Report from Tom P
A motley crew of black and whites hopped aboard the good ship Rogan and crossed the moor to Haworth for the Withins Skyline on Sunday, part of the ever popular Woodentops series of fell races. Given the recent dry weather there were high hopes for some fast and springy trods through the heather, but this is Woodentops so it was (unsurprisingly) a knee deep boggy slog uphill after the initial firm track out of the quarry.
Tom Adams did his usual disappearing act into the distance and the rest of the field trailed in his wake, reaching the peak of the route below Withins Height before turning back across some sketchy paving slabs towards the finish. Apart from a small slip resulting in a headfirst dive into the heather the race went generally smoothly and the Otley contingent arrived home safe and sound albeit a little muddier than we set out.
There were 290 runners in total.
|1st||Tom Adams||Ilkley||38:32 (new record)|
|23rd||Rogan Ashton||Otley AC||48:28|
|61st||Tom Pomfrett||Otley AC||52:17|
|144th||Christian Hosker||Otley AC||59:11|
|173rd||Andy Webster||Otley AC||62:45|
There was also a good showing from the juniors in the Curly Wurly Rat Run races:
U10, U12 & U14 RACE 1M/150FT
|4th||Alice Jones||GU12||Wharfedale||06:27 (new record)|
|11th||Jenson Brogden||U12||Otley AC||07:00|
|22nd||Holly Davey||GU14||Otley AC||07:22|
|41st||Adam Powell||U14||Otley AC||07:49|
|44th||Jake McBrinn||U14||Otley AC||07:53|
|45th||Ashton Brogden||U10||Otley AC||07:54|
Full results can be found at http://woodentops.org.uk/assets/results/2016%20withins%20results.pdf