Devil's Chimney Chase, 27/7/13

Anthony Bailey took the win at the Devil’s Chimney Chase on Leckhampton Hill after teammate and race leader John Parker went off course. With the race route reversed from previous years, a steeper hill climb faced the runners, with Parker and Bailey locked together as they went up the tough climb after Daisy Bank Road. Parker had opened up what looked like a race winning lead by the time the runners came back to the same road on the descent. However, a lack of marshal at a key point saw most of the front end of the race go off course and take varying routes and distances down the hill. Whilst Bailey went off course and found a route back to the finish for a hollow win, a frustrated Parker gave up and jogged home in twelfth place. Andrew Kaighin came home in sixth, five seconds ahead of Miguel Mundinano who was the first vet home in seventh, one place and three seconds ahead of second veteran Dave Rantell. Dave Hemmings and Josh Spering placed 16th and 17th, whilst Jane Thomas was the fourth lady home in 44th place and Adrian Higgs came home in 167th position.

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