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Sunday 18th February 2018 – Ilkley Moor Fell Race

Sunday 18th February 2018 – Ilkley Moor Fell Race

The weather was benign, but the mud was be-loody awful! This race had been picked as the Yorkshire Championship race, so a strong field eventually lined up near the tarn,  for this AS category fell race of just over 5 miles. There was a decent turn-out from the Black and Whites, including a welcome return to the vest for Sharron Smith. The race and championship was won by Tom Adams (Ilkley 37.24), returning from a spell off racing, and the…

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Captain Cook Fell Race – January 1st 2018

Captain Cook Fell Race – January 1st 2018

Report from Graham Lake: I’ve done this race a couple of times before, and as my Dad now lives in Great Ayton I thought it was time for a return. Being my usual saintly self on New Year’s Eve (ahem) I was up bright and early to line up in the middle of Great Ayton next to the statue of the young James Cook (by the lesser known 3rd Dimbleby brother, Nicholas). Although a fell race, the first mile is…

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Wednesday 22nd November – Even Splits 5k – Race 6

Wednesday 22nd November – Even Splits 5k – Race 6

Report from Graham Lake : After taking a look at the Runner of the Year sheet I realised I’d not done a single road race this year, so a quick google came up with this race. However due to the calibre of the top-end I’m not sure it’ll get me many points! This race series is held at the Brownlee cycle track and is well organised as you’d expect from Mark Hetherington’s team. Online entry, quick results, fast course, changing/toilets,…

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Saturday 18th November – Harriers vs Cyclists fell race

Saturday 18th November – Harriers vs Cyclists fell race

I’m on a good streak with the Full Tour of Pendle fell race; this must be the 8th year in a row I’ve found an excuse not to do it. This year’s excuse was the Harriers vs Cyclists race at Bingley, as I could meet up with my bro and do this hybrid cyclo-cross/fell race of about 5 ½ miles and still be able to walk afterwards. It’s pretty unique with all cyclists and runners lining up together and battling…

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