Edinburgh Uni women land bronzes at British Relays

Monday 21st October 2019

Murray Strain (pictured at a different event) came up with fastest time on the navigational leg in the British Fell Relays in tandem with Jonny Crickmore 

British Fell and Hill Relay Championships

Dark Peak hosted an excellent British Fell and Hill Running Relay Championships in the Peak District last weekend.

There was a good turnout from Scottish Clubs with Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds women stealing the day with a brilliant third place, behind Helm Hill and Dark Peak.

After 4.5 hours of racing EUHH were only five minutes behind the winners. Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds ladies posted the fasted time on the navigational leg with orienteers Zoe Harding and Laura King.

In the men’s event Hunters Bog Trotters also posted the fastest time on this leg with Murray Strain and Jonny Crickmore.

There was disappointment for Shettleston Harriers in the men’s event, where Shettleston crossed the line in third place but were later disqualified.

Their final runner lost his timing chip in a fall, on the muddy bank 100m from the finish. This disqualification proved controversial and promoted third place finishers Dark Peak refused to receive their medals.

There were many top ten finishes for Scottish clubs. In the men’s event HBT were fourth, Carnethy eighth and Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds ninth.  In the ladies event HBT were seventh and Carnethy eighth.

HBT took third place in the mixed race event and Jacob Adkin was a member of Keswick’s winning team in the men’s race.

With thanks to Angela Mudge



In Turkey, Inverurie’s  Meryl Cooper consolidated her recent good form with 4th place in the 62km Cappadocia Ultra Trail in 6:42:30.


Tags: British Hill and Fell Relays, British Hill Relays, Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds, hill running, Meryl Cooper, Shettleston Harriers

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