Why don’t you have a go at this fell race, it’s only a short and easy one……… After three years of taking fell race pictures and watching Kath run I finally bit the bullet and ran one myself. Looking at the course profile I am not sure about it being easy!
Apart from being attacked from midges, it was an excellent night for running with both the men's and women's records being broken. Mike Smith was 5th home and 1st M40. Kay Neesam was 2nd lady this time winning her battle with Katy Rawnsley. Shelli Gordon made a solid return as she recovers from the injury sustained in the Hardmoors 110. Ronnie Sherwood was 1st M70 and Mick McGurk 4th M55.
An excellent night for running, warm but with a slight breeze. Kyah Hall running her first fell race was 1st female junior. Kay Neesam continued her battle with Katey Rawnsley coming in 2nd lady. Mike Smith finished 15th overall and 3d M40, Martin White 3rd M50 and Ronnie Sherwood 1st M70.
Well done to Shelli Gordon who completed the Hardmoors 110 in 5th place out of 26 starters in 27hr 05min, nearly 2 hours ahead of 6th place. Both Shelli and Sharon Gayter who came in 3rd broke the previous ladies record for the course. The Hardmoors 110 Ultra Marathon follows the dramatic Cleveland Way National Trail encircling the North Yorkshire Moors and the Cleveland Heritage coastline. Starting from Helmsley, it finishes at Filey after 110 miles and 6,000 metres of cumulated elevation gain. Shelli was running to raise money for forces charity ‘Help for Heroes’ and the ‘Free from pain’ cancer charity at James Cook University Hospital. Anybody wishing to sponsor Shelli can click here.
34th Gisborough Moors Race
The final race of the winter series was held in 'summer' conditions with many runners feeling the heat. New Marske Ladies won the team prize with Kay Neesam 2nd, Shelli Gordon 3rd and Kath Aspin 11th. Many of the juniors also ran in the race to Highcliffe and back. Well done to them.