Race Date: 15th January
This year’s Trigger race was a brutal experience by all accounts. As if running 24 miles across some of the highest and most remote parts of the Dark Peak (in wet and freezing conditions, with snow on the ground and extremely little visibility) wasn’t enough, some serious river crossings had appeared for good measure. Many didn’t manage to make it, getting stuck in a freezing cold peat bog up to your chest is no fun apparently. See https://rundadoo.sport.blog/2017/01/16/trigger-dnf/ for a fuller flavour of the day…
The race was won by Nicholas Barber of Pennine Fell Runners in 3:59:14, a full 24 minutes ahead of everyone else. The ladies’ race was harder fought with first lady home Jasmin Paris of Carnethy (she who smashed the ladies’ Bob Graham record last year) finishing in 4:59:25, a mere two seconds ahead of Dark Peak’s Sally Fawcett.
But to finish the race this year was an achievement in itself. Amongst the 151 finishers was a lone strider – well done Simon! An additional six runners were disqualified for using an out of bounds road and 34 runners had to retire including our own Andy Green. Well done for the attempt Andy – how far did you get?
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