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Spen secure top twenty team finish

Kevin Ogden

Kevin Ogden

SPENBOROUGH Athletics Club runners showed up well on Saturday at the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships at Lightwater Valley.

The weather was mild and the course in tip-top condition.

The club’s best performance was Kevin Ogden’s 35th place out of 240 in the senior men’s race.

Ogden led the men to 20th in the team race.

Other scoring runners were Neil Barker 107th, Gerrard Skipping 160th, Ian Ogden 180th, Edward Wilkinson 227th and Frank Reddington 229th.

The other Spen runner was Alex Boryslawsky who finished 233rd.

The race was won by Sheffield runner Meles Okbazghi.

James Wilkinson in second place led Leeds City to team victory, while third place went to Olympic triathlon bronze medallist Jonny Brownlee.

Under-20 runners Josh Woodcock-Shaw and Simon Bolland were ninth and 11th in the junior men’s race.

Spen’s Under-17 men were led home by Paul Davis in 16th, and with Liam Steadman 19th, Bradley Stanstill-Todd 32nd and James Anthony 44th, the team finished sixth overall.

Samantha Boryslawsky placed 77th in the senior women’s race.

And in the Under-17 women’s race, Emma Wilkinson and Beth Ellis were 14th and 15th respectively.

Recent Dewsbury Road Runners results include:

Pudsey Winter League Cross Country (5 miles): 26 Andrew Meskimmon 34:53, 34 Dean Pearce 35:37; 42 Gerard Skippins 36:41; 43 Keith Long 36:52; 66 Russell Thomas 39:37; 71 Tom Millward 40:01; 75 David Smith 40:24; 76 Tom Howard 40:33; 80 David Binns 41:03, 8 Treena Johnson 41:19, 9 Maxine Worden 42:06, 91 Paul Paul Croft 42:13; 11 Flora Skidmore 42:58; 112 Steve Hall 45:39; 115 John Calvert 45:48; 116 Glenn Sykes 45:59; 118 Matthew Baldwin 46:10; 120 Graham Trueman 46:18; 122 Haseeb Raja 46:38; 29 Suzanne Plimley 47:09; 36 Liz Smith Calvert 49:12; 132 Michael Kelly 51:00, 41 Janet Murnin 51:11, 136 Colin Watson 53:23, 60 Michaela Graham 62:13.

Winter League Cross Country at Buck Wood (5.5 miles): 21 John Calvert 36:52; 24 Dean Pearce 37:39, 26 James Morris 37:47, 41 Keith Long 39:48, 4 Treena Johnson 41:06, 57 David Binns 41:46, 58 Russell Thomas 41:53, 68 Tom Howard 42:48, 69 Paul Croft 42:55, 11 Maxine Worden 44:25, 84 Anthony Audsley 45:12, 13 Flora Skidmore 45:24, 98 Tim Harris 47:26, 26 Suzanne Plimley 49:24, 108 Glenn Sykes 49:51, 111 Graham Trueman 50:09, 43 Liz Smith-Calvert 54:03, 125 Colin Watson 57:58, 56 Heather Mitchell 60:53, 58 Anne McQueen 61:27; 59 Deborah Sayers 61;27, 61 Lisa Robinson 63:21, 63 Susan Sykes 101:58.

27th Dewsbury Parkrun (5k): 6 John Calvert 19:30, 9 Tom Howard 20:58, 22 Steve Hall 23:10, 27 Anthony Audsley 24:00, 34 Janet Murnin 28:20, 35 Anne McQueen 28:50.

92nd Huddersfield Parkrun (Greenhead Park, 5k): 8 Andrew Meskimmon 19:01, 76 Colin Watson 25:38; 96 Michael Wood 27:00, 102 Deborah Sayers 27:17, 103 Michael Kelly 27:17, 118 Susan Hope 28:16, 166 Susan Sykes 33:47. 193 finishers.

n Paul Kitson scored the highest break of the season at the halfway stage of the Spen Valley Snooker League with 63 while his team, Brighton Street, remain top of the league by six points.

Despite losing, Westborough moved into third place but fourth-placed Flush SC A have a game in hand and are only two points behind them.

Millbridge A won 9-0, taking them from seventh to fifth, just above Staincliffe CC.

Hartshead A recorded their third successive victory which has moved them from 11th four weeks ago to seventh.

Both Hightown teams won their matches to climb the table to 13th and 14th place.

Bottom-placed Heckmondwike BC gained three points against their lower-table rivals The Moorland.

Other than Kitson’s break, notable performances came from A Carter (Hartshead B) who scored 101 points, Paul Dyson (Staincliffe) 101, M Kay (Millbridge A) 97 and S Rowbottom (Old Bank A) 96.

Results: Roberttown 0 Millbridge A 9, Stainclife CC 7 Cleckheaton ME A 2, Comrades 4 Hightown A 5, Old Bank B 3 Hartshead A 6, Flush SC B v Flush SC A postponed, Hartshead B 5 Old Bank A 4, Hightown B 5 Westborough 4, The Moorland 3 Heckmondwike BC 6, Millbridge B 4 Brighton Street 5.

 

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