The race was won by Sam Watson of Wharfedale, with Nick Treitl not far behind him in 2nd place. Jack Villiers had a good run to finish in the top twenty and secure 2nd MU18, whilst Susan Hird was 2nd WV60
2 Nick Treitl 33:10
18 Jack Villiers 38:34 (2nd MU18)
84 Glenn Whittaker 45:31
172 Susan Hird 60:24 (2nd W60)
2 Lucille Pickles 7:49 New PB
4 Connor Fitzpatrick 8:08 New PB
6 Michael Rigg-Moya 8:27 New PB
7 Logan McCredie 8:28
8 George Fitzpatrick 8:35
12 Bella McCredie 9:03
15 Toby Nixon 9:18
24 Summer Fitzpatrick 10:14 New PB
51 Betsy Pickles 12:11 New PB
75 Lewis Milligan (Time Unknown)
As the name suggests, this run takes place in the Howgills and as a result, there is some serious climbing involved in it in addition to the marathon distance. It was therefore a great run by Ian Cox to come home in 7th place.
7 Ian Cocks 4:14:04
What an amazing run by Ian Livesey this weekend. This race is 38 miles long with ascent of 1,100 ft and runs along the Six Dales Way. The record for the event was 5 Hours and 44 minutes. Ian felt a bit intimidated at the start, as he found himself standing next to the British 100K women's champion, but the Barlick spirit won through and not only did he win the race, but he also smashed the record, finishing in a time of 5 hours, 7 minutes.
On an evening where the conditions were almost perfect, a record number of 256 runners turned up for this popular race, which follows the lanes and tracks from Earby to the summit of Pinhaw and back. There were some notable performances all round. The race winner was Ben Fish. Not only did he win, but he won with a comfortable gap over the second place runner Jonathan Cleaver. At the finish he looked strong and could probably have recorded an even faster time, if he had been under pressure. Third finisher was the talented young runner from Keighley & Craven, Eric Beaumont. He was the first of four under 18 men in the top twenty and this bodes well for the future of the sport.
The ladies' race was dominated by Barlick. First home was W35 Jacqueline Collins, but quite amazingly the second home was the talented young runner Lucille Pickles who was shepherded into the funnel by the third Barlick lady, Rachel Villiers.
Fell running is not all about winning and for many, it is a personal challenge. In that respect, it was great to see old friends who always seem to have been a part of the fell running scene, in this race, such as Karen Goss of Clayton, who romped home to take the W70 prize.
The men's team prize went to Barlick Fell Runners, made up of Jonathan Cleaver, Jack Villiers and David Poole.
The ladies's team prize also went to Barlick of Jacqueline Collins, Lucille Pickles and Rachel Villiers.
Well done to all the juniors who entered these races. Championship races can sometimes be a bit daunting, but they will all will benefit from the experience. Special mention must go to Lucille Pickles who earned herself a podium place by coming third in the U13 girls race.
26 Will Pease 10:45
60 Oscar Clayton 12:38
24 Lucille Pickles 12:42 (3rd girl)
86 Jody Whitfield 16:35 (31st girl)
91 Lily-Grace Clayton 17:26 (36th girl)
12 Jack Villiers 24:03