Auld Lang Syne 31St Dec 2019

What a great turn out for one of the last races of 2019, 365 turned out for this years Auld Lang Syne Fell Race. The weather whilst a little cold was at least dry and the ground seemed to have had dried up somewhat since the Stoop Fell race. The cloud seemed to hang low on the tops as the trig turn point was shrouded in mist.

In a tussle to the finish line this years race saw a new winner, with Mark Buckingham of Holmfirth HArriers taking the honours in 40.31, closely followed by Michael Cayton of Ribble Valley Harriers in 40.44.

The ladies race also saw a new name on the trophy with Hatti Archer of Dark Peak Fell Runners winning in a record breaking time of 46.19, beating Nichola Jackson of Ribble Valley Harriers into 2nd place on 47.05.

Wharfedale Harriers claimed the mens team prize, whilst Ilkley claimed the ladies team prize.

Well done to Tom and Kevin for braving the elements

6th Tom Collinge 43:36

257th Kevin Murray 1:10:41