Race raises rescue funds

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FELL runners from all over the UK took part in a race in the Peak District to raise funds for the Woodhead Mountain Rescue team.

The 25-mile ‘Trigger’ took place between Marsden and Edale, and runners scaled the highest peaks in the park.

The race is the brainchild of fell runner Nick Spinks and her husband Steve Burgess.

The temperature dropped to one of the lowest of the year on race day and there were treacherous conditions underfoot.

The men’s race was won by Oli Johnson in three hours and eight minutes, and Jasmin Paris was the first woman over the line in three hours 32 minutes.

Afterwards the runners were given a hot meal thanks to Bank View Café, Langestt.

Cafe proprietor and Woodhead team member Pete Sparks said: “It was great to be involved, and providing hot food for the competitors was the very least I could do.”

The race raised £2,700 for Woodhead Mountain Rescue.