Alderman’s Ascent Fell Race, 5 July
Report by Darren Graham
The 3rd Alderman’s Ascent took place on Thursday evening. The race looked in doubt due to the recent moorland fires but they were far enough away for the race to continue. &3 runners took on the 8k race with over 400 meters of climbing. The heat was tough enough for most people but this years winner, Tom McGuinness of East Cheshire Harriers, established a new course record of 42.33 along with the first lady, Caitlin Rice of Ribble Valley Harriers who finished 10th, setting the Ladies record of 47.15. Stuart Wolstenholme was the sole Toddy to race and finished in 25th place with a time of 54.56.