On a scorching hot summer’s day 89 seniors and 129 juniors took part in this year’s Cracoe Fell Race last Sunday. The race has a deceptively gentle start through fields with a trailer and wall to climb over, then the going becomes rough with ditches and tussocks to negotiate followed by a final short steep climb to the pinnacle, before returning to the start. All in 2.6 miles.
After racing in the FRA English Championships the day before, Calder’s James Logue won 1st V50 and 10th overall in 24:41. CVFR club captain, Shaun Godsman was 4th in 23:10 behind winner, Simon Bailey (Mercia), Ted Mason (Wharfdale) and Brian Pennington (Howgills).
Calder’s Harry Cliff got an excellent win in the highly competitive u12’s race beating Harry Carter of Ilkley by just 2 seconds. Leo Hackett also did well coming 12th. Harry’s sister, Lottie came 4th in the u9 girls race. James’s son, Euan was 8th in the u17 race.