Dan’s the man as he pips Hallam foe at Graves Park

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Dan Garbutt (Durham) and Hallamshire’s Andy Thake soon got clear of the chasing pack in the Sheffield Open Cross Country Meeting at Graves Park.

Garbutt who proved the stronger, beating Thake by 10 seconds with another Hallam runner, Tom Jenkins, third. Hallamshire were easy winners of the team race. Sarah Kemshall of Scunthorpe easily won the women’s race. Led by Clare Thompson, fifth, the promoting club, Sheffield RC, won the team race. Results:

Men: 1 D Garbutt (Durham) 33:29; 2 A Thake (Hallamshire) 33:39; 3 T Jenkins (Hallamshire) 35:26; 4 R Bridges (Leeds & Bradford Tri) 36:19; 5 C Allwood (Sutton in Ashfield) 36:25; 6 S Wright (Doncaster, vet). Team: Hallamshire Under 20 Men: M Kaye (Holmfirth) 25:45. U17 Men: 1 L Cotter (Rotherham) 17:55; 2 A Smith (Pudsey and Bramley) 18:16; 3 A Benfield) Burton AC) 18:30.

U15 Boys: 1 J Shields (City of Sheffield) 14:04; 2 R Beals (Rotherham) 14:23; 3 D Stead (Rotherham) 14:33. Team: Rotherham. U13 Boys: 1 G Lewis (East Cheshire) 10:47; 2 O Dane (City of Sheffield) 10:51; 3 J Brothwell (Kingston upon Hull) 10:54. U11 Boys: 1 J Dickinson (City of York) 9:36; 2 S Evans (Warrington) 9:41; 3 M Crorken (Spenborough) 9:50.Team: Dobcroft Junior School.

Women: 1 S Kemshall (Scunthorpe) 25:55; 2 J Reed (Matlock) 26:43; 3 R Elder (Hallamshire) 28:31. Team: Sheffield RC. U17 Women: 1 C Lorendo (New Marske) 17:55; 2 J Freeman (Rotherham) 16:51; 3 H Hardy (Mansfield) 17:25. U15 Girls: 1 C Slack (Hallamshire) 11:32; 2 Ellie Crownshaw (Hallamshire) 11:41; 3 F Beckett (Wakefield) 11:42. Team: Hallamshire. U 13 Girls: 1 I Wilson (Hallamshire) 9:29; 2 M McCarthy (Hallamshire) 9:42; 3 O Sykes (Holmfirth) 9:44. Team: Hallamshire

U11 Girls: 1 Eve Crownshaw (Hallamshire) 5:52; 2 L Brookes (Balby Street, Conisbrough).