Midgley Moor Fell Race
Saturday saw perfect conditions for the annual Midgley Moor fell race. The challenging 5 mile race over paths and heather moorland raises funds for Springhill Hospice in Rochdale. Two Lions raced the course, crossing the line within seconds of each other.
Results: Martin O’Brien 1:00:13, David Culpan 1:00:36
Snake Lane 10 Mile
Five Lions headed to East Yorkshire to take part in the popular Snake Lane 10 mile road race. The route is in and around Pocklington, and is run over relatively flat terrain. All the Lions gave of their best, and there were some very quick times recorded.
Results: Gavin Foster 1:01:08 (PB), Chris Hall 1:03:13 (PB), Craig Miller 1:05:29, Andy Baird 1:07:23 (PB), Ginny Rushworth 1:53:18
Over in Huddersfield, half a dozen Lions raced the hilly Huddersfield 10K. Starting from Huddersfield Rugby Club at Lockwood, the route climbs steadily up to the village of Netherton, then crosses the beautiful Magdale valley before a long steady descent back to the rugby club. Derek Parrington was first Lion home and 3rd M50.
Results: Derek Parrington 41:21, David Roberts 42:21, David Waite 51:40, Jan King 52:57, Diane Waite 54:10 Emma Taylor 69:21
Stainland Cross Country
The sun shone on Stainland Lions as they hosted the penultimate race of the 2017/8 West Yorkshire Winter League cross country series on Sunday. Conditions were ideal, and there was a huge turnout of runners enjoying the hills, mud and legendary log flume feature on the course. Tom Collinge took the overall win for Queensbury Running Club, while in-form Lioness Margaret Beever was 1st Lady. The host team battled hard to win the Vets Category and finished second in all other categories. Cross Country Captain Tim Walker thanked all the runners and volunteers for making the event such a success. The raffle raised £130 for Overgate Hospice.