YKH Racing Round Up – w.e 13th June.

Pennine Barrier Ultra 50 (GB Ultras Community)

Hem Rana

Hem Rana reported via his Facebook :
Position 17th.
A 50 miler, tough and technically challenging, course which included climbing the Fountains fell and the Yorkshire 3 peaks ⛰⛰⛰ totalling nearly 9000ft elevation. Tough but what a great day to be out in the Yorkshire Dales to test yourself. The whole of 3 peaks route was crowded with walkers making the pace tricky. It was a lovely day so why wouldn’t the go out.
As the afternoon heat picked up I really struggled. Climbing Whernside took me ages and was overtaken by few runners. The niggle in the left knee started to come out and affected my concentration. Luckily the pain was bearable and didn’t cause too much drama. It was so hot, I must have probably drank about 15 litres of water on the whole course. It was needed so good on that front.

Bad strategy in the last 6-7 miles. I felt I had enough energy to push to the finish after coming off Fountains fell so didn’t fuel after the last CP. How wrong I was. Had nothing in the tank for the last 4 miles making me walk most of it. So it wasn’t a strong finish. Everyday is a learning day.

—Burton Leonard 10k.

Kathryn Dickinson reports “A tough little race, very hot in the midday heat today. Tight corners on varied terrain covering trail, tarmac, long grass, gravel, tree roots, stiles, gates and narrow bridge/stream. And hills! But a great atmosphere and would do it again. Maybe.”

70th Kathryn Dickinson 51.05      1st FV60

189th Martin Parvin  71.30

—Ennerdale Horseshoe Fell Race.

The Ennerdale Horseshoe is one of the classic Lake District Fell Races, this year it was the first counter in the English Fell Championships so there was a strong field of runners.
The 23 mile race is one of the tougher ones in the Lakes, with 2300 metres of ascent and a great deal of difficult terrain to cross, especially at the head of the valley.
Thankfully the race took part on a clear day which aided navigation, but the belting sun and sparsity of water on the course created another set of  challenges.
Once the rocky ground , scree slopes ( after Green Gable ) and perilous gullies ( Kirk Fell to Black Sail Pass ) were negotiated there were a few grassy miles of descent after Haycock.

Fell running legend Joss Naylor was on hand to give out the prizes after the race.

72nd Christian Garvey MSEN 04:30:37
216th Giles Hawking M45    05:44:37
294th Grace Kelleher WSEN 07:25:31

—A Bridge Too Far Ultra.

Richard Walker reports :

It’s part of the Punk Panther series of ultras based in Otley. (Details here: https://punkpanther.co.uk/event-4/)
It’s an out and back from Otley to Pateley Bridge (38 miles and 4700 ft climb).
I came 14th (out of 55) and 3rd MV50. (Results are here: https://punkpanther.co.uk/a-bridge-too-far-2021-results/)

Would really recommend this series to other Harriers – they are great fun.

—Settle Saunter Half Marathon.

Orna O’Toole and Kerry Archer completed the Settle Saunter Half Marathon.

—Hardmoors White Horse Marathon.

27th  Chambers James  05:49:18 M

—Hardmoors White Horse Half Marathon.

88th Turnbull Catherine  03:34:14 F

—Hardmoors White Horse 10k.

39th Matthews Liz  01:28:19 FV60

—DEVA Triathlon Chester.

Simon Fricke completed his first Olympic distance triathlon in 2:24:05

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