West Yorkshire titles for Harriers

Halifax Harriers'Photo is of winning U15 girls team. (Photo by Dave Woodhead)'From left - Sophie Fox, Lucie Hall, Isabel Castelow, Madeline Menzies
Halifax Harriers'Photo is of winning U15 girls team. (Photo by Dave Woodhead)'From left - Sophie Fox, Lucie Hall, Isabel Castelow, Madeline Menzies

Halifax runners emerged with three titles from the West Yorkshire Cross Country League series.

The fourth and final race took place at muddy Nunroyd Park in Leeds.

Lucie Hall won the under 15 girls’ title and Katrina Oddy took the ladies’ vet 50 honours.

Hall teamed up with Isabelle Castelow, Madeline Menzies and Sophie Fox to win the under 15s team prize.

Other Harriers team results - Under 11s: girls fourth, boys fifth. Under 13s: girls sixth, boys third. Under 15s: boys fourth.

Calder Valley Fell Runners’ annual winter navigation event last Sunday was in Todmorden and organised by last year’s winner James Logue.

Checkpoints were on the hills and moors to test physical and navigational ability.

Saturday’s horrendous weather was replaced by a dry and bright day as the 50 runners set off at intervals. They had three hours to visit as many checkpoints as they could without incurring penalties for being late.

Experienced orienteer and long distance specialist Simon Bourne produced a high quality display for a clear win.

Winter score event: 1, Simon Bourne CVFR 336 pts 3 hrs 02 mins; 2, Karl Gray CVFR 260 2.54; 3, Phil Scarf CVFR 230 2.55; 4, Bill Johnson CVFR 220 3.25; 5, Jon Emberton CVFR 210 2.34; 6, Phil Hodgson Tod H 200 2.59; 7, James Williams CVFR 200 2.05; 8, Mandy Goth Tod H 194 3.03; 9, Richard Henderson Unattached 190 2.53; 10, Graham Lloyd CVFR 180 2.50; 11, Annie Milner Wharfedale 170 2.56; 12, Jackie Scarf CVFR 170 2.56; 13, Rod Sutcliffe CVFR 158 3.01; 14, Darren Graham Tod H 142 3.04; 15, Andrew Thorpe CVFR 140 2.55; 16, Adam Thorpe CVFR 140 2.55; 17, Amanda Allman CVFR 120 2.55; 18, Neil Croasdell CVFR 120 2.58; 19, Peter Erhardt Tod H 120 2.50; 20, Bob Howard CVFR 120 2.55; 21, Mike Wardle CVFR 120 3.05; 22, Robin Gray Unattached 118 3.11; 23, Lee Shimwell CVFR 112 3.09; 24, Josh Hartland 108 3.01; 25, Toby Sydes CVFR 106 3.02; 26, Reg Czudek Tod H 100 2.48; 27, Louise Abdy Tod H 90 2.55; 28, Tim Brooks CVFR 90 3.20; 29, Rachel Johnson CVFR 90 3.00; 30, Julie Wyant Tod H 90 2.55; 31, Linda Hayles CVFR 60 2.56; 32, Manhar Patel CVFR 60 2.43; 33, Caroline Harding P & B 50 2.58; 34, Steve Smithies CVFR 50 2.58; 35, John Nunn CVFR 42 3.04; 36, Beth Emberton Unattached 40 2.03; 37, Jo Emberton Unattached 40 2.03; 38, Rebecca Lloyd 40 2.03.

Stainland Lions runner John Ingles clocked up his 50th park run this week.

In the spirit of this free weekly 5km event, Ingles has managed to take in Saturday runs in Edinburgh and Copenhagen before racking up his 50th in Halifax.

For good measure, he finished in the top 10 in the latest race.

Blackshaw Head’s Ian Symington came third in the Frostbite 30 in 5hrs 7mins. Kevin Hoult was sixth in the 34-miler from Pateley Bridge, 12 minutes behind his Calder clubmate