Fin Grant back to winning ways at Stybarrow Dodd, the first of the Kong Winter Fell Series. Mike Robinson and Spike were 4th and 5th M50’s respectively. Results.
The maps below are Tom Saville’s Strava tracks from the Elite race at last weekend’s OMM and constitute a couple of proper days out. Kudos!
Day 1 was 43.72 km with 2,797 metres of ascent and took Oli Johnson and Tom 7:08:34.
Day 2 was 33.99 km with 2,771 metres of ascent and took 5:35:24.
Bole Hill Bad Boy / Eric Mitchell Trophy – 1st Tim Rutter, Tom Brunt 1st M50, Andy Barnett 1st V60, Mick Cochrane 1st M70, Kirsty Bryan-Jones 1st woman and, neither last nor least, Jane Crowson 1st F60. The Bad Boy also decided the 2023 winner of the Eric Mitchell Trophy in which a deeply opaque handicapping algorithm is applied to finishing times so that runners in any of the age categories and of either sex have an equal-ish chance of winning. This year, 2nd place finisher and M50 Tom Brunt took possession of the coveted glass bowl and will get to choose which of next year’s DPFR races will be used for his defence. Results.
Sunday 5th November – Peak Raid MM.
Sunday 12th November – Roaches, one of the better autumn races.
Sunday 12th November – Leg it Round Lathkil.
Saturday 18th November – Tour of Pendle, the year’s last AL and a highly recommended outing which, if it’s not already there, you need on your cv.
Saturday 25th November – Club champs and dinner.
Saturday 25th November – Baslow Bolt. (I’ll wager that the Club champs race will be both better and cheaper!)
Sunday 3rd December – Peak Raid MM. Pre-entry via SiEntries.
Sunday 3rd December – Gravy Pud, Tintwhistle.
Saturday 16th December – Winter Crookstone Crashout. Classic DPFR fare and not to be missed under any circumstances. Carsharing essential as parking is limited. The full route will be revealed at a later date but you can be certain that it will finish with the traditional quad busting descent from Crookstone Knoll back down to Rowley Bridge.
Tuesday 26th December – Totley Two Turtle Doves, from behind The Cricket Inn. A bit traily but looks OK if you like that kind of thing. Details here. https://www.totleyac.org.uk/two-turtle-doves. But, better by far…
Tuesday 26th December – Boxing Day Bogtrot, under new and I hope temporary management. 75 minute score event from Burbage Bridge. Details to follow.
Sunday 31st December – Bowstones, but it is now full.
Sunday 31st December – Wormstones, from Glossop towards Mill Hill. EoD, but pre-entry is cheaper.
Sunday 14th January – Trigger. Approximately 24 miles of Type 2 fun. Entries open on SiEntries.
Sunday 5th November, 2023