Brownlee wins another Chevin Chase

Jonathan Brownlee wins a fifth Chevin Chase

Too much Christmas turkey and all of the trimmings, followed by a Boxing Day run to try and get rid of some of those excess calories. He may be the Olympic Silver medallist, but in that sense at least, life is exactly the same for Jonathan Brownlee as for the rest of us!

Well known as a man who is comfortable with routine, organisation, order and discipline, for Jonny his very regular Boxing Day tradition is a 7-mile off-road race – The Chevin Chase – a local event run over over Otley Chevin in Guisely, West Yorkshire.

It may be a bit of fun – but it’s still a race… and Jonathan once again took the win, his fifth, after missing the race 12 months ago. At some point, you might expect that trophy to be renamed after the local brothers, who between tham have now won this event TEN times (five each), since 2005. The only years one of then didn’t win were 2006 and 2015… and neither started then.

Chevin Chase Results

7 mile off-road – Boxing Day, 2016

Jonathan BrownleeBingley Harriers & AC38:27Paul Munro48:33
Thomas AdadaIlkley Harriers & AC38:34Ruth MoranHorsforth Harriers49:29
Chris Smithard40:11Nik TerregaYork Knaversmire Harriers50:41


The Brownlee brothers at the Chevin Chase history

2016 – Jonny 1st
2015 – Neither Alistair or Jonny raced
2014 – Alistair 1st, Jonny 2nd
2013 – Jonny 1st
2012 – Jonny 1st
2011 – Jonny 1st
2010 – Jonny 1st
2009 – Alistair 1st, Jonny 2nd
2008 – Alistair 1st, Jonny 2nd
2007 – Alistair 1st, Jonny 2nd
2006 – Neither Alistair or Jonny raced
2005 – Alistair 1st

John Levison
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TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in the sport for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages. While his passion is triathlon, you'll also find him watching Boxing, Darts or at the theatre enjoying a good musical...