Gribdale Gallop Fell Race 2011
A fine drizzly mist descended on the top of the Moors just above Great Ayton in time for the latest round of the Northern Runner/ Eskdale Valley Summer Fell Race Series.
Drew Graham (Gosforth and Northern Runner) managed to win the Gribdale Gallop for the second year in succession. Similar to last years race Drew managed to get a bit lost around Hanging Stone having been well in the lead. This allowed Paul Butler (Loftus and Whitby) to get back in the lead and guide Drew to within striking distance of the finish.
Drew’s time was 48-21 with Paul Butler, a veteran 45 year old taking just over 49 minutes and Charlie Stead (NFR and Northern Runner) running 50-20 to take 3rd place.
Katherine Williamson (Loftus and WHitby) was a clear winner of the Women’s Race.
Pictures and results to follow soon.