4 Sep 15 – Great Longstone fell race

A sublime 4.8 mile off road course that climbs a total of 950 feet onto Longstone Edge in the Peak District taking place annually on the 1st Friday of September. The runs start and finishes from the recreation ground in the middle of the village.
95 fell runners were sent on their way by resident local political celebrity Lord Roy Hattersley in this extremely friendly, relaxed and beautiful run, plenty of climb but not to technical and not so steep as it’s all runnable!  First Strider home in an incredible 35.29 Michael ‘Chris’ Atton in 26th position overall, next up Simon ‘thekitanator’ Bottrill 33rd place in 36.47, floating through the finish in 35th Dan ‘milko’ Valencia in 37.01 followed by John Houghton in 39th in a new course PB time of 38.08 last in Steve ‘superman’ Boylan coming back from injury in 76th position in a time of 44.19. [John]