Tansley Hill Race Thursday 10th May 2018
3 Striders made the journey to Tansley, a small village in Derbyshire, on a sunny spring evening for their annual hill race. As with most of the local fell races, it is a fundraiser for the local school and had an army of very enthusiastic parents organizing and proving a substantial selection of post-race cakes.
There are 6 races on the evening, ranging from 1km for the youngest runners-up to the full route, which is 5.6miles with around 1000ft of a climb. It was a great atmosphere watching the youngsters competing before the main race got started.
The race itself as summed up by Phil Howson ‘think 5 miles of Trunce’ minus any river crossings! The first half is majority woodland trails and tracks with some tricky climbs snuck in. The second half mainly ran through fields, with some long grass and ditches just to test the ankles!
It is a great route and a lovely local race with a brilliant atmosphere – plus the benefit of a half-price pint and one that will definitely be in the diary for next year.
129 runners ran, with Harry Holmes from Pudsey & Bromley AC coming in the first male in 34.59 and the first lady was me, Fran Cummins in 47.24.
Full Results: Here