Report from David Hainsworth: A very gently undulating meander through Wyre/Fylde countryside just to the north of Preston – yes, I know that’s ‘Lancashire’ but at least you can get an entry for this one without ‘jumping through hoops’ and it only takes another 20 minutes longer than York to get to from Otley – and it’s cheaper!
Apart from a couple of hefty puddles to splash through conditions were perfect. There was a hint of uncertainty exactly when to start your watch but the route was well marked with good marshalling and potentially a very fast course.
Quite a smattering of familiar faces but the only one I could put a name to was Terry Lonergan, who I think was second V65.
The winner was Tom Carson of Bolton/Oaklands College in 71.15. First lady was Joasia Zakrzewski of Dumfries in 78.36 and I managed 113.25. No it’s not a pb!