Report from Matt Podd: The Charlesworth Chase is a BS fell race up and down Simon Seat. This Saturday saw the fourth running of this race inaugurated to celebrate Nick Charlesworth’s wedding. 1201ft of climbing in 5.2 miles. I was the only Otley athlete running though saw Shane G, Matt J and all the usual suspects. Hard race with a fast run out over fields from Appletreewick, before the main event of the steep climb up to the summit and then a brilliant fast descent back again. The descent is very rocky in places and the guy in front of me, left blood and skin on it, but I helped him up, overtook him and ran as fast as I could for the finish. I was in the last third of the field and took under an hour. The amusing part is that before you cross the finish runners have to down a pint! How fast can you neck a pint after a sprint finish.
Good low key local race. There may be results in the future.