BINGLEY HARRIERS AT THE THREE PEAKS RACE 2016
Saturday April 30 2016
Bingley Ladies’ team wins first team place.
Congratulations to Bingley Harriers’ Ladies team (Victoria Wilkinson (35), Ruth Whitehead – a delight to see her back running and on the fells again – (286) and Lesley Watson (351) who gained first ladies’ team position, beating Holmfirth Harriers (2nd) and Helm Hill Runners (3rd). A great performance by all three Bingley runners! Victoria Wilkinson’s first class time of 3:26:47 gave her a convincing victory of 9 minutes 8 seconds over second lady Mira Rai from Nepal.
The weather was changeable ranging from arctic to warm spring temperatures depending on one’s location, elevation and the time of day. On the tops conditions were treacherous where the snow had been compacted and had formed a hard icy crust; and temperatures on the summits were well below freezing with the wind chill.
The race was won by Marc Lauenstein running for Salomon in a time of 2:48:58. slower by 2 minutes 55 seconds than the record over the current course set by Bingley Harriers’ Andy Peace in 1996
Bingley Harriers Results
29th Andrew JEBB 3:24:41
35th Victoria WILKINSON 3:26:47 FIRST LADY
39th Tom GOMERSALL 3:28:19
143rd Dave STEPHENSON MV50 3:54:49
162 John PARKIN MV40 3:57 51
178 Andy BROWN MV40 4:00:56
201 Robin LAWRENCE MV40 4:04:46
286 Ruth WHITEHEAD FV40 4:16:49
351 Lesley WATSON FV40 4:27:21
382 Stephen FRY MV50 4:31 48
505 John MERRITT 4:50:39
587 Graham CARR MV40 5:04 18
There were 703 finishers out of an entry of some 1,029 with 800 starting on the day.
Congratulations to all Bingley Harriers who completed the gruelling 23-mile course.