Report from Tom Lynch:
This year Great Whernside was selected as an English and Yorkshire Championship race, constituting the last English champs race of the season. The race is a 4 mile/6 ish km race to the top of Great Whernside and back over a mixture of grassy slopes, sloppy bog, rocky bits and a fun quick very steep descent to the finish line. The descent half of the race is very quick and almost all runnable. Sam Tosh (Rossendale Harriers) was the winner of the race in 29:25 and he also took the English Championship with the race win. The race was split into seperate men’s and women’s races, and the winner of the women’s event was Katie Walshaw (Ribble Valley Harriers) in 36:19, also taking the Yorkshire Championship title. Tom Adams won the men’s Yorkshire Championship.
Results for Otley: Andrew Robertshaw 81st (27th Y. Champs) in 37:07, Tom Lynch 114th (37th Y. Champs) in 39:00, Steve Robinson 175th (59th Y. Champs) in 43:23 and Antonio Cardinale 244th (90th Y. Champs) in 1:21:54
In the Yorkshire championship Otley also got 7th team and Andrew was 4th MV45!