Matt John came a brilliant second place in 1:12:18 (gun), 1:12:16 (chip), behind the winner Testafaye Debele in 1:08:28 (1:08:26), with Wetherby’s Pauline Munro the first lady in 14th place with 1:19:43 (1:19:41).
Tom Midgley came home in 1:20:26 (1:20:22); Richard Smith 1:23:28 (1:23:22) (a PB); Tom Potter 1:28:24 (1:28:18) (under 1:30 was his target, so job done); Jeremy Stewart 1:30:59 (1:29:10); Christian Hosker 1:31:49 (1:31:18); Howard Jeffrey 1:37:33 (1:37:18); Andy Webster 1:37:46 (1:37:16); Andrew Rayner 1:54:09 (1:51:51); Reid Haddow 2:01:18 (2:01:14); Jane Butler 2:01:49 (1:57:14); Gilly Wright 2:02:58 (1:59:53); Lisa Maughan 2:05:38 (2:01:39); Anne Yeadon 2:05:39 (2:01:40).
According to Howard Jeffrey: “Conditions were fair for the race which was a 7,000 sell-out with 5,319 finishers. The course was slightly altered from previous years to keep it off a stretch of the ring road, but that made little difference.
“I felt good and had predicted a 1:38 after Keswick last week so in 1:37:18 chip time, job done too! I lacked my usual zip on the downhill stretches though and achieved the time thanks to Andrew Webster overtaking me at about nine-miles.
“With my ethos being never willingly let anyone finish in front of me I dug in and reigned him back at mile 12. I feigned strength to the finish although his chip time was two-seconds faster. Call it a draw!
“There was a stiff breeze at times and squally showers at others together with some warm sunny intervals. That is the end of the weather aftercast. I heard the encouragement from Julian and Ian and some others spectating which always helps, thanks. I have already entered next year’s event and the ‘failed to run’ list is on page 94 of this report!”