Race Date: Monday 4th September 2017
The Trunce needs no introduction really, but for those not in the know it’s a short race over mixed terrain that happens 9 times a year, not all that far from Penistone. It includes some challenging fell like ascents and descents and 3 river crossings (well, 4 if you include a little footbridge).
It is in the Striders fell championship (you have to complete one out of the 9 races), so as such the last race attracted a few wannabe contenders including James Rose, Paul Stuart & myself. Race 9 is a dress up event for those that want to hamper themselves, so all good fun. There were also commemorative T-shirts available as it was the end of the 50th Trunce season.
A shorter junior race takes place alongside the senior one. The winner of the senior race was Tom Saville of DPFR, in a time of 23:20. The winning lady was Ellie Crownshaw of Bradfield, in a time of 29:20.
342 juniors and seniors took part, of which 21 were listed as Striders (22 if Paul Stuart is included – but he ran without a number and hasn’t been included in the results as of yet). Well done everyone. The Striders results follow.
|25||Matt Rimmer||Vet Male||00:28:55|
|34||Michael Slater||Vet Male 50||00:30:05|
|43||Rob Davies||Vet Male 50||00:31:08|
|85||Tom Nuttgens||Vet Male 50||00:34:32|
|89||Nicola Rafferty||Vet Female 50||00:34:45|
|90||Nick Hails||Vet Male||00:34:48|
|104||Martin Greenough||Vet Male||00:36:42|
|142||Caroline Greenough||Vet Female||00:40:33|
|183||Stuart Jones||Vet Male 50||00:44:56|
|194||Philippa Moorhead||Vet Female 50||00:46:54|
|215||Victoria Hawkins||Vet Female||00:49:25|
|219||Rachel Smith||Vet Female||00:49:47|
|249||Nicole Nield||Vet Female 60||00:52:51|
Steve Frith of Mossie Net fame was there. Please consider donating! Some people took it more seriously than others! 🙂
Full results available here: http://www.trunce.org/results/
Fancy season result graphs are also on the website. Here’s a taster of the MV50 one (almost) starring Rob Davies: