Saturday 4th January – Yorkshire Cross Country

Saturday 4th January – Yorkshire Cross Country

A sunny and dry at Lighwater Valley greeted the cream of Yorkshire’s cross country runners, Otley’s juniors and senior, Seniors took to the start and all rose to the challenge.

Video of the start of the Senior Men’s race here, results & photos below, last year a couple of photo’s emerged of Antonio and Howard next to Jonny Brownlee, unwittingly I got one of Howard with the Europeen Under 20 800m record holder, Max Burgin.

Pos Name Club Time
Under 13 Boys
1 Christy O’Hare Middlesborough & Cleveland 08:40
34 Aston Brogden Otley AC 09:59
35 Ned Gallagher-Thompson Otley AC 10:00
64 James Greenlay Otley AC 10:30
Under 17 Men
1 Finnian Hutchinson Leeds City 20:27
32 Jenson Brogden Otley AC 23:58
Senior Men
1 Andrew Heyes Hallamshire H. Sheffield 30:59
292 Howard Jeffrey Otley AC 50:10
308 David Fox Otley AC 53:31
317 Antonio Cardinale Otley AC 1:20:23
The winner Andrew Hayes, Hallamshire

Howard being overtaken the Europeen U20 800m record holder, Max Burgin of Halifax , or was it the other way round?



2 thoughts on “Saturday 4th January – Yorkshire Cross Country

  1. The camera never lies and just as I was captured pacing Jonnie Brownlee to a podium finish last year, this is me pulling out from three laps of pacing the euro champ. This, despite being last out of the starting blocks, literally, and taking three laps to warm up. I was 3 minutes and more slower than last year and just held off being lapped twice by the winner. I managed to pass at least 26 people by the finish. I say at least because I passed one guy who was very recognisable (hair) on lap one but he was waiting at the finish when I got there (?).

  2. The juniors did another brilliant turn out with U17 Jenson B. doing a fantastic performance crossing the finish line in 23.58 , also U13 Aston B. did really well finishing in a fast 9.59 . U13 Ned G.T. did well too finishing in a solid 10.00 . James G. had a good day finishing in a robust 10.30 . Howard J. did a very wise start saving loads of energy and he used all the stamina that he saved in a very efficient way in the next 4 laps finishing in a splendid 50.10 . David F. did a superb race finishing in a powerful 53.31 . Thank you to Andrew R. for the nice pics and the encouragement we strongly needed .

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