Over 31 years there have been tales a plenty in this early season winter classic, from snowdrifts/swollen streams to thick clag. Only 19 turned out which probably reflected the wind chill potential of a day that proved wet/windy.
Dave Lund frittered his ability by passing some runners twice in the High Stones area and as he spoke of following a Southern compass we can speculate where he got to on Wet Stones - but he won and in good conditions a sub 1:50 should be on.
John Boyle came in with a shoe wrapped up with laces having finished with a sole awry, but poor John B dipped out at Cogman as the sapping conditions left him very cold/underdressed.
Others came in smiling! - Adam and Mike in particular, and Graham had enough gear on to equip the whole field.
The R.O sadly made it only as far as Wet stones.
|1||David Lund||02:00:50||Dark Peak||M|
|2||Richard Hunt||02:01:40||Dark Peak||MV40|
|3||Richard Bradbury||02:05:30||Dark Peak||MV40|
|4||Glen Borrell||02:08:15||Dark Peak||M|
|5||Tim Rutter||02:14:00||Dark Peak||M||first early starter|
|6||Aldous Everard||02:32:00||Dark Peak||MV40|
|7||John Boyle||02:35:50||Dark Peak||MV45|
|8||Tim Hawley||02:36:00||Dark Peak||MV55|
|9||Adrian Davis||02:36:50||Dark Peak||M|
|10||David Holmes||02:37:16||Dark Peak||MV55|
|11||Steve Adams||02:41:31||Dark Peak||MV45|
|12||Andy Barnett||02:44:20||Dark Peak||MV50|
|13||Willy Kitchen||02:50:02||Dark Peak||MV45||1st gallon head|
|14||Adam Micklethwaite||02:53:00||Dark Peak||M|
|15||Pete Fraser-Smith||02:58:00||Dark Peak||MV40|
|16||Michael Bourne||03:15:00||Dark Peak||MV45|
|17||Graham Berry||03:27:27||Dark Peak||MV70|
|John Bottomley||Dark Peak||M||on for 2:40 or so, see RO's comments|
|Andy Harmer||02:33:00||Dark Peak||MV65||Short course to Wet stones and back|