Report from Phil Robinson:
Woke up this morning, it was drizzling rain,
Picked up my innovs, got ready for pain.
Four miles up the Dalesway, down again,
Heart jumps at the prospect of Mastiles lane.
Jelly babies courtesy of Jack and Kath,
A little sugar boost to keep me on the path,
Run, walk, run, walk, lactate burn,
Checkpoint two at last, left-hand turn.
Cruising down to Bordley, out uphill,
Then another grassy climb, steeper still,
Steady miles across the moor, damp and cool,
Spirits lifting at the sight of Wharfedale School.
Welcoming spectators, finishing line,
Ending up exhausted, feeling fine.
1 Duncan Coombs Cambridge & Coleridge 1-26-27
2 Thomas Hobson 1-30-13
3 Istvan Jacso 1-30-46
23 Joe Torr Otley (down as Pennine) 1-40-10
73 Rebecca Harpur Otley (down as U/A) 1-53-10
230 Phil Robinson Otley 2-19-57
233 Richard Hamer Otley 2-20-27
319 Sara Richard Otley 2-34-13
354 Hannah Lupton Otley 2-42-57
Excellent performances from Hannah and Sara, my time a little improved on my last two efforts at this event, and a PB for Richard on his fourth (?) attempt.