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Alport Watershed TT Mens on Sunday 5th July 2020

A race in one of the less visited parts of the Dark Peak, and a real test of navigation even in good conditions. The route hopefully had a bit of something for everyone. The steep climb up from Alport Farm, a runnable trod to Bleaklow Stones, the advantage gained by knowing the traverse of Bleaklow, then trying to pick the optimal line, following the faint trods, above the groughs back over Alport Moor, before a steep descent back to the farm.

Despite the race being run as a time trial across the whole week at the start of the July, there didn't seem to any decent weather window. If you ran it earlier in the week you had rain, on Saturday there was thick clag, which resulted in a couple of starters turning back when approaching Bleaklow, and whilst those that waited until Sunday seemed to have bluer skies, they instead had to contend with really strong winds.

An excellent run by Pete to win the mens race and Majka to win the womens race (3rd overall).

I will give some thought about how to adapt the route to allow for mass starts for future runnings, i'm open to suggestions, but having the start/finish at Snake Pass summit, Birchen Clough or Westend would all allow for easier access.

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
1Peter Davies01:35:51Dark PeakM40 
2Tom Brunt01:54:01Dark PeakM45 
3James Lowe02:00:26Dark PeakMSEN 
3Matt Harmon02:00:26Dark PeakMSEN 
5Tom Pape02:02:51Dark PeakM40 
6Jack Foxall02:05:24Dark PeakM40 
7Ralph Skrimshire02:07:20Dark PeakM40 
8Paul Walwyn02:12:31Dark PeakMSEN 
9Simon Mills02:21:16Dark PeakMSEN 
10Lewis Ashton02:36:08Dark PeakM50 
10Charlie Elliot02:36:08Dark PeakM45 
12Jim Paxman02:38:55Dark PeakM60 
13Richard Mead03:01:13Dark PeakM45 
13Dave Coleshill03:01:13Dark PeakM50 
15Michael Griffiths03:52:03Dark PeakM55 

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