This was the first Ultra for Ian Cox and he was more than happy with the result, as he came home in second place, not all that far behind the winner. Again credit must go to the organisers for putting on this event despite all the restrictions.
The race organiser wrote a report of the event and this illustrates some of the headaches involved in putting on events at this time.
2 Ian Cox 5hrs 25 mins.
You have to hand it to Trawden AC, during this epidemic, they have done their utmost to put on some racing. This race is another fine example of the great job that they are doing. Many will not be surprised to find that John Boothman turned out for this race, despite the fact that he took part in the 62 mile Hardmoors 60 last week. His legs felt tired and he found it hard work, but he is pretty consistent in this race and he finished 36 seconds quicker than the time he recorded last year.
On the road up to the windmills, he passed the only other Barlicker in this race, Mark Storey. He had his arm in his back pack straps, having taken a tumble, but he braved it out and competed the race.
24 John Boothman 5:15:21
34 Mark Storey 5:37:49
This is a tough 62 mile race which follows the Cleveland Way down the East Coast from Guiseborough to Filey. Because of the Covid restrictions, this year runners departed in groups of six with a two minute interval between each group. This made it difficult for runners to judge how they were doing overall, but at least it enabled everyone to take part in some competitive running.
As you might have anticipated, both John Boothman and Cloey Mason were out there putting their bodies under tremendous strain, but there again, both doing well despite the lack of competitive racing for over six months. Both managed to avoid injuries and both easily managed to avoid the cut offs.
43rd Male John Boothman 13:39:55
16th Female Cloey Mason 15:04:54
6 Stuart Heaviside 3:53:26
28 James Crook 4:45:53