A lower than expected turn out was the only disappointment for this years Blackfell Race. Heavy rain over night and on the morning of the race abated to leave a dry but blustery day for the 24 hardy fell runners that took the start line. The race was won again by Sam Watson of Wharfedale in a new record time of 1:22:44 breaking his own record by 2 mins and 9 seconds, well done Sam. First lady home was our own Lesley Watson in a time of 1:55:23, well done Lesley. Special mentions go to the other 4 Bingley Harriers Andrew Jebb (3rd overall), Mark Westman, Becky Weight (3rd lady), David Weatherhead (1st V70), Phil Hawkswell, and Carl O’Mara.
The team prize was taken by Dark Peak (Tom Brunt, Ashley Kay, & Greg Rimmer).
Full results can be found here
Photos from the event can be found here
It would have been nice to see a few more Bingley Harriers start and feedback is welcome as to why more didn’t enter.
See you all for next years race in 2017.