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Sunday 20th March – Rivock Edge Fell Race


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.

  1. #1 by Caron on March 20, 2016 - 9:39 pm

    And u tell me I can’t map read…well done though!

  2. #2 by Matt on March 21, 2016 - 6:02 pm

    Good effort Andrew.

  3. #3 by Hannah Lupton on March 22, 2016 - 6:54 pm

    Well said Caron 😉 Well done Andrew, next time we expect you to reccie the race and come 1st!

  4. #4 by Antonio Cardinale on March 23, 2016 - 8:53 pm

    It has been just the same for me at the back , I was alone most of the time and I made several wrong turns because as well there were a lot of zig zag on the course, the last time I ran this one was 10 year ago. Compliments to Andrew R. for the podium achieved with a awesome 54:45 a great result indeed . My friend Don B. had a strong ran on this fell race . I find quite peculiar that almost every gate was locked and you had to climb every one of them . Also Bob B. ran well .

  5. #5 by Howard on March 24, 2016 - 6:48 am

    Great show Andrew good result. Also you don’t get not mucher then ‘none’

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