|Winner Joe Symonds arriving on Ingleborough|
Skylarks were singing in the sunshine as we plodded up Ingleborough on Saturday for this years annual pilgrimage.
|5th man Andrew Fallas coming off Ingleborough|
|1st Lady Jasmin Paris takes the lead after 19 miles|
Normally we'd hang around on the summit until the
first ladies passed through but it was far too cold for that on Saturday. We jogged gently back down, all the while keeping our eyes open for the ladies. The classy Spanish runner, Oihana Kortazar Aranzeta of the Salomon International Racing Team had led the ladies race over the first two peaks and up onto Ingleborough but was passed on the final descent by a smiling Jasmin Paris of Carnethy Hill Runners who was clearly enjoying her first visit to Yorkshire for this race. She won in 3:33:04 with Oihana finishing 2nd in 3:36:29. Oihana was later taken to a local hospital with a suspected broken arm after a fall during the race. Let's hope she's soon recovered and back racing again.
|2nd lady - Oihana Kortazar Aranzeta - suspected broken arm...|
|Splosh! ...muddy conditions in Sulber Nick|
|Running towards the Finish, Penyghent in background....|