Levisham Saltergate Fell Race Results 2012

Another good day for running with mild conditions and running being wet to boggy! 88 stalwarts set out and 88 finished . Paul Butler back to form and fitness set off at a fast pace and by the Tower was leading with Luke Maude, Dan Middlemas and Jayson Cavill in pursuit. It was never over until the fat lady sings as it were and it was not until the long ascent from the station up to Saltergate bank top that this climb sorted them out. Paul went on to hold off a very strong challenge from Luke with Dan coming through into third.In the women’s event Nicola Kent last years winner was again leading from Clare Thompson, Caitlin Webb-Ellis and Chris Raw. By half way Nicola now had a comfortable lead from Clare and Caitlin reinforced as they climbed The Angel’s Staircase. nicola went on to win with Clare holding off Caitlin.
In the women’s team event there was a very close contest with 3 teams very close and as I totted up the points at the finish it would all be down to the third finisher! Loftus and Whitby just held off Thirsk & Sowerby and Pickering. In the men’s team event it was a contest between Knavesmire and Esk Valley. It was in the end the mature Barry Atkinson who anchored the team for Knavesmire to win. Found property:- Vest, flask, cup! See you at Guisborough RUFC on 28.10.12. for the 3 Tops. Best wishes …. Dave.

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