The North East’s Premier Fell Club Website by Merlin
It was another day of contrasting weather, 7.15am the clag hung over the four hills that make up the Viking Chase course, as Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team set-up the rain came, as registration opened at 9.15hrs the clag had been blown through by the slight northerly breeze and the sun even shone for the race start at 10.45hrs. 90 competitors made the start line, the highest for the event in its July slot. Ian McGrath Durham Fell and Nicholas Barber New Marske Harriers made the early running on the first climb to Carlton trig. By the time they passed the registration point and headed towards Falconers seat at the top of Crinkle Moor Nic had eased into the lead with Ian now in second, working her way through the field was Caroline Lambert Ribble Valley in fourth. Just on the hour mark the light blue vest reappeared on the horizon a few more minutes Nic crossed the finish line to claim victory and repeat his 2011 win. With barely time to catch breath the black vest of Ribble Valley appeared, Caroline Lambert claimed second in a course record of 66 minutes 23 seconds. This was Caroline's second victory of the weekend the first coming at Baildon on saturday. Andrew Price unattached raced to third with Ian his trainers in tatters fourth. Nina Mason (v45) was second female and Sharron Smith Otley AC third, terrific to see a returning Aly Raw (v55) in fourth place. First male over 50 was Stephen Pugh of Esk Valley Fell Club, who also led the team to victory with Mark Bown, Dean Stockwell and John Williams. Thirsk and Sowerby women of Lorraine Hiles, Fran Jeffrey and Helen Ashworth earned the team victory. Jane Hamp of Scarborough AC ran well to the first over 60 finish and oldest runner Ronnie Sherwood v80 placed well in 73rd. Proceeds from the race after prizes £350 plus the bucket collection thank you everyone support the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team who organised the race. Clive Thornton Esk Valley Fell Club. “Step by Step to Success” Fry-Up Frazzler race route Summer Series Category positions Summer Series Team positions nclined to Madness corrected results Viking Chase results 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 Roseberry Topping Race at 1900hrs on Tuesday 27th August. Register at Car Park, Newton-under- Roseberry on A173.        NZ 570128 Osmotherley Show Race results Inclined to Madness Viking Chase Whorlton Run Ossy Oiks