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
Year 7 Girls
24 Jody Whitfield 10:08
29 Elle Honeyman 10:12
59 Abbie Gwinnett 13.00
Jodie 3rd counter and Elle 5th counter helped Pendle to finish 2nd team overall.
Year 7 Boys
16 Harley Treitl 8:52
13 Jack Villiers 19:48
47 Harriet Woodhead 21:09
16 Alex Mason 29:18
52 Jack Villiers 13:48
28 Oscar Clayton 7:19
34 Alfie Muller 8:09
6 Lucille Pickles 5:32 (1st Girl)
29 Jody Whitfield 6:44
31 Amber Muller 7:10
33 Lily-Grace Clayton 7:14
28 Ciara Duffy 13:08
2 Jack Villiers 14:11
Another outstanding performance from Lorraine Slater. Eighth overall. Second lady and first LV40. Wow.
8 Lorraine Slater 4:07:13 (2nd Woman, 1st W40)
A great run from Ian Cocks in this race, coming home in 5th place. But what might have been? If he had not taken a wrong turn, he would probably have been third. Still a good effort though.
5 Ian Cocks 1:36:32