A good turnout from Barlick today with 5 finishers in the top ten. In the early stages of the race, Robin Howie & Jack Smith of Wharfedale built up a good lead after the climb out of Wycoller to Watersheddles Reservoir. They were busy racing each other and everyone wondered if they had put too much effort in too early and would be caught as the race progressed. In the end, they ran out easy winners, with Lee Athersmith who had been trailing them at the Res, closing in on them.
In the meantime, there was another club battle going on between David Mirifield, Andy Collins and Ian Beresford with them finishing in that order and good performances from Stuart Heaviside and Ben Whitehead completed the BFR top ten finishers.
Carl Pawson still has his running head in the right place and he managed to hold off Declan Bulmer to take 11th place overall and first M45. Andrew Smith is on fire, finishing just outside the top twenty and once more taking the 1st M55 place.
All in all, it was a good show from Barlick, with everyone all the way down the field racing until the end. Well everyone except Heather and Andrew Driver who went out for a gentle jog, seeing that Heather had run yesterday in the cross country. Karen Lemon gave it her all, but again was suffering from two races in two days.
4 David Mirfield 56:05 (2nd M35)
5 Andy Collins 56:12
6 Ian Beresford 56:46 (1st M40)
7 Stuart Heaviside 1:00:25
10 Ben Whitehead 1:01:26
11 Carl Pawson 1:01:43 (1st M45)
19 Ian Cocks 1:05:05 3rd (M35)
21 Zac Kaye 1:06:59
22 Andrew Smith 1:07:22 1st M55)
26 Jackie Collins 1:09:01 (3rd Lady, 2nd F35)
30 Shane Muller 1:10:25 (3rd M45)
41 Jonathan Boothman 1:12:49
61 Hayley Whitehead :19:24
62 Jamie Fox 1:19:26
78 Katie Towers 1:25:37
82 Nicola Muller 1:26:31
85 Eve Boothman 1:27:21
88 Karen Lemon 1:28:02
111 Heather Driver 1:37:52
112 Andrew Driver 1:37:53
115 Anne Marie Beech 1:40:05