First of the Holmfirth 10k a resounding success

Summer Tri Series organisers Dave Armitage and Simon Jones would like to say a big thank you to all entrants who made our first 10k race such a success today.

The weather stayed good if a little windy and followed some of the most stunning scenery on the tops of Holmfirth starting from Hade Edge.

The race set off from Hade Edge down Greave Road towards Rowan Yarns at Washpit Mills before heading up the steep cobbles of Green Lane on to Cartworth Road up towards the cricket club. Turning left onto White Gate Road takes you up and past Coddy’s Farm Shop before heading up the long slog of Linshaws Road and eventually onto the aptly names Bare Bones Road. A final left turn onto Dunford Road and it’s all thankfully downhill to the finish line in the recreation ground at Hade Edge.

Holmfirth 10k - 2014 winner Oliver Carter

Holmfirth 10k – 2014 winner Oliver Carter

First over the line was Oliver Carter from Ackworth Road Runners in a new course record time of 00:41:24 followed closely by John Watkins in a time of 00:43:30. First woman over the line was Ann Bonner is a time of 00:57.35. Full results can be found here.

Commenting on the race Ann Bonner said “For such a small event with only 19 runners, the atmosphere was great and it was lovely to be part of the first Holmfirth 10k from Summer Tri Series. I can imagine there will be a lot more wanting to take part next year and it would be great to see more female competitors.”

Joint organiser Simon Jones said “Thankfully the weather was good today and not as hot as yesterday. We did a sighting lap on Saturday morning and put the route signs up later on and the heat was getting quite unbearable.”

Joint organiser Dave Armitage said “We didn’t expect such a good turnout today. Word spread through Holmfirth Harriers which we’re very grateful for and through local word of mouth, so thanks to everyone for making our first 10k such a success.”

“It was also really great to see Rob Kelly take part too. Rob organises the Honley 10k Trail Run which is a great event which takes place on 23rd August 2014 at 11:00 am. We’re looking forward to racing in this one and not having to be the organisers this time!” said Dave.

“Thanks again to everyone who entered and the support from friends and family. We hope to see you at our next event on 12th October 2014, Last of the Summer Tri 2014.”

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