Eyam fell race report and results

Race Date: Tuesday 31st August 2021

There’s an old adage that says ‘cheats don’t prosper’. Nigel Barnes might need to think about that next time he cuts corners and undertakes people in his own hurry as not only does he appear as a DNS in the results but he slipped on a cop pat and below is the result – ouch! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Whilst this is one of my favourite fell races of the summer season I always have a feeling of sadness. Bamford Carnival fell race is also one of my favourites and afterwards I always have a feeling of ecstasy – one represents the beginning of the summer holidays and one represents the end.

However, the best way to remove the end of summer holiday blues is to torture oneself up a huge hill, run along a stony road, through a meadow, up another hill with purple heather blooming everywhere, across a meadow, down a road, down through some dark woods, laugh at those who don’t know about the sting in the tail, get beaten by said person who struggled up (and down) said sting in the tail, get a PB by over a minute, chat with and cheer in fellow Striders and other runners, go for a post race beer, celebrate with club (and non club trophy winners) and therefore forget all about the horrors of returning to school ๐Ÿ™

I do love this race and it was a great return after a long absence from racing. If you’ve never done this race, I can’t recommend it enough.

Men’s race winner (by 5 minutes!!) was Andy Heyes of DPFR in 37.42. Women’s winner was Strider Caroline Brock in 46.50. Nigel Barnes is missing from the results but was 2nd Strider home, despite his injury and first male Strider. Well done to all the Striders who took part.

Striders Results:

Pos Name Cat Time
10 Caroline Brock Open 0:46:50
Nigel Barnes V40
42 Michael Timm V50 0:52:43
45 Warren Brown V50 0:53:01
46 Nick Burns V50 0:53:05
49 Mark Platton V50 0:53:26
56 Paul Stuart V50 0:54:32
62 Ian Stinson V50 0:55:10
106 Neal Pates V50 0:59:42
109 Will Day V50 0:59:51
125 Lee Mills V40 1:01:48
137 Tom Nuttgens V50 1:03:01
159 Crispin Jones V50 1:06:38

Full results:

Eyam Fell Race

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