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)