This weeks snow report - 23 March

Langsett 10K Trail Race

Heavy snow caused virtually every race on the calendar to be cancelled last weekend.  The Langsett 10K Trail Race was one of the few races to go ahead.  Lions Ray Mooney, Moira Alderson and Rikki Hammond were booked onto the Langsett 13 Mile Trail Race scheduled for the same day, but the organisers Peakrunners only held the 10K version, and so the three Lions happily switched to that race instead.

The race is a relative newcomer on the calendar, having only been held twice before.  100 runners took part this year, running from the beautiful village of Langsett on the edge of the Peak District National Park.  The course was billed as a super-fast technical route, but the snowy conditions made for very heavy going and inevitably slower times.

The route twists through beautiful forest hard packed trails, and includes some nice climbs with a fantastic downhill to the finish.

Commenting afterwards, Moira said “I was fortunate to be able to join the Langsett 10K Trail Race today with so many other races cancelled.  It was a great day out.”

Results: Ray Mooney 1:05:03, Moira Alderson 1:06:50, Rikki Hammond 1:10:10

Posted on March 21, 2018 .