Report from Scott Harrington
On the hottest day of the year I decided to do the latest vets race over at Crossgates as I thought it would make a nice change from my usual tuesday speed session. Thankfully at registration the sun had dipped behind the clouds so it made conditions slightly better. The race was 5.5 miles in distance and all off road on open fields and farm tracks (i hate off road!!) As we set off, I started off quite cautiously but once i found my footing and after a early tussle with a couple of other runners I managed to open up a decent lead, I was able to enjoy the race and the early evening views, I crossed the finish line comfortably in 1st place in 30.17, there were 168 finishers, of which I was the sole Otley representative. After the race there was a buffet for all runners and the presentation was swift. There was a lovely friendly atmosphere throughout the evening and at £5 entry, with the great marshalling and organisation, what’s not to like!! But I still hate off road!!