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Monday 29th May: Ilkley Trail race


Report from Pete Gosling

Off up the valley on Sunday morning for the Ilkley Trail Race. At just over seven miles it was apparently a longer and less hilly route than in previous years (I was none the wiser as it was my first go at this). After a minute’s silence at the start line, we were sent off up the hill onto Middleton Moor and no stunning views whatsoever as we were running through cloud for a lot of the race. The cool drizzle made for very comfortable running though and the whole thing finished with an enormous downhill.
Tom Adams of Ilkley Harriers beat his own record, finishing in 38’42; first woman home was Aisling Wall of Horsforth Harriers in 48’35.
Steve Robinson was first back for Otley in 53’55, I came home in 56’07, Andy Webster 59’51, Roger Davis 1’06’24, and Antonio Cardinale in 1’28’48. (Provisional results)

  1. #1 by Antonio Cardinale on June 3, 2017 - 7:54 pm

    It was a shame that it was not possible to see any
    lovely panorama on Middleton Moor because it was too foggy . Pete G. had a strong performance in 56.07 in this 7 mile race , also Steve R. ran really well this Ilkley trail in 53.55 , and Andy W. did had a good run in 59.51 ,and Roger D. had a super race finishing in 1.06 .

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