Report by Adam Baird: Category ‘AM’ race with 2,300ft of ascent over 9 miles.
Noon Stone this year was an English Championship counter with 423 finishers containing most of the country’s top fell runners.
It was a tough 9 miles and because of recent rain and snow, most agreed it was slower going than last year….it took four of us to pull one lady out of a bog halfway through the race! Some of descents were compact snow making for interesting times all round.
The surprise winner was Matthew Speake (Dark Peak) with a great run in 68:16. For OAC, second claim member Sharron Smith finished 244th (95:03), Adam Baird 295th (100:34) and Martin Smillie 347th (105:51).