Race Report 28/07

Members’ enthusiasm and initiative knows no bounds, and two of them Fran Jeffery and Paul Chapman took on the challenge of the virtual 100 mile Montane Lakeland race, in their own locality, of course.  You were allowed to do it over a week, and Fran did hers over 6 days, whilst going to work each day at the same time (after walking the dog).  Day 1 saw her covering 13 miles, which was pretty much her daily average for the first 4 days, through Kirby Knowle, Boltby and Mount St John.  It was Kilburn Woods in day 2 joing some other members on a social run , followed by a flattish 13 miles locally on day 3.  Day 4 she was at Osmotherley reservoir, and for the 25 miles on day 5 she took in Black Hambleton and Lake Gormire.  She was again local for her final day and was delighted to finish with a doughnut and coffee at Greggs with Gavin who has supported her some of the time!  A total of 106 miles in 22 hours 41 minutes!

Paul Chapman had a different approach, deciding to cover the Cleveland Way, Filey to Helmsley, 109 miles, over 3 days.  Little did he know that it included two sections of beach and a dog leg out and back up Roseberry Topping!  Monday was Filey to Staithes, 44 miles, Tuesday Staithes ot Clay Bank, 33 miles, and Clay Bank to Osmotherly, 32 miles – and then home to bed!  He had taken 31 hours 30 minutes.  Many congratulations to both.

This was Paul’s second 100 mile in a week effort.  During lockdown, he completed at least a half marathon every day for a week!

Fran Jeffery at Osmotherley Reservoir during her virtual Montane Lakeland 100 mile challenge

Fran Jeffery at Osmotherley Reservoir during her virtual Montane Lakeland 100 mile challenge

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