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Saturday 11th June – Weets Fell Race


Report from Steve Robinson:

On Friday night I was debating whether to do a parkrun the following morning but came across a fairly local fell race on the FRA website. I managed to pursuade Tom Lynch to join me at late notice, so the two of us set off to Barnoldswick on Saturday morning for the Weets fell race.

It’s a fairly low key event as we gathered at registration, Antonio was also in the crowd warming up and he seemed in good spirits after a brief chat.

The Weets fell route is advertised at 5.5miles/1804ft and is a typical AS race whereby there are 2 or 3 good climbs but all your elevation is quickly lost on the following descents. The running conditions were perfect on the moor, with a lot of support too on the route, mainly for the local teams Barlick fell runners and Clayton le moors teams.

Results can be found Barlickfellrunners.org.uk

1st Thomas Corrigan (Barlick fell runners) 38.08
1st Lady Sarah Tipler ( Barlick fell runners) 45.43

For OAC

19th Tom Lynch 45.53
36th Steve Robinson 49.42
134th Antonio Cardinale 1:29.34
134 finished

Lots of photos too on the Barlick fell runners facebook

  1. #1 by Tom Pomfrett on June 12, 2016 - 3:30 pm

    Great work gents!

  2. #2 by Tom Lynch on June 13, 2016 - 8:43 am

    It’s lucky it was a marked course, I don’t think my navigation skills would have been up to scratch. I got us lost on the way there and the way back – Steve had even printed directions! Cheers for persuading me and for the lift Steve, it was a nice laid back race.

  3. #3 by Caron on June 13, 2016 - 7:46 pm

    Laid back/low key events are best in my book! Well done both of you.

  4. #4 by Antonio Cardinale on June 14, 2016 - 8:58 pm

    I loved to be in this Weets Fell Race because the footpath was soft and mostly grass , I do not like if the footpath is too rocky or too many roots on the way . Tom L. had a powerful ran in 45:53 is indeed a good result , also Steve R. had a solid performance in 49:42 in this lovely fell race .

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