Guisborough 3 Tops English Championships Fell Race 2015 Report and Results
A beautiful summers day with a gentle breeze. It was very tight at the front of the men’s race with a lot of minor changes through the race. Pete Vale and Lloyd Taggart were pressured by Ted Mason, followed by the Calder trio of Tim Ellis, Darren Kay and Karl Gray. Matthew Roberts in fact led for much of the race but had unfortunately missed a check point at the end of the short loop. At the finish just 44 seconds covered the first eight .Pete was first with Lloyd 2nd and Ted third. In the women’s race Victoria Wilkinson and Helen Berry were the main contenders with Emma Gould and Mel Price chasing. As the race progressed Victoria continued to press her advantage over Helen who equally did the same to Emma and Mel. Victoria was the clear winner in a new record time of 76.06. Emma and Mel led their team Mercia to victory with Ambleside and Calder behind only separated on ‘back counter.’
In the men’s team Calder Valley led by Tim, Darren & Karl completed a comfortable victory ahead of Dark Peak and Pudsey & Bramley. Many thanks to the 40 marshals who did a fantastic job. The FRA for support as well as the fantastic support from local clubs who turned out. ……………………………………… Best wishes Dave Parry.