Addisons return to dominate Pinhaw Fell race

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The Addison family, formerly of Colne but now living in Kendal and running for Helm Hill AC, made their annual visit to Earby and dominated the 31st running of the Pinhaw Fell race.

Tom Addison dominated the race from the start and finished two minutes 30 seconds ahead of Clayton’s Andrew Stubbs.

Andrew was also the first vet (V40).

Unattached James Craig was third with 2010 Grand Prix champion Gary Shaw in fifth position.

The second Addison brother, 18 year old Jos, came a close sixth.

In the ladies section, Accrington’s Tara Krzywicki (LV35) followed her second place at Hameldon with a convincing win.

Jayne Butterworth (LV45), Skipton, was second over two minutes behind Tara, but both ladies are well ahead of the field after only two races.

Trawden’s Molly Ralphson, the 2010 champion, finished a close third in her first appearance this season.

On a dry, sunny and warm evening, three records were broken.

Barnoldswick’s own Roger Brewster sliced nine seconds off Ted Orrell’s V55 time which had stood since 1994.

However Ted’s disappointment at losing his V55 record was short lived as he took a full minute off the V70 record - a time he had set himself in last year’s race.

Jennifer Adams, Northern Vets, reduced the LV60 time by almost two minutes.

The remaining leading male vets included Ian Greenwood V45, Kieron Horrigan V50 Peter Booth V60.

Irene Roche (LV50) Jean Rawlinson (LV55) were the other leading lady vets.

Sarah Toms (Burnley) was the first lady under 20.