Farmer Ted leads Wharfedale clean sweep

Craven Herald: Ted Mason leads the way at Hawkswick Ted Mason leads the way at Hawkswick

Wharfedale Harriers senior men scored a triumphant triple whammy at this weekend’s Hawkswick Dash.

In humid conditions, and on a course described as “greasy underfoot,” Ted Mason led the field of 78 senior runners in this frantic race. Second and third home were fellow Wharfedale Harriers Jack Smith and Jonny Bradshaw.

It was also Wharfedale Harriers Ladies one-two as Emma Hopkinson and Kirsty Hall were first and second lady respectively followed in third place by Nina Walkinshaw of CFR.

In the under-17race, over the same course as the seniors, Wharfedale Harriers again showed their prowess, as first and second home were Thomas Nelson and Harry Muir respectively.

Demonstrating his fine running pedigree, Nelson took a mere 61 seconds more than senior winner, Mason, to complete the course. Third place was taken by Billy Starling of Mercia Runners, who had travelled all the way from the Midlands. Ilkley Harriers Lucy Haines was first girl home while Wharfedale Harriers Ellie Lambert was second and Jemima Elgood of Ilkley Harriers was in third place.

Hyndburn’s Joshua Boyle was first under-14 boy home followed by Ilkley’s Euan Brennan second and Wharfedale’s Robbie Johnston third. Clayton–le-Moors Briony Holt was first under-14 girl home followed by Mia Walsh and Imogen Burrow of Helm Hill Runners.

In the under-12 race it was a family affair as Ambleside twins, James and Harry Bowen were first and second respectively. Third boy home was Keighley and Craven’s Louis Hudson.

The first and third girls were Keighley’s Lilli Carr and Beth Roberts with Wharfedale’s Charlotte Barrett sandwiched between them in second place.

The under-nine race was won by Luke Forshaw with Settle Harriers Douglas Seggar-Staveley in second and Stanley Allan in third place.

The first girl was Wharfedale Harriers Helena Roberts with Beau Walkingshaw of Eden Runners in second place and Hattie Bishop third.

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