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Joe Percy Report

posted 17 Jun 2014, 11:03 by Spen A.C.   [ updated 25 Aug 2014, 11:26 ]
Race report from Jackie Carter......

Once again June is upon us with the club invitation to the Joe Percy 10k road race. This is a closed race over a two lap, undulating course around Farnley Tyas.
Around nine local teams competed for the winner's trophy with 2nd and 3rd getting mementoes.
We had ideal conditions on the night & we very nearly had 3 full teams out, but ended up with a respectable 25 completing the course. 
First home was Kevin Ogden winning the race outright by nearly a minute to spare. Tom Dart, Joshua Woodcock-Shaw, and Gerard Skippins were all also in the first ten. Approximately 12 Spen athletes made their course debut: Tony Bromley, Simon Jackson, Ian Wilson, Dave Butler, Lisa Dowson, Debbie Gatland, Susan Jackson, Johnny Turpin, Josh Woodcock-Shaw, Lee Dolman and Henry Carter; who has been our Team scorer at the finish in previous years, but now had graduated to being old enough to run it! Looks like I need a new scorer!  Thanks to Mia Butler for scoring on the night.
Our hard efforts paid off with the third team prize this year, missing out on 2nd by 2 points. Last year we received 4th team prize, missing out by 3 points. However, things are looking good for next year!
Thanks to everyone for turning out!