This weekend saw Mark Pottinger racing the Three Peaks and Stefanie Hopkins leading the Lions home at the Bradford 10K.
The Three Peaks Fell Race
Familiar to most people as a walking challenge, the Three Peaks is also one of the oldest and most famous fell races in Britain. Imagine running a marathon not through city streets but over Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The first recorded traverse of the route was in 1887 when two teachers from Giggleswick School, near Settle, claimed to have completed it in 10 hours. The first race over the route was organised in 1954, with the winner Fred Bagley posting a time of 3:48. This year’s race, billed as The Marathon with Mountains, saw Lion Mark Pottinger finish in an almost identical time to that first winner.
Result: Mark Pottinger 3:49:31
This popular local charity fundraising race was postponed due to heavy snow earlier in the year. Organisers Epilepsy Action rescheduled the event for Sunday, when around 2,000 people took part. Starting and finishing in Centenary Park, the fast flat route took runners through the heart of the city centre. Stefanie Hopkins scored a new personal best and was first Lion to finish.
Results: Stefanie Hopkins 43:15, Paul Corns 46:51, Jan King 48:11, Bill Lee 60:59, Julie Goddard 63:52 and Peter Cawdron 67:45
Lincoln Sprint Triathlon
Tony Mott took on the Lincoln sprint triathlon, a 400m heated indoor pool swim, followed by a 23K bike ride and 5K run along the Fossdyke Canal. Tony finished in a new personal best time of 1:16:34.
Update - Anniversary Waltz and Teenager with Altitude Fell Races
Full results are now out for last week’s Anniversary Waltz and Teenager with Altitude Fell Races: Jonathan Collins 2:11:31, Mark Pottinger 2:12:04, Mark Pigford 2:27:45, Andrew Earnshaw 2:34:18, David Culpan 2:41:23, Jim Harris 2:43:42, Aileen Baldwin 2:51:15, Rikki Hammond 2:55:25, Leon Severn 2:56:00, Moira Alderson 2:58:38 and Steve Boyer 3:47:35 (Anniversary Waltz) and James Penson 4:21:01 (Teenager with Altitude).