Holmfirth Harriers held their annual Tinker Cup race on Saturday. The course between Honley Cricket Club and Upperthong, features numerous obstacles including streams, 8-foot high walls and barbed wire fences, along with lots of thick mud.
Mark Buckingham returned home from his base at Loughborough to dominate the race yet again finishing in 42:24. Richard Anderson (44:07) held on to second despite being pushed in the closing stages by Tom Brunt (44:11), with just 4 seconds separating the pair after the tough 6 miles.
Bill Stewart (46:07) was fourth a further 2 minutes behind, with Matthew Pierson (46:20), better known for his road running exploits (not to mention his hatred of mud and down hills) moving through for fifth. First Lady was once again Katie Walshaw (46:56 – 8th overall), Helen Berry (50:31) was second and Kath Farquhar (53:25) third.
The winner of the Tinker Cup this year (given to the fastest runner on handicap) was Tim Cock, Andy Shaw was second and Phil Hobbs third.