Bob Graham success for John Telfer

John and crew at the finish – photo: Steph

Congratulations to Club Secretary, John Telfer on his successful Bob Graham Round today. He’s pictured below with some of the motley crew that supported him, just after his return to Keswick Moot Hall approximately 23 hours and 20 minutes after leaving there on Friday night!
Another great NFR day on the fells! ” – Steph

Well done, John!

Windy Gyle Fell Race

104 runners competed this year’s WGFR in excellent conditions.

Andrew Robertshaw of Otley led from the first climb and his lead would have been greater apart from a few route choices. Just over the hour but will be no doubt back to try to get into the select sub hour club. Graham Simpson of Alnwick was second and fell running Newcomer Scott Ellis of North Shields Poly in third.

In the Women’s race, Emma Holt of Morpeth won with a top twenty finish , Katrina McDonald of Morpeth second and Third was Katherine Davis of North Shields Poly.

We raised over £420 for mountain rescue.

Only thing spoiling a good day was a primary watch failure, I have a back up which will give a complete timing.

Last year of the Barrowburn tearoom as well before Ian and Eunice retire.

Thanks to Poppy and Neil at Rowhope, Callum at Carlcroft and Ian and Eunice at Barrow burn.” – Phil


Alwinton 3 Tops

Looks like a good turnout at Alwinton. William Robson (NSP) wins the race, but John Butters only a few seconds behind – well done, John! 🙂

“… weather was bit grim with clag but wasn’t cold. Great organisation and they deserve a lot of recognition for the time and effort they put in.” – John

Results (amended)

Yetholm Hill Race

Mark Latham crosses the finish line – photo: John

It was a beautiful day with wall to wall sunshine, though a tad on the warm side for running.  As ever, Les and his team did an excellent job organising this enjoyable race in The Cheviot Hills.  8 grassy miles and 2,500 ft of climbing – all off road – make this race a pleasure to run.  There were 4 NFRs there.  Emma Bain was first lady.  I led the chaps home, followed by Mark Latham and Will Lawrence.   Saltwell were represented by Keith Wood and Jim Thompson amongst others.  Other local runners with whom it was good to catch up after the race included Adam Fletcher (Alnwick) and Keith Murray (Teviotdale).” – John Duff