Victory at Commondale Clart Fell Race

Commondale Clart – approx 5 miles, 16 Feb.
Another good turnout for the North Yorkshire Moors Series from YKH.
Despite some waterlogged conditions underfoot, and some heather bashing later on we all had a great days racing, lovely weather (finally) and some fantastic results.
Congratulations to our Men’s Captain Chris Roberts who despite some navigational bewilderment managed to claim victory by some distance.
20140216153344-0bb08068-meChris had been in a leading group who ventured into the Moor’s equivalent of the Bermuda triangle, a very indirect route between checkpoints 4 and 5 , luckily they escaped the vortex to be met with the chasing group running towards them and in the opposite and wrong direction (we cant explain it and we were there!) , with the chasers now heading in the right direction but hot on the heels of the one time leaders Chris set off from the burgeoning group like a scolded cat, powering down the final descent ,across the stream, up the final hill and on to victory by some margin.
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Our lads also took the Men’s Team Prize.
Chris Roberts 1st 41:52
Giles Hawking 10th 43:05
Barry Atkinson 13th /  1st M50  43:13
Neil Stabbs 15th 43:16
Anwen Darlington 25th /  Third Lady 45:48
Tom Ratcliffe 29th 45:54
Andrew Johnson 44th / 2nd M55  48:40
Cassie Holmes 52nd 50:25
Sarah Nettleton  60th / 1st F50 51:33
Matthew Page 78th 54:30
Janet Cordingley 101st  60:52
Peter Schofield  104th 63:49
results – Commondale Clart 16-Feb-2014.

Barry Atkinson & Neil Stabbs

Barry Atkinson & Neil Stabbs

Photos by Dave Aspin
Next Race in the series is Glaisdale Rigg, it’s as much fun as it looks!
For details please see :
http://eskvalleyfellclub.org/winter_series.htm

 

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