Report from Sharron Smith:
The first of the Otley A.C. Fell race’s The Stanbury Splash, definitely lived up to its name!
After the mass start down in the quarry of Penistone Hill, just above Haworth, the magnificent rainbow warned of a mixed weather front! Needless to say so did the terrain of saturated slopes, into fast flowing streams of which the race crosses three times…
So a real test of mixed terrain, no great climbing but no time to look around as this route requires good nimble footing!
The ladies manage a team of three Caron, Sharron and Megan. Not to forget Antonio who was ‘well wrapped’ for the bleak weather the race had to offer! Good to be back…
Everyone had a ‘safe’ run round, no course records this year..
We ask our selves ‘Will it ever dry up’ in the world of fell running, always be prepared for wet & muddy feet!
Hope to see more ‘black & whites’ at the next fell counter…
Results: 1st Tom Adams, Ilkley H. 45:29, 1st Female, Ailish Graham , Wharfedale H. 53:58
And for Otley: 108th David Mullen 1:07:26, 163rd Sharron Smith 1:16:01, 2nd claimer, Tanya Shepherd 195th 1:20:39, 201st Caron Ralph 1:21:08, 226th Megan McCall 1:31:40, 252nd Antonio Cardinale 2:12:02.