Fell Club Championship 2024 – Event 7 – Jack Bloor Fell Race – report and results

16th May 2024

Round 7 of the Fell Champs saw a successive trip to Ilkley Moor, this time to take on the Jack Bloor Fell Race, a category BS fell race with 350m of climbing across circa 8.5km of running.  As with Dick Hudsons 6 Striders stepped up to the challenge.

Below are the official results.

Jack Bloor Fell Race Results

Philip continued his impressive form again claiming top spot (his third on the trot), followed by Steve Ellmore with another second place position. Halfway through championship calendar and its looking like a battle between these two for top spot.  Guy Marshall was able to claim the third podium place and his first podium finish of the season.  While Matt Basterfield entered the fray with his first fell race of the championship taking us up to 21 Men who have completed at least one race this year.  The night also saw a return to action for Sean Brennan, who after ticking off the
first four races of the season, missed the last couple of races.  However, completing this race, along with his wildcard entry, Sean is our first qualifier to this year’s champs with 6 races. 

Sue Morley was the sole lady flying the flag for Striders at this event, claiming a 1st place position to go with her 2nd place position at the Hooded Horse a few weeks prior.  Come on Striders, you know you want to give fell racing a try!

We now have a couple of weeks break before the fell champs returns for the Pen-Y-Ghent fell race on June 1st.

Report by Daniel Molesworth