Ben Whitehead turned out on Boxing day for this event, which is a cycle down the main road to Skipton and back and then a run on to Kildwick Moor. He took the honours, finishing in first place, just in front of Scott Bairstow of Keighey & Craven.
A good run out for the two Barlickers in this race with Luke Turner securing a top ten finish. Is there something about this race that favours the old men, with two V50s in the top 3? Or is it that those two V50s are still pretty formidable runners?
10 Luke Turner 53:06
Ian Cocks 58:40
18 Alex Mason 35:39 (2nd U20)
20 Gary Shaw 35:44 (2nd V40)
75 Emma Pease 42:20
84 Heather Driver 43:02
96 Cloey Mason 43:52
26 Nick Treitl 37:15
41 Alex Mason 39:19
270 Tony Duffy 52:56
There was a good turnout for this popular night event and they were rewarded by good conditions for a pleasant evening's running. Sam Watson of Wharfedale came home first, but he had to admit that he was pushed all the way by living legend and Vet 50, Ian Holmes. Just behind those two was Marcus Preedy of Rossendale.
First home for the ladies was Annie Roberts of Todmorden.
The winner of the guess your time was James Allard of Wharfedale whose guess was just three seconds out from his actual time.
Special mention must go to Jackie Collins who had serious problems with her hip and whilst most people would have dropped out, limped back and settled for a DNF, she showed her renown mettle and grit and soldiered on to the finish.
As, always, thanks must go to the Pendle Inn for their usual warm welcome.
11 Andy Collins 2:39:15
42 Stephen Shorrocks 2:52:24
76 Ian Cocks 3:05:10
77 Craig Storozuk 3:05:35
98 Zac Kaye 3:11:32
105 Andy Smith 3:13:08
132 John Boothman 3;21;54
140 James Crook 3:23:56
145 David Pease 3:25:32
148 Gary Bradley 3:25:58
153 Jacqueline Collins 3:26:44
220 Glenn Whittaker 3:44:57
237 Anthony Brown 3:47:05
282 Katie Towers 4:11:35
287 Cloey Mason 4:16:37
311 Helen Harrison 4:30:54
334 Amanda Haines 4:53:10
335 Billy Haines 4:53:10
This is a tough challenge and the only two Barlickers who turned out were definitely up for it, with Stuart Heaviside finishing in 8th place overall and Lucy Brown finishing 8th lady.
8 Stuart Heaviside 1:20:47
60 Lucy Brown 1:50:08 (8th lady, 3rd WSEN)
David Mirifield was 2nd in the race and first cyclist home, on a day which seemed to favour the runners, who took seven places out of the top ten.
2 David Mirfield 36:56 (1st cyclist)
23 Ben Whitehead 42:41 (6th cyclist)
32 David Poole 43:26 (10th cyclist)
111 Dave Halliday 51:57 (73rd runner)
208 Diane Macdonald 1:17:13 (153rd runner)