Sunday, 6 August 2017

Dovedale Dipper

Gav, Nev and Paul before the race
Grantham Running Club travelled to the beautiful Peak District to take part in the Dovedale Dipper Event. Participants could choose between two rural routes across remote Peak District trails. Paul Rushworth, Gav Meadows and Nev Chamberlain attempted the 27 mile course which called at Hartington, Longnor, Revidge, Wetton, Castern and Mill Dale before returning to the finish through the magnificent Wolfscote Dale adjacent to the River Dove. The course involved 3,395ft of elevation gain. On the 16 miles route Mark Hillson, Penny Hodges and Gordon Geach ran together in what were ideal conditions for running with intermittent sunshine and a fresh southerly breeze. Melanie Taylor was accompanied throughout the event by her husband Andrew.  
26 mile Paul Rushworth 5 hours 6 minutes. Gav Meadows, 5 hours 22 minutes. Nev Chamberlain, 6 hours 34 minutes.  
16 miles: Mark Hillson, Penny Hodges and Gordon Geach, 3 hours 24 minutes,  Melanie Taylor 5 hours 52 minutes.       

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