The National Trust Peak District fell race trophy
Enjoy fell running? Here's a chance to get your hands on the new National Trust Peak District Fell Running Series Trophy.
Enjoy fell running? Here's a chance to get your hands on the new National Trust Peak District Fell Running Series Trophy. This trophy is awarded to the male and female runner who is the most successful in the three long standing fell races that take place on National Trust land in the Peak District National Park.
The races are the Longshaw Sheepdog Trials Fell Race, the Lantern Pike Fell Run and the Dovedale Dash, all of which have been regular events on runners’ calendars for many years.
The Longshaw Sheepdog Trials Fell Race (9th September 2017) is a part of what is claimed to be the oldest continuous trials in the country. It is a 5 miles over varied terrain and starts and finishes on the meadow at Longshaw. http://www.longshawsheepdog.co.uk/fell_race.
The Lantern Pike Fell Race (16th September 2017) is a part of the Hayfield Show and is 5 miles with 1000 foot of ascent. The men’s record (29.12), set by R Wilde in 1977 is possibly the oldest unbroken fell race record in the UK. http://www.t42.org.uk/hayfield/
The Dovedale Dash (5th November 2017) has being running since 1953, and from its humble beginnings when about 15 runners took part, there are now nearly 1400 participants of all abilities. One of the highlights of the run is crossing the river Dove over the famous stepping stones. http://www.dovedaledash.co.uk
In 2016, Stuart Bond took the men’s trophy; unfortunately there was no female winner as no one competed in all three races; we would dearly love to be able to give out both trophies this year! Winners will be the runners who complete all the races with the least number of cumulative points based on their finishing positions.
For more information on the trophy, please contact Ruth Tweedie on firstname.lastname@example.org.