Report from Sean O’Halloran:
Perfect day for a fell race. Decided to head for Arncliffe today to take part in the Arncliffe Gala Fell Race. This was another BOFRA race and a championship counter I think. The race started in the middle of Arncliffe, taking you up 450 feet, with a run across the top before heading back down to the finish. Total race length 1.9 mile.
The winner was the course record holder Simon Bailey from Mercia in a time of 10:23. First lady was Rachel Hill from Settle in a time of 13:46.
First home for Otley was Andy Hunt 37th in 14:16, I finished in 100th place in 24:21, full results on the BOFRA site here.
I encourage everyone to try one of these BOFRA races they are great fun.
ps, check out 1970’s fashion, archive footage from the 1976 gala here.