Deer on course causes postponement of cross country race at Wentworth Castle

Helen Mort, winner of the women's race at the second South Yorkshire Cross Country race of the season. Picture by   Dan Westwell
Helen Mort, winner of the women's race at the second South Yorkshire Cross Country race of the season. Picture by Dan Westwell
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Deer on the course at Wentworth Castle caused the abandonment of the men’s race at the second South Yorkshire Cross Country League fixture yesterday.

The other races were incident free with the women’s event going to Helen Mort (Sheffield Running Club).

Running her first cross country for the Sheffield Club following a series of good performances in local Park Runs, Mort proved too strong for the consistent Fiona Davies of the Barnsley-based Kingstone Runners with third place going to junior Ellie Curran (City of Sheffield).

Alfie Manthorpe (City of Sheffield) was again in top form winning the Under-15 boys race whilst Hallamshire’s Tilly Simpson was even more dominant in the under 15 girls race.

Results - Under 15 Boys: 1 A Manthorpe (City of Sheffield) 15:11; 2 J Newman-Billington (City of Sheffield)15:22; 3 D Walker Smith (Rotherham) 15:31.

Under-13 Boys: T Hill (Hallamshire) 13:33; 2 J Ward (Barnsley AC) 14:50; 3 W Aitken (Barnsley AC) 14:52.

Under-11 Boys: 1 D Mullane (Rotherham) 5:41; 2 D Stevens (Hallamshire) 5:45; 3 A Coates (Rotherham) 5:50.

Women: 1 H Mort (Sheffield Running Club) 26:23; 2 F Davies (Kingstone Runners) 26:34; 3 E Curran (City of Sheffield, junior) 26:50; 4 D Platts-Fowler (Sheffield RC) 27:04; 5 H Elmore (Guest) 27:28; 6 A Stepanchuck (Rotherham) 27:33.

Under-17 Women: 1 M McCarthy (Hallamshire) 17:27; 2 L Fletcher (Hallamshire) 17:49; 3 T Hammond (Rotherham) 18:22.

Under-15 Girls: 1 T Simpson (Hallamshire) 11:35; 2 E Simpson (City of Sheffield) 11:55; 3 A Moore (Barnsley AC) 12:01.

Under-13 Girls: 1 G Harris (Rotherham) 12:28; 2 J Hill (Hallamshire) 12:42; 3 M Welton (City of Sheffield) 13:12.

Under-11 Girls: 1 R Simpson (Hallamshire) 5:58; 2 N Barlow (Rotherham) 6:13; 3 G Robertson (City of Sheffield) 6:17.