246 runners and riders braved the weather forecast (which in the end tuned out nice, what do those weather people know!) to take part in the 2016 Harriers V Cyclists. The split on runners v riders were 195 runners and 51 cyclists. First home, and in another record time, was Tom Adams of Ilkley Harriers. Tom’s new record is 34:03 knocking 28 seconds off his record from last year – well done Tom!
Second home, and first cyclist, in a very impressive time of 34:30 (which also knocked 3 seconds off the previous record) was our very own Rob Jebb riding for Hope Factory Racing. First lady home was Anna Lupton of Black Combe Runners in a time of 41:18 with the first lady cyclist home being our, once again, very own Victoria Wilkinson in a time of 46:03.
In the Harriers V Cyclists competition the clear winners were the runners scoring 69 points to the cyclists 308, a little closer than last year but still a major difference.
This was my last year of organising the race, rest assured the race will continue in 2017, but I’d like to say a massive thank you to the army of marshals and helpers who, for the last 7 years, have helped me put on the race and without their help races like this wouldn’t or couldn’t take place.
Full race results can be found here.