Cop Hill Fell Race

06th November 2011
Over 160 runners took advantage of a surprisingly warm November morning at the Cop Hill Fell Race from Meltham. Despite the unseasonably warm weather, there was still plenty mud about to keep the diehards happy.

Runners at the start of the Cop Hill Fell Race

Crossing Cop Hill on lap one

Off Cop Hill and into the mud

Local David Watson (Holmfirth) repeated his win of 2007. Finishing in 38:23, Watson had over a minute to spare on Otley AC’s Liam Dunne (39:34), with Paul Stevenson (Pudsey & Bramley) just behind in third (39:45).

Race Winners: David Watson (Holmfirth) & Katie Walshaw (Holmfirth)

In the Ladies race, Katie Walshaw (Holmfirth), despite having raced the previous day at the English Cross Country Relays in Mansfield, easily repeated her win of 2010. Helen Berry (Holmfirth), also another who race at Mansfield took second, with Pippa Wilkye (Dark Peak Fell Runners) in third.

Second Place: Liam Dunne (Otley AC) & Helen Berry (Holmfirth)

Third Place: Paul Stevenson (Pudsey & Bramley) & Pippa Wilkye (Dark Peak Fell Runners)

Some found November warmer than others & Blood, Sweat & plenty of Mud - a typical Cop Hill Race

Entries are now open for Meltham AC’s next race, the Meltham 10K on January 29th 2012. Runners should note the race is pre-entry only this time. Enter online now at the UK Forms web site

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