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Saturday 10th May – CRO Challenge


CRO Challenge

A fundraising event in Clapham, North Yorkshire, for the Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) so no prizes and hence it was classed as a challenge not a race. Two distances on offer, 12 and 26-miles done as a run or a walk.

The Otley AC quartet of Liz Fawcett, Richard Hamer, Laura Martin and Caron Ralph undertook the 12-mile event which takes in half of the 26-miler by missing out an ascent of Ingleborough.

And the first 2.5-miles are mostly uphill.

Laura Martin was first home for Otley, and first lady, in two hours; with Caron Ralph, Liz Fawcett and Richard Hamer coming home 20-minutes later.

Richard said: “A very low-key event with around 100 people taking part, walking or running. Annoying showers for about the first 2.5-miles, and then it was sunny/overcast and windy in parts which was in contrast to last year’s constant torrent of heavy rain.

“The uphill start was worth it for the great descent after the limestone pavement that takes Three Peaks walkers between Ingleborough and Horton, and great fun running through the overflowing becks.

“Big thanks to Liz and Caron for dragging me around; think I was still tired after Thursday’s Harrogate League.”

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  1. #1 by Howard on May 11, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    Well done. Even had there been prizes it sounds like it would still be a Challenge!

    I find it odd that people go up to that beautiful part of the world and then go down a cave (and get stuck)! Still to each his own and three cheers to you for helping facilitate the rescue service; which is probably a like-minded group of unsung heroes!

  2. #2 by Lisa on May 11, 2014 - 3:03 pm

    Well done all. Sounds like a challenging but lovely run. I will add it to my list for next year.

  3. #3 by Sean O'Halloran on May 11, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    Well ran guys. Looks to be a lovely route. I was so tempted to do this one, wish I had given it a go. Always the next time.

  4. #4 by Caron Ralph on May 11, 2014 - 3:56 pm

    Thanks for report Richard and I reiterate Howards comments-it is a beautiful part of the country and the cave rescue do their best to keep everyone safe. A lot clearer this year with views of Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent stunning so made it all the more enjoyable. Apparently there was a man doing the marathon as a roman soldier!

  5. #5 by Andy Webster on May 11, 2014 - 6:47 pm

    Did you forget your shorts again Richard?

    Well done to you all

  6. #6 by Hannah on May 11, 2014 - 7:49 pm

    Well done to you all, fab run Laura!

  7. #7 by Richard Hamer on May 12, 2014 - 2:22 pm

    Thankfully I remembered my short; I really couldn’t have done this event in my tracksuit bottoms.

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