Race Details

2019 Race report

Another good turnout for the 2019 John Keighley Memorial Christmas Handicap with 22 runners meeting at the moor on a cold but dry morning. This year's winner was Sam Ackroyd who ran a time of 41.20 to pip the ever present John Greenwood into second place. John has run every Christmas Handicap since records began in 1985 making that 35 on the trot! Third place was taken by Stuart McConnell in 43.26.

All but two runners elected to tackle the long course and it was good to see two injured athletes, Sarah Cumber and Heath Reilly turning out just to walk the route showing the true spirit of the event. Mark Crabtree had an unfortunate injury but was one of two runners that completed the short course in 40.39. Ian Stewart completed it in 1.01.54.