A very pleasant, although windy day, made it almost ideal conditions for this race.
In the junior races, Tabitha Berry, fresh from her debut in competitive racing at Gargrave, had a run out in the U9 race where she finished 43rd in a time of 4:24.
In the senior race, Andy Berry ascended well and was in 11th place at the summit, but surprisingly, he lost places on the descent.
On the other hand, Sam Wadsworth who had competed in a road relay in the morning, was in 20th position at the summit, but he gained places on the descent.
Dave Halliday, looked completely shattered at the summit and the reason became apparent when he managed to find the breath to saye that he had completed a triathlon in the morning. The finishing positions were:
1 Jack Simpson, Leeds City 23:17
14 Andy Berry 27:01
16 Sam Wadsworth 27:27
68 Dave Halliday 34:08
Nine club members turned out for this park run and finished as follows:
2 Nick TREITL 17:21 New PB
3 Lucas PAYNE 18:05
4 Simon KELLY 18:18
5 Andrew CARSON 18:28 New PB
16 Andrew DRIVER 19:56 new PB
60 Mark NEWBOULD 24:01
63 Lex PAYNE 24:11
71 Mason PAYNE 24:56
100 Kathryn PAYNE 27:32
This race, which is over roads and tarmac paths has been run since 1984 and it attracts the top runners from the North West of England. Against this background, Stephen Chew entered this race and finished in 6th place with a PB. His time was:
6 Stephen Chew 32:49 PB
There were many Barlick vests on view in the Fell Races and it was nice to see a couple of our juniors, Harley Treitl and Tabitha Berry having a go.
Nick Treitl led home the Barlick seniors in 12th place, followed by Andy Berry, who was 13th. Full senior finishing positions and times are:
12 Mick Treitl 25:28
13 Andy Berry 25:52
21 Sam Wadsworth 26:50
23 Andrew Carson 27:16
30 Andrew Driver 28:59
37 Derek Walkden 29:56
47 Glenn Whittaker 31:12
All photographs are courtesy of Dave Woodhead including the gallery of our juniors. All Woodentop's Race Pictures.
Four Barlickers entered this race and there were some good performances all round. They were led home by Andy Berry who had a cracking run to finish 5th overall. Finishing places and times were as follows:
5 Andy Berry 54:31
13 Andrew Carson 56:59
32 Andrew Driver 61:17
52 Derek Walker 63:35
The ladies race was won by Sarah Tipler of Wharfedale, ahead of Amy Green of Keighley & Craven.
The following pictures are courtesy of Lynne Ainsworth.
A couple of Barlick Fell Runners, brothers James & Sam Wadsworth, entered this typical Dales Gala race, that is a quick up and down.
Sam finished in 11th place and James, not used to the rigours of fell running since he went to live in Italy, finished further down the field.
11 Sam Wadsworth 12:25
41 James Wadsworth 14:57
The winner of the race was local farmer Ted Mason of Wharfedale, with Ian Holmes of Bingley, second.
Tabitha Nell Berry celebrated her 7th Birthday in style by receiving her official BFR vest. Tabby has been itching to try fell running for a while now and certainly has plenty of energy to give it a go. She is hoping her first race will be on 17th August at Gargrave Show, where she can try running in a competitive environment.