Tour de Helvellyn
Saturday 21 December 2019
38 miles (61.1 km); 7,874 feet (2,400 m) of ascent
Starting in Askham the route generally follows footpaths and bridleways to St Peter's Church near Martindale; Boredale (Boardale on the British Mountain Map); Patterdale; Sticks Pass; Stannah Beck; Swirls car park; Birkside Ghyll; Raise Beck; Grisedale Tarn; Patterdale again and back to Askham.
For the time of year it was a warm day and it almost rained a few times. On the way back mist came down but otherwise visibility was good throughout.
Details of starters and retirements are not known. However, 195 runners were recorded as finishers but 8 of those missed out a large loop of the course to opt for a shortened version of the course.
First Man: Adam Perry; 5:59:40
First Lady: Carol Morgan; 21st overall; 7:13:34
David Harrison: 36th; Dark Peak Fell Runners; 7:40:04
Ian Challans: 46th; Dark Peak Fell Runners; 7:55:36
Steven Jones: 161st; Dark Peak Fell Runners; 11:07:29
John Vernon: 173rd; Dark Peak Fell Runners; 12:04:14
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