Over 300 mountain bikers lined up for the Colne Valley Mountain Bike Challenge, with a steep cobbled climb to get the riders warmed up, this is a true test of a riders ability with numerous climbs and tough off road sections along the route.
200 cyclists took to the hills around Huddersfield for the annual Brian Robinson Challenge. With two tough climbs in the first 20 miles, this is a challenging route for even the most hardened racing cyclists. The great man himself was also on hand to welcome the riders home.
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Nearly 1200 runners took the start of the Wakefield Hospice 10K on a cool Sunday morning. With a strong headwind on the way out, time were some what slower than would have been expected, but Mark Warmby (Newham & Essex Beagles) was happy with the win none the less. Helen Singleton (Wakefield Harriers) was the women’s race winner.
270 runners lined up for the Meltham 10K. Well known as a tough and challenging course at the best of times, this year runners also had to contend with icy conditions underfoot on parts of the course.
Local runner Mark Buckingham (Holmfirth Harriers) hit the front early on and ran out a comfortable winner in 34 mins 08 secs. Glen Comish (Sale Harriers) and Edward Mitchell were together at half distance, before Comish pulled away over the closing miles to record a time of 35 mins 09 secs, with Mitchell holding onto third a further minute behind.
In the Ladies race Julie Buckley (Penistone FPR) was a clear winner from Denby Dale’s Lesley Leggett, with Sarah Walker (Holmfirth) in third.