Shepherds Skyline Fell Race
Round 4 of the Sale Harriers autumn/winter fell league saw 6 Harriers taking part in the Shepherds Skyline fell race organised by Todmorden Harriers. The race starts by the Shepherds' Rest pub with an easy climb which was very congested with 357 runners who then had a flatish run across mostly rocky paths over to Stoodley pike and then a fast descent to run a faster flat section before a boggy climb back up to return downhill to the Shepherds Rest.
The 6.25 mile race race was won by Ian Holmes of Bingley Harriers in 42'24. Steve McCarron was first for Sale in 21st place. Next was Pete Crawford followed very closely by Carl Barber. The vets race was a tussle between Tim Rainey and Jerry Smith-Jerry started the descent from Stoodley pike just ahead but had to stop to sort out his shoelace at the bottom of the next climb allowing Tim back in front . Jerry was left to chase back and caught Tim as he fell on the descent just before the finish!
The senior men and the veteran mens' leagues will be decided at the final race on December 11th at Mytholmroyd but the ladies' league winner is Lauren Davies who is 25 points clear of 2nd place and therefore cannot be beaten.
Shepherds Skyline results at http://www.todharriers.co.uk/shepherds_skyline/skylineres2011.htm
Images from Todmorden Harriers.
Posted 15/01/2012 12:56