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Thursday 10th August – Kings Challenge Fell Race (6miles/1175ft)


Report from Steve Robinson:

It’s taken a while for the results to be published for this race, which is surprising as there were only 47 starters!
Myself and Tom L headed over to Silsden to have a crack at this local fell race, and we bumped into Antonio whilst warming up.
It has quite an unusual start whereby all the runners mass outside the Kings Arms pub, the RO presses the button for the ‘green man’ at the pedestrian crossing, and once the traffic has stopped, off we went.
The route takes you up through Swartha and on to the moor via Silsden Nab End. You then cross the moor following a long wall towards the plantation, touch the trig and returning via the same route finishing at the Bandstand in the centre of Silsden.

1st Jonny Bradshaw Wharfedale Harriers 43.50 1st Lady Sophie Martin Wharfedale Harriers 51.07 10th Tom Lynch Otley AC 48.57 22nd Steve Robinson Otley AC 53.50 46th Antonio Cardinale Otley AC 1.46.13

  1. #1 by Andrew Robertshaw on August 23, 2017 - 3:46 pm

    A good long hard climb that one, I’m sure that was the real reason the new crossing was put there! 🙂 well done both..

  2. #2 by Antonio Cardinale on August 24, 2017 - 9:34 pm

    I agree with Andrew R. well done both .. it was a hard fell race especially the first 2 miles of endless climbing although are the one kind that I like because of grassy footpaths , no rocks . Tom L. had a powerful running in 48.57 that gave him a great result with the 10th position , not bad at all . Also Steve R. had a strong ran in 53.50 a result indeed in a field of good fell runners . I got a wrong turn at the end going towards Aldi instead going towards the bandstand , losing at least 10 minutes.

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