Cracken Edge Fell Race 2017 – Team Report
On Wednesday August 2nd Kinder Mountain Rescue Team was host to the annual Cracken Edge Fell Race, welcoming runners from across the region to an evening of mixed weather – we were watching the forecast change frequently between torrential rain and sunshine in the days leading up to the race. In the end, the weather was mostly kind during the race, with only a short squall about a third of the way through, but marking the course earlier in the day proved to be a wet experience. Consequently the ground was wet, muddy and slippery; perfect fell racing conditions!
Once again, there was a great turnout of 192 runners and the event went almost without a hitch. Prize giving in the George Hotel was the usual crowded, slightly steamy, event. The key Category results are summarised below whilst the full race results have been posted previously and can be found here http://www.kmrt.org.uk/cracken-edge-fell-race-results-2017/
|Category||Position||Time||Name||Club or MRT|
|First Male||1||45.13||Peter Bray||Chorlton Runners|
|Second Male||2||46.46||Mark Burton||Pennine FR|
|Third Male||3||47.11||Ben Hobson||Chorlton Runners|
|First Woman||25||52.57||Caitlin Rice||Ribble Valley|
|Second Woman||58||59.05||Ingrid Storm||Chorlton Runners|
|Third Woman||61||59.28||Kathleen O’Donnell||Macclesfield Harriers & AC|
|M||1||45.13||Peter Bray||Chorlton Runners|
|M40||2||46.46||Mark Burton||Pennine FR|
|M45||9||49.50||Gareth Briggs||Dark Peak FR|
|M50||5||49.07||Mike Nolan||Dark Peak FR|
|M55||35||54.41||Julien Minshull||Glossop MRT|
|M60||92||63.42||Ron Rees||Pennine FR|
|M65||75||61.38||Frank Fielding||Pennine FR|
|M70||158||75.50||Jeffrey Norman||Altrincham & District AC|
|W||25||52.57||Caitlin Rice||Ribble Valley|
|W40||61||59.28||Kathleen O’Donnell||Macclesfield Harriers & AC|
|W45||99||64.13||Judy Howells||Wharfedale Harriers|
|W50||80||61.51||Andrea Frost||Macclesfield Harriers & AC|
A special prize was awarded to Holly Eadsforth who, in the opinion of the race organiser, was the muddiest at the end of the race. Good effort Holly!
Pennine retained the team prize with Mark Burton, Tom Bush and Andrew Holmes coming 2nd, 7th and 8th.
The best ladies team was Chorlton Runners, with Ingrid Storm, Alice Swift and Fiona Leslie coming 58th, 70th and 153rd.
The Mountain Rescue Team prize was retained by Glossop with Jonathan Penny, Julien Minshull and Jonathan Penny coming 17th, 35th and 190th.
Well done to all involved, see you next year.