The Fairfield horseshoe is described as a classic outing and it does live up to that accolade.
Parking was no hassle, in fact easiest part of the day.
Registration was ruthless if you didn’t have the mandatory kit, but they were quite happy to delay the start to process all the late arrivals.
The race route differs slightly at the start from the official footpath before hitting the steep climb up Heron Pike and the gradual continuous climb on to Fairfield summit.
Technically and psychologically this is the turning point but Dove crag is the start of the long running descent, which gets interrupted by the Low Brock crags.
From here the run back in to the finish on rough gravel tracks is not enjoyable, but the slate coaster commemorating that this is the 50th running of the race was special.
I recommend Fairfield if you are looking for a quality medium distance race.
Settle Harriers Results
|39||Mike||Egner||Settle Harriers||01:35:36||M60||1st M60|
|104||Rachel||Hill||Settle Harriers||01:47:49||W40||5th Lady – 1st W40|
Seventeen intrepid souls crossed the A65 to see the delights of Burn Moor.
On a fantastic sunny evening most of the runners managed to follow the flags
on this gently undulating five mile course.
Mark Wildsmith went out strongly and was never caught. Carol had her usual
speedy trip. A special mention for Lee on his first run out with Harriers
and for taking Helen astray, also to Jo White who ran an alternative
1. Mark Wildsmith 37.37
2. Steven Procter 38.39
3. Paul Lambert 39.08
4. Brian Kennedy 39.49
5. Tim Jackson 40.18
6. Tony Thornton 40.32
7. Adam Procter 41.02
8. Carol Evans 41.10
9. Stephen Moor 44.59
10.Barry Scholes 45.35
11.Judith Marshall 46.54
12.Debbie Mahoney 48.17
13.Jo White 48.37
14.Chris Beesley 49.20
15.Lee Marshall 66.25
16.Helen Greenep 67.39
17.Richard Handford 68.50