Athletics: joy for Sheffield sisters

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Sisters Tilly and Ruby Simpson (Hallamshire) both had winning workouts in the Sheffield open cross country races at Graves Park.

For Tilly it was a warm up for next week’s Yorkshire championships and she was well clear of the rest of the field in the Under 15 race. Ruby was given a closer race in the U11 section finishing five seconds clear of her team mate Emma Shipley.

Results include: Men 1 A Erkalo 36:34; 2 A Smith (Hallam) 37:24; 3 J Sweetnam-Powell (Sheffield RC) 37:39.

Women: 1 M Vernon (Trentham) 26:48; 2 H Elmore (Sheffield Tri Club) 28:12; 3 C Leaver-Hewitt (Holmfirth) 28:20

Age group winners: Under 20 Men: J Hutchesson (Hallamshire) Under 17 Men: J Newman-Billington (Rotherham) Under 15 Boys: L Stonehewer (Scunthorpe)

Under 13 Boys: D Brown (Chesterfield) Under 11 Boys: S Conroy (Keighley and Craven) Under 20 Women: N Skinner (Scunthorpe) Under 17 Women: A Kiltie (Derby) Under 15 Girls: T Simpson (Hallamshire) Under 13 Girls: L Megan (East Cheshire) Under 11 Girls: R Simpson (Hallamshire.)