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The mild dry conditions over the festive period meant the traditionally sticky Captain Cooks Fell Race course was drying out nicely for race day. Come the day the sun shone, the breeze was light so perfect conditions, all that was required were some competitors. New Years Day is now a double up day for parkruns, a new take on this is the parkrun/Captain Cooks Race double. Just shy of 400 runners signed up, 350 seniors and 48 juniors, a record we think. The first kilometre is on tarmac leading to a fast start, the climbing then starts gradually at first, by two kilometres the split point of the Seniors and the u15/u17 competitors is was junior Archie Lowe, Mandale running side by side with senior Harry Holmes Pudsey and Bramley, Archie was a great pacer commented Harry post-race. In a repeat of Guisborough Woods a few days earlier it was Lee Kemp Totley AC leading the chasers with Under 23 Rory Stead Aberdeen AC, different class commented Lee post-race. The third kilometre takes in the main climb of the race to Captain Cooks Monument, a brutishly steep ascent of slippy clay and steps. Harry gradually increased his lead. In the ladies race it was Nik Terrega who led out with Sharon Bulman, New Marske Harriers in pursuit with Morag Stead, Morpeth Harriers. In the teams it was New Marske Harriers women from Elvet Striders and NYMAC men leading home Esk Valley Fell Club   Clive ThorntonEsk Valley Fell Club.    “Step by Step to Success” Updated Bilsdale Race route map Updated Race Calendar Maybeck 3 Crosses race route Bilsdale Online entry Winter Series Leaders after 6 races 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:   Heartbeat Hobble 11.00am 24th February 2019 Goathland Village Hall from 9.30am        clive@eskvalleyfellclub.org Closing Date: 10th March 2019 Entry Limit: 200