Report from organiser Paul Shack:
What a fast field for a furiously windy day and we were rewarded with some determined running which broke the wome’s course record.
It was great to see 28 runners and three canine competitors speed around a beautifully muddy Chevin this morning.
Our heroic helpers this week were John Ellis as tail runner and our magnificent marshals were Emma Drake, Jason Praill, Nikki Scott, Michelle Smith and Simon Archer (with Scooby). Providing treats worthy of a Bake-Off final was our guest baker, Tracy Cratchley. Thanks to all of you for turning out ahead of today’s promised storm.
First across the line today was Scott Harrington, fresh from his fantastic marathon result of 2 hours 38 minutes (this morning it was a speedy 17:45!) followed by Ben Archer in 20:00, a new category record, and then regular podium finisher, Neil Jones (20:09).
A new course record for the ladies and breaking her own time by five seconds, Emma Barclay finished first in 20:58! Great running , Emma. Next was Nicky Hopwood, who, with Lula crossed the line at 25:01 and then came Angela Srivastava in 25:20.
Admin adds : Other Otley AC ‘ers were 8th Steve Robinson 21:09, 17th Billy Rayner 25:45, 21st Sarah Jones 27:45, 25 & 26th Susan Kirby & Lucy Mowat, 31:45 & 31:46