Great Longstone Chase 2022 results

Race date: Fri 2 Sep 2022

Distance 4.8 miles / climb 951ft, category BS

This is the the last of the summer Peak District fell races and was the tenth counter in the 2022 Striders Fell Race Championship. It’s a pretty straightforward race – starting with a dash round the cricket pitch and along the road out of the village, runners then head steadily uphill for about a mile and half before dropping down to another short section climbing up on the road before the final twisty descent through the gorse and across the fields back to the cricket ground.

It was a glorious evening weather-wise, but it made for a fast race. At least a couple of Striders muttered variations of the same sentiment as they staggered over the line: “the only problem with this race is there aren’t any really steep hills where you get to walk for a breather”. This year, runners who could find a moment to look up were treated to the sight of half a dozen or so hot air balloons drifting over from Chatsworth. One of them even landed on the outfield in time for the finish.

The race was won by William Tighe (not sure what club as not shown in results) in 28:21. First lady was Helen Elmore (Dark Peak) in 35:53. There were 166 finishers.

Striders results:

Pos Name Cat Time
11 Seth Kirby Msen 00:32:40
17 Louis Wood M40 00:33:11
32 Al Cook M50 00:36:16
39 Warren Brown M50 00:37:17
48 Nick Burns M50 00:38:19
55 Mark Platton M50 00:39:31
60 Jim Rangeley Msen 00:40:25
83 Will Day M50 00:42:22
97 Andy Green M50 00:43:41
115 Kevin Haighton M60 00:46:22
132 Sally Twigg Fsen 00:48:32
137 Laura Rangeley Fsen 00:49:40
140 Nada Ross F50 00:49:59
155 Jane Huws F50 00:53:19
156 Jo Gleig F60 00:53:35
164 Paul Shelton M70 00:57:19

Full results currently only on the Great Longstone Fell Race Facebook page (but they should be on the FRA website soon)

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