Friday 15th July – Washburn Valley Relay

Friday 15th July – Washburn Valley Relay

The Otley Plastic Brit team powered home on the last leg thanks to Adam Stacey overtaking North Leeds on the lap of Swinsty & fastest on the last leg and also a new record for the 3 stage event,  a big well done to the team.

Father & son Crowders plus Ben Kettleborough were second Otley team finishing 17th, followed by the Ferrets in 39th, Outlaws 37th and the Trailers 46th,  with Tom having the satisfaction of passing 29 racing round Fewston.

With the improved path round Fewston and the new short cut bit together with good conditions meant lots of records were broken this year.  See all the full set of results including new records here,  including a seriously quick lap of Fewston, 20:30 by former Otley member Matt John.  Zack will be pleased with the new team record, but less pleased in losing his leg 1 record by 5 seconds.

Thanks to everyone who helped out marshaling, course marking, recording etc. etc..  Any photos anybody?

Team Pos end of Leg Gain/Loss Leg Rank Runner Leg Time Total Time
Otley Plastic Brit 4 4 Zack Whitehead 17:38
Mens 2 2 2 Scott Harrington 21:11 38:49
1 1 1 Adam Stacey 17:40 56:29
Otley Crowders 18 Ben Kettleborough 20:32
Mens 18 0 23 Oliver Crowder 26:31 47:03
17 1 12 Peter Crowder 21:16 1:08:19
Otley Ferrets 45 Caron Ralph 24:04
 Mixed 41 4 37 James Rawstron 28:56 53:00
39 2 28 Ian Broadbent 23:35 1:16:35
Otley Outlaws 51 Damian Hosker 24:27
Mens 39 12 34 Chris Hosker 28:10 52:37
37 2 28 Andy Webster 22:51 1:15:28
Otley Trailers 66 66 Pange Srivastava 27:19
Mixed 37 29 12 Tom Lynch 24:46 52:05
46 -9 60 Jackie Ackroyd 26:45 1:18:50


Juniors report from Hugh Pearson:

In the junior Washburn Valley Relays, 16 teams of four battled over a mile of bogs, woods and rocks in order to get their hands on the trophy that was won by Otley AC juniors last year. From the start it was clear that this was going to be a competitive race. After the first leg a team from Valley Striders led closely followed by three teams from Ilkley with Aston Brogden bringing in an Otley team in fifth position. Only 21 seconds separated the five teams. Leg two saw Ilkley take the lead, closely followed by Valley Striders with Charlotte Rawstron gaining two places to change over with Otley in third. Two teams from Ilkley Harriers followed. In leg three Otley’s Holly Davey put in a storming leg of less than 8 minutes to pull Otley into second and releasing Jenson Brogden on the anchor leg to chase down Valley Strider’s Tally Diamond, who had a 28 second advantage. Despite running the fastest leg of the night (7:36), Jenson was unable to erase the deficit, finishing a mere 12 seconds behind Tally for second place. Two teams from Ilkley took third and fourth places with an Otley team placing 5th.


4 thoughts on “Friday 15th July – Washburn Valley Relay

  1. A very fine night of racing with loads of teams out. Some spectacular performances, and everyone looked to have enjoyed themselves, especially Flash the sausage hound. Thanks to Andrew, Sarah and Colin for all their help. Await Juniors report.
    Midge bites starting to heal.

  2. I agree with our President Matt P. about fine racing and good performances from all Otley’s runners and Congratulations to the Otley Plastic Brit for winning the Washburn Relay with awesome ran by Scott H. and Zack W. Also Pange S. ran strongly on the night in 27.19 and Caron R. had a solid race in 24.04 that is really a result . I won this relay as well in 2004 when it used to be 5 legs and I had Ian F. in the team . Well done to everyone .

  3. Flash the sausage hound slept for a while after-must’ve been the salad he ate….enjoyable evening all round!

  4. Sorry I missed this relay as I always enjoy this event. Very impressive race from the Otley Plastic Brits, nice work lads!

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