Ted Mason has won most of the races in the Wharfedale valley and although he has been second on several occasions, first place in this race has proved to be very elusive. It was therefore nice to see Ted entering the finish funnel first at last. He was pushed hard by Sam Watson, who is also gaining a reputation for being second in this race, but Ted is one of the best descenders on the fell, bar none and this is where he had the edge over Sam. These two had opened up a bit of a gap on Nigel Wood of Coniston who was the third place runner, who finished just ahead of Neal Crampton of Torq Trail Running. Neil is a very good ascender and he showed this again today by being first to the summit.
In the ladies race, Aly Raw of Bingley showed that despite being a Vet 50 runner, she is still a force to be reckoned with, and she took first place. She finished ahead of Lorraine Slater of Barlick Fell Runners. The third lady was Rachel Lowther, also of Barlick Fell Runners.
Hopefully a full album of race pictures will be available tomorrow.
Posted 4:45 pm 21/6/14