The North East’s Premier Fell Running Club Website by Merlin
TA deceptively cool day, with the bright sunshine belied by the chill easterly wind courtesy of the high pressure that has taken residence over Sweden. A double booking at the Rugby Club meant a change of venue to the Sea Cadets Hall, but an opportunity to support a terrific youth charity as well as tea, coffee, biscuits and bacon sandwiches on offer. On a busy day for north east/north yorkshire run racing, plus cycle racing with the Klondike in Guisborough, 140 competitors signed up for the event. it was great to see an eclectic mix of teams with a great turn out from East Hull Harriers, also Valley Striders and all points North South East and West. From the off it was Harry Holmes of Matlock AC who showed his great national standard form of late, to take the lead, with Jayson Cavill (Roots) and Jonathan Skidmore of NYMAC following. In the womens race there was another visit from Keswick AC's Katie Sijpestein, with Nik Tarrega York Knavesmire and Victoria Sewell of York Knavesmire providing the competition at the head of the field. As the race progressed Harry stretched his lead only missing a beat and a course record when moved marking tape on the moor crossing to Highcliff meant he took a forest detour, this affected a fair few others in the race, to the delight of the Highcliff marshals as the runners approached them from all directions, lesson follow your map. In the tale of the tape, it was Harry followed in by Jonathan who won out in their race long battle from Jayson. In the womens competition after a race long battle Katie beat Nik with Victoria third. NYMAC claimed the mens team prize just from Esk Valley Fell Club, and the womens team York Knavesmire were the victors courtesy of a ghost runner (I owe you some prizes) and Scarborough AC claimed the first complete team and the only other complete womens team to finish as well.  A massive thank you to the race marshals you were great and see you all in two weeks at Blakey Blitz.  “Step by Step to Success” Winter Series Leaders Winter Series Leading Teams Gisborough Moors photos Gisborough Moors result v2 Maybeck Three Crosses result Training Runs   Esk Valley Fell Club - Fell training head torch sessions. Open to members and non- members. Tues Faster & Longer. Meet at 7pm for 7.15pm start. Wed Steadier 2 groups. Meet at 6.15pm for 6.30pm start. Details here: Latest Training news   Training Venue Maps                               Next event: Blakey Blitz, Sunday 28th April at 1030 hrs. Register at Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge, nr Castleton,        Kirkbymoorside YO62 7LQ              clive@eskvalleyfellclub.org Gisborough Moors Maybeck Three Crosses Bilsdale Glaisdale Rigg Heartbeat Hobble