Sorry folks, I think I'd put this in the wrong forum ('Yorkshire Area Groups'), perhaps it was better in the 'Rides & Races'
Sadly, the event is tomorrow now
Still, one or two of you may fancy it, if only to watch
As suggested by me at the end of This thread
, how does anyone feel about having a go at taking on the Fell-Runners??
Saturday 19th November @ 14:00
(adjacent to) Dowley Gap Lock
Leeds & Liverpool Canal
'Fishermans Inn' (race HQ, & nearest 'sat-nav' marker)
'Entries On The Day' only
£5.00 - runners
£8.00 - cyclists (includes a 'BCF levy')
6 miles (not a lot really!!)
650 feet of ascent
(see the attached map, 'clockwise' around the loop)
http://www.bingleyharriers.co.uk/html/h ... ts/hvc.htm
Note the course record holder, who I guess a lot of you have heard of, & perhaps you may also know of the chap who finished 2nd in 2008??
2010 race review; http://www.mtbe.co.uk/post82478.html#82478
It's organised by (as the links suggest) 'Bingley Harriers', & 'Bradford RCC' - by their esteemed member; Mr John Rawnsley (yes!, the long time organiser of the 'Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross')
And, as someone said on the Bingley Harriers own forums.......
This has got to be the craziest race of the season.
Unless I was seeing things I saw a guy dressed as Spiderman on a cross bike with a broken saddle........
Pregnant ladies taking numbers at the finish and a start view covered in grass........
Only when tilting the head backwards could you see the way to go it was that steep!
A bit less muddy than last year in the start and finish fields, if my memory serves me right.
Nice to see so many supporters.
Nice to see that tree trunk as well....almost didn't!.....well placed marshall!!!!!
I especially enjoyed the spectator cheers as you cleared rocks at the campsite road on the way back....just before nearly breaking a leg in the gully just beyond.
Thanks to all the marshalls and the pub staff / landlord. 2 helpings of pie and peas and a pint reminded me why I'm not a good runner.
In 2010, I was = 63rd/146 @ 47:08
(Runners = 41st/106)
Now.. do I run or ride it this year (if I run, I want to beat 45:00 this year)
Are there any forumites who are in the vicinity who might be willing to also give it a go??? (be it on bike, or on foot??)
Come on guys, be brave!!!
2010 event photos here;
(you won't spot me in them though, as they missed me out!)
http://woodentops.org.uk/index.php?topi ... ycdw&title
http://woodentops.org.uk/index.php?topi ... cew&title=
Harriers vs. Cyclists, 2010&photographer=Eileen Woodhead
There's a chance that there'll be some big names there;
Alistair & Jonathon Brownlee are both 'Bingley Harriers', so may show up, dependant on their schedule??
As may Rob Jebb, he of 'Three Peaks' fame
Chris Young (ex-National Champion) is another one who indulges, as are the Thackray brothers (Richard & Robert, the ex GB cross-squad/Pace Reasearch team riders)
Richard A Thackeray
Featherstone Road Club
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