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


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