This years Viking Chase included junior races, which, unknown to some prior to the race, happened to be the last in the English Junior Fell Running Championships. The opposition was therefore stronger than is normally seen at NEHRA junior races. Unfortunately the results did not include the club name so apologies if I miss anybody, but there were good runs by Betty Bergstrand, Molly Guest, Thomas Aspin, Imogen Guest, Ben Bergstrand, Sarah McGough, Katie Thornton, Sam Garratt & Natasha Thornton. Well done to all of them.
The senior race attracted a good field of 141 runners, raising £1,100 for the Cleveland Search and Rescue Team. The weather was murky, but most runners managed to get back before the rain came in. Kay Neesam was up against strong opposition from DFR and NFR in ladies race but still had a good run to come home 3rd lady with Shelli Gordon in 5th. In the mens race, Jamie Henderson (not in a club shirt) came home in 12th (6th M40 in a strong category), Steve Guest 28th, David Heath 62nd, Ronnie Sherwood 92nd, Mick McGurk 102nd and Colin Scollay 137th.
The next race is on the changed course for the Levisham/Saltergate Gallows starting at Levisham on 16th October at 10.30am.