Jack Bloor Race 2021 Results
Airienteers were pleased to host and support the Jack Bloor Race 2021 MapRun Challenge.
In lieu of the traditional annual fell race, the virtual race was run on Ilkley Moor, in your own time, anytime, for the entire month of May.
Thanks to everyone who took on this Jack Bloor Race MapRun Challenge.
A total of at least 77 runs by 56 runners used the MapRun6 app. It was open for the duration of May to allow participants to run in their own time, as often as they wished and to comply with the restrictions posed by Covid-19.
In the Women’s Challenge, Rachel Pilling pipped Kate Archer by 14 seconds to take top spot, with Lucy Mallinson in 3rd place.
With a 13 second lead, Adam Osborne rose to the challenge of toppling Ted Mason from his leading position only to see Ted reclaim first place on the last evening. Jack Cummings took 3rd place and with the fastest race pace of 4.22 mins/km, albeit running about 1km extra!!
The results illustrate the wide range of distances actually run from 9.15km to 12.45km. That is how a navigational race should be!
Prizes in the shape of coveted, unique 2021 Jack Bloor Small Trophies will be declared shortly!
Several past winners of the annual Jack Bloor Senior Race took on the Challenge including rivals Malcolm Patterson (1985 & 1987) and Rob Bloor (1986) travelling from as far afield as Glasgow and Edinburgh, plus local girl Sarah Haines (1986, 1987 & 1990).
Thanks to the crew at MapRun for the app (to whom we will make a donation on your behalf). To David Williams, Tony Thornley and Airienteers for hosting the Challenge and to all those who have kindly made a donation to the Jack Bloor Fund via our GoFundMe page.
Hopefully, we’ll see you all for real at next year’s Jack Bloor Races to be held on Tuesday evening 10th May 2022.
NB - In the real race, all checkpoints will need to be physically visited. There will be no 25m tolerance for iffy satellites. Also, the final stream-crossing and run-in funnel are mandatory! Lest you forget!
Have a good year
& The Jack Bloor Fund Trustees