Stuc a’Chroin 5000 Hill Race, 6 May 2017
Race Report by Paul Alexander
The Stuc a’Chroin 5000 Hill Race in Perthshire took place on Saturday 6th May as part of the British Fell Championships. Described as one of the most arduous races in Britain with a steep rocky peak this is not for the faint-hearted at 22km and 5000ft of climbing.
Finlay Wild of Lochaber AC blasted round this course in an amazing 2.08.44, almost 4 minutes quicker than 2nd place Andrew Fallas from Carnethy.
The female race was a close battle between Georgia Tindley of Hunters Bog Trotters and Lou Roberts of Ambleside AC. Georgia managed to hold onto 1st place in 2.37.48, edging Lou out by just 4 seconds.
10 Toddies finished the race with Andrew Worster first home coming an impressive 39th in 2.30.57. Graeme Brown (pictured) wasn’t too far behind in 50th crossing the line in 2.35.34.
First Tod lady was Claire Duffield as she continues to perform well on the fells. Claire finished in 3.13.13 for 19th lady with Melanie Blackhurst close behind for 24th lady and 6th V50 in 3.15.17.
39. Andrew Worster 2.30.57
50. Graeme Brown 2.35.34
57. Jon Wright 2.37.02
66. Nick Barber 2.39.27
104. Paul Hobbs 2.52.13
181. Claire Duffield 3.13.13
189. Melanie Blackhurst 3.15.17
201. James Riley 3.19.49
217. Rebecca Patrick 3.23.10
269. Kate Mansell 3.43.24.