Race date: Sunday 5th November 2017
The second round of the Peak Raid 3 orienteering series took place on home turf, starting in Totley and headed up over Totley Moors, and, well, all over really. This one couldn’t have been more different to the first one of the series, with runners greeted with blue skies.
The glorious weather, however, did not mean that the event would be any easier, with some checkpoints tough to find, involving crossing bogs, fields of heather and scrambling down crags. Combining this with the long distances meant that the full points bonanza of Hayfield was replaced by a penalties bonanza. This lateness penalty also befell the Striders ladies who were tempted by a final last checkpoint, not realising how the arduous and boggy ground would ultimately lose them 140 points.
The highest scorer was Philip Vokes of LUOC who was one control short of a full house, with 470. Winning the ladies was Sue Richmond of Pennine Fell Runners with 340.
There were 141 individuals / teams who took part in the event, five of whom were Striders.
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Full Results here