Tom Cornthwaite wins Weets Fell Race

WINNER: Tom Cornthwaite
WINNER: Tom Cornthwaite

Tom Cornthwaite won the Weets Fell Race on Saturday, setting a new record.

Good conditions underfoot saw a faster race than usual with Cornthwaite cruising to an easy win and a new course record - indeed, the first three finishers beat the previous record.

The other two in the first three were previous winners Mark McGoldrick and Sam Watson of Wharfedale Harriers.

The race and conditions also suited Paul Stevenson of Pudsey & Bramley who, as a V50, finished first overall Vet and fifth overall in the race - an amazing performance.

In the ladies race, last year’s Pendle and Burnley Grand Prix champion, Amy Green, had an easy win, with the second fastest ladies time on this course.

She was followed home by Claire Cooper of Keighley.