Guisborough Woods Fell Race: 27th December 2012

A big hearty well done to David Beech, David Daniels, James Knox, Sparrow Morley and Stephanie McFarlane for completing this year’s Guisborough Woods Fell Race. Not only did they have a challenging course to contend with, but a chilly easterly wind meant they couldn’t stand around for too long for fear of freezing to death.

The recent poor weather meant a change to the usual course, with runners having to navigate a small first lap of approximately 3 miles, followed by a slightly longer second lap of approximately 4 miles (see here). Sadly for the runners, the revised course still included a vicious ascent on each lap which reduced the majority of runners to walking pace as they made their way to the top, as shown below.

nobody said anything about mountaineering during the race!!

nobody said anything about mountaineering during the race!!

 

Sparrow leading the way

Sparrow leading the way

 

DD showing the tried and trusted 'hand on knee' technique for getting up a hill

DD showing the tried and trusted ‘hand on knee’ technique for getting up a hill

 

At least James is enjoying himself

At least James seems to be having an enjoyable time

 

Stephanie making steady progress on the ascent

Stephanie making steady progress on the ascent

 

David Beech finished in 12th place overall (9th Senior Male), so many congratulations to David.

 

David Beech coming in to finish off a fine performance

David Beech coming in to finish off a fine performance

 

James in full speed pursuit

James in full speed pursuit

 

and the after affects

and the after affects

 

A leisurely stroll for Sparrow?

A leisurely stroll for Sparrow?

 

Congratulations to Stephanie on finishing her 1st ever fell race.

Congratulations to Stephanie on finishing her 1st ever fell race.

 

But as with all fell races, once it’s over – and the runners are back at race HQ having a hot drink (or possibly something stronger ;-) ) – it’s smiles all around as they regale the high and low points of the race and take satisfaction from finishing a challenging event.

Member’s results.

 

PositionNameTime
12David Beech47:58
34David Daniels52:18
110James Knox65:35
113Sparrow Morley66:15
145Stephanie McFarlane85:26

 

A full set of results can be found here

Many thanks to Dave Aspin for the photographs, more of which can be found here

 

Finally, can I apologise for spoiling runner 261’s glory shot by acting like a complete and utter tw.. twit in front of the camera.

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    • on 27th December 2012 at 19:37
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    I think did a 3 mile run, followed by a 4mile walk… haha

    • James Knox on 28th December 2012 at 01:42
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    Great write up David! You’ll have to roll in some camera pose training for our future training runs :)

    • David Beech on 28th December 2012 at 18:27
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    Excellent write up David, any idea if the results are out? interested in finding out my time!

      • DoubleD on 28th December 2012 at 21:23
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      no results yet David. I’ll keep checking.

    • Kev jeffress on 1st January 2013 at 16:48
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    Excellent going guys! Well done

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