Well what a weekend of running it has been this week at Meltham AC with outstanding achievements by three members of the club, Penny Ditchfield, Hayley Lomas and Jeff Taylor.
Things started at the Park Run on Saturday 27th April morning when four of our runners ran PB times. Gilly Markham ran 26:48, Adele Tayles ran 23:05 and Tony Daniels ran an 19:00, but the outstanding run was from Penny Ditchfield whose time of 18:51 was an outstanding PB time, making her the fifth fastest lady at Huddersfield park run
On Saturday also Hayley Lomas completed ‘The Fellsman’ ultra marathon, 61 miles and 11,000 feet of the Yorkshire Dales starting in Ingleton and finishing in Grassington it is one of the iconic events in the fell running calendar. Not only did she complete the course but she did it the week after completing the London Marathon. Truely a huge achievement of endurance almost beyond imagination.
On Saturday the three members of the club, Steve Perren, Nick Thompson and Andy Lang took part in the Lakeland trails Hawkshead event with it famous coffin trail mile long hill.
On Sunday 28th Meltham had a number of runners in the Yorkshire Vets second race at Honley. Gilly Markham was second in her age category in 59:42, but after moving up an age category our oldest member, Jeff Taylor won the M75 category in 61:06. A truely inspirational run Jeff and one that we all hope to be able to emulate.