Report from the Hon. Handicapper
The Austwick show hosts an 8 mile race in the shadow of Ingleborough, which is basically across to Sulber Nick, an infamous rocky section near the end of the 3 Peaks run/walk.
My race preparation was a classic case of what not to do to race well. A 3rd race in 6 days and a hilly run up & down the Chevin the day before, but all good training, probably! Four Otley folk plus a couple of former members, (Dale Foster & Martin Smillie), toed the start line in the centre of the village.
Chris Arthur from Bowland Fell Runners won in 48:44, 1st woman was Christine Singleton, Trawden 1:04:43. I was 29th 1:03:37, John Dade was 76th 1:13:56. Colin Best, Martin & Caron Ralph were toing and froing the whole race, Martin eventually coming back first ahead of Caron, 93rd 1:20:27 and Colin 94th 1:21:04. Full results