Sunday 30th September – Lockton Limping

Sunday 30th September – Lockton Limping

Report from Joe Torr:

Lockton Limping (10.5 km 330m)

Tom and I decided to nip over to the North York Moors at the weekend to run the 6.5 mile Lockton Limping fell race – hopefully neither of us would end up Limping before the following weekends Hodgson Relays.

Having turned up very much ‘on time’ we ended up having to practically sprint a mile just to get to the start line on time, good warm up straight out of the car. The race started as soon as we got there starting with a steep sandy descent which saw a couple people stack it. Tom got a good head start being slower only to England teams Harry Holmes so not quite taking the strava segment. After this the race was fast paced on some good trails and leg sapping rollercoaster like sections. I managed to catch up with Tom after a mile or so and ran at the front of a small group. Coming up to the finish which neither of us knew where it was,  having carefully studied the map…two runners darted ahead with 200 meters to go up the hill.

Good and fast race which we both enjoyed and definitely will go back to next year.

1st Place – Harry Holmes 45:03

5th Place – Joe Torr 52:12

7th Place – Tom Lynch 52:46

Pictures courtesy of Stuart Grange

One thought on “Sunday 30th September – Lockton Limping

  1. To get to races at the last minute happened to me as well several time , like when I did the Skiddaw in Keswick , because of the traffic on the A65 I got to the start field just one minute before the start , luckily I was ready with the entry and changed , I just left the car in a casual parking just in front of the club and as soon I got to the start line with the other runners well warmed up off we went ”very much on time indeed” . Tom L. the fell runner had a great performance in this 6.5 mile fell race finishing in a powerful 52.46 . Also Joe T. did a strong race crossing the line with a super time of 52.12.

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