Fell Update October 2013
2012 Fell Champion
I finally managed to present the Club Fell Runner of the Year Trophy to Anthony Harnett after the 3 Tops race this week. Since winning the trophy myself in 2011 I have barely run due to a number of injuries too tedious to list and now it seems that Anthony has suffered a similar fate as he is struggling with injury too. I hope that winning it isn’t a curse! There wasn’t a competition in place during 2012 like there is now but looking through the results Anthony was a consistent performer and has been for several years, not just in his age category but outright with several top 10 places in local races. I have had a lot of good battles with him myself and when both fit he normally gets the better of me, my only chance normally being if there are some risky descents where my recklessness makes up for my lack of ability. Well done Anthony hope you are back running soon.
Anthony on the left receiving the club fell trophy from me
The men came 4th and 12th in the team competition in the 3 Tops race with the women in 6th. Top individual performer was Bryan Saysell once again in 21st position despite going off course. He was closely followed by Stef McLoughline in 28th and John Serginson in 31st and I finally managed to get round a race myself for the first time in 8 months to make up the 4th counter in 39th. Top lady was Caroline Graham in 99th.
Bryan (staying on course this time) was 8th in the Saltergate – Levisham race the Sunday before with Julian Barwick in 26th and William Gayter in 62nd and Sharon Gayter in 63rd being the only other NYMAC runners to make the journey.
Fell Championship Latest
With the 3 Tops result now added the top 10 now looks like this with just Clay Bank West and Eskdale Eureka to go, despite his route finding issues Bryan Saysell is mounting a late surge to snatch victory. If he can get a top 3 in his age cat in one of the remaining two races he should do it unless Sharon can improve her score. It will be a point either way I think.
- Sharon Gayter 112 (from 6 races)
- Brian Saysell 110 (from 6 races)
- Di Jobson 107 (from 6 races)
- Georgie Hill 99 (from 6 races)
- Mark Edwards 99 (from 6 races)
- Eddie Meehan 91 (from 5 races)
- Nick Simmons 85 (from 6 races)
- Caroline Graham 77 (from 5 races)
- Julian Barwick 72 (from 4 races)
- William Gayter 55 (from 4 races)
Remember it’s calculated on performances in age category, 20 for a win, 19 for second and so on and it’s your best 6 results to count.