Make Tania’s a double as club mate Ben takes on a hat-trick

Tania Wilson of Buxton AC
Tania Wilson of Buxton AC

Buxton’s Tania Wilson took on a gruelling double act last weekend, representing Buxton Athletic Club in two tough events.

Wilson raced in the “Up The Nab” fell race on Saturday and the Greak Hucklow six mile fell race on Sunday.

In the latter she claimed first in the female veteran 50 category and 67th place out of the 113 runners involved.

Clubmate Jake Fearn’s consistent form was evident yet again at the Great Hucklow race, with another fourth placing overall.

Tim Aldridge, Richard Bouglas, Dan Latham and Pete Bailey also took part.

Bailey had raced at Tideswell only two days before, a race of two parts – uphill and downhill – along with fellow Club Member Richard Goff.

Last but by no means least is the remarkable feat of a trio of races undertaken by Ben Light whilst on holiday.

His efforts culminated in a five-hour challenge of running up and down Skiddaw in the Lake District last Sunday, earning him an amazing seventh place from 99 runners in an outstanding time of five hours for the 3,000 feet of ascent and descent.

His ninth placing at the Tebay fell race a few days before was equally remarkable for another 3,000 feet and eight miler.

Not known to rest on his laurels, Light claimed first place in the Whinlatter Forest Parkrun the day before scaling Skiddaw.

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