32nd British Police Fell Race Championships 2022
Wednesday 11 May 2022 – Hosted by Cumbria Police Athletics Club
Thank you to everyone who took part and sorry a small number of entrants could not make it. We had a total of 80 Entries with 73 runners taking part on the day from 21 Police Forces participating. It turned out to be a fantastic afternoon in the Lakes! The weather turned out excellent, fine and sunny, despite rain in the morning and everyone completed the course under 3.20.
The 8 to 8.5 mile course proved testing with circa 3500 feet ascent. Strong gusting winds on the tops made it challenging for many but the fine weather and magnificent views made up for the severity of the course. Many faster runners opted for the shorter but steep run directly up Eel Crag then on to Crag Hill. Many others took the slightly longer flagged course up the steadier ascent to the top of Crag Hill.
Oliver Dawson (23 from Cumbria) ran a cracking race in 1.15.18 with Simon Gray (35 from Cumbria) hot on his heels in 2nd in 1.18.48. Nicola Jackson (29 from Cumbria) was 3rd home (1st lady) in 1.20.16. Rob Grantham and Jeff Capper (Both 49 from Cheshire) romped home in 3rd and 4th places in 1.27 and 1.29.
Cumbria unsurprisingly swept the board with positions 1, 2 and 5 in the Men’s and 1, 2 ,3 in the Ladies races. They also won the men’s and women’s team awards. Cheshire were 2nd and Derbyshire 3rd with Cheshire ladies also team runners up.
A big thank you to Simon Gray and his team from Cumbria Police AC for hosting the 2022 race. Thank you to all the marshals, sweepers and time keepers from Cumbria and Lancashire for their valued support and help.
2023 Event – Wednesday 10 May 2023 – Derbyshire
Karl Webster and his team from Derbyshire Police AC have kindly offered to host the 2023 event in May. Date to be confirmed with Derbyshire. The proposed venue will be the Monsal Dale (Between Chesterfield and Buxton).
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