Saturday 26th November – Sue Ryder 5 Mile Race @ Ilkley

Saturday 26th November – Sue Ryder 5 Mile Race @ Ilkley

The Sue Ryder Manorlands 5 Mile Race at Ilkley was won by James Hall (Wharfedale Harriers) in 27.22 and the first lady was Emma Raven (Bingley Harriers) in ninth position overall (30.03).

Completing his second race of the morning, OAC’s Liam Dunne finished sixth (28.28) and Karen Best finished eighteenth (and third female / first FV35) in 32.20.

Lloyd Best was just a couple of seconds behind wife Karen in 20th position (32.22), followed shortly afterwards by Mick Jeffrey 22nd (32.43) and David Fox 41st (37.36).

4 thoughts on “Saturday 26th November – Sue Ryder 5 Mile Race @ Ilkley

  1. The current top four in this years increasingly close and exciting RoY contest all turned out for this new event no doubt looking for points. For Liam this was his second race in 2 hours. If I didn’t know him better I’d swear this smacked of desperation!

    Karen was in tremendous form despite having been off for a month with ‘something’

    Lloyd ran a sensible race, finishing behind Karen!. He did complain of Man Flu symptoms pre-race, but that’s not as debilitating as ear-ache

    I caught Lloyd up around half way just before the descent down Carters Lane, but as soon as he registered it was me he found another gear. Later he told me he’d thought I was a female with my stride cadence. So that’s him out of contention for this years Presidents Cup, the cheeky booga

  2. Yep, well done all. Mick, there is a fine line between desperation and determination and given the fact that the age factor scoring in ROY is arguably not in touch with todays club athletes, I would call last Sat’s efforts determination! No hard feelings and may the best man (even if with a female stride) win!!

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