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Alport on Wednesday 20th August 2003

I tried to find when this race was first run and the earliest results I could find were from 1986 when Andy Harmer won in 60.43 and I was 2nd in 60.53 - I remember it being a hard dead-to-head with Andy all the way - a bit like the first Margery where I got the better of him courtesy of a shoe sole falling off!. After the first race when about 15 ran, the turnout was poor, probably something to do with running it in August and sometimes on a Saturday. One year only about 5 turned up and we ran it as a training run.

The race has now established itself as one of the classic Dark Peak fell races along with Crookstone, Cakes of Bread and Margery (thanks to Andy H) and there is a regular field of 25-35 these days. 1991 saw Andy's old course record from 1986 beaten by me in 60.40. The record for the slightly shorter (10-15 seconds) new course stands as 60.27 by Alistair Landels from 1993?. Winning times are usually under 65 with the occasional star turning in a sub-62 minute time. The vets record I assume is Andy's 60.43 - I think he was a vet in 1986! Few women run this race for some reason, so it was good to see Lucy run this year - sorry, I can't find the women's record.

TT
31 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
1Tim Austin01:04:15Dark PeakM 
2Tim Tett01:04:52Dark PeakMV40 
3Rob Davison01:09:12Dark PeakM 
4Al Sealy01:09:45   
5Richard Guillaume01:13:19   
6Dave Allen01:13:38Dark PeakMV40 
7Andy Preston01:14:21   
8Gavin Williams01:14:58Dark PeakMV40 
9Andy Middleditch01:15:35Dark PeakM 
10Roger Woods01:15:36Dark PeakM 
11Andrew Moore01:15:56Dark PeakMV40 
12Mark Bown01:16:25   
13Roy Small01:17:02Dark PeakMV45 
14Graham Berry01:18:04Dark PeakMV55 
15Andy Harmer01:18:21Dark PeakMV55 
16David Holmes01:19:11Dark PeakMV45 
17Chris Barber01:19:25Dark PeakMV50 
18Tony Keddie01:19:30Dark PeakMV50 
19Tim Hawley01:20:06Dark PeakMV40 
20Tim Mackey01:20:31Dark PeakMV45 

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