Calderdale Hike (long course)
Saturday 9 April 2016
37.2 miles of undulating trails with 6,300 feet of ascent across moorland west of Halifax.The race took place in glorious sunshine making it a little too warm for the first half of the run but rain was threatened for late in the afternoon.The faster runners were able to get to the finish before the heavy rain started.I had to resort to my waterproof top before reaching the final checkpoint!Although the race was over a week ago the results have only just been released today.
Starters:54 runners on the long route
Fastest Man:Edward Davies 5:36
Fastest Woman:Nicky Spinks DPFR 6:18
Steven Jones DPFR 9:09
John Vernon DPFR Retired (saving himself for the Fellsman the following week)
There were also 25 walkers on the long course (19 of them finished) and a short course option of 26 miles with 25 runners and 65 walkers.