Report from Tom Pom
Last Wednesday saw the most recent leg of my fat dad, post-baby comeback tour at Ilkley Incline. There are few better ways to make yourself feel unfit than running straight up a hill for a mile, but with fell league points up for grabs there was a decent turn out of black and whites, albeit an unusually man-heavy contingent.
Now, this is the bit of the write-up where you normally describe the lovely course and beautiful vistas but this is no normal race and is more simply described as “start running up the hill, keep going when the blood starts pumping out of your eyes and stop when you hit the crowd at the top”.
Weirdly, it was all quite enjoyable and thankfully over relatively quickly. Jack Wood was first back for Ilkely in 7:04 and Ailish Graham was first lady in 9:19.
Otley finishers as follows:
We also had a number of runners in the junior races. Congratulations to the combined Otley and Harrogate team that were first girls home in the relay.