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Withins Skyline Fell Race

Sun 7 Oct 2018, Haworth

The conditions for the 27th running of the Withins Skyline fell race were very good. There

was a fresh westerly wind and as a result, many runners added an extra layer, but there was plenty of sunshine and excellent visibility. The race, from Penistone Country Park above Haworth, is over 6.2 miles with 820 feet of climbing, and is now organised by Wharfedale Harriers. They took over the series of races from the park, including this one, this year from the long serving Dave & Eileen Woodhead. Numbers were down but also Sunday saw the very popular Hodgson Brothers relay take place in the Lake District, centred on Glenridding. Colin Shuttleworth was 1st vet 60 (55th overall) in 51.39, and Alan Martin was 99th in 56.42, with 248 finishers. Race winner was Callum Davidson of Ribble Valley Harriers in 41.51, and the ladies’ course record fell by over a minute to 45.44 to Nichola Jackson, also Ribble Valley.

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