31st Tigger Tor Fell Race
Friday 3rd February 2017
The Tigger Tor Fell race was started by Tigers member, Don Longley, 31 years ago and he is still involved with it to this day. It is run in conjunction with Totley AC running club ( http://www.totleyac.org.uk/ ).
This race (so named as the route starts from Sheffield Tigers RUFC and includes an ascent of Higger Tor) is a distance of approximately 9.7 miles with total climb of around 1,500 feet and mostly off road fell running. This years race took place on sunday 29th January 2017 with an 11am start.
Tigers supplied 12 race marshals (as they usually do) and clubhouse, bar, food and changing facilities. Totley AC supplied the marshals out on the fell whilst Tigers marshals managed car parking and road check points. After the race, we had loads of good comments about the excellent facilities and organisation. Many runners are already keen to come back next year.
On a cold but dry morning, from the 470 runners who entered (on-line only), 382 turned up and ran, and only 2 failed to finish. There were no serious injuries and nobody got lost.
Below are a few race statistics:
Winner was Steve Franklin - Totley A.C. in 1:12:01
First female was Sally Fawcett - Dark Peak in 1:25:48
***First (and only) Tigers member was Andrew Barnes in 1:44:46***
Last runner home was in the M60 Category in 2:58:55
Wet underfoot but no snow!!!!