> Results: Alwinton Fell Race 2007

9th June 2007 - 14m/2500'

Pos. Race No. Name Club Category Time Category
    01 74 Will Horsley NFR SM 1:50:14 1st SM
    02 69 Garry Owens NFR MV50 1:50:22 1st MV50
    03 78 Colin Hutt Carnethy MV40 2:01:51 1st MV40
    04 79 John Dallinson NFR MV55 2:05:09 1st MV 55
    05 68 Paul Appleby NFR MV40 2:07:44 2nd MV40
    06 76 Steven Walker NFR MV40 2:09:01 3rd MV40
    07 81 Glen McWilliams NFR MV40 2:11:13  
    08 67 Peter Reed NFR MV55 2:12:34 2ndMV55
    09 71 Bernard Kivlehan NFR MV40 2:14:22  
    10 73 Brian Robson UA MV40 2:15:59  
    11 77 Peter Hayle NFR MV40 2:19:49  
    12 72 Ray Gray NFR MV60 2:29:29  
    13 82 James Tomlin Morpeth MV55 2:30:55 3rdMV55
    14 80 Sally Welsh NFR LV40 2:39:42 1st LV40
    15 65 Andrea Mitchel Morpeth LV50 2:49:04 1st LV50
    16 63 Angela Silmon UA SL 2:58:08 1st SL
    17 64 Mark Silmon UA MV40 2:58:08  
      Peter Whewell       Retired
      John Telfer       Retired
      Iain Povey       Retired

Race Organiser’s Report

With good conditions underfoot all runners enjoyed a fine day out in the hills.
Will Horsley pipped Garry Owens at the post by the narrowest of margins to win.  Garry had once again used his local knowledge to close the gap on Will as he veered up the wrong track to Kidlandlee. Colin Hutt visiting from Carnethy, and new to the area, was third man. He was impressed by the area and the race and vowed to return with the family next year.
Sally Welsh, returning to the fells after a long lay off, was first lady to finish. The first thing to notice about the results this year is the lack of runners. This was probably due to a clash of events with the Beacon Hill Fell race on Thursday and this years Blaydon Race taking place on the same day. This together with a new fell race based on Hadrian’s Wall, probably led to the fall in entries.  Next year will be different; the Blaydon Race will not directly conflict. But there is another possibility, and that is the course.  For next year’s race I would like to extend the race around Wether Cairn to include more fell and less forest track. It will mean a longer course, an earlier start, 11: 00 a.m. and a slightly later finish. Any comments are welcome.

Keith Cooper

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