Chelmorton Chase 2019

 Big turnout for 2019 Chelmorton Chase as Tracey, Lady of Hollinsclough waves the start flag Big turnout for 2019 Chelmorton Chase as Tracey, Lady of Hollinsclough waves the start flag

Jake Fearn Buxton AC takes win in 2019 Chelmorton Five Chase race in September rain showers.

Jake took the lead from the start and held a healthy position, by High Stool he had 300 metres for the downhill finish to Main Street.

Buxton AC doubled the day in taking the one hundred pounds voucher team prize.

First lady home went to Gemma Cox, winner of the Windross Memorial shield.

Medals to the first one hundred finishers were given out on the finish line in a soft September shower. Top place finishers got framed certificates with their live on the day race photos printed at the finish line.

A full photo gallery of runners can be found below  and also a drone video  shoot.

Buxton Mountain Rescue joined the Chase marshalling team, the race ran under FRA Fell race rules and was a hosted event on the Peak National Park web. Start line excitement saw a variety of teams at this years event including Matlock, Clowne Road Runners and Dark Peak clubs.

Top line photos below

The new course from last year took a mixed five mile route with a strong starting climb and a downhill finish that starts and finishes in Main Street, in the village of Chelmorton in the heart of the Peak District at eleven hundred feet above sea level.

Mixed terrain, field grass, limestone track and tarmac made for a fast pace with terrific panoramas.

The Figaro ‘Cars’ film pace car joined mid-way to lead the runners on the tarmac to cheers in Main Street.

More than a race, a village event. Ample car parking and toilets in Primitive Fields, SK17 9SH. Extensive marshalling and the famous set of blue arrows to follow between the limestone walls, a route below Chelmorton Low toward Taddington, returning down lanes for High Stool limestone track and then a picturesque downhill finish to Main Street.

Buxton Mountain rescue joined team marshals at Chellmorton Chase. The top team returned, Race starter, Tracey, Lady of Hollinscough, Clerk of the course Andy Wilton, Senior Marshal Arthur Gratton, Timekeeper Judith Mellor, Flag marshal Steve Fenton, Road marshal Alan Atkinson, First aid, Andy Toogood, Medal secretary Dawn Atkin, Photo media Carl Lomas, Video media Paul Mellor.

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Chelmorton 2019 race winner Jake Fearn. Buxton AC 30 mins 04 seconds, five miles and five hundred feet of climb.


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Windross Shield to first lady, Chelmorton Chase 2019 Gemma Cox, awarded by Tracey, Lady of Hollinsclough


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Buxton AC top Four take Chelmorton Chase 2019 100 pound voucher prize for first team home in the highest village in Derbyshire.


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Team Clowne Road Runners


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Buxton AC team at Chelmorton Chase 2019 with race starter, Tracey, Lady of Hollinsclough and the Derbyshire starting flag.


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Buxton Mountain rescue team join Chelmorton Chase marshals on the road junctions. Senior Marshal Arthur Gratton in high vis yellow.


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 Top 50 finishers

Fell race 2019 results top50

Runners' Gallery

click on a stage to see the entrants - hope we haven't missed you out !


HD 1080p version on YouTube - photography, flight planning, editing © Paul Mellor 2019

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