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|
|Otley Crowders||18||Ben Kettleborough||20:32|
|Otley Ferrets||45||Caron Ralph||24:04|
|Otley Outlaws||51||Damian Hosker||24:27|
|Otley Trailers||66||66||Pange Srivastava||27:19|
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.