This year's race was the England selection race for the International Snowdon Race, which meant a class field. The Barlick tribe was led home by the returning Jimmy Craig. His first solo race since his operation at the back end of last year, he showed that he’s still a class act on the descents and that with a good few weeks of solid training he’ll be back on top form. Lucy Brown was our solo female runner at this event and once again put in a strong performance and showed why we are all happy to have her back in a Barlick vest!
14 Jimmy Craig 56:23
30 Andy Berry 61:17
55 Lee Edwards 66:30
68 Anthony Brown 68:56
74 John Boothman 70:15
77 Paul Elcock 71:04
96 Lucy Brown 79:38
Paula Radcliffe as been to the very top in her running career, but she has now entered a different world where, like many others, she is trying to fit in some running in between looking after two children and other domestic pressures. In her article in the Daily Telegraph, she makes her suggestions as to how to enjoy mid life running.
Two Barlickers went up for this 23 mile / 7.513 ft race.
The wind and rain was pretty bad up the first climb, although it did improve in the second half of the race, with some great views greeting the runners. Despite the weather, Gary had a decent run and knocked 13 minutes off his time for last year. The full results are yet to be published, but provisionally, the times are:
50 Gary Bradley 5:43:46
?? Jack Ingham 6:38:00
Des Walkden thought that he would try something different, so he travelled down to the beautiful location of Betws y Coed in North Wales On the race day it was typical pouring down Welsh weather. He entered the 50K multi event which was as follows:
Stage 1 8km trail run 1028 ft climb
Stage 2 11km road bike 1082 ft climb
Stage 3 1km kayak- shortened to 0.5km due to bad weather
Stage 4 9km trail run 1154 ft climb
Stage 5 14km road bike 695 ft climb
Stage 6 7km trail run 879 ft climb
He managed to pace himself OK and finished 13th overall in a time of 3:48:34.
This is a 13.3 mile race with 4,600 ft of ascent with magnificent views over Ullswater. It is a favourite of Dave Halliday and he has now taken part in iit for three years in succession. He was particularly pleased with his performance this year, as it is the first time that he has completed the course under three hours.
47 Dave Halliday 2:59:23
Some of the Barlick juniors are made of tough stuff and for half of those at this event, it was their second race of the day. Not that you would have known looking at the results, with six podium finishes, two of them being firsts. It was particularly pleasing to see Oscar Clayton being one of them. He has persisted with his running and done plenty of racing and it is good to see that this is starting to pay off.
2 Jack Villiers 13:11
17 Ciara Duffy 11:58 (9th girl)
1 Jacob Reeday 5:20
7 Lucille Pickles 5:55 (2nd girl)
25 Will Pease 6:59
32 Jody Whitfield 7:23 (9th girl)
39 Lily-Grace Clayton 8:32 (13th girl)
1 Isaac Reeday 4:47
4 Bella McCredie 5:13 (2nd girl)
5 Oscar Clayton 5:26 (3rd boy)