BURNSALL Sports enjoyed one of the sunniest days in its 120 years - causing hydration issues for the record entry in both the ten mile road race and the classic fell race.

Drink stations at the village event were in high demand, and there was great competition for the athletes of all ages.

On the village green, children and adults took part in flat races, sack races, egg and spoon and wheelbarrow races at the same time as the 10 mile road race athletes toiled in the sun between Hebden, Grassington, Linton and Thorpe.

Mr Punch avoided Judy long enough to welcome back the first three runners in the 10 Mile to finish in less than one hour.

Fell runners in running club colours warmed up on the green before competing in England’s premier short fell race,where the winner climbed to the cairn on Burnsall Fell in 10 minutes and came back down to the village in five minutes.

Champion fell runner, Ted Mason from Appletreewick, despite being grounded and in a head brace following an accident on his mountain bike, provided commentary on the fell races.

Skipton Brass Band played all the afternoon, tombola prizes were won, children laughed through the intricacies of face painting, bouncy castle and pillow fight,

Prize giving in the early evening was introduced to the strains of the communal anthem of Jesus Shall Reign, and closed another excellent day for visitors and locals alike, said one of the organisers, James Maxfield.


Ladies fell race 1Kirsty Hall, Ribble Valley 20.05; 2 Claire Jones, Harrogate Harriers 20.50; 3 Claire Green, Pudsey & Bramley AC 21.07.

1st Vet 40: Kirsty Hall Ribble Valley 20.05; 2nd Vet 40 Helen Berry Holmfirth Harriers 21.53; 3rd Vet40 Helen Hodgkinson, Todmorden Harriers 26.29.

1st Vet50 Jean Powell , Wharfedale Harriers 23.09.

1st Vet60 Becky Weight, Bingley Harriers 24.20.

Classic fell race.

1 Robin Howin, Wharfedale Harriers 15.28; 2 Ian Holmes, Bingley Harriers 15.37; 3 Martin Howard, Calder Valley Fell Runners, 15.38; 4 Tom Millard, Wharfedale Harriers 15.40; 5 Michael Weeks Unatt. 17.01; 6 Andrew Jebb Bingley Harriers 17.12.

First to the top: Robin Howin 10.36; fastest descent: Robin Howin 4.92; 1st Vet 40 Andrew Jebb Bingley Harriers 17.12; 2nd Vet 40 Jonny Croston Calder Valley Fell Runners 18.08; 3rd Vet 40 David Middlemas Valley Striders18.27.

1st Vet 50: Ian Holmes Bingley Harriers15.37; 2nd Vet 50 Andy Peace Bingley Harriers17.17; 3rd Vet 50 Joe Blackett, Dark Peak FR 18.48. 1st Vet 60 David Griffin Helm Hill FR 20.58; 2nd Vet 60 Geoff Gough, Clayton Le Moors Harriers 22.02; 3rd Vet 60 John Ewart, Holmfirth Harriers 22.24.

1st Vet 70 Ken Robinson, Wharfedale Harriers 25.03.

Local fell race. 1ST Fred Bosomworth,Unatt. 18.04; 2nd Ken Robinson, Wharfedale Harriers 25.03;

3rd Thod Gibson, Unatt. 25.25.

10 mile road race.

1 Jack Cummings, Ilkley Harriers 56.27; 2 Jonathan Cleaver, Barlick Fell Runners 58.03; 3 Ben Chown Road Runners Club 58.55; 4 Lee Athersmith, Wharfedale Harriers 59.28; 5 Ali Burns , Wharfedale Harriers 1.00.24.

1st Vet 40 Dan Grundy, Trawden 1.04.58; 2nd Vet 40 Kim Brown, Ripon Runners 1.05.49; 3rd Vet 40 Ryan Barker, Halifax Harriers 1.08.50.

