England’s best head to Edale

Posted in At the Races on Sun 29 Sep ’13

© Gordon Cooper

Start of the 2011 Edale Skyline

Sunday sees the final round of the 2013 English Fell Running Championships at the Edale Skyline race. This 21-mile classic also takes on the mantle of the final round decider for the 2013 champs and should produce quite a battle up-front for the titles…

© Dark Peak Fell Runners

The Edale profile!

After his win at the Turner Landscape race in August it would seem that the momentum is with Mercia’s Simon Bailey in the men’s championship. However, anything can happen in the long races and former champions Rob Hope, Rob Jebb and Lloyd Taggart will be right up there, along with relative newcomer Stuart Bond (who is having a great season) and Morgan Donnelly, should they all take part.

© Holmfirth Harriers

Simon Bailey leads Rob Hope and Rhys F-R at Turner Landscape

In the women’s championship it could be a repeat ding-dong battle of the Peris race a couple of weeks ago, as Helen Fines and Victoria Wilkinson battle it out for the title, only this time we are pretty sure only one will come away with crown!

The weather looks great, so we should see some fast racing as the glorious summer of 2013 makes one last throw in the Peak District…

© Andy Holden

Helen Fines strides out at Blisco

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