2022 Report – Tegg’s Nose Fell Race (FRA Category : BM : 12.4km, 480m climb)
In spite of the large number of competing races and athletic events, there were 67 entries for this deceptively strenuous race, hosted by the Macclesfield Sheep Dog Trials and organised by Macclesfield Harriers. The race was promoted as a suitable introduction to fell racing, and indeed a number of finishers confirmed that they were newcomers to the sport.
Both newcomers and “old hands” declared themselves well tested over the 12.4km course, enjoying much terrain usually closed to public access.
Weather conditions were warm with some slight breezes on the higher ground. The fully marked and marshalled race route was significantly changed from that of previous years at the request of some of the landowners, and so Arron McCloskey and Zanthe Wray set new course records.
Thanks are due to the Macclesfield Sheep Dog Trials Association and Running Bear of Alderley Edge for their support with prizes, the landowners for access permissions, and to the marshals, registration, and finish teams without whom we could not have re-established the event after a forced two-year break. £201 was raised for Macclesfield Silklife Foodbank.
Wendy Lynas (RO)