Race Date: Tuesday 26th April 2016
Masson Hill is a 4 mile, 1115 feet of ascent fell race at Matlock Bath. The bumpf on the website reads:
The first km is steep and the average climb rate in the first 3.5 km to the summit is 80m/km.
There is only a short section of tarmac. The remainder is on hill footpaths and tracks giving wonderful views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding hills.
A geographical fact about Masson Hill. If you go South or East, the first mountains higher than Masson would be in the South the Pyrenees and in the East the Ural Mountains in Russia! So goes the local saying ‘ah lad, wind’s from the Urals today’…..
With the weather we’ve had this week, saying that 158 souls, including 2 Striders, braved the conditions is probably quite apt. The race was won by Billy Cartwright of Matlock AC in 30.12. The first woman home was Kaitlin Rice of Glossopdale in 34.36. Well done to Mick Timm and Simon Wiles for their performances.
|30||Mick Timm||MV 45||37.08|
|82||Simon Wiles||MV 45||42.56|
Official Results: Masson Hill fell race results