Additional Comments from Colin Best…
This was the first fell runner counter so where better to start. I have done this race several times and rarely are the conditions pleasant. This year it was severe gales and rain in the face the whole way up. However the recent dryer spell meant that the streams were quite low and the bank up from the beck not as muddy as usual. The biggest help was that the wind blew me up the final climb to the finish. My feet hardly touched the ground.
It was too unpleasant to hang around at the end so didn’t manage to catch up with other Otley runners. Antonio had from a couple of dogs assisting. Hope no complaints.
Report from Fell Captain:
Rather belated results for the Stanbury Splash, which kicked off the Fell Runner of the Year championship for 2019:
1st Robin Howie Whafedale 46.41
1st Lady Hollie Page Calder Valley 52.49
48th Ben Cousen 58.06
107th Rene Saxton 68.07
197th Colin Best 80.33
203rd Bob Baker 83.30
231st Don Buffham 89.19
254th Antonio Cardinale 124.38
Also some excellent junior results to be found in the full list of results here