Student finishes first in Valley race

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UNIVERSITY of Sheffield student Steven Dayton got away from the 350 strong field to win the Rother Valley 10K race on Saturday.

Dayton had almost half a minute to spare over Hallamshire’s Andrew Challenger, clocking a personal best for 10K of 32:27. Former Rotherham runner Richard Harris (Bingley) was third.

Next came 48-year-old veteran Carl Thackery (Hallamshire) in 34:24, a fine time in his age group whilst his daughter Calli, 16th overall in 37:41, was second woman behind Anna Lupton (Radcliffe).

Results - 1 S Dayton (Sheffield University) 32:27; 2 A Challenger (Hallamshire) 33:23; 3 R Harris (Bingley) 33:43; 4 C Thackery (Hallamshire) 34:27; 5 T Carter (Sheffield University) 34:36; 6 S Chambers (Sheffield RC); 7 A Beattie (Steel City) 34:48; 8 M Parker (Unattached) 35:08; 9 P Cooper (Steel City) 35:33; 10 G Lowe (Clowne) 35:42; 11 J Rutherford (Sheffield University) 36:02; 12 D Darby (Barnsley AC) 36:50

Women - 1 A Lupton (Radcliffe) 37:13; 2 C Thackery (Hallamshire) 37:41; 3 R Proctor (Hallamshire) 37:53; 4 S Burns (Rotherham) 40:40; 5 C Wheelhouse (Doncaster) 41:53; 6 S Ilsley (Belper) 42:34

Hallamshire’s Dave Archer was runner up to Newham and Essex international Mark Warmby in yesterday’s Wakefield Hospice 10K road race. Warmby was a clear winner for the second successive year in a time of 30:57 but Archer stuck to his task well and was rewarded with second place in a personal best of 31:35.

Wakefield’s Helen Singleton repeated her win of last year in the women’s section finishing an impressive 14th overall in a field of 1150 in a time of 35:19.

Results - 1 M Warmby (Newham and Essex) 30:57; 2 D Archer (Hallamshire) 31:35; 3 S Dimelow (Barnsley) 32:59; 4 R De’Giovanni (Valley Striders) 33:32; 5 M John (Abbey Runners) 33:49; 6 A May (Valley Striders) 34:13; 7 S Newton (Ackworth) 34:26; 8 K Ogden (Spenborough) 34:42; 9 P Livermore (Abbey Runners) 34:46; 10 D Palmer (Steel City) 34:47. Team: Valley Striders.

Women 1 H Singleton (Wakefield) 35:19; 2 S Borthwick (Wakefield) 38:54; 3 L Wood (Valley Striders) 40:20. Team: Wakefield.

n Silkstone Shuffle, near Barnsley: 1 Z Mellard (Kimberworth Striders) 26:27; 2 K Doyle (Kimberworth) 26:45; 3 J Broom (Barnsley) 26:49.

Women 1 J Buckley (Penistone FR) 30:27; 2 S Leggett (Denby Dale) 31:54; 3 J Wilton (Wakefield Tri) 32:04 .