Report from Caron:
7 black and whites turned up for the harriers v cyclists yesterday ( 6 miles 658′) hosted by Bingley Harriers.
Bob Addey and Don Buffham cycling, Sam Stell, Ed Davies, Renee Saxton, Myself and Bob Baker all running.
As with most fell races, you registered in the pub (Fishermans Arms in Bingley) then ambled down to the where everyone was stood around chatting. After a hair-raising start from the bottom of the hill at Milner Fields Farm in which you had to dodge many cow pats and cyclists carrying their bikes (some faster at this than runners!) the race took you through some narrow undulating rocky paths then along the top of Shipley Glen before the steep climb up and over the summit of Hope Hill where you did a loop and then returned via the outward route. Having never done this race before I was curious to see how the runners and cyclists got along but it was all very polite-shouts of cyclist behind/right/left coming past could be heard throughout the race so no collisions occured and cyclists cheering runners up the hill and runners cheering cyclists down. I really enjoyed this race and will put it on the calendar for next year.
Ilkley’s Tom Adams was the overall winner in a time of 33:06, followed by 5 cyclists lead by Andy Peace and Bob Addey an excellent 6th (36:04), Sam Stell was next for Otley in 22nd 39:01, followed by 40th Ed Davies 40:34, 92nd Renee Saxton (4th Lady), 45:06, 160th Caron Ralph 53:37, 182nd Bob Baker 55:40, 203rd Don Buffham 1:05:26.