Race Date: Friday 2nd September 2016
My reasons for doing this race include: the last evening fell race of the season; it’s a fell race; it’s part of the weekend treble; after nearly 7 weeks off I need respite from my 2 days at work; I’ve never done it before; it’s a lovely evening.
Joe Buckman took on the Dave Perkins role this race stating that his legs were tired, he wasn’t feeling it, blah blah, and he wouldn’t be able to beat me – which he obviously did.
A great race it turned out to be. The race was started by ex Labour MP Roy Hattersley and we started a shallow(ish) but never ending 2 mile climb. A run across the tops, down through the woods, back up along the road, down through a narrow trail and back to Great Longstone through the fields. 4.5 miles of rewarding up and down hills for some stunning views from the top.
Last year there were 92 runners, this year 163. Last year there were 2 Striders, this year 11. Well done to all the competing Striders, especially to Caroline Brock who won 1st lady for the second year in a row in a time of 34.32, almost 2 minutes quicker than last year. The race was won by David Lund of DPFR in 29.53.
|20||Paul Stuart||MV 40||33.45|
|28||Caroline Brock||F Sen||34.32|
|38||Joe Buckman||M Sen||36.09|
|43||Nick Burns||MV 40||36.40|
|53||Dave Ansell||MV 50||37.17|
|98||Trevor Burton||MV 50||41.15|
|104||Mark Platton||MV 50||41.41|
|107||Bob Grocutt||MV 50||42.07|
|128||Claire Britt||FV 40||45.46|
|135||Jill Davies||FV 50||47.33|
|147||Naomi Rabin||F Sen||49.43|
Full results: GL Chase Results_2016