Thursday 9th June – Kettlewell Anniversary Fell Race

Thursday 9th June – Kettlewell Anniversary Fell Race

Report by the Hon. Handicapper:

This one is becoming a favourite shortish fell race, (~5 miles & 1500ft), if 40 minutes to an hour or so of running can be described as short, of course this is all relative depending on your natural talents.  It’s a race over the hill almost reaching the village of Arncliffe before a return climb further up the valley finishing with a steepish descent and short sprint along a flatish stony track.

Local farmer Ted Mason, Wharfedale H. was first back in 36:44,  1st lady Lorena Lozano Sufrategui from the host club North Leeds Fell Runners.  I was 6th in 39:54 and Caron was 56th, 57:29.  All in all a superb little race with stunning early evening views of Littondale & Upper Wharfedale.

Also Late news from Bank Holiday Monday 30th May:  Austwick Amble Fell Race, (~8 miles & 1200ft).

1st Ted Mason, (again), 49:56, 1st Lady Caitlin Rice, Glossopdale H. 58:15, 17th Rogan Ashton 58:01, (lost his sole about half way, his shoe not personal 🙂 ). 92nd Caron Ralph 1:15:46,  112th Don Buffham 1:25:49.  See a race report and results here.

3 thoughts on “Thursday 9th June – Kettlewell Anniversary Fell Race

  1. Ha ha! First Lady…I wish! First (and only Otley lady) not sure who Andrew was watching….

  2. Shortish fell races are my favourite at the moment and I will start to look in direction of Upper Wharfedale in the near future too. Caron R. had a solid ran at Kettlewell in 57:29 a good performance especially considering as well the terrible 1500ft of climbing , also Andrew R. had a brilliant ran in 39:54 indeed a good result , only 3 minutes from the winner .

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