Brough Law Fell race, 10th March 2019
145 hardy souls competed in the 2019 Brough Law fell race in the beautiful Breamish Valley. The weather forecast leading up to the race looked dreadful with wind, sleet and freezing temperatures. Fortunately the bad weather skipped the event, almost! Great to see so many familiar faces as well as first timers. This was a Northumberland fell runners, North East Counties and North East Masters championship race so it was highly competitive.
Callum Hanson from Pudsey & Bramley won in a fast time of 37:08 closely followed by Matthew Briggs of Morpeth Harriers. Will Robson of North Shields Poly was third. In the ladies race, Robyn Bennett of Morpeth Harriers was first in 44:40, Molly Pace of Jesmond joggers was second and Fiona Brannen of Elvet Striders was third. First Mv40 was Roger Sillito of NFR, Mv50 was Lee Bennett of NFR, Mv60 was Les Turnbull of Norham, Mv70 was Steve Clough of Norham. Ladies vets winners were Wv40 Dawn Metcalfe of Derwent Valley, Wv50 Katherine Davis of NFR, Wv60 Bridget Peberdy of Alnwick.
Many thanks to Jane and Michael Briggs for their amazing support in preparation, registration and results. Also to Ross Wilson for his help and permission to use the course and to the Northumberland National Park. Approximately £450 was raised which will be donated to Northumberland Mountain rescue and the Northern English Springer Spaniel rescue charity.
Hope to see you again next year.