A feature in CountryWeek from today’s Yorkshire Post details,
“It is a hundred years since Ernest Dalzell from Keswick descended the fell in 2 mins 42 seconds – a record time for this race which had first been staged in 1850 and Dalzell’s time of 12.59.8 for the entire course was not to be beaten for the next 67 years until another special race, the Silver Jubilee Challenge, on June 18th 1977.
On this occasion, Fred Reeves shaved 12.6 seconds off Dalzell’s record (12.47.2) – a time ratified by five timekeepers”.
Anyway, this year the race was won by Rob Hope (Pudsey & Bramley) in 13.59.
For OAC, London-based Tony Cunningham finished 21st (17.55), Huw Illingworth (number 85) 24th (18.02), Andy Hunt (number 130) 30th (18.36), Simon Anderson 36th (19.04), Ben Cousen 41st (19.33), Adam Baird 59th (20.52), second claim member Sharron Smith 60th (20.57), Karen Best 86th (22.16), Mick Jeffrey 87th (22.26), Michael Fryer 111th (25.08) and Richard Hamer 119th (26.32).
Results from race-results. Race start photograph courtesy of Terry Lonergan.