Report from Tamara Weatherhead:
A sunny day and a good turnout for the Ilkley Trail Race (6.9miles and 700′). The race was won by Tom Adams (Ilkley) in 39.41, 10 seconds off his record. First lady was Louisa Pickles (Wharfedale Harriers) in 49.45.
The Ilkley town crier got us together and asked for Otley’s very own Tom Potter to come forward – his race number 70 coincided with the town crier’s birthday. After a fine(?) rendition of Happy Birthday we set off, winding our way through the top of Bluebell Woods and on up the never ending hill onto the moor. It was pretty windy up there slowing everyone but Tom Adams down.
Another race, another opportunity for me to mess up! This time I got lost in the woods on the way back down finding the only spot without a marshal or tape. I reckon I lost almost a minute. And my nose still hurts by the way.
For OAC, Scott Harrington came in an impressive second in 43.48, Joe Webster 51st 52.31, Matt Broughton 63rd 53.20, Tamara Weatherhead 72nd 54.41, Tom Potter 75th 54.47, Mark Beswick 77th 55.32, Neil Charlton 79th 55.37, Steve Robinson 98th 56.56, Ian Broadbent 101st 57.19, Andy Webster 128th 59.47, Gloria Jackson 234th 81.10.
In the 8-13 year olds, Jenson Brogden was second 8 year old in 11.23
More details, results and photos from Ilkley Harriers.
Up the Black and Whites!
Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.