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Triple Crossing TT men on Monday 25th May 2020

This race has had to be run as a time trial because of the Public Health restrictions that ­apply to us all during the Covid-19 pandemic. Its not the first change in format the race has seen over the years. Initially starting in Edale, it was the club championships for many years – usually with the traditional chasing start. Then it changed to being the club championship course every third year. Then with the plateau restoration starting in 2011, it became impossible to get the permission to run the course (it was one of the few club races that we sought permission for – given its geographic prominence, starting in Edale and the numbers involved). After a number of fallow years, I resurrected the race to run from the north, with a bit of a tweak to stay out of the village in Edale. With a slot in March, as an antidote to the management and support for the Edale Skyline (this being all running no marshalling) its had an average turn out of something like 10. So to have 40 odd people out for this one is a delight.

As the times trickled in, there were many expressions of delight at being back on the bog, after the restrictions of full locked. Some were delighted in the brilliant weather that characterised a number of days of the racing opportunity. I had a sense of perverse delight in experiencing the worst of the weather available. Windy, rainy and with the plateau shrouded in mist – good worselling weather but with no one to worsel.

Summer conditions made for some fast times. It’s the first time we’ve run this particular course. Bridge to bridge. I think we’ll probably stick with that in future years. So these times are going to be tough to beat if we return to the squelch of march. The men’s field was strongly contested at the front by people familiar with the course and lines. It was Megan’s first running, so I suspect there may be some improvements to come in terms of lines, but its unlikely the conditions underfoot will ever be better.

As a footnote, I’m very pleased to report that Graham Berry was the progenitor of this route and also ran it in this incarnation.

I’m very pleased to have been able to lay on this timely escape!

Lewis

39 starters
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PosNameTimeClubCatComment
1Josh Williams01:11:35Dark PeakMSEN 
2Tom Saville01:12:52Dark PeakMSEN 
3Oli Johnson01:14:16Dark PeakM40 
4Neil Northrop01:18:41Dark PeakMSEN 
5Tom Brunt01:20:08Dark PeakM45 
6Glen Borrell01:21:30Dark PeakM40 
7Ralph Skrimshire01:30:05Dark PeakM40 
8Tom Pape01:32:50Dark PeakM40 
9Tim Rutter01:35:53Dark PeakM40 
10Richard Bradbury01:39:50Dark PeakM45 
10Adam Hayden01:39:50Dark PeakMSEN 
12Nick Kirk01:41:54Dark PeakM50not slipping away from the dark side just yet
13Jack Foxall01:42:10Dark PeakM40Weathery
14Hal Roberts01:43:23Dark PeakMSEN 
15Charlie Elliot01:47:00Dark PeakM45dodgy tech
16Chris Lawson01:47:32Dark PeakM45 
17George Yates01:51:00Dark PeakM45 
18Jim Paxman01:51:11Dark PeakM60 
19Richard Hunt01:51:39Dark PeakM45 
20Thomas Entwistle01:52:14Dark PeakMSEN 

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