Festive Holly scoops Wakefield Harriers trophy

FAST TIME: William Ingram
FAST TIME: William Ingram

HOLLY Hume led the Wakefield Harriers runners home in a well-attended senior Christmas Handicap Road Race.

A field of 37 runners took part in the event, which is run over 4.5 miles, with several new club members running for the first time and four prospective new members competing as guests.

It was guest athlete Selim Khan who was first to cross the line but Hume scooped the trophy as first club runner to finish the race.

Martin Holding had a good run to take third while Matthew Dodsworth held-off the challenge of the fast-finishing chasing pack to finish fourth.

Chris Price clocked the fastest time with 24mins 50secs, ahead of U17s athlete Stephen Eastwood, and Sarah Bostwick was the fastest lady.

The handicappers also posted good results and Nicola Steel won the award for finishing closest to her expected time, crossing the line just two seconds adrift, and most of the field were within a minute of their estimated times.

The junior race also attracted a healthy field of 31 athletes, running the new course around the perimeter of Thornes Park.

The race was won by U11s runner Kia Lewis ahead of Max Rose, also competing as an U11s athlete, and Cameron Dye (U15s).

The fastest time was set by William Ingram (U15s) who crossed the line in 10mins 47secs, followed by Ben Read and George Heppinstall.

Faye Beckett (U15s) was the fastest girl with a time of 12mins 16secs.

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