The North East’s Premier Fell Running Club Website by Merlin
The weather was again kind for North Yorkshire festive fell running, with New Years Day bright, chill and calm, though recent rain and snow melt meant some mud underfoot. Registration in the Royal Oak bar started slowly but by 10.15am the now traditional queue snaked out onto the High Street, with 358 junior and senior competitors signing up the 2018 version of the Captain Cooks Races and raising £1700 for local charities. In the tale of the tape, Nik Tarrega of York Knavesmire raced to senior ladies victory repeating her victory of 2017, though there was a new first lady vet, second overall with Sharon Bulman New Marske Harriers claiming the spoils. The mens seniors race came down to a sprint finish between last years winner Lloyd Biddell Mercia Fell and Harry Holmes Pudsey and Bramley chasing a festive double, having won the Guisborough Woods race on 27th December 2017. It was Lloyd who won out just, and this year took home the  Mike Smitheman trophy. In the vet men it was a repeat victory for Paul Lowe of North Yorkshire Moors AC. In the junior categories there were U19 wins for Ben Bergstrand Middlesbrough AC and Laura Jones Hartlepool Burn Road, U17 Holden Outhwaite Esk Valley Fell Club and Bethany Bergstrand Middlesbrough AC, U15 Archie Lowe Middlesbrough AC and Lilly Robson North Shields Polytechnic. It was also well done to Graham Robinson Pickering RC who has completed all 35 versions on the Captain Cooks Race. Next race: 10.30hrs 14th January 2018 - Commondale Clart Clive Thornton, Esk Valley Fell Club “Step by Step to Success” Commondale Clart result Revised Race Calendar  Captain Cooks results Captain Cooks junior results Captain Cooks photos JANUARY Training Runs  Open to members and non-members. Tues 7.15pm - Faster & Longer Wed 6.45pm - Steadier 2 groups (meet 15 mins earlier) 2nd - Maynards Gt Broughton 3rd - Cod Beck Osmotherley 9th - Bank Foot Ingleby G’nhow 10th - Walkway Pinchinthorpe 16th - Carlton in Cleveland 17th - Gribdale Gate 23rd - Walkway Pinchinthorpe 24th - Royal Oak Great Ayton 30th - Black Horse Swainby 31st - Clay Bank CP B1257 Latest Training news   Training Venue Maps                           Next Race: Commondale Clart 10.30hrs        14th January 2018        Help always welcome!    clive@eskvalleyfellclub.org Summer Series 2017 Winners Summer Series 2017 Teams Winter Series 2016-17 Winners Winter Series 2016-17 Teams