2014 Litton Christmas Cracker Goes Off With A Bang

Litton Christmas Cracker goes off with a Bang

The first annual Litton Christmas Cracker Fell Race got off with a bang this sunday. 165 runners registered for the race and expectations were high.

The Litton Christmas Cracker Fell Race 2014
The 2014 Christmas Cracker Fell Race gets underway

Nigel & Sue Jeff of Tideswell Running were the course masterminds, planning the clubs first official Fell race over the last year. The rest of Tideswell Running club have all played their part in helping to make sure the Fell race got off to a flying start.

Litton Christmas Cracker Fell Race 2014
Simon Bailey leads as he heads up towards the Trig Point

The course was a challenging 12 kilometers over mixed terrain. The overall winner was Simon Bailey of Mercia Fell Runners. Runners from Matlock AC, Dark Peak & Staffs Moorlands all performed well.

Fell Race Photos

For more photos  please see Tideswell Running Club Facebook Page

Prize Giving & Raffle

After The race most runners returned to Litton Club for the Prize giving and Raffle where there were many prizes consisting of yummy cakes and Secret santa surprises to be won.

LCC Trophies and Prizes
Litton Christmas Cracker Prizes & Trophies

All entrants competed the course, and the feedback received was positive.

See the Christmas Cracker Full Results here

Comments from runners

“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed taking part in the first running of your “Litton Christmas Cracker”.

The course was a worthy challenge, especially the underwater section by the river ! Well marshaled and flagged and excellently organised by an obviously enthusiastic and friendly running club. Everyone seemed to enjoy the post race crack and even a barbecue in December!
The whole event made my journey from Norfolk worthwhile.
Well done to all concerned at Tideswell RC and thanks again.”

Nigel Horney (race no 25)
Keswick AC
Norfolk

“Just quick e- mail to say I enjoyed the Christmas cracker fell race, big thank you to all at the for organising the event , and hope you raised enough money for local school and your club,  the family atmosphere of your club showed on Sunday , ( if I lived near would join your club ) keep up the good work of friendly club.
Many thanks ”
David Jolley.
Killamarsh Kestrels

Tideswell RC would like to thank

  • Ashford Lane Garage – Main Sponsor
  • The Red Lion Pub – Litton
  • Friends of Litton
  • Local land owners who allowed access
  • Litton Parish Council
  • All who ran
  • All who marshalled or helped us prepare in anyway.

A Massive THANK YOU !!

Phil Gregory
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