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Ultra success for Penistone ladies

Three Penistone ladies took on the challenge of an ultra which is a running event that is longer in length than the 26.2 mile marathon. Jill Carlton and Sarah Walch took on the Duckeries 40 mile race. Jill placed 62nd in 7-44-05 and Sarah finished just behind in 63rd place in 7-44-06. Elsewhere Harriet took to the fells to take on the Preseli Ultrabeast which was 32 miles long including 6,000 feet of climb. Harriet was third lady back in 7-33-02.

Sarah Walch and Jill Carlton, Duckeries 40 mile

Andrew Heppenstall was victorious at the Kirklees 10k placing first by almost two minutes. Andrew finished in a time of 37-02. Lee Nash took part in the 4th round of the York 5k series and clocked a personal best time of 17-29. The latest round of the Penistone club championship took runners to the 3.7 mile Furty Furlong trail race in Mapplewell. A great run from Jemma Williams gave her first place in the ladies race in a time of 31-25. First back for the club and in second place overall was Kieron Reed in 23-51. Andrew Pearson of Penistone was first in the over50 men category in 26- 12. There were second places in their age categories for Martin Ball (over40) and Kelvin Bowskill (over60).

Darren Mansell completed the Rotherham 10k in 46-17 and Lee Nash placed 8th at the Holymoorside 10k in a time of 39- 03. Venturing further afield, 6 Penistone runners ran the Geneva Half Marathon. Julia Johnson was first back for the club in 1-34-15 followed by John Howsham (1-34-26), Martin Hughes (1-40-30), Bill Phillips (1-40- 37), Keith Gordon (1-49-11) and Jacqueline Howsham (1-51-53). Also in Geneva, John Pitt completed the 10k race in 56-16. A bit closer to home, some Penistone runners took the short trip up the M1 to take part in the Leeds half marathon. Nick Thornton was first back in 1-43- 35 followed in by Luke McGuinness (1-51-58), Steve Dommentt (2-00-14) and Dianne McGuinness (2-39-43).

Off the roads and on onto the fells a few runners took part in the Coiners fell race and the Burbage Skyline fell race. Results were: Coiners fell race 6.7miles 1,000 feet of ascent

14, Damian Kilpin 51-54; 53, Julie Darigala 1-02-42; 92, Sarah Walch 1-07-36; 116, Mathew Matthew Coldwell 1-13-15; 117, Helen Wright 1-13-27; 120, Brent Lindsay 1-15-30; 142, Myfanwy Cross 1-21-04.

Burbage Skyline fell race 5.7miles 984 feet of ascent

124, Julie Darigala 54-45; 172, Sarah Walch 58-35; 199, Helen Wright 1-00-23; 211, Brent Lindsey 1-02-15; 223, Valentina Wright 1-03-11.

Myfanwy Cross also took part in the Peat Pit Woods fell race which was 2.7 miles long with 384 feet of climbing. She placed 25th in 25-34.

Steve Owen undertook a sprint triathlon in Womersley. He completed the 750 metre swim in 20-23, the 22 kilometre bike leg in 51-03 and the 5 kilometre run in 23-59.