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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Liver Hill

Race Report - Liver Hill fell race
Marathon season, illness and injuries meant a low turnout of 3 A&T fell runners for the Pete Hartley Memorial race at Marl Pits.  The weather was clement, after snow in the previous 2 years, and there had been little rain in the preceding few days, although I'm sure that the bog at the top was still pretty boggy!  I expect that the cream egg at the end made up for it :-)
Neil Hughes was first back for A&T in 34th place and a creditable 42:23, Phil Spencer-Gray was next in 59th place and 48:05, with Anthony Hart not far behind in 73rd place and 50:47.
The latest fell champs standings have been updated on the A&T website and show Phil and Ant leading the pack at this early stage for the Men.  The Women's champs are wide open at the moment (hint, hint).  http://astleyrunners.co.uk/club-section/fell/fell-results/
The next race is on Easter Saturday at 15:00 and is the historic Rivington Pike fell race as part of the Run the Moors competition.  This is one of the oldest races in the country, this year being the 125th holding of the event.  Ron Hill has done it 40 times already, so it must be good!  Entry is £5 on the day only, with a 300 limit.  It would be great to see loads of blue vests for our first Run the Moors race this year, especially for a local event.

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