Sunday 24th June saw four Harriers travel to the glorious Peak District to take part in the sixth race in the Run The Moors Grand Prix Championship. The 16 mile Kinder Trog is part of the Hayfield series of fell races, which as the name suggest are all based around the pretty village of Hayfield in the High Peak. The Trog runs an extended loop around the Kinder Reservoir along the Hayfield skyline, the spiritual home of dark peak fell running. Runners take on a variety of terrain, much of the race being on rocky trails with spectacular views.
The 170 runners tackled the 3490ft of ascent in very warm conditions, with excellent support from Mountain Rescue at several of the checkpoints and much appreciated water stations at a couple of points along the challenging route.
First Harrier to cross the line back at Hayfield was John Bramwell who ran a fantastic race to finish in a time of 2:32:07 (46th overall), just over seven minutes ahead of team mate Alex Frost (2:39:36, 61st overall). Jill Butterworth crossed the line in a time of 2:51:01 (8th lady, 83rd overall) to take another maximum 50 points in the Run The Moors championships. Shortly afterwards John Mayall crossed the finish, in a time of 2:55:09 (95th overall).
The next race in the Run The Moors championships will be Bull Hill fell race, on the new date of Wednesday 11th July (Distance: 8.8km / 5.5m. Climb: 335m / 1099ft).