Gritstone Fell Race Series
The five race Gritstone Fell Race Series came to an end with a 5 mile thrash over the moors, edges and bogs of Baslow. Sponsored by Accelerate, the series races began with the roller-coaster of Burbage back in May and then onto a weekend duo of the whaleback ridge of Castleton and the tough, technical Edale race on the southern edge of Kinder. July's treats of Great Hucklow and finally Baslow brought the series to an end with an overall victory for the consistent Stuart Bond of Tommy's Fell Stars. Colin Bostock ran strongly throughout the series and headed the Vet 50 classification only to be pipped in the last race to finish 21st overall. Andrei Vais continues to impress with his final placing of 13th. Dicky Wilkinson was finally overhauled from 3rd place to finish 9th but held onto 3rd Vet 40.
Over 600 different runners took some part in the series and the series website registered over 10 000 hits. The success of the series should see it continue next year and Accelerate hinted at a possible Limestone Series as well.
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