Well done to Harriers at the Malaga marathon and half marathon at the weekend.

Ryan Barker and Simon Johnson continued their international racing, travelling back to sunny Spain. Both had great races- Simon finishing fourth in V55 age group (1h24) in the half, and Ryan completed his 65th marathon in 3h12.


West Yorkshire Cross Country - Race 4

West Yorkshire Cross Country League race 4 - 10th December

The West Yorkshire Cross Country league reconvened for the finale at Oulton Sports Club, Rothwell on Sunday. It wouldn’t be cross country without mud, but this wasn't just any mud; it was the kind of mud that had ambitions of becoming a world-class shoe suction device. It had a strategy—wait patiently, then ambush unsuspecting runners, attempting to steal their shoes with a determined slurping sound.

Well done to all those competing both in this race and the previous races in the season, we look forward to more great performances in the Yorkshire, Northern & National Club XC champs in the new year.

Final race athletes

U11 boys - James Neil (5th), James Sutcliffe

U11 girls - Beatrice Powell , Autumn Good, Casey George, Orla Maden

U13 girls - Lily Atkinson, Alesha Atkinson,

U15 girls - Kitty Harrison-Sargent (1st)

U15 boys - Eli Cattermole (4th), Sam Keighley (8th), Beau Clark, Kai Sladden, Tom Wright

U17 ladies - Nia Harrison-Sargent, Jayde Mcgregor

U17 men - Will Cattermole

Senior ladies - Katrina Oddy

Senior men - Lee Cattermole, Andrew Greenwood, Ken Montgomery, Maksymilian Stytsun

League Team prizes

A special mention for the U11 girls who finished 3rd place team overall and the U15 boys who won the 1st place team prize!

Junior highlights in the overall individual results

James Neil (U11 boys) finished in a fine 7th overall, only missing out on 6th place on count back.

Beatrice Powell (U11 girls) finished in a great 10th place overall, and showed immense determination in the final race crossing the line with only 1 shoe!

Lily Atkinson (U13 girls) finished in a good 11th overall, closely followed by sister Alesha in 15th.

Kitty Harrison-Sargent secured a fabulous 2nd place overall in the U15 girls and 1st place in the final race!

Meanwhile in the U15 boys, Eli Cattermole took a splendid overall 3rd place and Sam Keighley placed a great 6th place overall.

Nia Harrison-Sargent finished 9th overall in the U17 women, with Jayde Mcgregor in 16th.

Will Cattermole finished 11th overall in the U17 men.

Senior highlights in the overall individual results

Katrina Oddy won 1st place overall in the Women’s 55+ category

Ben Crowther won 1st place overall in the Men’s 35+ category

Lee Cattermole finished in a fine 4th place overall in the Men’s 50+ category

Finally Halifax Harriers (Senior Men & Women) finished 2nd in the John E Smith Challenge Trophy

Myerscough 10

Stephen Rainbow led home the eight-strong contingent of Halifax Harriers that made the journey to Lancashire on a very cold Sunday morning for the Myerscough 10; the latest event in the club’s Race Challenge. Stephen completed the fast, flat 10 mile course in 1:02:04, taking 16th place overall and finishing third in the M45 category.

James O’Rourke was next in 1:06:59 followed by Rachael Beaumont who won the F50 category in 1:13:20. There were also age group successes for Rob Hick (1st M65 in 1:19:22), Martin Haigh (2nd M70 in 1:41:32) and David Ingle (3rd M60 in 1:14:35). Other Harriers were Marc Rocheteau (1:17:25) and Rachel Standish (1:21:30).