Sunday, 30 May 2010

ILKLEY TRAIL RACE



 There must have been some sore knees in Ilkley this morning after a day of prayer aimed at banishing Saturday's murk and bringing back the welcome sunshine for the 3rd running of the ILKLEY TRAIL RACE. An event which has evolved from the Ilkley 8 mile road, the Ilkley 10K road race and the Middleton trail race.   The course seems set now,  yielding no complaints as far as I am aware and once again nearly  300 toed the line (mind  you that took some effort but I'm very persuasive!) for the 11.30 a.m. start.  Leaders included runners from as far afield as North Devon, Sale and the London club Ranelagh.

The Ranelagh athlete Sam Perkins battled well with local Ilkley Harrier, Tom Adams but he eventually pulled away for a clear win. 


Ilkley Harrier SALLY MORLEY was never really
threatened after the first mile with Bingley F50
SUE BECONSALL coming through to take second place  


Check Sally's hair ....which gives an indication of the strength of the biting wind as she descends back from Denton Moor. No doubt welcome for hard working runners but particularly uncomfortable for freezing picture takers.        Female "masters", over 35,dominated the event. Only 2 under 35 in the top 30 to finish.   Only 15 altogether of over 70 ladies who turned out!  






Sally Morley and Tom Adams kindly posed for a quick shot after the prize giving...................



My turn tomorrow...........SALE 5...........no banners to put and take down....just race!


1 comment:

  1. You've had a busy weekend! Good luck at Sale!

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