BARNSLEY runners enjoyed success at the British Masters Track and Field Championships in Derby.
Amanda Potter retained her over35 women’s 100m title and gained silver again in the 200m. That was despite suffering with a chest infection in the build-up to the competition.
Barnsley AC’s Rod Scholes took silver in the men’s over75 200m with a season’s best of 35.8 and bronze over 800m with 3-19.4.
Barnsley AC’s Phil Montgomery completed the Ben Nevis Race in 2-10-44.
This involves the 4,409 feet ascent of Britain’s highest mountain and back down again.
Penistone Footpath Runners Martin Ball and Matt Robinson made the trip over to Derbyshire to compete in the Wilne 10k. In the men’s over50 age category, Martin was fifth in a time of 37-09.
Matt gained a bronze medal in the men’s over55 in a time of 37-47.
Barnsley AC’s Chris McNicholas recorded another 10k PB, with 38-12, and was first over60 man.
Several Penistone Footpath Runners took on the 5.6-mile Denby Dash trail race in Upper Denby.
First back for Penistone was Phil Hinchliffe in ninth place overall, closely followed by club-mate Jon Hallam in tenth. First woman back for Penistone was Valentina Wright. Keith Gordon was in the prizes again, claiming first man in the over70 age category.
Barnsley AC finished fourth overall in the final standings of the Northern Track and Field League East Two Division with 18 points.
The fourth and final match took place at Cleckheaton where they finished fifth.
There were PBs for Caroline Spensley in the shot put (5.11m) and hammer (14.94m) as well as Sarah Burton in the hammer with 20.47m and javelin (13.27m). There were first places on the track for Millie Wright in the women’s 200m (27.7), Chris Gillott in the men’s 800m with 2-00.5 and Gail Colville both in the 1500m (5-52.6) and 3000m (12-12.0). Heidi Quigley was first in the 3000m B race with 13-18.8.