The turnout for this social run was magnificent. Ten runners went on the beginners run with Shaun Chew, whilst a further twenty five went on the longer more conventional pub run. At the summit of Pin Haw, this group split up, with one group taking a longer route back. It was a large turn out, but there was something for everybody.
When everyone returned to the pub, they were joined by a further three none running members, a total of 38 people on the night.
This race was won by Ian Nixon of Pudsey & Bramley in a time of 25:25, with Ian Holmes of Bingley 2 seconds behind him and Nick Charlesworth of Wharfedale 3rd.
On what was a fast course, Scott Baistow of Barlick was 11th out of a large field of 51 starters.
One of the items on the agenda for this meeting will be the design of the club vests. Any club member who wants any input as to the colour and design of the running vests is welcome to come along and chip in. Terry Lonergan will be there to provide some professional input. The meeting is due to start at 7:30 pm.
Despite an outbreak of man flu and some still not recovered from the New Year celebrations, there was a good turnout of 13 runners, including 2 ladies, for this first social run of the year. Expect a few more next week, when everyone is back to normal.
Barlick fell runners are now starting to crop up in various races. At the front of the field, Carl Bell broke the record holding off Morgan Donnelly to win the race.
73 John Boothman (MV50) 1:12:06
Full results are in the new results section.
The New Year sees the club start to get under way and already, it will be organising three classic fell races in the current year. These are the Pendle Cloughs race, the Weets race and the FRA championship race, Buckden Pike. Details of all these race can be found under the "Races We Organise".
Mick Plummer and Nick Treitl fancied a go in this one. It is the usual mountain marathon format, that is, you have to collect points by visiting various check points which have varying values depending on difficulty in reaching or locating.
They came 122nd out of 169 and by their own admission, they are very much on a learning curve with this type of event. But they enjoyed it and they look forward to taking part in similar events next year.