May 28, 2023

Pommie Panter

Luke Beresford reports:

The inaugural race of Youlgrave’s Pommie Panter fell race took place yesterday in glorious sunshine. 8 Maccy Macs lined up on the start line outside Youlgrave’s Peak Feast which makes excellent ‘ Homity Pie ‘ and well worth a visit. Setting off straight up Moor Lane soon gets you into a panter before joining the Limestone Way and down into beautiful Bradford Dale and crossing its crystal clear waters. Lush Green meadows follow before the unexpected leg sapping Bog. Wild deer roaming and herds of cows chasing you were also highlights. Finally you dip back down into Bradford Dale for one final sting in the tail back up the lane to finish in the village. Apparently ‘Pommie’ is Youlgrave’s nickname and what the locals refer it to. The curious nickname appears to originate from Youlgrave’s Brass Band and there lack of medley of tunes and just a ‘Pom, Pom, Pom’ sound. The finish outside the George hotel was welcomed with refreshing drinks as runners looked for shaded spots avoiding the warm midday sunshine. A really well organised race by Youlgrave Harriers and all Mac Athletes finished with a smile, a good suntan and dose of vitamin D.
1st – Luke Beresford – 39.18
2nd – Ian Phillips – 39.37
15th – John Thorpe – 48.01
30th – Lottie Riddel – 52.01 (7th Female)
32nd – Stuart Berryman – 52.27
40th – Gemma Cox – 53.48 (10th Female)
42nd – Scott Thompson – 53.59
93rd – Andrew Watson – 1.08.47
120 Finishers.
Full results –…/2PACX-1vTFMgIsKQRI…/pubhtml