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A new race day for this classic North Yorkshire Moors Fell Race, moved from its midweek slot so its not such a rush after work and there is some more daylight for runners to complete the race. The Fox and Hounds Chase now in its 31st running is the quintessential North Yorkshire Moors Fell Race. 14.5km and 450m of climb may on the face of it seem like a standard B Medium, though you underestimate the event at your peril, a terrific fell race challenge that requires your full attention. The course reworked by its founder Bob Lillie for 2018 meant the new course records were there to be challenged. There were 80 runners on the day, with just one retiree, the day perfect for running cool with a slight breeze. It was Callum Hanson - Pudsey and Bramley with Paul Butler - Scarborough AC who led to the moor top and Tim Grimwood - Swaledale in pursuit. Callum though went astray at Danby High Moor furthest point of the race dropping back 20 plus places, eventually recovering to 6th place overall. As the finish beckoned Tim and Chris Jones were together at Crag House Farm with two miles remaining, Tim though won out finishing in 68 minutes 48 seconds some 28 seconds shy of Paul Williams Record from 2018. In the womens race it was Cath Williamson - Loftus and Whitby repeating her victory from 2018, a mere 2 seconds shy of her 2018 record in 74 minutes 7 seconds. A return to the area for Caroline Lambert - Ribble Valley saw her finish second after working her way through the field. In the team competition it was Scarborough women, Rhona Haslam, Katy Rawnsley and Hiede Coates just over Loftus and Whitby. The mens competition was equally close with York Knavesmire - Ewan Sewell, Thomas Ratcliff, Simon Collins and Graham Gill winning out over Esk Valley Fell Club again by a small handful of points.Thanks to Malcolm Peggs and his Loftus and Whitby club members and other supporters for organising, the Fox and Hounds Inn for hosting Clive Thornton   “Step by Step to Success” Fox & Hounds results 1999 Gisborough Moors Race results Latest Training news Gribdale Growler result Gribdale Growler photos 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                               The next event is The Ossy Oiks on Wednesday 5th June at 1915hrs.  Register Outside Church, nr Arncliffe Woods, Ingleby Cross, Ingleby Arncliffe. NZ 453003        clive@eskvalleyfellclub.org Fox & Hounds Gribdale Growler Blakey Blitz Gisborough Moors Maybeck Three Crosses