Report from Andrew Robertshaw:
Although this is my local fell race in Silsden, it’s been quite a while, (8 yrs), since I’ve done this race. The route is 7 miles with approx. 900ft of ascent to the summit of Rivock Edge, on the edge of Ilkley moor. I didn’t pay much attention, (read this as “none”), to the route map, thinking it was much the same as the last time I ran. However after a couple of miles the climb up to the summit cairn has changed a bit. Not being in a navigational frame of mind & isolated from those ahead I made a few minor errors en-route to the top & another couple on the way back too, even though it was well flagged all of the way round….
After a fast opening mile on the canal, I moved clear in third & stayed in that position to the end, reasonably pleased with a time I think of 54:45. Chris Miller, Harrogate Harriers was well clear in first in 50:25, followed by Wharfedale Harrier & first local Jonny Bradshaw a couple of minutes behind. First lady was Helen Glover, Keighley & Craven in, I think 6th overall. Bob Baker, Don Buffham & Antonio Cardinale also enjoyed the sunshine.
More details to follow when the results are available.