1st Vet 50 Andrew Meskimmon, Dewsbury Road Runners1.09.16; 2nd Vet 50 Martin Lofthouse Nidd Valley 1.09.35; 3rd Vet 50 Carl Heron Queensbury RR 1.10.20. 1st Vet 60 Paul Muller, Northern Masters AC 1.03.05; 2nd Vet 60 Mark Crabtree, Halifax Harriers 1.08.57; 3rd Vet 60 David Howard Trawden 1.19.03.

Ladies road race.

1 Sophie Martin, Wharfedale Harriers 1.05.57; 2 Sarah Cumber Halifax Harriers 1.06.48; 3 Helen Berry, Holmfirth Harriers 1.08.08.

1st Vet 40 Sarah Cumber, Halifax Harriers 1.06.48; 2nd Vet 40 Helen Berry Holmfirth Harriers 1.08.08; 3rd Vet 40 Sarah Flaherty, Bingley Harriers 1.14.46.

1st Vet 50 Jenny Hopkinson, Halifax Harriers1.20.31.

Ladies flat race.

1 Louise Williams; 2 EllaMae Gibson; 3 Debs Lester.

Ladies potato race: 1 EllaMae Gibson; 2 Rachel Rayner; 3Louise Williams.

Wheelbarrow race: 1 Sam Walker/Joshua Ling; 2 Marcus Blane/Corey Glover; 3Timmy Blane/James Blane.

Children’s races:

U5 girls: 1 Rosie Blane ; 2 Annie Binn; 3 Connie Walsh.

U5 boys: 1 Billy Croston; 2 Jack White; 3 Zac Knight.

Girls 5-7: 1 Lexie Scales; 2 Lily Blane; 3 Mia McGoldrick.

Boys 5-7: 1 Seb Chambers; 2 Evan Cullen; 3 Dylan Horne.

Girls 8-10: 1 Hermione Chapman; 2 Ellise Blane; 3 Lily Singleton.

Boys 8-10: 1 Bobby Blane; 2 Bromlie Blane; 3 Isaac Rhodes

Boys 11-13 1 Isaac Bunn; 2 Jacob Thorpe.

Girls 14-15:1 Rebecca Flaherry; 2 Angel Bentley; 3 Erin Bentley.

Boys 14-15: 1 George Walker; 2 Alex Flaherty; 3 Samuel Mantle

Egg and spoon:

Girls 5-7: 1 Daisy Blane; 2 Lexie Scales; 3 Emma Cunningham.

Boys 5-7: 1 Dylan Horn; 2 Harry Hemsley; 3 Zander Horn.

Girls 8-10:1 Nieve O’Hara; 2 Lexie Knight; 3 Lily Cowen.

Boys 8-10: 1 Bromlie Blane; 2 Albie Mannakee 3 Seb Mantle.


Girls 11-13: 1 Ruby Knight; 2 Gracie Marlow; 3 Kitty O’Hara

Sack race:

Boys: 11-13 1 Louie Marlow; 2 Jacob Thorpe; 3 Isaac Bunn.

Boys 14-15: 1 George Walker; 2 Samuel Mantle.

Junior fell races:

Boys U9:1 Thomas Jebb; 2 Charlie Headley; 3 Isaac Rhodes. U11: 1 Archie Patrick; 2 Sam Keighley; 3 Oliver Holder. U13: 1 Harvey Treitl; 2 Tom Davey; 3 Ned Gallagher Thompson.

U15: 1 George Chambers; 2 Jack Keighley. U19: 1 Harry Johnson;2 William Wright.

Girls U9: 1 Agnes Gallagher Thompson; 2 Mia McGoldrick; 3 Bea Elliot. U11:1 Ruby Cleaver; 2 Harriet Williams; 3 Isobel Jebb. U13:1 Charlotte Chambers; 2 Lily Singleton. U14:1 Fiona Waldren; 2 Erin Bentley; 3 Angel Bentley. U15:1 Amelie Lane; 2 Rebecca Flaherty; 3 Sukie Waldren.

Local U17:1 George Walker. Egg throwing: Isaac and Andrew Bunn