Fell Championship 2024 – Event 6 – Dick Hudson’s – report and results

4th May 2024

Round 6 of the Fell Champs saw a trip to Ilkley and the prospect of running over Ilkley and Bingley Moor to touch a fence and run back. There was no set route, which meant the field split, at one point, choosing between a steep more direct route and a pathed steep (admittedly slightly less so!) route. We had 6 Striders completing the race. It was a good temperature for the first mid week, evening, race of the fell champs. It is a change of tac to be able to write a race report on a race, which I actually attended! I should also berate myself as I didn’t get a group photo!

Below are the official results.

Dick Hudson’s Results

Will took his second win of the year, which has jumped him up 3 places to 5th overall in the standings. Tom took his 2nd podium of the year, which jumped him 1 place up to 2nd overall, hot on the heals of Sean. Steve took his 3rd podium of the year and consolidates his 4th place overall. Craig, Paul and I had our first outing in the 2024 Fell Champs and for me and Paul this was also our first Fell race. It was a pretty tough introduction to fell running but the payoff of the views from the top and the downhill (semi in control!) running on the flag stones, made up for the brutal climb at the start! Craig enters the standings straight into the top 10.

The next event is Jack Bloor Fell Race on Thursday 14th May 2024

Report by James Rockall