Photos as well as senior and juniors results on the Washburn Valley Relay page.
A fascinating race developed on what turned out to be a dry night albeit with the now “customary for 2012” slippery underfoot conditions.
Having to chase down the leader from ninth position after the first leg, OAC’s Ian Fisher handed over in the lead to Liam Dunne who bravely fought off a late chase-down by Will Kerr of Saltaire Striders for OAC to retain the Tony Allen Trophy for the winning men’s team in 60.14 by a mere six seconds.
Just behind Saltaire in second place (60.20) were the teams from Harrogate Harriers in third (61.47) and Ilkley Harriers in fourth place (62.54).
A worthy mention also to Conor Shepherd who represented Warwick Univeristy Triathlon and ran all three legs himself finishing in a very impressive seventh place overall (65.36).
The first mixed team (team including one lady) and winning The Divan Centre Cup was Idle A.C. Dynamos (pictured above) who finished eighth overall (65.51) and the first ladies team winning the Joyce Smith Trophy was OAC (Laura Martin, Suzy Sharman and Karen Best) finishing sixteenth overall (70.24).
Other OAC teams taking part included the B team (Matt Broughton, Richard Smith and Lloyd Best) that finished thirteenth (67.22), the Otley Tosspots (Paul Clifford, Michael Pickard and Andy Webster) 28th in 75.11 and the Motley Crew Ladies (Caron Ralph, Nikki Scott and Liz Fawcett) 37th (80.20).
OAC’s Dominic Egan also combined with his other friends from Pudsey Pacers in their team that finished 40th.
Congratulations and well done to all the Junior teams taking part in their relay too.
Our thanks to everybody who took part, Up & Running for the provision of the special relay numbers, Yorkshire Water for the use of their facilities, the members and friends of OAC who helped marshal and officiate and particular thanks to John Dade, Hugh Pearson, the Robertshaws and Colin Best for their considerable involvement in the staging and co-ordination of the event.
Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.