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Clay Bank West: It was a relatively warm day with high winds on the top and plenty of clart on the forest tracks. It was not a day for fast times but the course was easily runnable and with a record number of first timers (virgin fell runners) it was almost ideal to give the right sort of flavour! We had a first in this event as there were more female teams completing than men’s for the first time in my recollection, which goes back almost 40 years. In the female event it was Kay Neesam of New Marske who led the way with Nicola Kent of Loftus and Whitby chasing. Shelli Gordon and Kath Aspin were not too far adrift of those. Kay went on to win from Nicola leading the New Marske Women to victory in the team race ahead of Thirsk & Sowerby. In the men's race it was the pre race favourite David Beech,( Northumberland Fell Runners) who was comfortably ahead at the turn into the more severe climbing section. Chasing him were Kevin McLoughlin of North York Moors and Rory Best of Esk Valley Fell. As the race progressed David was able to extend that one minute lead to two and a half by the finish with Kevin second and Rory third. Rory did have the pleasure of leading his Esk Valley Team mates to a win in the team race ahead of second placed North York Moors with Esk Valley 'B' in third. It was a grand day also for Martin White of New Marske who ran this event as part of his 60th birthday celebrations. Next event sees the Guisborough 3 Tops which in 2015 changes places in the calendar with The Gisborough Moors Races. Why two different spellings for Guisborough?.. Best wishes Dave 01642 270932 . “Step by Step to Success” Clay Bank West result Final Summer positions Final  Summer Series Team positions "Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!" Introduction to Fell Running Why not try these? Latest updates Commondale Beacon result Commondale Beacon pics Latest Training and racing G’bro 3 Tops result G’bro 3 Tops photos Clay Bank West result Clay Bank West photos Final posns after 13 races Final Team posns after 13 I am awarding 50 bonus points in each series for anyone organising, marshalling, stewarding, marking, clearing or sweeping....(more) Weekly events Updated 8th Nov. with Juniors Latest Training and racing news Bloomin' seagulls *@!%@*!! Clay Bank West photos by David Aspin