Brownlees Olympic Gold Run, 2012
Read about it and see the results and photos here.
17th Junior Yorkshire Fell Championships, 2012
The Junior Championships U12 (over 10), U14, U16 & U18 & U23 Championships sponsored by Byram Construction Ltd were held at Hellifield Gala, Hellifield, near Skipton, N.Yorkshire on Saturday 4th August. See see FRA calender for details. Races start from 2.15 pm. U12 race 1.5m/300ft. U14 race 2m/500ft. U16 race 3m/600ft. U18 & U23 race 3.5m/800ft. All races entry on the day only. Championship Gold, Silver & Bronze medals to first 3 males and first 3 females in each category. Ages for all categories are as at 1st January 2012.
Inter-Counties Championships, 2012
Yorkshire Golden Girls for 8th time
Birthday girl Lizzie Adams celebrated her 26th happy day with individual victory in the UKA Fell Inter-Counties held at the Shining Tor race on Saturday 19th May, she also broke the course record to boot. A very happy Lizzie led the Tyke girls to an 8th team Gold medal victory witrh all four scorers finishing in the top 10. Katie Walshaw finished 4th, Helen Fines 7th, and Helen Berry 8th.
Boo hiss boo! Greater Manchester with Steve Vernon won the men's team for the 7th time, with the Tyke lads again collecting Silver medals, with Rob Baker 4th, Tom Adams 7th, Karl Gray 13th, and Graham Pearce 18th.
In the first ever UKA Junior fell Inter-Counties, Yorkshire dominated winning GU16, BU16, and GU18 team Gold medals and
Silver in the GU18. In the U16 race James Hall and Annabel Mason won individual Gold, and along with Bronwen Owen who won Silver they ran faster than their U18 counterparts. These three finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd across the line in the U16 race with Lewis Byram in 4th, while Max Wharton had stomach problems and finished 6th. Backing up Annabel and Bronwen was Molly Traviss running in her first ever Yorkshire vest, finishing 5th.
In the BU18 race Brad Traviss finished in Silver, Tom Saville took the Bronze, and Richard Powell finished 8th. In the girls, Scarborough's Charlotte Edge finished with the Silver medal and was backed up by Florence Haines in 5th and Zara Knappy 6th competing in their crisp, new Yorkshire vests.
Inter-Counties results 1997-2012
Senior Yorkshire Championships, 2012
The 35th Yorkshire senior fell championships took place at the 58th Three Peaks fell race. Rob Baker made history by becoming the first Dark Peak Fell Runners athlete to win the championship, many have picked up the silver medal, John Blair-Fish, 1983, Ray Aucott, 1984 and Andy Harmer, 1990. Rob led Dark Peak to gold medals in their second ever team championship with John Roche and Oli Johnson the scorers.
In the ladies Helen Berry lifted the Yorkshire perpetual trophy which was donated years ago by her dad 'Storming' Norman which made it even more a significant win. Helen had previously won the silver medal in 2010 at the Holme Moss event, and Helen a life time ago as an intermediate, won the English championship in 1993 and 1994, and as an under 18 won the championship in 1989, 1991 and 1992.. 2010 champion Alison Raw won the silver and Jann Smith won the bronze, Jann led Ilkley Harriers to team gold medals with Alison Weston and Diane Haggar.
Rob Baker and Helen Berry have been automatically selected to compete in the UKA Fell Inter Counties.
Many thanks must go to The Wharfedale Clinic (Tel 01943 850950) and sports retailer Up & Running for their kind co-sponsorship of the Yorkshire Championships, on the day it was Bryan Speight father of Martyn Speight the owner of Wharfedale Clinic who presented the awards.