Intercounties Fellrunning – Crowden Horseshoe

The Intercounties Fell Running Championship was held yesterday (Sunday 13th) at the Crowden Horseshoe race in the Derbyshire Peak District. The race was an 8 mile loop starting at Crowden youth hostel and joining the route of the Pennine Way to Black Hill, before coming back to the youth hostel via Westend Moss. The race was run as an open race, with a number of runners also selected to represent their counties. Counties teams were made up of four runners, with three to count in the team competition. Unsuprisingly the competition was dominated by runners from the north. The race was run in overcast and warm conditions, with rain setting in as the last runners were heading into the finish. Underfoot the course was generally quite dry, although the last week´s rainfall had made the course quite muddy and slippy in places. The race was won by Andi Jones of Greater Manchester/Salford in a new course record time of 55.00, in second place was Tim Davies of North Wales/Mercia with third place taken by Lloyd Taggart of Derbyshire/Dark Peak. In the women´s race the field was led home by Janet McIver of Yorkshire/Dark Peak in 65.18. Following Janet in second was Katie Ingram of Lancashire/Horwich, with third place taken by Candice Leah of Lancashire/Clayton-Le-Moors. In the team competition the men´s race was won by Greater Manchester, with Cumbria second and Yorkshire third. In the women´s competition Yorkshire were the victorious team, with Lancashire second and Cumbria third Full race results can be found here. Results of the Intercounties competition can be found here for the men and here for the ladies.