The second Race of the Northern Runner/Esk Valley Winter fell Race Series was another well contested race where we got away with the weather. Forecast was very heavy showers at about race start but in the end we only had a little drizzle towards the back of the field. Thankfully despite the very slippery conditions due to the amount of rain we had had overnight there were only two twisted ankles and we hope both the guys a speedy recovery!

Phil Sanderson had opened up a good lead by the final checkpoint of about one minute but Dan Middlemas in pursuit closed this down to just one second at the finish with Phil hanging on. In the women’s it was Caroline Pollard who ground out a good lead and held on from the chasers.

In the team event we had first time winners in the men’s with Wetherby Runners taking the honours. Duham Fell Club did likewise in the women’s event….

Race 3 is Clay Bank West on Sunday 22nd November. For results click the link.

http://www.eskvalleyfellclub.org/results/fell/nehra/guisborough_3_tops_2009_results.htm

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