Report from Nick Hodgkinson
I decided to fly the flag for Otley AC and entered what the Southerners call a ‘fell race’.
Most of the ingredients were there, with lung sapping climbs, quad crushing descents, plenty of mud and driving rain. I even managed to get (slightly) lost. However, this never felt like a proper fell race. Maybe it was the lack of remoteness, or the absence of any really big climbs, or was it just the large queues for lattes before the start of the race? (I kid not)!!
However, this was still a very enjoyable, well organised event.
The winner was Aaron McGrady in 56:00. I finished 210th in 106:18. (although I did run an extra mile or so)
PS I was the only runner washing in the river at the end of the race (and getting a few odd comments)