May 2, 2023

Great Hameldon Fell Race 30 April 2023

Mick Moorhouse reports:
Great Hameldon Fell Race: 9.6km/338m, Accrington nr Burnley.
The race was organized by Clayton-le-moors Harriers and the club was founded in 1922.
The club’s original name was Clayton Harriers. The club had great runners like Dr Ron Hill MBE, 1938-2021.
The race started on the coppice and the course was tracks, fields open boggy moorlands which headed towards Great Hameldon Trig.
A fast downhill section near the finish with a loop round the field.
The race was won by Ben Rothery who broke the course record by 19 seconds.
1st Ben Rothery Ilkley Harriers 35.53
1st Lady Emma Hopkinson Wharfedale Harries 45.22
59th Mick Moorhouse MACs, 1st 0/70 52.55
runners = 212.
Mick had another good run picking up a £10.00 voucher for age cat win.
Thanks to Clayton-le-moors harriers for a superb race.