Ronnie Sherwood equalled Rob Pollards record, both having now run 13 out of the 15 times the race has been run. As the race started the mist came down and the drizzle made for interesting post race discussions on what footwear was best. Pro cyclist Catherine Williamson made a rare appearance to win the ladies race with Kay Neesam 3rd, Shelli Gordon 5th, Kath Aspin 6th and Jo Goldsmith 10th. Jo knocked 3 minutes off her previous best for the race. In the mens race Drew Graham was the winner, Andrew Oliver 39th and Ronnie Sherwood 90th, over 1 and half hours ahead of the final finisher. In the junior race New Marske fielded the only competitors, with good runs from Sam Garratt, Ben Bergstrand, Sarah McGough, Thomas Aspin & Rebecca Aspin. Next race is the Guisborough Grunt + on Tuesday 9th August from the Rugby Club.
Shelli Gordon accompanied by her daughter Isla is presented with the trophy by the Mayor of Guisborough, Councillor Mike Kilby
The Guisborough Four Seasons trophy is awarded to the male and female competitors who complete all the four Guisborough Fell Races in the NEHRA Summer and Winter Series with the shortest cumulative overall time. The races include, Guisborough Moors Races, Guisborough Grunt +, Guisborough Three Tops and the Guisborough Woods Race. Shelli Gordon was 1st in 304 minutes with Kath Aspin 2nd in 318 minutes.
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.