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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)
A "home fixture" for the Barlick juniors, but only one race winner, Lucille Pickles, who came home first in the U13 girls race.
2 Harry Driver
3 Isaac Reeday
4 Harry Roberts
13 Betsy Pickles (2nd girl)
8 Will Pease
14 Kai Paton
17 Sam Van-Essen
19 Zachary Beresford
20 Isla Beckett (6th girl)
24 Summer Fitzpatrick (9th girl)
25 Isabelle Teal (10th girl)
28 Alfie Muller
33 Elliot Shackleton
34 Isabella Barrett 14th girl)
35 Darcey Sharp (15th girl)
8 Lucille Pickles (1st girl)
10 Harley Treitl
12 Logan McCredie
20 George Fitzpatrick
23 Jody Whitfield (7th girl)
28 Noah McKane
29 Elle Honeyman 12th girl)
33 Madeline Moorhouse-Smith 14th girl)
34 Annabelle Hoyle (15th girl)
39 Max Villiers
13 Connor Fitzpatrick
17 Ciara Duffy (7th girl)
18 Amber Muller (8th girl)
A good run by Tom Corrigan saw him once more see off the opposition and win this race. Andy Collins is showing a rapid return to form and a great run saw him sneak home in front of Sam Watson of Wharfedale to finish as runner up to Tom. Another great run was by U18 Alex Mason who finished in seventh position and together with Jon Cleaver, who finished 5th, this was enough for Barlick to take the team prize.
In the ladies' race, Caroline Lambert of Ribble Valley was the winner, who finished ahead of Annie Roberts of Todmorden and Victoria Mouseley of Blackburn.
Again, Barlick took the team prize with Jacqueline Collins having another good run and leading team mates Victoria Peel and Lucy Brown home.
6 Jack Villiers 9:59
1 Jacob Reeday 5:21
16 Lucille Pickles 6:27 (3rd girl)
37 William Pease 7:24
44 Jody Whitfield 7:47 (14th girl)
49 Isabelle Teal 8:28 (18th girl)
50 Lily-Grace Clayton 8:42 (19th girl)
54 Logan McCredie 9:10
3 Isaac Reeday 4:33
9 Oscar Clayton 5:22
11 Bella McCredie 5:24 (5th girl)