Fish out of Water: Tideswell Fell Race 2024

Race Date Friday 21 June 2024

A new course for Tideswell this year which, with chip timing, included sections of the Monsal Trail, steep climbs, steep rocky descents, stepping stones, a 400m long tunnel and a tortuous path along Chee Dale. A steep flight of steps rounded off the five miles and about 500ft of climb. A feature of this year’s event was a fancy dress stag party with, amongst the various beasts taking part, a turtle, chicken, cow, bumble bee, flamingo and, of course, a stag. Oh dear, there was even a feed station providing shots for them.

Grainy, paparazzi style photograph identifies a green and gold vest having a swim at the stepping stones along Chee Dale. (Photo Yasmine Chaffer). For more of the gory detail Yasmine also put together a short video. Stepping Stones Video

A perusal of the results will reveal a number of Steel City more likely to be seen on the road or track rather than at a fell race, present at the behest of retiring club captain and birthday girl Caroline Brock, moving up an age group and finishing as first woman. It is reported that not all of her guests particularly enjoyed the fell racing experience. Tommy Parr (Hallam) was the first male in 30:17.

Post race pints and cake. (Photo: Landlady at the Anglers Rest).

Link to Tideswell Fell Race 2024 Results . This race was also part of Totley’s race series so lots of green and white vests. Steel City results below as we mention our Italian correspondent Valeria Gasperini (Amatori Atletica Chirignago) on a brief visit to the UK, who finished with 41:41 and 1st F40 as Caroline was first senior. It was also good to see Gillian Allen who has been largely out of action since the Eyri Marathon last September

Pos Name Cat Time
4 Robert Byers SM 33.26
10 Naeem Stevens SM 35.24
14 Louis Wood M40 35.43
20 Richard Carter M40 37.59
21 (1) Caroline Brock F40 38.00
28 (3) Sian Evans F35 38.47
35 Gillian Allen SF 40.55
36 Adrian Fisher SM 40.02
41 Malcolm Baggaley SM 40.48
51 Abbie Pearse SF 42.33
67 Emily Green SF 44.31
70 Simone Young-Alls SF 44.35
74 James Fulcher SM 45.16

Totley supplied the first bumble bee (2nd) and first chicken (3rd) (Photo Tideswell Fell Race).

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