Report from the Hon. Handicapper;
Warm, for late October, mostly very dry underfoot conditions made it fast going at Nunroyd Park. Lots of work adding several hard core paths across the park meant a few minor alterations to the traditional course.
The women’s race was 1 shorter lap and 2 long laps, totally about 4 miles. Sara Elliott and Caron Ralph ran together for the first lap, before Sara gradually moved through the field to finish in 72nd in 30:53. Caron battled through for 88th, 32:29. Katie Walshaw from Holmfirth H. won a competitive race in 23:33.
The men’s race of 1 shorter & 4 long laps, of just under 7 miles was won by Dan Garbutt for the host club Skyrac AC in 36:50. I was happy with a 45th place finish, 42:19, next in for Otley was Tom Lynch 65th, 43:34, Billy Rayner 161st, 1:00:56, and Antonio Cardinale 165th, 1:15:28. Full results here.
Results from race 1 at Thornes Park, Wakefield on the 2nd October: Women’s, 1st Charlene Thomas, Wakefield 20:05, 58th Sara Elliott 26:58. Men’s, 1st Dan Garbutt, 32:45, 161st Billy Rayner 53:41, 169th Antonio Cardinale 1:10:43. Full results here.