Blakey Blitz Fell Race Results 2016
A spring day welcomed runners to the latest round of the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series. 99 hardy soles took up the challenge that is Blakey Blitz Fell race. This is an A Category Fell race which means there is a lot of rough ground and plenty of climb.
At the front end this years race was a close battle between Knavemire duo Harry Holmes, the winner of Captain Cooks Race on New Years Day and Chris Roberts, who has been steadily improving and Durham Fell Runner Jim Mann, fresh from 8th place in the Edale Skyline.
It was Jim who managed to grind his way up the final climb to the finish ahead of the two Knavemire lads by 11 seconds.
Knavesmire also figured strongly in the Women’s race with Scot Adkin coming in first and 8th overall. A really exceptional run.
It was no surprice that the York based club took both the Women’s and Men’s team prizes. Click here to see full results.
The next race in the series will be Gisborough Moors Race on 17th April 2016.