Report from Zack:
After a six week layoff Local legend Scott Harrington finished 2nd in his first race back at the Saltair Shaker 15k, we’re not sure who won but he must of been an Olympian to hold off Scott’s blistering pace at the end, after we dropped him in the woods around half way and I though he gave up I was shocked and surprised to see him reappear with 2 miles to go. I came in a few seconds later to take 3rd and Mark Hall 5th.
It all got a bit hazy after that and everyone seemed to win a massive Toblarone apart from me but I am not bitter at all :-). Many Otley AC runners took part in the race so forgive me for not mentioning you all and we won the Team Prize. OAC were out in force for Billy’s Birthday with them wearing what looked like heavy performance hampering wind sales on their backs celebrating Billy’s big day.
This race made for a great alternative to the Sunday long run and was well organised, personally I would of liked to of seen an extra marshal on the first bridge mainly to send me the right way, I am partial to a good bit of marshalling. I will be attending again.
Results: Scott Harrington 55:00, Zack Whitehead third (55:04), Mark Hall fifth (56:44), Tom Midgley sixth (56:49) Robin Outtersides eighth (58:34).
Also for Otley were Eriks Zvaigzne (01:15:55) Sara Elliott (1:17:21), Garry Cochrane (1:17:22), Phil Robinson (1:21:08), Billy Rayner (1:21:11), Colin Best (1:21:31), Tom Hannah (1:24:24), Joanna Hobson (1:24:44), Lisa Maughan (1:27:43), Hannah Lupton (1:29:44) and Laura Hind (1:29:44).