The Pendle Way is a 45 mile circular route starting and finishing at the Heritage Centre in Barrowford. At 28.5 miles, this event was a shortened version of that route and was limited to 40 places.
The aim of the event was to raise funds for Laura Nuttal & test the organisation/logistics ready for a planned Feb 2020 event over the full 45 mile Pendle Way route.
It was well run with 4 checkpoints to refill water & grab a bit of food. The weather was perfect, not too cold & very little wind. The first 5 miles were off the Pendle Way until Laneshawbridge Bridge then the off road / trails started taking everyone along Boulsworth Bottoms, Catlow Bottoms, Walverden Reservoir, Brierfield, Higham, Newchurch in Pendle, Pendle Hill, Barley then back to the finish in Barrowford.
Five intrepid BFR runners toed the line, Diane "Maccers" MacDonald, Tim Pigot, Paul Elcock, Andy Berry & Gary Bradley. Andy bagged a win, Gary Bradley came home in 5th with Tim & Paul following not far behind. Diane took it as a social event, so hooked up & ran with three “hunks” from Trawden AC. Everyone had a great day & also raised money for a deserving cause - Doing it for Laura. She and her mum are members of Trawden AC. If anyone wants to donate to this cause, please follow the link below.
Another stunning run from Lucille Pickles saw her take the win in the Ull girls race
1 Lucille Pickles 8.06
43 Annebelle Hoyle 9:43
55 Bella McCredie 10:15
58 Lily-Grace Clayton 10:21
69 Isabelle Teal 10:47
Barlick 11th team
21 Logan McCredie 8:26
43 Garth Duffy 8:56
45 Michael Rigg-Moya 8:56
56 Will Pease 9:26
70 Alfie Muller 9:53
73 Oscar Clayton 10:08
Barlick 7th team
30 Ciara Duffy 8:55
43 Elle Honeyman 10:06
3 Jack Villiers 12:12
Last week, the Runners & Riders race was held to celebrate Ted Mason achieving the age of 40. For many of us, it feels that Ted has always been around, because nearly a quarter of a century ago, he was taking part in the BOFRA races as a junior. It was only when he moved up to the senior ranks that he started to blossom as a fell runner and he quickly earned his reputation of being the best descender bar none. His successes are too numerous to mention, but one achievement he will be proud of is that he was won every race in the Upper Wharfedale Valley.
Not only is Ted an outstanding fell runner , but he always has a cheerful disposition and is always a pleasure to meet up with.
Over the years, Andy Holden has taken many pictures of Ted on the fells and for his birthday, he has put together a montage of forty of these pictures. He has presented Ted with a large printed edition of this and a copy is above.
From everyone at Barlick, thank you Ted for some great memories over the years and we look forward to seeing you out again in the future in your new vet category.
They do not call it Windy Hill for nothing, let alone on a day like today. What a race for Karen Lemon to make her comeback. However, you have to make a start somewhere and it is good to see her back out racing.
168 Danny Butterworth 1:38:15
180 Karen Lemon 1:39:49