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Monday 29th May – Austwick Amble


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

  1. #1 by Antonio Cardinale on May 31, 2017 - 9:29 pm

    It is good to hear that Dale F . and Martin S. are still at it . Well done to Caron R. for beating the senior member and veteran Colin B. with a fantastic 1.20 in a hard and challenging 8 miles . Well done everyone .

  2. #2 by Caron on June 2, 2017 - 6:53 pm

    Colin takes a lot of beating though…only just managed it in last bit of race, he’s a hill gazelle! Well done to a speedy John Dade too although I was too slow to say hello to Dale Foster-he ran round with Andrew to start with!

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