A full list of results is available here.
First of all a big thanks to all who helped in making a successful event. After heavy rain last year, this year saw much better weather for the marshals, although probably a little on the warm side for those racing.
And a bit thanks to all those racing as the surplus from the race, in the region of £300 will be sent to the Brain Tumour Research across Yorkshire charity.
The race was won by Lee Athersmith, Wharfedale Harriers in a speedy 55:35, second was a very muddy Harry Holmes, York Knavesmire Harriers a victim of the bog in 56:48 and third Marc Sennett, Wharfedale 58:37.
First back for the host club Otley and first Vet 40 was Liam Dunne breaking the hour in 59:35. Ian Rowbotham, Harrogate Harriers was first Vet 50, 1:06:00. First Vet 60 & 70 were both from Ilkley Harriers being Nick Pearce 1:06:52 and Graham Breeze 1:29:43 respectively.
There was a closer battle at the head of the ladies race as Rachel Pilling, Pudsey & Bramley finished 19 seconds ahead of Otley AC’s Laura Clark. Carol Morgan was third and first Vet 40. Sally Houghton from Ripon Runners had one of the performances of the day, finishing fourth and first Vet 50 with a time of 1:11:11. Not to be out done Sue Morley established a new Lady Vets. 60 record with a time of 1:30:07.
Otley AC positions & times were as follows…. oh and the team of Liam, Edward, Laura and Mary took the team honours. Beer, wine or chocolate next time you’re at the club!