Wray Fell Race – Monday 7th May
With double the 2012 entry, organisers at Wray were thrown into some disarray! Entry forms, numbers, pins all ran out and there were long queues at registration, leading to a late start. The big increase in the junior numbers meant that their mass-start was too overcrowded and daunting for the younger ones. The confusion led to some errors in the results as well. In keeping with the day, the senior race and the under 10s upwards had a herd of cows joining in with them in the early stages of their races as well !
Having said all that, it was a great day out in the sunshine and no less than 29 Settle Harriers took part ! Could this be a club record ?
Our juniors did amazingly well, undaunted by the chaos around them. We had a 1-2-3 in the Under 12 boys (Thomas, Seb, Sean). Well done also to Douglas who won the Under 8s and to Mark who we think won the Under 16s (those ahead may have run a shorter course!) We had 13 juniors running in total (again, that must be a record) and they all did brilliantly. The results listed below are hopefully mainly correct !
The senior race consists of a long gradual climb then a long gradual descent. Most is emminently runnable but with the odd deep bog or rutted downhill section to catch you out and send you flying (that’s what happened to yours truly anyway ! )
Sam had a great run to finish 26th and put his 3 Peaks disappointment behind him whilst gaining maximum club championship points. Next was Tony who moves to the top of the championship leaderboard with 37 points overall. Brian was next home and moved into 2nd place in the championship.
Debbie was our 1st lady home and also first W40 I believe, although no prize was awarded. We did however win the ladies team competition with Debbie, Andrea and Jill (who did the Open 5 the day before!) scoring. Well done ladies – again !
The ladies club champs is too close to call. I think Carol has 40pts, Sarah 38 and Helen 37 but don’t quote me on that.
The next club championship races for juniors are the Jack Bloor Fell Races at Ilkley on Tuesday 14th May. There is also a good senior race but it is not part of our senior champs.
The next club championship races for seniors are the 3 races over Whitsun Bank Holiday (Hutton Roof, Ingleton Trail Race & Austwick Amble).
More details to follow later on these events.
Results from Wray – as amended by me where appropriate !
26 0:52:12 DALBY, Sam Settle Harriers
46 0:54:45 THORNTON, Anthony Settle Harriers Men over 40
55 0:55:34 KENNEDY, Brian Settle Harriers Men over 50
62 0:56:07 EVANS, Andy Settle Harriers Men over 50
71 0:57:54 ROGERSON, Mark Settle Harriers
96 0:59:55 MAHONEY, Deborah Settle Harriers Ladies over 45
111 1:01:37 WILSON, Gary Settle Harriers Men over 40
113 1:01:46 HINDE, Andrew Settle Harriers Men over 55
117 1:02:06 EDMONDSON, Andrea Settle Harriers
124 1:04:09 ELLWOOD, Pete Settle Harriers Men over 45
131 1:04:52 ECCLESTON, Jill Settle Harriers
149 1:07:06 MARSHALL, Judith Settle Harriers
159 1:08:04 CROSS, Sarah Settle Harriers Ladies over 40
161 1:08:12 GREENUP, Helen Settle Harriers Ladies over 45
181 1:13:10 BAGNALL, Jess Settle Harriers
205 1:27:53 OXLEY, Hilary Settle Harriers Ladies over 50
Under 8 Boys
1 Douglas Segger-Staveley 6:11
12 Sam Greenep 7:29
Under 8 Girls
7 Lauren Evans 7:14
Under 10 Boys
8 Thomas Oxley 9:20
15 Ben Greenep 11:11
Under 10 Girls
7 Erin Cummins 10:30
8 Edie Eccleston 10:58
Under 12 Boys
1 Thomas Marshall 11:57
2 Sebastian Segger-Staveley 12:12
3 Sean Bargh 12:26
8 Bob Evans 13:30
Under 16 Boys
1 Mark Mahoney 23:41
7 James Maxwell 30:21