Starting at Baildon Cricket and Rugby club this half marathon takes you through Esholt (it was here I caught a glimpse of Jonnie Brownlee as I went past him), into the water works and out along a woodland path before heading back onto the canal and into Saltaire, after what seemed an eternity we swung a right over a foot bridge crossing the river Aire and on to the 2nd drinks station. At 8 miles things started to get serious as we negotiated a steep muddy climb back up to the top of the moor and onto the 3rd water station, we then took a left along some boggy paths. At 11 miles we came across the sandy gallops of Harvey Smith fame, down a gravel track leading us back the main road, from here we had our last short climb followed by a short 60 metre sprint finish. The hardest climb of all for was trying to get out of the shower block, a 3 foot high tiled wall and no steps.
All 7 of us had great runs and luckily for us the rain stayed away.
21st Emmot Parr-Gallagher 1:34:39
30th Carl Heron 1:37:01
32nd Mick Coe 1:37:31
46th Simon Brady 1:40:29
123rd Neil Windle (me) 1:52:56
151st Peter May 1:56:25
156th Stacey Cleal 1:57:04
226th Joanna Lockwood TBC (sorry Joanne)