The second running of this increasingly popular local race saw nine Clayton Harriers tackle the Sabden 6 mile trail race. The undulating course takes in a decent mixture of gravel tracks, tarmac roads and grassy trails with several styles and gates to overcome – not to mention a ridiculously steep ascent up the side of Churn Clough Reservoir between the 4th/5th miles!!
Newly appointed road & trail captain Tom Brewster claimed the “Cannonball Mile” prize – leading the field to the first mile!
Just a shame this was followed by taking a tumble at the first sign of rough terrain to drop back to 5th overall with new addition Nick Gaskell hot on his heels in 7th. The race saw superb efforts from Dave Motley, Garry Wilkinson and Richard Briscoe, all still sporting aching legs from the epic Ben Nevis mountain race a week before. Also present and on form were Laura Hesketh, Mark Taylor, Ron Chappell (Claiming MV65 prize), Bob Hirst and Karin Goss (claiming FV65 prize)
Full Results can be found by following the link HERE
Thanks to Mens Road & Trail Captain Tom Brewster for this write up of the race.