High Peak Marathon this Friday night.

High Peak Marathon this Friday night.

Geoff Bell writes:
“After too long an absence we have a strong Rucksack Club team in this classic 40 mile race round The Derwent Watershed. The weather is going off-it, which should be to their advantage. They are Helen Pritchard, Geoff Pettengell, Mike Zeidan, and Ged Cudahy, a formidable quartet – but so are some of the opposition. We wish them well.”

Update: Great to hear from Ian Winterburn that the club has 3 teams entered this year (see comment below) – good luck to all of them!!


  1. How did they all get on? Although it was a bit misty, it was not a hostile night as enjoyed by RC teams in the past.
    The race was won by Haggis on Tour which included Jasmin Paris, the winner of the recent Spine Race up the PW. Their time was 8.32.42. They were all well under 40. It was a delight to talk to her.
    Rucksack Club-Because Geoff Said So ( Helen has a wicked sense of humour ) were 21st in 11.45.33, and 12th Vets team AND 2nd Mixed Vets team when their age allowance of 8 mins/hr is applied. Well done you guys!
    Our trophy ( made by JR ) for the fastest Vets team was won by Sanatogen Pirates led by our Jim Paxman with 3 non -RC team members. They were 27th in 12.09.33, but with the allowance of 20 mins/hr they won.
    Similarly, Bambis Gone With the Wind led by our Ian Winterburn, were 6th in 9.49.41 and 5th Vets.
    Simon and Tim Rippon and Kev Saville and their non-member A Wainwright had to retire.
    I don’t know of any other RC participants.
    Let’s see what we can do next year!

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