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The Famous Grouse Fell Race

- 25th Nov 2006

Report: Isaac

Paul Stepto half way up the never ending hill from the start

Paul Stepto half way up the never ending hill from the start

A beautiful sunny Autumn morning for this local classic fell race with a well balanced male/female team to represent Stockport Harriers.

For those that don't know the course, its a two mile climb, followed by a sharp drop, then two miles undulating, a sharp 400 metre climb and then a one mile fast down hill finish - despite it being only 5.2 miles its a gruelling encounter with lots of mud, water and rocks (course profile)

The large field from Stockport gave the Harriers spectators and marshalls dotted around the course plenty to cheer about.

First home for Stockport was Tim Hargreaves in 41-51 followed by Sean Whewell in 44-11 knocking three minutes off his time from last year. Fine performances in taxing conditions also from Brian Holland, Paul Stepto, Ian Waddle, Ken Jackson, Tony Ward and Eric Normansell.

Tim Hargreaves makes light work of the fast downhill finish

Tim Hargreaves makes light work of the fast downhill finish

First home for Stockport ladies was 14-year-old Amber Whewell also finishing first Junior - fine performances also from Ruth Lee, birthday girls Jenny Kinnaird and Janet Booker (bringing lots of
birthday cake along with them to be shared out in the pub afterwards),
Kath Ward, Christine Jackson and Gill Bremner.

It was noted afterwards by the race organisers what excellent turn-outs Stockport now have in the local fell races which is testament itself to some fine fell running performances this year.

The Famous Grouse Fell Race

More Famous Grouse Fell Race pictures available on Tony Lee's Ringo page

The Famous Grouse Fell Race Results
Name Time Pos Cat
Tim Hargreaves 41-51 17 MV40
Sean Whewell 44-11 30 MV40
Brian Holland 47-04 44 MV50
Paul Stepto 49-21 49 MV40
Ian Waddle 51-15 59 MV40
Amber Whewell 51-25 61 FJ
Ken Jackson 53-49 69 MV60
Tony Ward 53-53 70 MV40
Ruth Lee 57-33 76 F
Eric Normansell 61-03 84 MV60
Janet Booker 62-05 86 FV50
Jenny Kinnaird 65-38 89 F
Kath Ward 65-38 90 FV40
Christine Jackson 71-39 91 FV55
Gill Bremner 75-30 95 FV50
Full results available at Hayfield Fell Races