Rotherham Harriers & Athletics Club

Yorkshire Cross Country Championships, Sat 5th January, Lightwater Valley.

Rotherham harriers started their 2019 championship season with some excellent individual and team performances at the Yorkshire Championships.

With good dry underfoot conditions resulting in fast times and races across all the age groups, the Harriers got off to an excellent start in the first race for U13 girls, with a team win for the A team. Again the clubs proven strength in this age group showed with 1st B (5th place) and 1st C team (12th place). Marci Walsh in 4th and Amelia Topliss in 7th were both selected for the Yorkshire team for the Inter Counties championships in March, and Evie Thomson in 18th secured the gold team medal - the first time for over 12 years.

In the U13 boys race Luke Parker, in an excellent 7th place, led the A team home to 5th in the team placings. Luke secured his first County selection with this performance.

Hayley Butcher ran a phenomenal race to secure a Silver medal in the U15 girl's race, and gain selection for the County team. Josh Gilbert had a much improved run in the U15 boys race finishing 26th.

The U17 women's team won silver team medals, just 3 points behind local rivals Hallamshire.

Elliott Morton was our only runner in the U17 men's race, finishing a creditable 10th, in his first year in this age group.

Cyane Robinson was our only athlete in the Junior women's race, which is run in conjunction with t6he senior womens race - with the juniors running one lap less. Cyane dominated the junior race, finishing 40 seconds ahead of York's Georgia Rothwell in second place. Cyane has been selected to represent the North of England at Stirling this coming weekend, and the county result shows that she is in top form currently.

In the senior women's race, the Harriers team have an impressive recent record winning team medals in each of the last 6 years, and it was again a battle with rival's Leeds City for the team win. Leeds, led home by International Claire Duck, won the title with 26 points to the harriers total of 42. Hallamshire harriers were 3rd with 71 points. Nicola Devine had a great run to finish 2nd, with Natasha Hatswell in 5th also securing selection to the county team.

In the final race of the day, the team honours were again likely to be between Leeds City and Rotherham, and whilst European top 10 Emile Cairess ran away from a high class field to get the individual win for Leeds the Harriers A team - with their 6 scorers inside the first 22 finishers - were deserving winners. This is the first time for many years that the men have won team gold - they were second last year.

ex Rotherham harrier Jonathan Thewlis was second, just 8 seconds ahead of International triathlete Jonny Brownlee.

Luke Cotter ran impressively, to lead the men's team home, in 5th place with Elliot Smales in 6th place. The club strengh in depth again showed with the 6 members of the B team placing 4th team and first B team.

With the individual and team medals won & a total of nine club athletes securing selection for the county teams, this was one of the most successful county performances of recent years.


U13 Girls

1 0:09:14 WOLF, Imogen Holmfirth Harriers

4 0:09:20 WALSH, Marci

7 0:09:24 TOPLISS, Amelia

18 0:09:57 THOMSON, Evie

20 0:10:05 LAMBERT, Miya

25 0:10:13 HARRIS, Lilia

26 0:10:18 WALSH, Mischa

31 0:10:33 BATTIE, Katie

33 0:10:35 TAYLOR, Cadence

37 0:10:39 LONGDEN, Amelia

60 0:11:31 WILLERS, Ruby

72 0:12:59 BELL, Elise

U13 Boys

1 0:08:36 BORDEWITH, Archie Ripon Runners

7 0:08:58 PARKER, Luke

15 0:09:11 BROWNE, George

31 0:09:37 STABLES, Luke

34 0:09:41 LEVITT, Reece

45 0:09:52 ELLIS, George

48 0:09:54 HAFFNER, Owen

U15 Girls

1 0:14:05 JONES, Alice Wharfedale Harriers

2 0:14:21 BUTCHER, Hayley Rotherham Harriers

53 0:17:20 TUNE, Romany

U15 Boys

1 0:13:50 THOMPSON, Alexander Wharfedale Harriers

26 0:16:09 GILBERT, Joshua

U17 Women

1 0:15:26 ROWE-TOWLE, Esther City of Sheffield & Dearne Ac

9 0:16:43 RENNOCKS, Keiva

13 0:16:59 BALL, Emma Jane

14 0:17:18 HOLDEN, Emily May

31 0:21:19 FRISBY, Charli

U17 Men

1 0:19:45 DICKINSON, Joshua City of York

10 0:21:02 MORTON, Elliott

Junior Women

1 0:22:56 ROBINSON, Cyane Rotherham Harriers

2 0:23:36 ROTHWELL, Georgia City of York

3 0:24:16 MASTROLONARDO, Maddelena Loftus & Whitby AC

Junior Men

1 0:26:26 BRENNAN, Euan Ilkley

17 0:33:10 STOKES, Jack

Sen Women

1 0:27:57 DUCK, Claire Leeds City

2 0:28:31 DEVINE, Nicola

5 0:29:08 HATSWELL, Natasha

12 0:30:00 HUGHES, Samantha

23 0:31:00 DAVIES, Fiona

109 0:37:36 CLEGG, Naomi

Sen Men

Pos Time

1 0:32:15 CAIRESS, Emile Leeds City

2 0:32:35 THEWLIS, Jonathan Notts AC

3 0:32:43 BROWNLEE, Jonathan Bingley Harriers

5 0:33:33 COTTER, Luke

6 0:33:39 SMALES, Elliott

12 0:34:10 MILBURN, Lee

16 0:34:29 LARKIN, Arron

20 0:34:35 JOHNSON, Jonathan

22 0:34:43 MASSINGHAM, Joseph

30 0:35:18 JOHNSON, Aidan

33 0:35:46 KESTREL, Daniel

36 0:35:57 SAMPSON, Gareth

40 0:36:13 SIMS, Steven

63 0:37:15 HOOLE, Philip

71 0:37:44 WORSDALL, Damian

In the Derbyshire county championships, Joshua wragg won the U15 boys race and Sam Gilson was 6th

England Athletics Combined Events Championships: Sheffield

Amy Hodgson finished 6th in the National Indoor Combined events Pentathlon championships, held at Sheffield's EIS indoor stadium. Her points total of 3880 was a new personal best

The event performances were:-

800m 2:19.82

60HW 8.72

HJ 1.53

LJ 5.88

SP4K 11.33

PenW 3880 6

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