KINGSTONE Runners enjoyed their best ever results at the Barnsley Boundary Relay.

They claimed first spot with the ladies over 40 team with 12.59.47 and with the men’s over 50 team in 10.09.16.

They were also second in the men’s over 60 competition with 12.56.09.

Their mixed team also finished second with 10.38.25 and they secured a tenth spot in the same category with 12.56.55.

It was not a vintage year for the race with weather being cold and wet as the course went from Cannon Hall to West Bretton and then right around the borough taking in Brierley, Thurnscoe, Brampton, Tankersley, Wortley, Langsett, Winscar, Upper Denby before dropping down to the start line again.

It was the 29th edition of the race which is ran in legs by teams and is 72 miles long. A total of 34 teams took part.

Barnsley AC won the men’s and women’s races.

They came home with times of 8.03.39 and 9.48.20 respectively.

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The men’s team won nine out ten legs on the way, more than an hour in front of second place. Josh Bird, Kai Sunman, Scott Hinchcliffe, Michael Grain, Jack Bellamy, Phil Montgomery, Gary Briscoe, Gareth Cooke and Tommy Fidler all took first place on their legs.

The ladies team won by over an hour and a half in a total and finished sixth team overall. There were first female finishes on eight legs for Ruby Sykes, Tayla Brons, Vicky Shaw, Christina Laking, Gemma Thickett, Gail Colville and Naomi Drakeford on two separate legs. Naomi ran a ten-minute PB on leg six which was her second leg of the day.

Despite the conditions, Penistone Footpath Runners were also celebrating with wins in the men’s over 40 and over 60 races as well as the ladies’ over 50.

A special award was also given to Philip Thompson from the Rotary Club who came up with the idea for the race.