Race Date: Wednesday 5th June 2019
5.1miles 900ft ascent
Good things – local, sunny evening, easy parking, archetypal English Cricket ground location, friendly locals, nearby pub toilets, lovely supportive Strider gathering (goes without saying), flower views from the top of the hill.
Not so good things – everyone looking much more fell-race-ready than me, and ‘The Hill’ I could see from the start.
My first fell race, other than the Trunce, and I have to say I was a little nervous. My fellow newbies (Julie Meredith and Sarah Coates) felt the same. We reversed ourselves through the pack to start at the back. THAT hill, just at the start, made sure I didn’t venture much further up the rankings. A cheery Andy Davies tried to encourage me to break into a run for the photo, but my legs said no. He was positioned at a particularly steep bit. (Great photos and thanks for support Andy). Really enjoyed it after the first hill– especially the narrow (downhill) rocky section. Quite happy to get to the finish (apparently I managed a grin) – nice of them to add a last couple of hill sections, just when you thought it was all downhill back. Hoping I’m not addicted but I think I’m doing another one this week.
The race was won by Harry Homes of Matlock AC in 30.45. The females race was won by our very own Caroline Brock in 35.05, fantastic performance.
Well done to all the Striders in attendance.
|13||Paul Middlemass||M Sen||34.12|
|22||Caroline Brock||F Sen||35.05|
|27||Mark Doyle||M Sen||36.27|
|37||James Staves||M Sen||37.50|
|46||Kevin Sibley||MV 40||38.50|
|50||Joe Buckman||M Sen||38.59|
|52||Nigel Barnes||MV 40||39.08|
|63||Andy Sheppard||MV 40||40.19|
|73||Ian Stinson||MV 40||41.02|
|86||Nick Burns||MV 40||42.00|
|94||Mark Platton||MV 50||42.18|
|97||Steve Haake||MV 50||42.30|
|99||Nicky Rafferty||FV 50||42.36|
|102||Neal Pates||MV 50||42.46|
|122||Rosa Sampson||F Sen||43.52|
|140||Tom Nuttgens||MV 50||45.09|
|188||Jill Davies||FV 50||51.04|
|197||Julie Meredith||FV 40||51.40|
|217||Sarah Coates||F Sen||54.27|
|222||Jane Huws||FV 50||58.45|
Full results: here