The Bradford Millennium way is a 47 mile circuit of the northern bit of the Bradford Met. region. For the relay race, organised by a Saltaire Striders, it’s split into 5 sections, starting & finishing at Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club.
A preliminary, pre-results report from the hon handicapper:
Neil Charlton and Jeremy Stewart set off at 8am from Bingley on the 10+ mile & 1800ft of climb up to Penistone Hill Country Park recording a time of 1:43:55 mins. Hugh Pearson & Laura Clark took the baton on Leg 2, a 9+ mile & 1300ft across the Worth Valley and Oakworth moor, finishing at Laycock, finishing in 1:23:05. Sean O’Halloran and Toni Midgley set off on Leg 3, 8+ miles & 800ft via Steeton moor, the river Aire with an uphill finish at the top end of Silsden in a time of 1:49:45. Lisa Maughan and Jackie Ackroyd ran the next leg,8+ miles, 1300ft, to Ilkley via Addingham. A long climb up to the moor from Addingham is followed by a fast 2+ miles of gentle downhill to the changeover. They ran well together recording a time 1:38:15. Fresh from a night shift Andy Webster partnered Stephen Boddy on the 11 mile route across Ilkley moor to Shipley Glen, following the river Aire back to the B&B Rugby Club and were pleased with a time of 1:39:17.
Well done all, the team finished 27th of 43 teams finishing. There’s a much more detailed spreadsheet of results here