The winner was Joe Symonds in 7: BM 13. Set off wearing long sleeve top and running tights... Norman Bush, V70, storming the Oakworth Haul...
The weather was fairly clear and warm in the sheltered spots, but the wind on the tops was so bad that even the train up Snowdon was forced to stop running. I also found some decent form after recent setbacks and finished 6th. The John Carr series at Esholt provides plenty of opportunities for points, prizes and PB's every year. I adopted the race strategy of trying not finishing last which was successful - but only just!
The terrain was tough - a mixture of rocks, heather, crags and steep mountain ridges. Hope your post-race legs aren't quite as achy as mine! Will certainly try for a Bbtter time next year! I won a place to take part in this event and having a serious race to focus on for the first time in ages has provided some much needed motivation and I've really enjoyed 'training' towards a goal again.
From Jean Sullivan... One has to applaud Nick Pearce, his results over the last year have been outstanding, winning many prestigious races within his age group.
The route is cleverly devised. My previous PB at the Berlin Marathon 3 years ago was 3hrs 48mins so a satisfying improvement! Other races on the day were a kids race, 5k, and half marathon. Those that have not experienced a road relay should really consider giving them a try.
Older News, May 2015. Andrew had company from Sally Wright for the last leg back into Ilkley and the pair finished just in time to join a small group of us in the TAPS for a celebration drink. I managed 11th first v50 in 42m 48s.