The Tom Holmes Chase, Oughtibridge Gala, 15th June 2022

The Tom Holmes Gala Chase is named in honour of Tom Holmes who founded the Chase after being inspired by the route he and his dog used to walk on a daily basis.  Tom was a prominent member of the Village; serving on the committee for the Gala and Sports Night as well as Oughtibridge Brass band. The Chase commences in Coronation Park, proceeds up Jawbone Hill by road to Wharncliffe Woods, which then loops through the woods and then returns and finishes back in the Park. The distance is approximately 6km with 180m of ascent.

This year’s event took place on 15th June after a two year COVID gap. It attracted 85 competitors in total including seventeen Striders. The race was won by Gareth Cooke of Barnsley A.C. in a time of 21.38. Nicola Squires of Hallamshire Harriers was the first female finisher in a time of 24.30.The first Strider home was Robert Hoffman, in a time of 27.41, and the first female Strider was Katrina Gillett in 31.39. Graham Hague was the first V70 home in a time of 32.46.

Position Time Category M/F Name
21 27.41 V40 M Robert Hoffmann
26 28.23 V50 M Adam McAuley
30 28.51 V40 M Peter McCoy
44 30.40 V60 M Richard Pegg
46 30.45 V60 M Kevin Haighton
53 31.39 F F Katrina Gillett
57 32.27 F F Cara Hanson
58 32.46 V70 M Graham Hague
62 34.10 V40 M Chris Smith
66 34.34 F50 F Nada Ross
67 34.58 V40 M Brian Jenkins
69 35.12 V40 M Steve Jenkins
70 35.22 F F Sophie McKie
72 36.40 V50 M James Eberlin
74 37.58 F50 F Vikki McAuley
76 38.25 F F Kimberley MacPherson
85 44.09 F40 F Nancy Stuart

Full results can be found at

The next running of the Tom Holmes Gala Chase will be on Wednesday 14th June 2023.

The Tom Holmes Gala Chase is made possible with support from Penistone foot Runners & the AC Running Club.


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