Trails and Ales New Years Day Fell Race

Posted on: Tuesday 2nd January 2024

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Lostock AC members said goodbye to 2024 by taking part in the Madbull Events Trails and Ales New Year’s Day Fell Race.

The race takes place at Rivington and is started to the sound of the bag pipes. This is a challenging race that covers 7 miles and 1,200ft elevation gain. Participants run along Roynton Road up to Lower House car park, then head towards Rivington Pike. After scaling the Pike, it was downhill and along George’ Lane. Runners were then greeted by another tough climb up Two Lads. Despite being advised that the remainder of the race was downhill, it was an undulating dash to the finish. Parts of the course were muddy and uneven making the conditions difficult but thankfully the rain stayed away.

The first Lostock AC member to cross the finish line was Louise in an impressive 1.14.16, followed by Andy  in 1.14.46, Rachel H in 1.19.55, Mary in 1:26:47 (winning her age category), Greg  in 1.28.46, Janet  in 1.31.08 and Rachel S in 1.37.42.

The race ended with a pint and a pie at the Crown in Horwich and was a fantastic way to end 2023.


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