Report from Colin Best:
With the Whafedale half full fortunately , I decided to enter Penyghent . It is some years since doing this. Back then it was the longest AS fell race now following some rerouting because of erosion off the top it is now a short AM.
Thanks to Louise W for driving allowing Chris B Laura Mc and myself to arrive in good time for the start. We quickly met up with the rest of the Otley team, Antonio (with a rare appearance in shorts) and Don B
The weather had taken a turn for the worse and Penyghent was somewhere in the low cloud. Full body cover was required and I hadn’t packed any trousers. Thanks to Don for bailing me out. Antonio was a little concerned about getting lost but he need not of worried because the route was well marshalled and marked .The route takes you up the steep scramble to the top and then there is a lovely fast run off before climbing once again to the top of Whither Hill.
Despite the drizzle and low cloud conditions the conditions were very good underfoot and thankfully cooler. The fact that the course record was broken is testament to this.
1st Alasdair McLeod Leeds City 48.10
1st Lady Lucy Wootton U/A 1.04.22
64th 5th Lady Laura McCabe 1.07.54
74th Louise Williams 1.09.20
107th Colin Best 1.17.35
115th Chris Brunold 1.20.23
129th Don Buffham 1.25.24
142nd Antonio Cardinale 2.04.59