A lot of clubs, full or promising youngsters, participate in these races, so it is nice when our juniors are amongst the winners. It is nice to see Jack Villiers continuing his good form to see him winning the Under Fifteen boys race, but what was amazing was to see Lucille Pickles not only win the Under Eleven girls race, but to set a new course record in the process.
10 Oscar Clayton 3:16
17 Kai Paton 3:36
18 Zac Beresford 3:40
5 Summer Fitzpatrick 3:37
12 Betsy Pickles 4:32
9 Garth Duffy 7:48
11 George Fitzpatrick 8:02
13 Michael Rigg-moya
16 Alfie Muller 9:06
1 Lucille Pickles 7:22 New Course Record
12 Lily-Grace Clayton 9:31
22 Ruby Beresford 10:45
812 Amber Muller 9:52
1 Jack Villiers 5:56
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)