- Sunday 11th Dec 2022.
- Start 11AM; registration from 10am
- Bollihope Quarry car park.
It was a pleasure to see 42 runners set off for the first running of this race. It was even more of a pleasure to see all of them finish and stand around smiling and chatting about the many route choices that this race gives.
Huge congratulations to our winners and new course record holders, Meghan McCarthy, DFR (1:11:45) and Chris Alborough, soon to be DFR (52:37). The ladies race was particularly close with Marie Louise Ridley with an impressive run to be first V50, just 20 seconds behind Meghan.
Swaledale put out a strong team and, had I got around to sorting out a team prize, would have won it by one point from DFR. I will arrange a couple of boxes of ale for Swaledale when I next see them.
It’s worth pointing out that Chris Alborough has come from a road running background and now has an impressive 2 wins out of 2 starts in his fell running career following a win at Cronkley Fell Race earlier this year. I am left wondering how good he will be when he buys himself a pair of fell running shoes!
I hope everyone had a great race, if there are any comments on how I can improve things for next year please let me know. Hopefully see you all on Sunday 11th December 2022.
Write up from our friends at Elvet Striders.
Bollihope Carrs - 11 Dec 2021 Results
|Position||Gender position||Age cat position||Name||Club||Time||Category|
|2||2||1||Tim Grimwood||Swaledale Runners||54:51||M40|
|3||3||2||Hamish Carrick||Bedale and Aiskew||54:59||MSEN|
|4||4||3||Will Carter||Dark Peak Fell Runners||55:09||MSEN|
|5||5||4||Joseph Addison||Hunwick Harriers||56:54||MSEN|
|6||6||2||Roger Sillito||Northumberland Fell Runners||57:09||M40|
|7||7||5||Martin Wilson||Durham Fell Runners||57:33||MSEN|
|8||8||6||Arthur Raffle||Altrincham & District Athletic Club||58:22||MSEN|
|9||9||7||Shawn Mills||Swaledale Runners||58:53||MSEN|
|10||10||3||Ian Hutchinson||Derwentside A.C||59:04||M40|
|11||11||4||Matt Walker||Durham Fell Runners||59:14||M40|
|12||12||1||Graham Pearson||Derwent Valley Trail Runners||59:36||M50|
|13||13||5||Paul Hodgson||Durham Fell Runners||01:00:30||M40|
|14||14||6||Richard Veitch||Esk Valley Fell Club||01:00:36||M40|
|15||15||1||Graham Bradshaw||Hunwick Harriers||01:03:11||M60|
|16||16||7||Andrew Stimson||Durham Fell Runners||01:06:03||M40|
|17||17||2||Neil Bowmer||Swaledale Runners||01:07:45||M50|
|18||18||3||Michael Keavney||Swaledale Runners||01:08:00||M50|
|19||19||8||Daniel Alexander||Kirkby Milers AC||01:08:10||M40|
|20||20||9||David Gibson||Esk Valley Fell Club||01:09:03||M40|
|21||1||1||Meghan McCarthy||Durham Fell Runners||01:11:45||WSEN|
|22||21||8||Max Wilkinson||Durham Fell Runners||01:11:58||MSEN|
|23||2||1||Marie-Louise Ridley||Durham Fell Runners||01:12:05||W50|
|24||22||4||Marc Davies||Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers||01:12:08||M50|
|25||23||10||Tony Taylor||Swaledale Runners||01:12:57||M40|
|26||24||11||Simon Hewitt||Swaledale Runners||01:13:20||M40|
|27||3||2||Ros Blackmore||Swaledale Runners||01:13:36||W50|
|28||25||5||Gavin Coventry||Esk Valley Fell Club||01:13:40||M50|
|30||27||2||Nigel Heppell||Elvet Striders||01:23:00||M60|
|31||28||13||Jim Coldwell||Swaledale Runners||01:23:26||M40|
|32||4||3||Denise Tunstall||Durham Fell Runners||01:24:24||W50|
|33||29||3||Eddie Peat||Durham Fell Runners||01:28:29||M60|
|34||30||6||Dougie Nisbet||Durham Fell Runners||01:33:06||M50|
|35||31||4||Mark Latham||Northumberland Fell Runners||01:34:02||M60|
|36||32||14||Russ Kelly||Redcar Running Club||01:37:30||M40|
|37||5||4||Ronni Kirkham||Esk Valley Fell Club||01:37:36||W50|
|38||6||5||Lisa Taylor||Blackhill Bounders||01:37:45||W50|
|39||33||7||Jason Taylor||Blackhill Bounders||01:37:45||M50|
|40||34||15||Drew Savage||Chorlton Runners||01:38:19||M40|
|41||7||1||Catherine Elliott||Chorlton Runners||01:38:19||W40|
|99||99||99||Ian Oldham||Swaledale Runners||dnf||M40|
Bollihope Carrs is a new medium length (BM) fell race, 11km 380m+. Start time 11am, registration from 10am.
The start is from Bollihope Quarry car park, 3km South West of Frosterley in Weardale, Co. Durham.
The races starts west along the river before climbing up rough ground to the summit of Bollihope Carrs, then descending East to the summit of Catterick before a quick descent back to the start.
Full FRA Kit is required. Map (provided), compass, whistle, hat, gloves, waterproof jacket with hood and taped seams, waterproof trousers with taped seams.
No GPS for navigation. In poor conditions map and compass will be required to follow the route safely.