Yorkshire 2008

Yorkshire fellrunner Alistair Brownlee led the field at the Olympic Triathlon, read about it in the Fellrunner article reproduced here.

Read the Yorkshire Corner article from the Fellrunner magazine reproduced here.

2008 Junior Yorkshire Championships

What a thrilling day's racing at the 13th Yorkshire Junior Fell Running Championships on 2nd August. Ten course records were shattered at the 39th annual Hellifield Gala. GB International orienteer, 21 year old, Joe Mercer, won from Harry Coates, to also win the U23 Yorkshire Championship In third overall came James Mountain who carried off the U18 title. Third U23 was Malham Falconer Matthew Hurst, whilst Mary Wilkinson took nearly one minute off her own course record to finish sixth overall. Second lady was Scunthorpe's Emma Clayton the British U23 champion and now newly crowned U23 Yorkshire champion, only 23 seconds behind, in third was Ilkley's Jenny Dybeck the new U18 champion. Thomas Sessford retained the U16 title, Great Britain Junior squad member for the modern pentathlon Roberta Jenkinson took the girls title. Yorkshire born Richard Powell of Leigh Harriers won the U14 crown, while Rosie Hellawell took her Yorkshire title tally to three. Another two to retain their trophies were Emma Wilkinson in the U12 girls, and James Hall. It was a marvelous Yorkshire day of sport showing fell running at its best, with everyone getting a warm welcome, even if you're not from Yorkshire, maybe next year we'll see more border raiders like Lancashire's Nichola Jackson, well done girl. Thanks must go to Stephen Moor and his girlfriend Jo for their tireless efforts in organising such a successful and enjoyable days racing.

Results here
Lots of photos here by Dave, with prizegiving photos by Tim Done.
More photos - Paul Sessford's photos, and Tim Done's photos.

The U12 (over 10), U14, U16, U18 & U23 Championships were sponsored by Burton Safes Ltd.

2008 Senior Yorkshire Championships

Now in their 30th year. Held at the Pen y Ghent Race on Saturday 7th June hosted by Settle Harriers. Sponsored by Crosstrax and The Wharfedale Clinic (Tel 01943 850950).
Ian Holmes won the Yorkshire Championships for the 7th time, with Andy Peace in Silver and Karl Gray Bronze. Victoria Wilkinson won Gold in her first Championships, with Jo Waites Silver and Lisa Lacon Bronze.
Championship Gold team medals went to Bingley (Ian Holmes, Andy Peace, Lee Athersmith) and Calder Valley (Jo Waites, Sharon Godsman, Linda Crabtree).
Results here
Dave & Eileen's photos here.
and some newspaper clippings here, here, and here.

2008 Inter-Counties Championships

on Saturday 10th May at Belmont Village Winter Hill race 4.5m/1000ft.
Victoria Wilkinson led home the Yorkshire ladies to team Gold, which Yorkshire have won 5 times now. Janet McIver was 3rd this year, Natalie White 4th, and Sharon Taylor 9th. For the men, John Heneghan in his 5th I-C finished 3rd, and wit Karl Gray 10th, Graham Pearce 13th, and Ian Nixon 26th Yorkshire finished with Bronze medals just 1 point behind Lancashire, with Greater Manchester winning again.
Dave & Eileen's photos here.
Inter-Counties results, with Yorkshire placings, 1997-2008 here.