Leg it Round Lathkil 11.5km (7.1m)/290m (950’)
Sunday 11th November 2018, by Luke Desforges
Leg it Round Lathkil was the final race in the Striders Fell Race Championship, and we had a good turnout for the ‘raceof the falling leaves’, after an exciting and closely fought year running up moors and down dales. Lathkildale is a deep valley in White Peak limestone near Bakewell, and the race starts with a plummet from the Lathkil Hotel. The 275 runners, after a minutes silence for the Armistice, stormed down into the deep like the Nordic hordes of the original Hlatha Ghyll. The race speeds along the dark valley bottom before a steep climb out and over fields. Then another wild descent before the final killer hill back up to the Hotel. Like a runners’ Valhalla, there was lots of finish-line cake.
Full results may be found here