Saturday 20th June – High Peak Half Marathon

Saturday 20th June – High Peak Half Marathon

Report from Christian Hosker:

I ran the High Peak Half Marathon on the 20th June. This was the 2nd of a series of three races, run over as many days, which together formed the “Tour of Tameside” and covered a full marathon distance. The Tour dates back to the 1980s when it was created by Ron Hill but had ceased in 2003, until its revival this year.

Tour of Tameside
Photo from the original race series, for the oldies, name the Stockport harrier wearing no. 1.

The half marathon on day 2 commenced in Hadfield (aka Roston Vasey), just outside of Glossop, Derbyshire and was a straight out and back along a slightly featureless disused railway line. There was a gentle climb out for seven miles before an about turn allowed those with more endurance in their legs than me, to stretch out for the finish.

The race, and the Tour were both won by Mohammed Abu Razeq of Altrincham and District (HM 1:11:31) and Kirsty Longley of Liverpool Pembroke Sefton (HM 1:30:59). I finished 42nd in the half marathon with a time of 1:38.21.  Full results here

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