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Burbage Skyline on Tuesday 12th May 2015

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Having no plans to move to Kendal (unlike the two previous ROs), our former Chairman accepted my offer of organising this classic early season race way back at 2014's AGM. And what a great race it is, right on our stomping ground too - although not without some issues, such as the rather cluttered start, which is why I decided to place a race limit of 400 on things, being what I expect is about capacity for the course. This, and rather fresh and windy weather, may have deterred a few souls, and our brilliant registration (and results) team of John D, Ralph, Kris, Roy S, Les and Pete counted in 288 runners in the end.
This at least enabled a swift start, right on cue at 7:30, which was a good thing as is wasn't long before the Burbage valley's latest addition, a small number of highland cattle, descended on to the start line (it turns out that they would have arrived earlier were it not for Bob Berzin's shooing!) The cattle had been my big worry. Nicky had assured me that highland cattle were docile, lazy and easily moved – but there is no getting away from the fact that they have very large horns, and I have to admit that after last year's mauling at Tiger's Todger, this was foremost in my mind. As such, I had tasked Willy as roving cowboy as well as John Brownell and Richard Hunt as extra marshals and cattle spotters. Shortly before kick off a there were two sightings – a herd at Burbage South quarry – that ultimately descended on the start line - and a second herd somewhere near to Owler Tor.
Fortunately for runners the race was 100% free of bovine interruptions, and in all we just had 5 retirements, all from minor injuries I believe, including our own Kirsty, and I wish all a speedy recovery. The men's race was won by Tommy Horton of SHUOC in a fantastic time of 37:13. In fact the first 21 places were won by male Seniors, before Dark Peak's Simon Dixon came in as first vet in 43:48. I am delighted that Helen Elmore won the ladies' race, something she is very used to doing – and Dark Peak won both first team categories. I received some complements on this year's prizes – fruit, cakes and other goodies from Seven Hills Bakery, but I must confess to being in a bit of a tiz at the prize giving and it is just possible that I may have missed out a category or two (if so – apologies, an honest mistake, please try again next year!)
I have to say a huge thanks to all of the fantastic marshals: Simon, Mike, Sarah, Charlie, Rich B, Lynn, Andy B, Mick, Julie, Will D, Phil C, Ian, George and John W; sweeps Dave Taylor and Simon (again); and time-keeper and finish line organiser (and all-round wise-man) Richard Hakes and his team including Jim, John G, Tom, and Bob (as well as a number of marshals doing their second job of the evening); plus all those who offered and gave help on the night including Kevin, Carl and Tim (and others too). I also want to thank Roy Gibson, Dark Peak second-claimer and now Kendal resident who has been guiding me through the RO process right through the year. I'm delighted that you got to turn up and have a race this time Roy! I think most of you got a well-deserved Rescue Ale – and thanks to Ian W for sorting these.
As always, thanks to the Fox House for accommodating us – even putting out jugs of water as they knew bar queues would be long. Huge thanks too to Matt and the team at Edale MRT and thanks too to Sheffield City Council and Natural England for permissions and our interesting cattle discussions!
Any comments / feedback gratefully received.

Until next time, Paul Fauset

288 starters
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PosNameTimeClubCatComment
141Allan Little00:54:29Sheffield TriM 
142Andy Wiltshire00:54:32U/AM 
143Peter Gorvett00:54:35Dark PeakMV65 
144Richard Bouglas00:54:37Buxton ACM 
145Arron Jackson00:54:51Worksop HarriersMV40 
146Kevin Rowles00:55:00Killamarsh KestrelsMV50 
147Chris Horsfall00:55:05Handsworth RoadhogsMV60 
148Andrew Kirby00:55:06U/AM 
149David Askew00:55:07Shelton StridersM 
150Julia Nolan00:55:12Dark PeakWV45 
151Darren Webb00:55:13Dark PeakMV45 
152Kevin Rhone00:55:31Porter Valley PloddersM 
153John Rawlinson00:55:33Steel City StridersMV40 
154Richard Corker00:55:35North Derbyshire RCMV50 
155Howard Winbow00:55:37Ashbourne RCMV50 
156Kenny Turner00:55:43Dark PeakMV50 
157Nick Vernon00:55:47Huncote HarriersMV40 
158Chris Sheldon00:55:51U/AMV40 
159Ian Brooks00:55:56U/AMV50 
160Wayne Forster00:55:58Steel City StridersM 

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