Report from Ian:
Myself, Gary Shaw and Dan Taylor headed off to sunny Spain on our latest forage into Europe. Seville is a beautiful city with narrow rabbit warren like streets - think York but hot! The route was pretty non-descript as it skirted the outskirts of the city bar the last 10km which passed several landmarks and finished in the Olympic Stadium. Bit of a shock to come back to this cold weather after drinking beer and eating tapas in shorts and t-shirts.
113 Ian Livesey 2.39.44
694 Gary Shaw 2.58.45
955 Dan Taylor 3.03.10
4 Andy Berry 18:42
5 Scott Boardman 18:51 New PB
10 Rachel Villiers 20:00 New PB
11 Nick Kendall 20:17
18 Paul Elcock 20:42
23 Emma Bailey 21:17
30 Alex Mason 21:58
66 Nicola Muller 25:00
87 Jamie Fox 26:35
104 Anne Marie Beech 28:06
106 Susan Hird 28:07
129 Heather Mitchell 29:33
134 Gary Bailey 30:02
Cloey Mason is not frightened of getting out racing and she was rewarded in this race with a PB. She also came home 21st female and 6th FV40. Further down the field Terry continued to claw his way back to his former fitness levels.
81 Cloey Mason 49:36 (6th FV40) New PB
136 Terry Lonergan 56:43 (3rd V65)
As you would expect in a 19 mile race through snow and bogs, there were some big names in the top ten finishers and among them were Barlick runners David Mirfield and Dave Poole. Their joint superb performances along with that of Ben Hoyle were enough to secure 2nd team prize for Barlick, behind Calder Valley.
The race was won by Carl Bell, who after 19 miles was just 20 seconds in front of Jack Wood of Ilkley. Special mention should also be made of Sharon Taylor of Helm Hill, who was not only first lady, but finished 12th overall.
The Barlickers finished as follows:
7 David Mirfield 2:57:35
8 David Poole 3:00:49
52 Ben Hoyle 3:36:38
68 Gary Bradley 3:49:39
108 Jack Ingham 4:08:57
178 starters - 168 finishers
1 Calder Valley Fell Runners 24 - Andy Swift (3), Ian Symington (10), Mark O'Connor (11)
2 Barlick Fell Runners 61 - David Mirfield (7), David Poole (8), Benjamin Hoyle (46)
3 Wharfedale Harriers 70 - Owen Beilby (6), Andrew Britton (23), Pete Dimitrijevic (41)