Lyke Wake Challenge Archive

 

13 July 2019

Another great event this year – biggest ever turnout ! As always, we must say many thanks to the amazing QRC members and other friends who marshalled on the day – we couldn’t do it without the 35 or so of you. Yet again, the facebook group has been full of praise for the amazing marshals and superb organisation of the event. From the 175 entries, 20 advised they would not make the start and another 8 didn’t turn up at the start line.   Of the 147 starters we had 13 entrants retire along the way, leaving 134 finishers, the last two beating the cut off by approx 40 seconds !. Full results were produced by April Corbett – as were the finish photographs. The four award winners however were :- First Finisher (Male) and first overall –  Andrew Beane (6:54) First Finisher (Female) –  Shelly Oyston (8:10) Fastest Finisher (Female) – Nikki Carr (7:03) Fastest Finisher (Male) –  Jamie Hauxwell (5:34) The 2nd fastest ever Challenge time. July 11 2020 might be worth noting in your diary !

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2018 Archive
December 2018

I am more than pleased to confirm that from the 2018 event donations of £1000 were made to both Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team and Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team.. (This means that since QRC took on the event, we have donated almost £3000 to each rescue team plus £500 to Ravenscar Village Hall and amounts to other charities, totalling over £8,000) !

15 July 2018

A warm one this year ! As always, many many thanks to the amazing QRC members who marshalled on the day, plus the other friends drafted in to help out – we simply could not do it without their commitment and dedication to looking after the runners. Yet again, the facebook group has simply been one thank you after another for the amazing marshals and organisation of the event. From the 137 entries, only 103 made the start line !  Not sure if the heat put them off – or if injuries took hold. Of the 103, we only had 7 retirements. Full results were mailed out and are on the Facebook group pages thanks to April Corbett’s hard work. The four award winners however were :- First Finisher (Female) and first overall – Nikki Carr (7:40) First Finisher (Male) – Jonny Milner (8:40) Fastest Finisher (Female) – Nikki Carr (7:40) Fastest Finisher (Male) – Jayson Cavill (5:54) 2nd fastest ever Challenge time.

 

2017 Archive
11 July 2017

Another fabulous event put on by the Quakers Running Club – especially Anthony Corbett and Roy Macdougall ! Weather was near perfect, which helped. Many many thanks to the amazing almost 40 QRC members who marshalled on the day – we simply could not do it without their commitment and dedication to looking after the runners. Speaking of which, the facebook group has simply been one thank you after another for the amazing marshals and organisation of the event. From the 150 entries, only 112 made the start line ! Not sure if the bogs put them off – or the training was too much and the injuries took hold. Of the 112, we only had 4 retirements, all at the Lion Inn (Is that suspicious – pull out at the pub ??). Full results were mailed out and are the Facebook group pages thanks to April Corbett’s hard work. The four award winners however were :- First Finisher (Female) and first overall – Lorna Simpkin (9:02) First Finisher (Male) and second overall – Adrian Martin (7:09) Fastest Finisher (Female) as normal – Shelli Gordon (7:11) Fastest Finisher (Male) in an amazing time – Jayson Cavill (5:27)

31 August 2016

Following on from the two donations announced in the previous entry below and the finalising of the accounts for this year’s Challenge, I am proud to be able to announce that we will be making a donation of £780.00 to Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team and £780.00 to Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team (these are the two teams whose catchment area includes the Lyke Wake route.) A massive thank you to all involved in the event – everyone should be very proud of this achievement.

Update – 22 July 2016

Pleased to announce that the first two charity donations have been made from the money made by the event. We have sent £125.00 to Ravenscar Village Hall to help with their running fees (as a thank you for disrupting their village a little) and £2 per runner, totalling £222.00, to RAYNET, the volunteer communications people as a thank you for their hard work on the day. The two bigger charity donations will be finalised in the next couple of weeks when all the accounts are settled.

Update – 13 July 2016 – Podium Results

Here are the podium results, others will be posted here and e-mailed later this week.

