Cass ‘Laps’ up the plaudits

An action packed weekend of sterling performances by Calder Valley members. A combination of wins, course records and podium finishes.

Cass Chisholm put in a sensational performance at The Lap Trail Race smashing the female course record by nearly an hour and finishing 6th overall in a time of 9 hours and 3 minutes. The 47 mile Trail Ultra Marathon goes round the beautiful surroundings of Lake Windermere in the Lake District and has an ascent of around 2500m. This fantastic run saw Cass take a healthy lead of over 55 minutes on the second female home Helen Pike. 142 runners completed the race.

In her own words Cass said “The Lap was a fantastic race, well organised and a rewarding route, with amazing views the whole way round. It was great to be able to actually race and I gave it everything I had. Looking forward to celebrating with good friends, good food and a beer this evening!”

Clare Hanson going strong

On Sunday on the wind swept but sunny moors the very popular annual Yorkshireman Full and Half marathon set off from Haworth. All credit to the organisers in these COVID times in making this happen having staggered starts for all the runners. In the Full Yorkshireman solo category there were 87 runner and Calder Valley had the following finishers: Claire Hanson finished 3rd woman in 30th overall in 4 hours 20 minutes, Stella Chrisanthou 34th and 3rd vet 40 in a time of  4 hours 57 minutes, Linda Cooper 51st in a time of 5 hours 23 minutes, Harley Beecroft 71st in 6 hours 13 minutes.

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