This race, which is over roads and tarmac paths has been run since 1984 and it attracts the top runners from the North West of England. Against this background, Stephen Chew entered this race and finished in 6th place with a PB. His time was:
6 Stephen Chew 32:49 PB
There were many Barlick vests on view in the Fell Races and it was nice to see a couple of our juniors, Harley Treitl and Tabitha Berry having a go.
Nick Treitl led home the Barlick seniors in 12th place, followed by Andy Berry, who was 13th. Full senior finishing positions and times are:
12 Mick Treitl 25:28
13 Andy Berry 25:52
21 Sam Wadsworth 26:50
23 Andrew Carson 27:16
30 Andrew Driver 28:59
37 Derek Walkden 29:56
47 Glenn Whittaker 31:12
All photographs are courtesy of Dave Woodhead including the gallery of our juniors. All Woodentop's Race Pictures.
Four Barlickers entered this race and there were some good performances all round. They were led home by Andy Berry who had a cracking run to finish 5th overall. Finishing places and times were as follows:
5 Andy Berry 54:31
13 Andrew Carson 56:59
32 Andrew Driver 61:17
52 Derek Walker 63:35
The ladies race was won by Sarah Tipler of Wharfedale, ahead of Amy Green of Keighley & Craven.
The following pictures are courtesy of Lynne Ainsworth.
A couple of Barlick Fell Runners, brothers James & Sam Wadsworth, entered this typical Dales Gala race, that is a quick up and down.
Sam finished in 11th place and James, not used to the rigours of fell running since he went to live in Italy, finished further down the field.
11 Sam Wadsworth 12:25
41 James Wadsworth 14:57
The winner of the race was local farmer Ted Mason of Wharfedale, with Ian Holmes of Bingley, second.
Tabitha Nell Berry celebrated her 7th Birthday in style by receiving her official BFR vest. Tabby has been itching to try fell running for a while now and certainly has plenty of energy to give it a go. She is hoping her first race will be on 17th August at Gargrave Show, where she can try running in a competitive environment.
This is the sort of event that would appeal to Shaun Chew, that is, a ten mile run with a series of pretty tough obstacles. With Shaun on honeymoon, it fell to Andy Berry to represent the club and he proved that he is no sissy, dealing with the run and those challenging obstacles in style and finishing 6th out of 1,097 finishers with a time of 1:26:03.
The race was won by James Hall of Wharfedale in a time of 23:43, with Jimmy Craig of Wharfedale second. In 6th place was the amazing Annabel Mason, who was the first U18 runner, first female runner and finishing in a time of 26:11 which was a new course record.
The only Barlicker at this race was Sam Wadsworth who finished in 8th place in a time of 27:45.