New member Raymond Banks is no slouch when it comes to quick races. He is a V70 and he still completed this 5K in 22:34.
28 Raymond Banks 22:34 (1st V70)
It was business as usual at Gargave show with the horse jumping running over time which delayed the start of the fell race, with the seniors having to patiently wait until all the junior races had been completed.
Just three Barlickers turned out for this race with Robert Cranham leading them home in 6th place. James Wadsworth had come over from Italy for his holiday and he entered this race for old time's sake and managed a top twenty finish despite a complete lack of race fitness. Another with a lack of race fitness was Glenn Whittaker but he also put in a tidy performance for his first outing on the fells for some time.
Jimmy Craig showed today that his win at Whittle Pike was no flash in the pan as he took the honours in this race over Adam Wale of Clayton. Jimmy was the first of four Barlickers in the top ten.
Molly Ralphson had another good run in the ladies race to finish second overall and 1st W45, with Laura Craig (Jimmy's sister) coming home in 4th place.
1 Jimmy Craig 44:48
3 David Mirfield 45:23 (2nd M40)
6 David Poole MV40 48:25 (3rd M40)
9 Robert Cranham 50:15 (2nd M45)
11 Ian Cocks 50:27 (MV40 )
16 David Pease 51:55 (MV45 )
28 Molly Ralphson 55:07 (2nd lady, 1st W45)
36 Andrew Smith 57:10 (2nd M55 )
41 Laura Craig 58:54 (4th lady)
51 John Boothman 1:01:12 (M60)
94 Raymond Banks 1:08:25 (3rd M70)
Just back to the two stalwarts of this summer mid week series tonight with just David Poole & Robert Cranham turning out. John Boothman was going to go but he thought that it was Whittle Pike, so it is a good job that he could not make it.
The Barlickers finished as follows:
7 David Poole 49:30 (2nd M40)
14 Robert Cranham 51:26
Young (defined as MU20) John Ormrod of Rossendale led this race out and never looked as though he was going to be challenged. It was a remarkable race for such a young runner and he finished one and a half minutes in front of his team mate Jon Cleaver, who in turn had run 12 miles merely to get to the race.
First home for Barlick was Ben Whitehead who finished in 4th place and top ten places also went to Barry Charnley & Ian Cocks.
Molly Ralphson had a good run to finish 3rd women and 2nd W45.
New member Raymond Banks was 3rd MV70
4 Ben Whitehead 45:18
8 Barrie Charnley 47:29 (1st M45)
10 Ian Cocks 47:51 2nd (M40)
11 Robert Cranham 48:13 (2nd M45)
25 Andrew Smith 51:54 (3rd M55)
28 Molly Ralphson 52:20 (3rd woman, 2nd W45)
32 Laura Craig 53:35 (6th woman, 1st W35)
37 Hayley Whitehead 55:33 (2nd F35)
40 John Boothman 56:12
91 Raymond Banks 1:06:49 (3rd MV70)
Not content with running in the Whittle Pike race last night, Robert Cranham was out again tonight in this idiosyncratic 5K, with its 7 gates. He did actually lead the race for the first mile, but the younger runners gradually reeeled him in and he finished in 6th place, but first V45.
6 Robert Cranham 19:22 1st MV45
This race saw the return of Jimmy Craig to the fells and he came back in style. Luckily the heavy rain had stopped by the start of the race and there were even a few midges out on the tops. With the rain, the going was heavy underfoot but quickly Jimmy was battling it out with Charlie Parkinson, a young U23 runner, at the front of the pack. Jimmy had the beating of him and at one point passed him but immediately went off course. Charlie Parkinson sportingly called him back onto the right line and from that point Jimmy used him as a pilot, as he had no idea of the course. As they came off the tops, the two were neck and neck and with Charlie taking a better line down the descent, he reached the fell gate just in front of Jimmy. However, at that point, he acknowledged that Jimmy had the beating of him and waved him past onto the tarmac run to the finish line. Just behind these two was Ashley Wright, the first of many Todmorden Harriers who had turned out for this race.
In the next pack of runners was David Poole who came home in 6th place and first MV40 and then completing a top twenty finish for Barlick was Robert Cranham. On another evening, Barlick may have taken the team prize, but the race was swamped with Todmorden runners and they easily took that trophy.
Hannah Newbold also turned out for Barlick, but early on in the race, she crocked her ankle and thought of turning back, but she soldiered on to the end with a very sore ankle.
1 Jimmy Craig 47:50
7 David Poole 51:57 (1st MV40)
16 Robert Cranham 54:27
80 Hannah Newbold 76:54