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Beamsley Beacon Fell Race, Thursday 22nd June


Report from Mr Podd

A large team of elite Otley ACĀ  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.

  1. #1 by Antonio Cardinale on June 24, 2017 - 8:28 pm

    Your report from Beamsley is right about that it claimed a few victims , also Bob P. had a bad fall and he hit his head as well and he is a hero to finish the race in 1.13 , and our former boss Matt P. ran really a strong fell race in 53.23 , and LIz F. had a solid run in 59.47. Well done to everyone .

  2. #2 by John Dade on June 26, 2017 - 11:52 am

    Thanks Matt. Not surprised that trench took some victims. Like running down a narrow rocky riverbed surrounded by nettles and brambles. At least it was dry. Hope all the injured folk are OK. This is lovely race.

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