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Alport on Wednesday 12th August 2009

I read last year’s report and thought most of it applied equally to this year so to save a bit of time, here’s last year’s with a few updates...

Almost certainly a record turnout with 45 runners this year and a record number of Tim’s – 5 of us. No record times this year though – still too wet and sloppy on the tops and particularly in the Woods out of Alport – although even in the dry the record requires a classy athlete to get anywhere near it and some head-to-head racing at the front – so I’ll need to drum up some support next year.

At the sharp end it was good to see a non-Vet for a change – maybe last year’s plea for some youngsters was taken up. The first crossing proved decisive for Neil taking a southerly crossing whilst Alan took a northerly route and John, John and Tim taking a direct, and arguably better, line – the end result being Neil led at the Trig and despite Alan claiming to have closed the gap at times, Neil held his clear lead to the finish.

It’s good to hear so many people commenting that it remains a good classic fell runing course. There aren’t very many that require you to be good and ascending, descending, flat fast running and heather, tussock and grough crossing, so it’s a good all-round fell runner that does well in this race and those that don’t certainly know where their weaknesses are! The descent into Oyster Clough must be one of the best in the Peak along with Crookstone.

Tim Tett
45 starters
Click the to see results for the athlete in all results for this event, click the name for all known results for the athlete
PosNameTimeClubCatComment
1Neil Northrop01:04:27Dark PeakM 
2Alan Ward01:06:18Dark PeakMV40 
3John Boyle01:07:23Dark PeakMV40 
4Jon Coe01:08:16Dark PeakM 
5Tim Tett01:10:39Dark PeakMV45 
6Nick Kirk01:13:25Dark PeakMV40 
7Paul Stopford01:17:20Dark PeakM 
8Thomas Webb01:17:20Dark PeakM 
9Simon Bacsich01:18:34Dark PeakM 
10Dave Sykes01:19:20Dark PeakM 
11Andrew Moore01:19:25Dark PeakMV50 
12Dave Allen01:19:55Dark PeakMV50 
13Ashley Kay01:20:40Dark PeakMV45 
14George Yates01:22:04Dark PeakM 
15Roy Gibson01:22:06Dark PeakMV45 
16Jack Foxall01:23:07Dark PeakM 
17Tim Hawley01:23:33Dark PeakMV50 
18Greg Rimmer01:24:16Dark PeakMV45 
19Jan Danilo-Garbacki01:24:28Dark PeakMV40 
20Ben Robson01:24:55Dark PeakMV45 

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