Another splendid day on The North York Moors. The sun shone and this week it was sun burn and not frost bite to avoid. At the start there was a bit of banter about a couple of short cuts but the course director soon had them right. Gates to close and bulls to avoid were the order of the day. The men’s field set off in a very competitive manner with eight runners in clear contention for the lead with Paul Butler leading. At the first big climb Cameron Taylor decided to break leaving a trail behind. At the pond there was still a good group competing for third with Cameron and Paul away however unfortunately at this juncture three broke away but down the wrong route leaving Ian Mcgrath, Jason Cavill and Dan Middlemas to take up 3rd, 4th ,& 5th. Cameron anchored the Esk Valley team in to win the men’s team award ahead of Pickering and their respective ‘B’ teams. In the women Kay Neesam and Aly Raw were not far apart in the early stages of the race. Kay soon warmed up however and moved ahead on the first climb with Kim England in third. As they passed Dunsdale Pond at the top Kay had established a lead of about 90 seconds. She went on to win ahead of Aly Raw and Rhonna Haslam in third. Indeed it was Rhonna and her mother Sue, who anchored Scarborough to a win in the team event. See you at ‘The Ossy’ ………………………….Dave P.S. We are thinking about renaming this event ‘The Lockton Loop,’ particularly as two competitors went to Levisham to register

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