Cloey Mason rushed over from the Pendle Park run, which was absolutely sodden, to glorious sunshine in Pilling, although the lanes were very waterlogged and unavoidable to run through.. Not her best time, but her Hardmoor legs are only just coming back to life.
36 Cloey Mason (6th lady, 1st FV45)
On a beautiful sunny Saturday, four Barlick fell runners, plus supporters, made the trip to Little Langdale for this cracking race organised by Ambleside AC. After getting round the tough 12.4 miles / 4,003 ft course, everyone sat in the sun and enjoyed the post race refreshments, before heading home.
74 Zac Kaye 2:42:35
97 Scott McCreadie 2:50:21
99 Ben Hoyle 2:50:49
109 Gary Bradley 2:54:00
This race used to be called the Burnley Way off road marathon and attracted 5 Barlickers.
Tim Pigott and John Boothman ran solo, whilst the others ran as a three man relay, with Luke Turner running legs three and four. It was wet at the start and boggy underfoot, but it was mild and did eventually brighten up.
3 Tim Pigott 4:40:01
8 John Boothman 5:15:57
Three Man Team
Andy Berry, David Poole & Luke Turner (2 legs) 3:54:40
Cloey Mason is the latest Barlicker to subject herself to the pain and suffering of long distance running. Here is her account of the day.
The Hardmoors 60 is a 62 mile race on the coast from Guisborough to Filey. The route of the 62 mile race follows the second half of the Hardmoors 110, along the beautiful Cleveland Coast, through Saltburn, Runswick Bay, Staithes, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar, Scarborough and into the finish location, the seaside resort of Filey.
Needless to say it was the toughest running I have ever done, especially 2 weeks after sinus surgery. I split the race into thirds in my head. I gained places in the first third from Guisborough and was steady away. Had the mid section blues in the second third from Runswick Bay to Ravenscar. I got a bit of tummy trouble and lost my mojo a little,but got support from other runners along this mid section, who were in the same boa - all keeping each others spirits up etc. Had a blinding last third 22 miles as I regained my wind, after a good hot feed at Ravenscar 41 mile checkpoint and a change of clothes. Saw my son Alex for the first time in the race as he had been up to Newcastle Uni visit all day with his dad so couldn't support. A little pep talk and I was told I was 17th lady with the next lady 5 mins ahead, so I was on my way again. I took back numerous places with only one man passing me all that way to the finish at Filey. I also made up 8 female places too in this last section, the last of which was less than a km from the finish line. I was running with her in the early miles and she originally passed me at mile 11 climbing out of Saltburn on Sea. My feet are quite sore and blistery as you would expect, and I would think that I will lose a couple of nails - one of the side effects of Ultra running. I have been working up to this race all year and it didn't disappoint!
81 Cloey Mason 14:58:37 (9th lady, 3rd F40)
250 starters - 40 DNF
Tim Chadwick and David Poole took the seemingly never ending journey to Wasdale Head to take on this race, which enabled both to tick off the three big ones in a year. At five miles, this is the shortest race, compared to Snowden and The Ben.
A Friday night on the Moretti the night before worked wonders - carb loading done right with Tim knocking around two mins off last year's time and finishing 19th David crossed the line in 6th place.
David was in with a chance for the King of the Mountains, but sadly, it was not to be as the last minute arrival of John Yells all but dashed the hopes of taking home the impressive trophy. However, in the end, it was still an impressive 2nd place in the King of the Mountains challenge for him.
The official results are not out yet, but the approximate finish times are:
6 David Poole 1:01:20
19 Tim Chadwick 1:06:08