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Race conditions were perfect for the Guisborough Woods fell race, third counter in the 2016/17 Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series, clear skies, chill but not freezing and barely a breath of wind. Over 220 competitors in all race categories from under 8 to veteran 70 made for a busy registration hosted at the local rugby club, with local runners and many from further afield taking advantage. In the senior race it was the reigning winter series fell race champion Harry Holmes, York Knavesmire who made the early running and along with club mate Simon Collins led together through the first lap. There was a scare though for the leading 30-40 runners as they added an unintended loop to their first lap, this made for some strange glances from the mid-pack runners as the expected leading contenders made their way through the field again. By the end of the second lap order was becoming established, Harry led on his own (and went on to take overall victory) but now followed by Tom Edwards, Leeds City AC who claimed second, local runner Sam Garratt, New Marske Harriers raced to third. In the under 18 category who race with the seniors, victory went to Ben Bergstrand, Middlesbrough Mandale who came a very creditable 8th overall. In the female race, it was Cat Taylor of Dark Peak Fell Runners on a festive home visit who took overall victory, she also took the detour and like Harry she also had to work her way through the field. Emma Clapton of Scarborough AC claimed 2nd place and first under 18, with Gemma Bradley of Saltwell Harriers in third. Thanks go to the many helpers beforehand and on the day. Next event is the Captain Cooks races on New Years Day 2017. Clive Thornton - Esk Valley Fell Club “Step by Step to Success” Start photo by David Aspin Gbro Woods Juniors U12-16 results Gbro Woods Juniors U8-10 results G’bro Woods Senior result Gbro Woods photos by David Aspin Updated 22nd Dec Latest Training news Training Venue maps                                                                 Marshals needed for   Glaisdale Rigg Sunday 5th March 2017.       Contact: clive@eskvalleyfellclub.org  Winter Series current leaders Winter Series current Team posns Summer Series Winners Summer Series Teams Winter Series leaders Winter Series Team posns Commondale Clart results Commondale Clart photos Captain Cooks results update even more Cooks photos C. Cooks U15 & U17 result