A hot sunny day, a busy gala and 62 runners on the start line for their short sharp dash to the trig point on Hope Hill, Baildon Moor, and back.
Tim Midgely (Bingley, MSEN, 19.19) hoping to improve on last year’s second place, lead on the way out but was caught on the descent by Mark Sennett (Wharfedale, MSEN, 19.08). Alex Flaherty (Bingley, U17B, 19.24) chased hard taking 37 seconds off his 2018 time and third place, up from 7th.
Helen Smith (Ribble Valley, WSEN, 20.29) was first lady (9th overall) with a good lead over Rachel Pilling (Pudsey & Bramley, WSEN, 21.38). Ruth Thackray (Bingley, W40, 22.30) pipped her 2018 time to come third.
Theo Clay (Bingley, U15B, 20.14, 7th) had a storming run knocking over 2 minutes off last year’s time to take first U15B. Jensen Brogden (Otley AC, U17B, 21.43) took first U17B (Alex Flaherty took 3rd Man), and Jacob Leeming (U/A, 24.44) took first U23M. The girls and younger ladies missed their prize opportunities this year!
Age categories, where there were runners, went to :
V40 to Neil Armitage (P&B, 19.55, 5th) and Shona Stone (23.20, 30th). Ruth Thackray took 3rd Lady.
V50 Paul Mitchell (Bingley, 21.35, 13th)
V60 Ian Rowbotham (Harrogate, 23.12,26th) and Mary Green (Bingley, 27.03, 48th)
V70 to Phil Robinson (Otley, 29.52, 53rd)
Prizes for Unattached Local (Eldwick, Gilstead or Bingley) runners went to Steve Watkins and Leanne Cheyne.
With a good Bingley turnout (23 runners ) Bingley took both team prizes – Tim, Alex and Theo for the Men and Ruth, Shona and Jenine McCutcheon for the Ladies. Well done all. The Bingley Results are below with the full results on the website http://www.bingleyharriers.co.uk/events/eldwick-gilstead-gala-fell-race/
|ELDWICK GALA FELL RACE BS/4.8km/168m|
|Saturday 29 June 2019 -Bingley Harriers Results|
|Individual winners in Bold. One (highest value) prize each. Can get Ind & Team.|