Race Date: Sunday 17th September 2017
The Fat Boys Stanage Struggle passes through beautiful Peak District countryside beginning in the village of Hathersage the route progresses via track, grass, path and moorland up onto Stanage Edge, out to High Neb, with a quick downhill return leg on very runnable ground back to the village.
The Struggle is, despite it’s name, a very accessible race.
It provides a serious challenge for the swifter runners attracting top names capable of fast times – whilst the varied terrain ensures that everyone can excel at some stage of the race. Road runners and other fell race virgins often use The Fat Boys Stanage Struggle as their introduction to fell racing.
The first mile is on easy track with open gates ensuring that the field spreads out quickly enabling faster competitors a trouble free start. The complete route is signed and marshalled throughout by Fat Boys – with additional support from St John Ambulance and the Edale Mountain Rescue Team.
352 runners this year over the 6.2 miles, 1165 feet climb route. The weather was sunny in Hathersage as we left, rainy on Stanage and sunny again in Hathersage. There was also a bit of Striders support out on the course which is always gratefully received. The race was won by Ian Phillips of Matlock AC in 40.37. The first woman home was Helen Elmore of DPFR in 47.35. Well done to all 5 Striders in attendance.
|67||Joe Buckman||M Sen||50.34|
|116||Andy Buck||MV 50||54.18|
|149||Nick Burns||MV 40||56.15|
|167||Phil Howson||MV 40||57.15|
|223||Andy Green||MV 50||62.04|
Full Results: http://www.stanagestruggle.co.uk/results.html