Otley Chevin Fell Race 2015

The HPH Fell Championship got started on Wednesday night with a trip over to Otley.  25 HPH-ers had a go at this years event- a 4.5km sprint from the bottom of the Chevin…to the top…and back down again.

It’s a steep 210m climb to the top, with some brilliant views once you get up there- and the dry weather was perfect for a bit of fast decending, and a sprint into the finish.

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Another great HPH turnout for a local event and a record turnout for a Fell Championship race.  Some excellent individual performances as well, with Chris Mann breaking Stans HPH course record by 7 seconds (new record 19:51).  Rachel Bourne was 3rd lady overall with a time of 22:25.  Only one casualty- with Ken Fox pulling up just before the top of the Chevin with leg issues…hopefully he’ll be back racing soon.

HPH results below:

Pos     Name     Category     Club     Time
1     Jack Wood     M     Ilkley H     00:17:41
14     Chris Mann     M     Hyde Park H     00:19:51
16     Anthony Aimon     M     Hyde Park H     00:19:59
31     Thomas Eales     M     Hyde Park H     00:21:15
38     Colin Tranter     M     Hyde Park H     00:21:38
44     Scott Watson     M     Hyde Park H     00:21:51
46     James Sheldon     M     Hyde Park H     00:21:54
52     Scott Henderson     M     Hyde Park H     00:22:03
57     Rachel Bourne     F     Hyde Park H     00:22:25
62     James Booth     M     Hyde Park H     00:22:43
65     Tom Martin     M     Hyde Park H     00:22:57
88     Jonathon Mason     M     Hyde Park H     00:25:08
89     Rebecca Roger     F     Hyde Park H     00:25:14
102     Robin Culshaw     F     Hyde Park H     00:26:08
108     Daniel Waas     M     Hyde Park H     00:26:48
109     Chris Jones     M55     Hyde Park H     00:27:01
111     David Womersley     M60     Hyde Park H     00:27:19
112     Charlie Jackett     M     Hyde Park H     00:27:20
121     Richard Pullan     M55     Hyde Park H     00:28:49
129     Tom Mason     M     Hyde Park H     00:30:32
130     Vicky Houghton     F     Hyde Park H     00:31:18
131     Clare Evans     F     Hyde Park H     00:31:20
132     Katherine Ley     F     Hyde Park H     00:31:58
137     Kate Thorpe     F35     Hyde Park H     00:34:39
140     Matthew Gray     M     Hyde Park H     00:35:14

Full results here: http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/results.php?id=2853

Some excellent photos on the Woodentops website: https://plus.google.com/photos/110439573756197443848/albums/6156517975558063953?banner=pwa

Photo c/o Rebecca Rogers

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