edged a close F50 race, and to Wakefield’s Diane Simmons who was first F60 by just 7 seconds.

1st F50 Fran Whitworth approaches the finish

But congratulations to all of our prize-winners. For a full list, please see below. As ever, please get in touch if you spot any errors, and any uncollected trophies will be available to collect at our future events.

F35

Pos Name Club Time
1 Caroline Brock Steel City Striders 0:45:45
2 Myfanwy Cross Penistone Footpath Runners AC 1:13:31

F40

Pos Name Club Time
1 Rebecca Timms Penistone Footpath Runners AC 0:52:59
2 Jude Taylor Penistone Footpath Runners AC 1:03:38

F45

Pos Name Club Time
1 Helen Haigh Holmfirth Harriers 0:47:34
2 Lesley Watson Bingley Harriers 0:50:35
3 Caroline Harding Pudsey & Bramley AC 0:56:59

F50

Pos Name Club Time
1 Fran Whitworth Holmfirth Harriers 0:54:34
2 Judy Howells Wharfedale Harriers 0:54:54
3 Natasha Geere Spenborough & District AC 0:56:35

F55

Pos Name Club Time
1 Jean Shotter Holmfirth Harriers 1:03:51
2 Paula Mills Barnsley Harriers 1:07:52
3 Jackie Carter Spenborough & District AC 1:17:32

F60

Pos Name Club Time
1 Diane Simmons Wakefield District Harriers & AC 1:07:10
2 Elaine Stewart Holmfirth Harriers 1:07:17

M35

Pos Name Club Time
1 Daniel Limb Penistone Footpath Runners AC 0:49:26
2 Alasdair Menmuir Steel City Striders 0:49:45
3 David Howes Barnsley Harriers 1:06:10

M40

Pos Name Club Time
1 Paul Middlemas Steel City Striders 0:42:08
2 Damien Kilpin Penistone Footpath Runners AC 0:44:28
3 Tim Holt Steel City Striders 0:48:16

M45

Pos Name Club Time
1 Colin Walker Bingley Harriers 0:42:13
2 Adam Wakelin Holmfirth Harriers 0:45:53
3 Ryan Barker Halifax Harriers 0:48:17

M50

Pos Name Club Time
1 Ian Martin Vale of York AC 0:47:56
2 James Durrans Holmfirth Harriers 0:52:48

M55

Pos Name Club Time
1 David Milton Holmfirth Harriers 0:54:56
2 Shaun Clarkson Barnsley Harriers 0:55:25
3 Steve Dickinson Penistone Footpath Runners AC 0:56:02

M60

Pos Name Club Time
1 David Williams Holmfirth Harriers 0:50:47
2 Michael Dransfield Spenborough & District AC 1:07:33

M65

Pos Name Club Time
1 Philip Grimes Halifax Harriers 0:50:27
2 Kevin Yewlett Holmfirth Harriers 0:56:45

M70

Pos Name Club Time
1 Neil Midgley Holmfirth Harriers 1:02:43
2 Antonio Cardinale Otley AC 1:48:59

Clubs Table

Club 1st 2nd 3rd
Holmfirth Harriers 6 4 0
Penistone Footpath Runners AC 2 3 1
Steel City Striders 2 1 1
Bingley Harriers 1 1 0
Halifax Harriers 1 0 1
Vale of York AC 1 0 0
Wakefield District Harriers & AC 1 0 0
Barnsley Harriers 0 2 1
Spenborough & District AC 0 1 2
Otley AC 0 1 0
Wharfedale Harriers 0 1 0
Pudsey & Bramley AC 0 0 1

Many thanks to Steve Frith for providing race photos. See his Cop Hill Fell Race 2021 gallery for more.

Half Marathon Championship 2021

We have managed to go through all the results and sort out the YVAA winners, apart that is for M35 as they have not included this as a category in the online results. We only have what they gave us on the day so hope that is correct.

If you were an M35 runner and have been missed out let me know.