Male 1. Ben Hamilton-  6:06 2. David Sands-  6:11 3. Neil Ridsdale-  6:39 First Finisher: Paul Havis
Female 1. Shelli Gordon-  6:58 2. Kath Aspin-  7:25 3. Emma Humphries-  8:00 First Finisher : Vicki Howe

Update – 11 July 2016

So, another amazing event is over !   Initial data indicates only 7 people who started did not finish – despite the fog, the rain, the underfoot conditions and the distance. I am seriously impressed with the determination shown on the day.  Challenge it was called and a challenge it was. The organisers and marshals were fabulous – so many positive comments being received by e-mail and social media with nothing but praise. I am so proud of them all. Initial results have appeared in the Facebook group and will be on here within the next few days.  Full results with splits will also be e-mailed out within a few days of them being collated from the 7 checkpoints and finish. However, everyone who completed the Challenge won in my view. Once the final invoices have been paid and the accounts settled, we will advise the total raised for charity – I’m betting it will exceed last year’s £1,125 !

 

Update – 23 February 2016

The Quakers Running Club is pleased to announce the 2016 Lyke Wake Challenge will be held on 9 July.  This will be a time handicapped point to point run from the Lyke Wake Walk stone near Osmotherley to Ravenscar with a maximum 12 hour limit. Details and on-line entries are now available on the Si Entries website. The link to the website is here – https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=2606 The entry limit this year has been set at 175 runners. Race registration is in the small car park at Sheepwash (just after Codbeck reservoir outside Osmotherley) and there are seven checkpoints, before the finish at the Raven Hall Hotel in Ravenscar. The co-ordinates for the start, finish and checkpoints in between are as follows :- Sheepwash – SE467992 (Start) Carlton Bank – NZ523030 (CP1) Clay Bank – NZ573033 (CP2) Lion Inn – SE679997 (CP3) Hamer – SE744995 (CP4) Stape – SE804983 (CP5) Ellerbeck – SE856982 (CP6) Jugger Howe – NZ945003 (CP7) Raven Hall – NZ981017 (Finish) Entrants are advised that as a safety measure, there is a mandatory kit list which is shown on the race entry page. Anyone without this kit will not be allowed to start the race. Also to be aware this race starts and finishes at different villages many miles apart and unfortunately no transport is provided from the finish. A dedicated email address of lykewakerace@gmail.com exists to answer any queries that are not obvious from the SiEntries website page. Also, a Facebook group, Lyke Wake Challenge,  has been created for discussions. This is a non-profit making event, so all monies raised after expenses will be donated to charity – mostly split between the two mountain rescue teams covering the Lyke Wake Walk route. We would also like to thank the Raven Hall Hotel in Ravenscar for the use of their land to create the finish area and allowing parking for the supporters. Likewise the Lion Inn at Blakey Ridge for the land to create the main checkpoint at half-way and our general abuse of their facilities. Regards Anthony, Roy and the Race Committee.

2015 ARCHIVE

September 2015

The organisers of the 2015 race are delighted to confirm that following the finalising of the accounts from the race – which was completely non-profit making – that donations of £400 each were made to Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team and Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team. Both teams have responded to say how delighted they are with these donations. A further £325 was donated to two other organisations.

WOW – what a great day !!

The 2015 Lyke Wake Race seems to have been a huge success ! The feedback both on the day, via e-mail & on Facebook has been very positive. The runners especially congratulated us on the organisation of the event, the friendly helpful marshals and the wide choice of drinks and food at checkpoints – not to mention the helpful communications throughout. Also the free photographs and certificates sent out after the event. 101 competitors started, 89 finished. Fastest time for the crossing was 06:10 by both Jamie Hauxwell and Andrew Minister. The initial results are now below. Huge congratulations to all the runners who conquered the tough route ! Regards from Anthony, Roy and their amazing race team.

Here are the basic results from the race – once the checkpoint timesheets are collected and collated we hope to provide much more detailed results for everyone. Hopefully this will be before the end of the month. (Positions are based on run time shown).

