Race Date: 29th Sept
Lost Lad Fell race, organised by Peakrunners, was a new 8.5 mile race for 2018, involving gaining, traversing and descending from Derwent Edge, so in some respects similar to our very own Salt Cellar race, but with a mile or so of road running at both start and finish and less technical descents.
It turned out to be a beautiful sunny morning and all the kit requirements were promptly dropped.
Numbers were a little on the low side with only 55 starters. I wonder if it had been made clear on the website that entries on the day were allowed, whether more runners may have turned out? I suspect the field will be bigger next year.
The race was won by Jordan Steeet in 01:02:33 with our very own Fran Cummins the First Lady home in 01:14:58
Mark Platton was first strider home, despite taking a proper tumble at the start of the descent which left him bloodied and winded, but did not slow him down enough for me to catch him up.
Striders results in full:
full results: https://www.webscorer.com/race?pid=1&raceid=153870