PENISTONE Footpath Runner Graihagh Turner has been selected to compete for England in the Mountain Running International Youth Cup in Palencia, Spain.

The race – which is over 5k with 220 metres of climbing – is due to take place on the weekend of June 21-22.

Teenager Graihagh has been a regular for England teams in recent years and won medals at regional level.

Meanwhile, Barnsley AC’s Vanessa Ndambakuwa helped Yorkshire to overall victory at the Judith Templeton Northern Athletics Inter-County Championships at Blackpool’s Stanley Park Stadium. Vanessa, an under 17, set a PB of 12.01 in the 100m to take first place. She also ran a 200m leg of the medley relay as Yorkshire took first place in 4-09.86.

Barnsley Harrier Kelly Ford won the Punk Panther Unique Ultra. She finished the 33-mile race in 7-20-13.

Nine Penistone runners took part in the Bamford Sheepdog Trials Fell Race which involves an ascent and descent of Win Hill. First back for the club was Hannah Shaw in a time of 46-59. Next in was Matt Coldwell in 56-35. Barbara Haigh claimed second place in the women’s over70 age category and Bill Phillips achieved the same position in the men’s over70 age category.

At the Orsted Great Grimsby 10k, there were third place finishes for Barnsley AC’s Gareth Cooke and Naomi Drakeford. Gareth took five seconds off his PB, running 31-58.

Chris McNicholas picked up the first over60 men’s trophy in a time of 38-24 while Roy Hart won the over70 men’s category in 47-58. Three Penistone runners took part. First back was Peter Beever in 46-34. Next in was Keith Gordon in 52-05. Keith also claimed second place in the men’s over75 age category in a time of 52-05.

There were two Penistone runners competing at the Scholes Coppice race. First back was Peter Beever in 31-35 followed by Kelvin Bowskill in 32-58. Barnsley AC’s Gail Colville was third woman in 29-11. Chris McNicholas recorded 28-02 and Faye Lund 33-32. Barnsley Harrier David Hanks was sixth overall and first over45 man in 27-26.