I spent most of the day supporting Headingley Blacksheep Explorer Unit in their attempt at the Six Dales. The older, mixed team, performed brilliantly making Lofthouse (23 miles) with over an hour to spare, Grewelthorpe with 40 minutes to spare, and reaching West Tanfield (35 miles) for the first time in our short history. This was the first time since the new trophies that a mixed 14-19 team had been entered so the leaders were surprised to see this team had competition.
The other team (an all males under 16s team) had problems with some members being slower than the others, and had to split up and reform part way to Lofthouse. Two members of the team made it as far as Grewelthorpe, a personal best for one of them.
Both teams did well, and won the trophies for their classes.
19th North Leeds entered two teams, but due to inexperience they were accompanied by adults and could not enter the under 16 categories, putting them up against fellowships and networks in the Open class. One of the teams got a little lost, which was slightly embarrassing for one of the adults with them Mark C, who was greatly experienced and had even won the competition in the past.