The Hobble on Saturday was a bit windy & a bit cold, but that didn’t stop Kim Collison from winning in 4:04:31 – the fastest time since 2007, and 35 minutes faster than his time last year. A brilliant run, with Adam Perry just a couple of minutes behind him, & Ian Symington coming in 3rd. First woman home was Carol Morgan, in 5:10:35, with Josie Greenhalgh & Kate Jenkins in 2nd & 3rd. Full results are on the Keighley & Craven AC website here. The Runfurther leaderboard won’t appear until after the 2nd race, i.e. next week.
As ever, Brett and his team put on a great event. Clif Bars managed to get sponsorship goodies to us at very short notice, so every runner got a Clif Bar at registration, & there were boxes of them for some of the prizewinners as well. Thanks to David at Clif Bars for that! We got our sponsors’ flags up outside, & they got a bit of a battering from the wind, but all damage has been repaired & we’re ready to go for the Hardmoors 55 on Saturday.
Karen Nash has written a race report accompanied by a few photos, and here it is. I also took a few photos before my camera packed up, and for what they’re worth here they are. I only got a few at Widdop of some of the earlier runners, plus one of Derby Tup marshalling at Mankinholes. The sooner Nick Ham’s back to take proper photos the better – I’m hopeless at taking action photos. Nevertheless, I’ll be having another go on Saturday, this time with a borrowed camera. If anyone else has race reports and/or photos from any of the events please let me have them for the website, or send me a link to wherever else they’re posted. There are plenty of quality Sport Sunday photos of the Hobble here , and Mike Dobson-Hornett’s blog Hobble report is here.