Racing Round Up – w.e 8th May –

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—Inter – Counties Fell Championships.

Becky Penty represented Yorkshire at the Inter County Fell Championships held at Llanberis.
Finishing a fabulous 7th and helping the team to 2nd place behind Cumbria, who were lead home by an ex Knavesmire  Harrier Scout Adkin.

—Active Sunderland Half Marathon.

29th Josie Rawes  1:23:16   2nd Female

—Beverley 10k.

33rd Helen Cross 36:20 ( 36:16 )    2nd Lady and 1st F40
172nd Jonathon O’Neil 42:56 ( 42:44 )
230th Rebecca Sizer 44:56 ( 44:43 )
1099th Simon Dixon 01:00:48 ( 59:47 )

—Leeds Half Marathon.

36 Robin Lavin MS 01:20:08 01:20:06 36 28 37
108 Emily Baines FS 01:27:07 01:27:00 5 5 112
127 Richard Walker MV50 01:28:21 01:28:04 121 5 132
443 Simon Downes MV40 01:40:32 01:39:54 394 100 508
2469 Alice Howard FS 02:24:08 02:10:17 651 420 2603
2518 Peter Whelan MV60 02:25:16 02:00:43 1845 61 1960

—Lisbon Half Marathon.

Qin Zhou  did the Lisbon Half Marathon (the 30th edition) on Sunday in a time of 1:51:23.

Qin reports “It was very hot; the mercury might have said 27C; but it felt like somewhere between 30-100C.  There was no shade whatsoever in route and zero cloud in the sky.  Ideal for anything else but not for running.  Yet, it was such a great event: efficiently-organized, had great atmosphere, and started and finished in cool locations. I also loved the ice lolly at the finishing line.”

—Bluebell 10 mile Trail Race.

A race with a great river crossing.

Kathryn reports:
“There are several ‘Bluebell Trails’, this was the 10.3 mile one at Elland organised by Stainland Lions RC. Beth Benger was 10th female in 1:36:48 and Kathryn Dickinson 17th female (1st O60) in 1:39:51. (Mind you, the O70 female winner ran 2 minutes faster than Kathryn, she’s apparently a dab hand at downhill fell/trail running).

It was a very enjoyable and well organised event with massively varied terrain. The two stand-out items are Trooper Hill and the River Calder. Trooper Hill puts Bishop Wilton to shame (a cyclist has described it as one of the two toughest road climbs in the UK, the other being Hardknott Pass) and wading knee deep through the River Calder at the end of the race is a test of balance but very refreshing. We also ran along/through/over: cobbled streets, a canal towpath, grassy farm paths, steep woodland trails (think cross country running), stiles, some metalled roads. There were some glorious views at the top and beautiful carpets of bluebells and other woodland flowers in the last few miles.
All in all a good trip out to West Yorkshire, with friendly people and brilliant marshals. Plus a guaranteed PB for a 10.3 mile race. And packs of beer for the age-category prize!”

—Pennine Barrier Ultra  50.

Lou Stringer completed this tough 50 mile race , starting in Malham and taking in the Yorkshire Three Peaks to accumulate over 2500m’s of ascent. Over 300 starters and many DNF’s.

—Snowdon Skyrace.

A 25 mile Skyrace with 3500m’s of ascent.
This route gets straight to the action early on! Starting with ascending the famous Rhyd-Ddu path, before heading east to top out across the epic Y Lliwedd ridge, then taking a technical descent down to the shores of Llyn Llydaw before a 4×4 track to Pen-y-Pass, where the first Aid Station awaits. A steep ascent to the challenging terrain of the Glyders is next, before plunging down the technical Y Gribin ridge to the Ogwen Valley, where Aid Station 2 greets runners.

There is little respite as the course heads south to ascend the stunning Tryfan North Ridge Grade 1 scramble, weaving its way upwards through rocky outcrops and gullies and passing the famous cannon stone on route to the summit. Technical, rocky and undulating trails guide runners back to Pen-y-Gwryd Aid Station 3, then you’re ready to finish the western loop of this figure-of-eight route. After a west-bound traverse of the iconic Crib Goch Grade 1 scramble, the stunning Snowdon Ranger Path descent awaits, offering runners a fast and rocky quad-bashing descent home to Rhyd-Ddu.
The winning Lady was an ex Knavesmire Harrier Anwen Darlington.

—Hardmoors Wainstones Marathon

James Ollerenshaw 7h:19m

—Hardmoors Wainstones Half Marathon

Andy Sumner 3h:00m

—Kong Mini Mountain Marathon – #1 Kentmere.

Competitors ( either single or in pairs ) have 4 hours to bag as many checkpoints on the map unseen by them until  the start line as possible. Depending on accessibility some are worth more points than others, points are deducted for not retuning to the start point in under 4 hours ,the more time over the greater the penalty .
The YKH Ladies were 16 minutes over so had a 60 point deduction from their sizeable haul of points, Andrew was 2 1/2 minutes under the 4 hours so ended up with the same final point tally despite earning less points on the mountain.

71st Andrew Johnson   ( 5th MV 60 )

72nd Rose Mather / Jessica Slater   ( 7th Females )

—parkrun PB’s

Paddy Wordsworth 19:26

Rich Underwood 28:30

-New Earswick.
Kelly Temple 26:07

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