Great performances and team work today saw the club finish in 10th position, which is our second best position in this race since the club was formed in 2013. The club only finished higher in 2014 when they came home in eighth place. The opening pair of Ian Beresford & Tim Chadwick got the team off to a sound start, handing over at Hartsop to Craig Shearer and David Mirfield. This pair tore into the opposition, pushing the team into 8th place by the Kirkstone Inn handover. Andy Berry and David Poole then set off up the long steep climb of Red Screes and lost a place before handing over to the final leg runners of Nick Treitl and Luke Maude. They too lost a place, as they found themselves up against the formidable duo of Ian Holmes & Victoria Wilkison. However, it was a great all round performance and sets up a sound platform for future years.
|1||Ian Beresford & Tim Chadwick||40:07||12|
|2||Craig Shearer & David Mirfield||1:10:50||8|
|3||Andy Berry & David Poole||59:10||9|
|4||Nick Treitl & Luke Maude||1:13:06||10|
Overall Time 4:05:13
Rachel Villiers not only won this race, but she did it in style, finishing way out on her own, with a comfortable lead of almost three minutes over the chasing pack. A truly great performance. A good run too from James Austin who secured a top twenty finish out of a starting field of 225 runners.
19 James Austin 1:34:10
25 Rachel Villiers 1:35:55 (1st Lady)
This is a new race this year, organised by Trawden AC and it was just a bit of a tester. It is 26.2 miles with 4,495 ft of ascent and similar to the Yorkshireman. Next year this race will be on the 22nd September 2019 under the guise of The Lancashireman!
Tim Piggot set off at a steady pace which he maintained throughout the race and took the victory. John Boothman surprisingly found himself in second place, but he had to battle as it is a while since he ran such a distance.
1 Tim Piggott 4:56:44
2 John Boothman 5:19:08
1 Sean Fitzpatrick (Trawden AC) & Bobby Sharp (Barlick Fell Runners) 5:56:27