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.