Report from Mr Podd
A large team of elite Otley AC fell runners descended on Addingham and joined the loitering crowd outside the pub on a nice evening. Off we went through the village, over the bridge and charged up the mighty Beamsley Beacon. Lovely and dry underfoot – I wore trail shoes. There was probably a lovely view off the top, but no time to linger as we raced carefully down the tricky descent. The ‘trench’ was dry, but very overgrown and claimed a few victims. So on to the very fast bit down the fields and try and maintain the speed back into the finish in the village. I would have been two places up if I hadn’t had to do a Gilly.
Many of us were still feeling the Knaresborough effect, but a lovely evening for a nice local race, and chips on the way home.
Approximate finishing order. Liam, Colin, John, Me, Don, Liz, Bob, Bob and Antonio. Results to follow on BOFRA website.