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 !
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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)”