Bamford Carnival Fell Race

Race Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017

Bamford Carnival Fell Race goes up from Bamford Recreation ground to Win Hill. It’s short and sharp – 4.5 miles with approximately 1000 feet of ascent in the first 2 miles. There are lovely views from the top if you have a moment to glance up from the ground just in front of you! It’s in the Striders fell championship, so is fairly well attended by our club – despite the iffy weather. It was better in Hope Valley last night than in Sheffield though.

The winner of the race was Matthew Elkington of Dark Peak FR, in a time of 29:06. The winning lady was Helen Thornhill of Buxton AC in a time of 35:41. 197 runners finished the race, of which 16 were Striders.

Well done to everyone who took part on what was a very humid evening. It was harder work than is normal for a fell race, and they’re always hard! Particular congratulations are due to Paul Stuart for being first M50, and Caroline Brock for being 2nd lady.

Pos Time Name Cat
16 00:34:11 Sam Needham MSEN
24 00:35:29 Paul Stuart M50
40 00:37:07 Dan Cook M40
41 00:37:08 Caroline Brock WSEN
45 00:37:45 James Rose MSEN
46 00:37:48 Al  Cook M40
54 00:38:24 Russell Stevenson M40
58 00:38:44 Joe Buckman MSEN
63 00:39:28 Doug Banks MSEN
66 00:39:34 Rob Davies M50
68 00:39:40 Keith Bell M40
71 00:39:48 Joe Dunne MSEN
77 00:40:16 Lucy Broom W40
87 00:40:49 John Rawlinson M50
98 00:41:34 David Beel MSEN
161 00:49:20 John Walker M50

Full results available here:

Photo courtesy of John Rawlinson.

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