413 runners started in the first English Fell Championship race of 2018. The weather was good – 5-10C, dry, high broken cloud, and a light breeze on tops, but wet and muddy underfoot after heavy rain on the Saturday.
Victoria wasn’t deterred by the mud and was first female (and 28th overall) in a new record time under 3 hours, clearing Sally Newman’s record from 2000 by 10 minutes. Denise had a good run finishing 46th female and myself (Becky Weight) 71st (and 2nd FV60) out of 98. Both Denise & I were surprised how hard the race felt. I was still recovering from a bad cough / sickness bug which had stopped me running for 2 weeks prior to the race – that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! Also great to get a ladies team out at such a tough race early in the season – many thanks to Vic & Denise.
Bingley results :
|28th||440||Victoria Wilkinson||Bingley Harriers & AC||WSEN||02:59:34|
|84th||157||Tom Gomersall||Bingley Harriers & AC||MSEN||03:19:09|
|271st||459||Denise Wright||Bingley Harriers & AC||W45||04:16:26|
|348th||429||Becky Weight||Bingley Harriers & AC||W60||04:43:25|
And for the Jebb / Taylor family (now running with Helm Hill near where they live) – Rob was 4th V40 a couple of places ahead of Victoria and Sharon was 4th female; with full family support out on Mam Tor.
|26th||212||Rob Jebb||Helm Hill Runners||M40||02:57:15|
|88th||397||Sharon Taylor||Helm Hill Runners||WSEN||03:19:40|