PositionNameRace NumberRun Time 1= Jamie Hauxwell  10  06:10 1= Andrew Minister  606:10 3 Jerome McCulla37  06:23 4 Neil Ridsdale2  06:27 5 Shelli Gordon406:29 6 Richard Buckle  19   06:32 7 Stewart Mcconnell15  06:51 8 Adam Breckon307:01 9 Adrian Martin29  07:06 10 Nicholas Cousins21  07:07 11 Emma Humphries31  07:17 12 Chris Easton18  07:20 13 Simon Jones20  07:21 14 Karen Nash28  07:24 15 Matthew Capsey32  07:43 16 David Smith49  07:47 17 Michael King  16  07:57 18 David Allison87  07:58 19 = Michael Broadhead73  08:08 19 = James Fletcher  67  08:08 19 = Darren West43  08:08 22 Michael Wilson22  08:09 23 Conrad Wild23  08:11 24 Keith Westerman  42  08:15 25 Simon Bainbridge34  08:16 26 Michael Burke33  08:17 27= Michael Fish68  08:20 27= Stephen Taylor  47  08:20 29= John Fraser40  08:22 29= Anthony Wilson39  08:22 31 David Johnson81  08:23 32 Sarah Smith50  08:28 33 Alistair Edge70  08:30 34= Andrew Lilley58  08:31 34= Simon Welch44  08:31 36= Aaron Gourley63  08:33 36= Gary Thwaites46  08:33 38 Jonathan Steele35  08:37 39 Russell Charlton107  08:38 40= Alison Brind86  08:39 40= Jane Raper27  08:39 42 Boyd Brad41  08:42 43 Helen Rutherford52  08:44 44 Anthony Taylor24  08:51 45= Neil Midgley100  08:54 45= Rod Collier84  08:54 47 Andy Gamble82  09:00 48 Pamela Costello117  09:03 49 Paul Dodds  116  09:05 50= Shaun Burgess110  09:07 50= Linda Morgan-Roach98  09:07 52= Joe Williams92  09:12 52= Mark Robinson53  09:12 54 Peter Gale6609:13 55= Bob Horsman17  09:19 55= Philip Richardson14  09:19 55= Gavin Drummond71  09:19 58 Mark Gibson64  09:21 59= David Richardson7709:22 59= Peter Richardson76  09:22 61 Thomas Steele48  09:26 62 Paul Gordon115  09:29 63 David Burke109  09:31 64 Darren Wright91  09:32 65= Jane Ives90  09:36 65= Juliet Percival89  09:36 65= Owen Weightman88  09:36 65= Neil King80  09:36 65= Kenny Rae78  09:36 70 Jane Williams127  09:39 71 Paul Mettam  101  09:44 72= David Greensmith62  09:46 72= David Scott51  09:46 74 Peter Kidd102  09:52 75 Paul Mchale56  09:56 76= Ian Hunter60  09:57 76= David Wall118  09:57 78 Gill Crane129  10:03 79 Robert Nash123  10:12 80 Gareth Barnett112  10:31 81 Julian Wilton120  10:36 82= Lorraine Fraser106  10:43 82= Graham Naylor97  10:43 84 Trevor Townsend93  10:44 85= Liz Firth125  10:51 85= Andy Gibson12410:51 87 Christopher Edwards119  11:02 88 Eugene Tully128  11:19 89 Nicholas Carter130  11:30 Comments received include “Thanks to the organisers, marshals and volunteers, this was a fantastic race.” “Excellent job guys. Really well organised and super friendly marshals.” “Excellent work guys. 4th Lyke Wake. Easily the best organised and friendliest of the 4. Huge well done Quakers” “Thanks to all involved in the organising of the race. The checkpoint helpers were brilliant” “Great day, made extra special by the organisation and the friendliness of all the helpers. See you next year.” “Definitely the best Lyke Wake I’ve run. Well done to the organisers and thanks to the fantastic Quaker volunteers (and friends)”