Great Longstone Fell Race 2019 report by Fran Cummins

Race date: Friday, 6 September 2019; race distance: 4.8 miles

Race report by Fran Cummins

Great Longstone Fell Race marks the end of the summer for many fell runners, with it being the last evening race of the year.

It is a typical fell race: lap of a sports pitch, up a hill for a couple of miles, across a beautiful Derbyshire moor, tough uphill bit on a road and then a lovely runnable descent through fields to arrive back on the sports pitch in the village.

Local celebrity Roy Hattersley starts the race and presents the prizes (although issues with the timing on the night meant the prizes were all wrong or mixed up, so the prize giving was abandoned!)

This year there were 13 striders out of the 207 runners. It was won by Simon Fisher from Belper Harriers in 29.44. I was first lady in 34.46.

Striders results:

P Name Time
28 Fran Cummins 34:46
29 Paul Stuart 34:49
38 Matt Williams 35:33
65 Mark Platton 37:50
74 Will Day 38:59
79 Phil Howson 39:30
80 Patricia Prince 39:39
96 Gemma Wallace 40:45
105 Mark James 41:29
132 Richard Pegg 43:17
155 Sophie Reale 45:07
167 Jill Davies 47:26
196 Paul Shelton 52:07

Full results:

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