F35

Pos Name Club Time
1 Ruth Blackburn Barnsley Harriers 1:58:25
2 Sarah Padfield East Hull Harriers 1:58:34

F40

Pos Name Club Time
1 Hannah Storm York Knavesmire Harriers 1:43:11
2 Kerry Whitehead Bridlington RR 1:49:04

F45

Pos Name Club Time
1 Carol Fee East Hull Harriers 1:36:41
2 Kirsty Wilson East Hull Harriers 1:41:19
3 Rebecca Clifton Bridlington RR 1:49:04

F50

Pos Name Club Time
1 Sara Harrison Selby Striders 1:53:27
2 Julie Salvidge East Hull Harriers 1:59:54
3 Tracey Ashton East Hull Harriers 2:10:47

F55

Pos Name Club Time
1 Jan Suddaby East Hull Harriers 1:53:48
2 Trish Kaye Dewsbury RR 1:59:24
3 Sheila Walker Beverley AC 2:04:55

F60

Pos Name Club Time
1 Ann Allen East Hull Harriers 1:54:13
2 Helen Love Saltaire Striders 2:00:57

F65

Pos Name Club Time
1 Sue Haslam Scarborough AC 1:37:08
2 Jackie Hardman Beverley AC 1:56:18
3 Madelaine Stansfield Dewsbury RR 1:58:17

M35

Pos Name Club Time
1 Matthew Snow City of Hull AC 1:12:03
2 Robert Weeks East Hull Harriers 1:12:51
3 Gary Cousins East Hull Harriers 1:16:07

M40

Pos Name Club Time
1 Simon Bishop Beverley AC 1:25:01
2 Darren White East Hull Harriers 1:25:31
3 Phillip Mitchell Longwood Harriers AC 1:27:27

M45

Pos Name Club Time
1 Matthew Hayes East Hull Harriers 1:20:49
2 Simon Partridge York Postal Harriers 1:31:39
3 Richard Stanton East Hull Harriers 1:32:10

M50

Pos Name Club Time
1 Adrian Bushby City of Hull AC 1:23:54
2 Paul Crabtree Bingley Harriers 1:24:51
3 Richard Harrison Selby Striders 1:31:45

M55

Pos Name Club Time
1 Jim Harlock City of Hull AC 1:25:08
2 Gary Fee East Hull Harriers 1:33:24
3 Gary Forrester East Hull Harriers 1:41:32

M60

Pos Name Club Time
1 Colin Fletcher Easingwold RC 1:28:24
2 John Escritt City of Hull AC 1:38:03
3 Charlie Robinson Beverley AC 1:43:13

M65

Pos Name Club Time
1 Paul Cartwright City of Hull AC 1:33:58
2 David Butt East Hull Harriers 1:50:05
3 Peter Watkinson Beverley AC 1:52:36

M70

Pos Name Club Time
1 Neil Scruton Scarborough AC 1:39:20
2 Rob Kersey Holmfirth Harriers 1:50:02
3 Keith Pailing Rothwell Harriers 2:05:38

Some trophies were collected by the winner, some by other members of your club and some not collected at all. If you won a trophy and did not collect it first ask to see if someone else in your club collected it for you. If you know you were missed off the results on the day, then let me know.

All the trophies not collected will be brought to every YVAA event in the future and displayed on a table as we did last Sunday, where they can be collected by you or a member of your club.

Clubs Table

Club 1st 2nd 3rd
City of Hull AC 5 0 0
East Hull Harriers 4 7 4
Scarborough AC 2 0 0
Beverley AC 1 1 3
Selby Striders 1 0 1
Barnsley Harriers 1 0 0
Easingwold RC 1 0 0
York Knavesmire Harriers 1 0 0
Bridlington RR 0 1 1
Dewsbury RR 0 1 1
Bingley Harriers 0 1 0
Holmfirth Harriers 0 1 0
Saltaire Striders 0 1 0
York Postal Harriers 0 1 0
Longwood Harriers AC 0 0 1
Rothwell Harriers 0 0 1