Ingleby Incline

Ingleby Incline, the familiar diagonal scar climbing the Cleveland Hills, was in operation between 1861 and 1929 and connected the North Eastern Railway at Battersby with the ironstone mines in Rosedale. It was a self acting incline, that is loaded wagons pulled descending under gravity pulled up empty wagons. Both rakes of wagons controlled by a brake drum housed at the summit.

The incline is just under a mile long with a gradient varying from 1 in 9 to1 in 4½. In the early 1990s Gilly and I organised a short-lived race up the incline. The race actually started a couple of hundred metres round the bend at the bottom to get the mile in. A while ago I was handed a copy of the 1991 results. So for prosperity I’ve copied them here so they may be forever in cyberspace …


1991 INGLEBY INCLINE UPHILL MILE (719 feet of climb)

The weather was certainly different to last year, but there was no change to the winners of the senior races. The rain and head-wind made for slow times with only three runners managing to beat last years times.

Once again we are indebted to SILVA for generously supporting this race and for providing most of the prizes. Thanks also go to the Forestry Commission for allowing the race to take place.

Thanks for coming.

Mic and Gilly

LADIES RACE
  1. Gilly Hale               Mandale Harriers & A.C. 11:05
  2. Kath Procter          Mandale Harriers & A.C. 11:30
  3. Clare Garland        Mandale Harriers & A.C. 11:39
  4. Gill Tweddle           Mandale Harriers & A.C. 11:58
  5. Jill Libby                Mandale Harriers & A.C. 14:43
  6. Amy Howe U/14    Mandale Harriers & A.C. 16:10
JUNIOR (U/16) RACE
  1. Chris Guy              Newton Aycliffe A.C.       11:24
  2. Marc Thompson    Newton Aycliffe A.C.       12:31
  3. Daren Crawford     Newton Aycliffe A.C.       13:13
  4. Billy Bolland          Newton Aycliffe A.C.        15:04
VETS RACE (0/40)
  1. Chris White           Newton Aycliffe A.C.         9:37
  2. Jon Williams         Mandale Harriers & A.C.    9:56
  3. Brian Oliver           Marsh House Harriers      10:08
  4. Keith Wilson         Mandale Harriers & A.C.   10:15
  5. Ian Macpherson   Mandale Harriers .& A.C.  10:32
  6. Derek Owens 0/50 Mandale Harriers & A.C. 10:49
  7. John Kettle           New Marske Harriers        10:51
  8. Allen Cameron     Fell Runners Association  11:24
  9. Ken Wilson          M’bro & Cleveland Harriers 11:32
  10. Ray Turner           Unattached                         11:50
  11. Neil Dyson          Mandale Harriers & A.C.       12:15
  12. Bob Howe          Mandale Harriers & A.C.       12:56
MEN’S RACE
  1. Robin Bergstrand       Mandale Harriers & A.C.    8:30
  2. Steve Murdoch          Jarrow & Hebburn A. C.     9:21
  3. Chris Wright               Mandale Harriers & A.C.    9:24
  4. Adam Mead               Mandale Harriers & A.C.    9:30
  5. Ian Davison                Marsh House Harriers       9:41
  6. Brian Roberts             Mandale Harriers & A.C.   9:44
  7. James Burdett           Newton Aycliffe A.C.         9:53
  8. Norman Robson        Peterlee Road Runners     9:53
  9. Ian Gilmour               M’bro & Cleveland Harriers 9:54
  10. Malcolm Fisher         Mandale Harriers & A.C.     9:57
  11. Peter Round             Jarrow & Hebburn A.C.       9:58
  12. David Rose               Peterlee Road Runners       10:05
  13. Ian Hodgeson          Cleveland Triathlon Club      10:09
  14. Lee Wren                 Newton Aycliffe A.C.             10:16
  15. Robert McKenna     Jarrow &Hebburn A. C.         10:17
  16. Joseph Blackett       Unattached                           10:19
  17. Peter Milburn           Newton Aycliffe A.C.             10:23
  18. Steve Libby             Mandale Harriers & A.C.        10:39
  19. Andy Laing              Mandale Harriers & A.C.        10:42
  20. Paul Guy                 Newton Aycliffe.A.C.               10:49
  21. Ron Gibbon            Peterlee Road Runners           11:00
  22. Mick Power            Mandale Harriers & A.C.          11:19
  23. Paul Marriott           M’bro & Cleveland Harriers     11:22
  24. Mark Edwards        Mandale Harriers & A.C.          11:30
  25. Thomas Ellerton     Unattached                              12:32
  26. Martin Lawrence    Jarrow & Hebburn A. C.           13:28
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