Kelbrook Fell Race - Saturday 4 June 2016
Please note change of start time to 11:00 am to avoid a clash with a wedding at the usual race start time.
The demand for junior training has been overwhelming and at the moment we cannot cope with any more youngsters. If you child is interested in coming to a junior training session, please contact Nick Treitl or Stephen Chew who are compiling a waiting list.
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If you are wanting a club vest, these are available from the Club Chairman, Shaun Chew. The cost is £20 for adults and £16.70 for juniors. Please do not leave ordering your vest until the last minute, as they sometimes need to be ordered.
Barlick Fell Runners - Reports
Since joining Barlick only a short while ago, the record of under 16 runner Josh Boyle has been remarkable. He naturally won the junior race at Malham against youngsters of a similar age. His other four races were against senior runners where his record is two firsts and two seconds.
His latest win was in this race, where he managed to push talented Clayton runner Danny Collinge into second place. These two finished ahead of Ben Coop of Bury, who was in 3rd place.
It was also a good night for Lorraine Slater who is showing signs that she is recovering from her injury at Ilkley, by finishing 1st woman in this race .
1 Josh Boyle 31:19
45 Lorraine Slater 42:31 (1st woman)
53 Rachel Lowther 44:32 (1st LV40)
Gary Bradley entered this race last year whilst he was on holiday, where he was joined by Richard Treitl who had made the trip down for the day. This year, this pair once more returned to Wales and were joined by Barlick new member Virgil Barton, who was making his inaugural run for the club. Virgil, running with the 118 number, got off to a good start by leading the Barlickers home.
23 Virgil Barton 1:41:01
66 Gary Bradley 1:55.49
215 Richard Treitl 2:37:40
19 Richard Lowther 24:53
42 Lorraine Slater 29:10
57 Hannah Newbold 34:05
The grand old man of fell running showed once more that he still has it by leading this race out and back and beating Ted Mason on his own midden.
There were four Barlickers at the race with Andy Berry having a good race to secure a top ten finish. The Barlickers finished as follows:
9 Andy Berry 41:35
20 Sam Wadsworth 45:04
30 John Boothman 48:01
51 Angela Donlan 50:28 (2nd FV40)
16 Paul Elcock 21:20 New PB
22 Emma Bailey 22:04
35 Laura Craig 23:56 New PB
40 Hannah Watson 24:09
51 James Milligan 25:26 New PB
54 Daren Holdsworth 25:42
85 Karen Naylor 27:34 New PB
98 Amanda Haines 28:06
102 Elle Honeyman 28:30
125 Abigail Park 29:41 New PB
127 Gary Bailey 29:43
128 Clover Edwards 29:44
135 Tabitha Berry 30:27 New PB
136 Andy Berry 30:27
147 Chloe Boothman 31:16
148 John Boothman 31:18
The senior race was won by Sam Watson of Wharfedale, with Julian Hood, who was in third position the first time at the monument, finishing second. Sam Wadsworth was the other Barlicker in the top ten and he finished 7th. The Barlickers finished as follows:
2 Julian Hood 26:48
7 Sam Wadsworth 28:22
16 Carl Pawson 29:55
20 Andrew Driver 30:26
23 Jonathan Boothman 30:52
31 Mick Keegan 32:06
32 Scott McCredie 32:17
37 Jonathan Phillips 32:33
38 Peter Jackson 32:49
50 Lorainne Slater 33:50 (1st FV45)
55 Glenn Whitaker 34:17
69 Craig Child 37:07
79 Hannah Newbold 37:54
82 Rachel Lowther 38:15
There was a good turn out of 21 juniors at this race
All too often, relay races start with much optimism and particularly with two man legs, end up with disappointment. This year was the first year that we had a complete ladies team in the race and we were hoping for great things. Sadly this came to an end all too quickly. Kelly Whiteside and Angela Donlan set off on the first leg and they were still in the park when Kelly keeled over and was laid on the ground, obviously in great pain. She had to be carried back to her car by Stephen Chew and Gary Shaw. It turned out that she had ruptured her achilles tendon and her leg will be in a cast for for a little while. Everyone feels sorry for Kelly and wish her a speedy recovery. Angela Donlan continued with her leg and everyone ran their subsequent legs for the experience, but the failure of both runners to complete leg one meant that the ladies team was automatically disqualified from the race.
In the meantime, the A team got off to a good start and it soon boiled down to a battle with Wharfedale. However, Tom Corrigan and Matt Lalor managed to build up a lead and they handed over in first place with a 35 second lead over Wharfedale.
Chris Singleton and Julian Hood set off on leg two and increased this lead to around a minute before handing over to third leg runners Shaun & Stephen Chew. However, in this leg, they were caught by the chasing Wharfedale pair who managed to pull away and establish a lead of around one minute.
Jimmy Craig and Nick Treitl took over on leg four against what was probably the best pairing in the Wharfedale team – Sam Watson & Ted Mason, who increased the lead even further. On the fifth leg, Gary Shaw and Luke Maude clawed back a bit of the deficit and going into the final leg, Wharfedale had a lead of around two and a half minutes. Marc Hartley and Ian Liversedge started to eat into this lead and when they left the canal, they had reduced it to around one minute, fifty seconds. They continued to whittle this lead down and when Wharfedale turned off the road into the finish at the rugby club, the Barlick pair could be seen coming under the bridge after them.
It had been an exciting tussle throughout the day between Wharfedale & Barlick and at the end of nearly six hoursa racing , only 47 seconds separated them, but it was Wharfedale who took the honours and they ran out worthy winners. It was almost 12 minutes before the third place team of Calder Valley came home.
As Wellington once said, “It was a damn close thing”. As it happened, a 2 minute penalty was imposed on Barlick for the leg four runners taking the wrong route, even though it made little difference to the final result. Even with this penalty, the overall time was still under six hours and few teams have ever achieved this. It was disappointing to come second, but that takes nothing away from the whole of the A team who put up such a great battle against a very much in form Wharfedale team.
The B team also put in some good performances and finished 12th overall. The C Team finished 29th.
1 Wharfedale Harriers 5:56:43
2 Barlick Fell Runners 5:57:30 (before imposition of a 2 minute penalty.
3 Calder Valley 6:08:12
12 Barlick B Team
28 Barlick C Team
Another good turn out from our juniors this morning at Kirby Malham for the third FRA English Championship race. Results as follows;
10 George Fitzpatrick 5.09 (9th Boy)
19 Lucille Pickles 5.33 (4th Girl)
35 Annabelle Hoyle 6.24 (8th Girl)
36 Hayden McKenzie 6.25 (9th Girl)
37 Chloe Boothman 6.26 (10th Girl)
39 Isabelle Chew 6.28 (11th Girl)
46 Summer Fitzpatrick 6.50 (15th Girl)
9 Harley Treitl 8.18
14 Jacob Reeday 8.27
40 Jack Latham 9.12
72 Elle Honeyman 10.41 (20th Girl)
34 Elliott Phillips 12.22
38 Jack Villiers 12.38
58 Aaron Slater 13.24
73 Jenna Boothman 14.31 (27th Girl)
75 Connor Fitzpatrick 15.22
76 Oliver Whipp 15.28
1 Joshua Boyle 15.34