Rachel Villiers not only won this race, but she did it in style, finishing way out on her own, with a comfortable lead of almost three minutes over the chasing pack. A truly great performance. A good run too from James Austin who secured a top twenty finish out of a starting field of 225 runners.
19 James Austin 1:34:10
25 Rachel Villiers 1:35:55 (1st Lady)
This is a new race this year, organised by Trawden AC and it was just a bit of a tester. It is 26.2 miles with 4,495 ft of ascent and similar to the Yorkshireman. Next year this race will be on the 22nd September 2019 under the guise of The Lancashireman!
Tim Piggot set off at a steady pace which he maintained throughout the race and took the victory. John Boothman surprisingly found himself in second place, but he had to battle as it is a while since he ran such a distance.
1 Tim Piggott 4:56:44
2 John Boothman 5:19:08
1 Sean Fitzpatrick (Trawden AC) & Bobby Sharp (Barlick Fell Runners) 5:56:27
Mens 6 Stage
36 Barlick Fell Runners 2:17:05
30 Craig Shearer 21:16
32 Jon Cleaver 22:02
47 Andy Berry 24:43
45 Nick Treitl 23:22
33 Ian Livesey 21:26
36 Scott Boardman 24:16
92 Barlick Fell Runners 2:32:06
91 David Poole 24:27
98 Dan Taylor 25:17
100 Andrew Carson 25:50
98 James Austin 25:46
94 Ian Cocks 25:55
92 Chris Smale 24:51
Ladies 4 Stage
52 Barlick Fell Runners Ladies 1:44:24
50 Jacqueline Collins 24:52
67 Heather Driver 28:11
62 Victoria Peel 26:28
56 Emma Bailey 24:53
In this event, individuals were running for their schools rather than their clubs, but it was nice to see Barlick juniors out there showing off their fell running prowess.
First home in the Y7 race was Jacob Reeday and no victory was ever more deserved. He has had a cracking season and has produced some great performances and he did so again in this race, not only winning the race, but doing so with over a margin of one minute over the chasing pack. And that is not to belittle that chasing pack - it contained some very good junior runners.
1 Jacob Reeday, Upper Wharfedale, 13:47
16 Harley Treitl, Ss John Fisher & Thomas More, Colne, 15:19
91 Jody Whitfield, West Craven, 20:25 (28th girl)
117 Ciara Duffy, West Craven, 29:20 (34th girl)
22 Jack Villiers, West Craven, 27:38
29 Alex Mason, Nelson & Colne College, 33:58Year 12/13