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Airecentre Pacers is responsible for organising the annual Chevin Chase Boxing Day race. The Chevin Chase is a hilly, multi-terrain race starting and finishing in Guiseley via a scenic 7 mile circuit of Otley Chevin, always held on Boxing Day at 11am. Some take it seriously, others prefer to dress up and make it a festive extravaganza. The Brownlee brothers are not unfamiliar with this local event although their absence was noted this year. Now well over 40 years old the race usually attracts 1400 runners selling out in record time, however, this year the organisers opened up a further 600 places by introducing a two wave start system to avoid the usual bottlenecks. A popular race around the Christmas festivities it attracts everyone from seasoned fell runners to fancy dress enthusiasts. Race proceeds also support a number of local charities. This year just 2 Eccleshill Road Runners featured in the line up posting the following results on what was a cold, dreary and extremely muddy race day following periods of heavy rain in the week running up t it. First home for Eccleshill was Claire Hern 53:31 (2nd F45) and Gillian Jago 71:42 (time TBC). A remarkable effort at this time of year. Great running, well done!

Photos courtesy of Anne Akers & Gill Jago.