BARNSLEY runners enjoyed success in the Yorkshire Championships at the Dorothy Hyman Stadium in Cudworth.

Joe Ferguson, from Darton, won the 100m men’s race with 10.69 into a significant headwind. It was the first outdoor race of the summer for the Paris Olympics hopeful. He then ran 21.11 on Wednesday at a race in Tenerife.

Maya Schofield, from Royston and now under 15, won the Yorkshire 800m for a third straight year, with 2-13.

Jonson Hughes, from Darfield, won the under 20 men’s 3,000m in 8-36.74. He also took silver over 1500m, in 4-04.52, with his brother Sonny Boy third in 4-04.58.

A third brother Rocco took bronze in the under 17 3,000m with 9-29.58.

Barnsley AC’s under 17 Vanessa Ndambakuwa took gold in both the 100m and 200m finals. She set a personal best in both events with 12.13 and 24.64.

Amelie Spicer also set a 200m PB of 26.50 to take bronze. Evie Donaldson ran a PB of 27.12 in her heat and set a 100m PB of 13.26 to finish fourth in the final.

Ruby Sykes took bronze in the senior women’s 1500m with a PB of 4-36-18.

Under15 girl Abigail Andrews ran her first 3000m race, finishing fifth in a time of 11-20-73.

Meanwhile, Graihagh Turner of Penistone Footpath Runners picked up an award for best Yorkshire female cross country runner and backed it up with some excellent race results.

At the Howgill’s Hill fell race, she finished in second place in the under 17 category in a high-quality field as it was an English fell championships race.

She also won the under 17 girls category at the Yorkshire fell championship race at Coiners.

The first race in the 2024 KMR Series was the Maltby Memorial. Barnsley AC’s Faye Lund finished the off-road race in a time of 31-42. Barnsley Harrier Jo Taylor finished 101st in 31-43.

Barnsley AC had four of the first five finishers at the first Spencers Dash of 2024. Gareth Cooke and Gavin Walker both ran course PBs while taking first and second in 20-21 and 21-44 respectively. Naomi Drakeford was first woman in 23-47. Ryan Copley finished as first over40 man in a course PB of 24-01.

First over60 man Chris McNicholas ran a time of 24-26.

Vicky Shaw was first over40 woman and Kerry Storrar first over50 woman.

Jack Bellamy (22-16) and Stefen Radyk (35-27) also ran course PBs.

Podium positions for Penistone runners went to Shaun Swallow (first over50 man), Suzanne McGill (first over45 woman), Oliver Pike (third over40 man) and Alan Knox (third over65 man).

Barnsley Harriers winning their categories were over45 man David Hanks, over35 woman Lisa Clarkson and over65 man Steve Frith while Phill Tyas was second over40 man and Hayley Johnson third over35 woman.

At the Furty Furlong, Penistone’s Suzanne McGill won the women’s race and George Parr won the race overall.

There were age category wins for Shaun Swallow (men’s over50) and Lesley Parker (women’s over40).

Barnsley AC’s Lennon Hughes finished third with a time of 26-49 while Faye Lund finished in 38-55.

Barnsley AC’s Gareth Cooke and Naomi Drakeford both set course PBs at the Beverley 10k. Naomi was first woman in a time of 37-00 while Gareth was second in 32-51.

At the Leeds Half Marathon, Penistone runners were Sarah Halstead (2-07-35), Rachael Winterbottom (2-09-35) and Jill Scrivens (2-14-41).

Penistone’s Gareth Irvine (19-12) and Rob Lees (19-18) both broke 20 minutes at the Loxley Lash 5k.

Penistone’s Rob Davies clocked 20-44 at the York 5k.