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.

  1. #1 by Tom Pomfrett on June 10, 2016 - 10:17 pm

    Good turn out for the black and whites! Well done everyone 🙂

  2. #2 by Caron on June 11, 2016 - 8:58 am

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

  3. #3 by Antonio Cardinale on June 12, 2016 - 7:51 pm

    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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