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Saturday 13th September – Rombalds Romp – Fell v Trail


Two races in one, over similar distances and routes across Ilkley moor.  Otley’s Frank Beresford (trail) and Liam Dunne (trail), were first and second overall, in 44:16 & 46:29 respectively. Chris Miller, Harrogate AC first in the fell & 3rd overall, 47:51.

First lady in the trail was Myra Jones, Valley Striders 13th in 54:06, the 1st in the fell is a little unclear from the results either Helen Beck, Wakefield 57:20, or Deborah Gowans, Accrington, 57:21.  See full results here and lots of photos on woodentops here.

Sam Stell was first Otley in the fell, finishing 5th overall & 3rd in the fell in 51:36,  followed by Graham Lake 9th  (7th fell) 53:43,  Laura Clark (fell) 1:01:23, Laura Martin (fell) 1:01:35, (5th & 6th ladies resp.),  Andy Webster (fell) 1:08:34,  Shane Ewen (fell) 1:12:05,  Will Turner (fell) 1:12:47,   Antonio Cardinale (trail) 1:34:44.

  1. #1 by Tom Potter on September 14, 2014 - 5:53 pm

    Helen Beck was awarded 1st female in the fell, although she entered and intended to race the trail version. She got lost and ended up running and ultimately winning the alternative race.

  2. #2 by Sean O'Halloran on September 14, 2014 - 7:14 pm

    Fantastic running guys to get an OAC 1 and 2. Frank you could be a contender for this years runner of the year comp !

  3. #3 by reid haddow on September 14, 2014 - 7:30 pm

    you “Black and Whites” were all fantastic, credit to Otley ac., well done Frank, great running Liam, great results all round!

  4. #4 by mark hall on September 14, 2014 - 8:44 pm

    Well done Frank,Liam. guess it shows that the training works. Be good to get more people along to sessions.

  5. #5 by Graham on September 15, 2014 - 7:11 am

    Good runnable trails on this race, will use that route for training. Cracking results from Otley, and it proves that reccying the route and keeping your whits about you is pretty important on the open moors, as quite a few went wrong.

    I’ll be up for more structured training over winter Mark. Quite pleased with a top 10 finish despite still not getting out much.

  6. #6 by Hannah on September 15, 2014 - 11:44 am

    Well done guys, great results especially the lads in 1st and 2nd.

  7. #7 by Antonio Cardinale on September 15, 2014 - 8:00 pm

    Congratulation to Frank B. for winning the race with a super performance. Also Liam D. did a brilliant run on this Ilkley Trail . Well done to everyone who ran this race.

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