THE FIRST leg of the South Yorkshire Road League took place in Elsecar.

First and second male finishers were Barnsley AC’s Kai Sunman and Gareth Cooke with times of 26-02 and 26-52 respectively.

The first and second women’s finishers were also from Barnsley AC with Ruby Sykes first in 29-10 and Naomi Drakeford second with 29-33.

Chris McNicholas was the first over60 man in a time of 31-34 while Gail Colville with 34-31 was the first over55 woman.

Kingstone Runners’ Linda Walton was third over55 woman.

First woman back for Penistone Footpath Runners was Suzanne McGill who claimed second place in the women’s over45 age category.

First Penistone man back was Andrew Heppenstall who placed third in the men’s over40 age category. There were age group wins for Martin Ball (men’s over50), Barbara Haigh (women’s over75) and Ray Brown (men’s over80).

Barnsley Harrier Alan Ford was third over45 man while Adam Chambers was third over35 man and Steve Frith second in the over70 category. Vikki Skipper was first over65 woman. John Hewitt was second over80 man.

Jonson Hughes, from Darfield, took a silver medal in the under 17s’ boys event at the National Young Athletes 5k Championships in Birmingham.

At the Sheffield Half Marathon, Barnsley AC’s Gemma Thickett recorded a course PB of 1-46-28.

Kingstone Runners’ men won the team prize for the half marathon at the Monsal Trail Races in Bakewell.

Barnsley AC’s Faye Lund finished fourth over40 woman in a time of 54-40.

Barnsley runners competed in the Baildon Boundary Run which is a challenging multi-terrain half-marathon that follows the boundary of the old Baildon parish. First back for Penistone was Andrew Shelbourne, who won the over55 men’s prize in a time of 1-51-18. Mark Law was fifth in the same age category.

Other Penistone runners completing the course were Phil Hinchliffe, Heather Graham and Mark Graham.

Kingstone Runner Caroline Batty completed it in 2-47-21.

At the London Landmarks Half Marathon, Kingstone Runner Marie Hemingway recorded a personal best time of 1-53-17.

Penistone’s Joanne Boreham completed the Paris Marathon in 4-24-36.

Penistone runners took on the English Fell Championships which was staged at the Lads Leap Fell Race in Crowden, Derbyshire. The race was 5.9 miles in distance and included 1,700 feet of climbing.

First back in the high-quality field was George Parr in 88th with a time of 57-16. Others competing were Damian Kilpin and Helen Wright.

At the Brighton Marathon, Barnsley Harrier John Moss finished in 5-41-22 for 7,185th place.